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Adachi, Mami. "Creating the Female Self: Margaret Cavendish's
Authorial Voice and Fictional Selves," Hot Questrists after the
English Renaissance: Essays on Shakespeare and His Contemporaries,
eds. Yasunari Takahashi and Yasuo Tamaizumi, New York, NY: AMS,
Anderson, Misty G. "Tactile Places: Materializing Desire
in Margaret Cavendish and Jane Barker." Textual Practice, vol.
13, no 2 (Summer 1999), pp. 329-52.
Baird-Badinger, Amber. "The State of Letters: Meaty
Close Readings" [Review article: discusses recent publications focusing on
Margaret Cavendish], In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary
Criticism, Volume 10, no. 2, (September 2001), pp
Barnes, Diana. "The Restoration of Royalist Form in Margaret
Cavendish's Sociable Letters'," Meridian, vol. 18, no. 1 (2001),
Ballister, Roz. "Restoring the Renaissance: Margaret
Cavendish and Katherine Philips," in Renaissance Configurations:
Voices, Bodies, Spaces, 1580 - 1690, eds. Gordon McMullan, Palgrave,
Battigelli, Anna. "Between the Glass and the Hand: The Eye
in Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World." 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics,
and Inquiries in The Early Modern Era, Vol. 2 (1996), pp. 25 - 38.
____________. Margaret Cavendish and the Exiles of the
Mind, UP of Kentucky, 1998.
____________. "Political Thought/Political Action: Margaret
Cavendish's Hobbesian Dilemma," in Women Writers and the Early Modern
British Political Tradition, eds. Hilda Smith, and Carole Pateman,
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, pp. 40 - 55.
Beal, Peter. In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and
their Makers in Seventeenth Century England, Oxford : Clarendon
Press, 1998 [chapter on Katherine Philips deals with Cavendish.]
Bertuol, Roberto. "The Square Circle of Margaret Cavendish:
the 17th-century conceptions of mind by means of mathematics," Language
and Literature, vol. 10, no. 1 (February 2001), pp. 21 - 39.
Bonin, Erin Lang. "Margaret Cavendish's Dramatic Utopias
and the Politics of Gender." SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900
, vol. 40, no. 2 (spring 2000), pp. 339 - 54.
Botonaki, Effie. "Marching on the Catwalk and Marketing the
Self: Margaret Cavendish's Autobiography," a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
, vol. 13, no. 2 (1998), pp. 159 - 181.
Brewer, Lisa K. "Encroaching upon the Male
Perogative: Margaret Cavendish and the Construction of a Female Author."
Kentucky Philological Review, 15 (2001), pp. 15-21.
Broad, Jacqueline. Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth
Century, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002 [chapter on
Cavendish].Burroughs, Catherine. "'Hymen's Monkey Love:' The Concealed
Fancies and Female Sexual Initiation." Theatre Journal, vol.
51, no. 1 (March 1999), pp. 21 - 31. Also available at http://muse.jhu.edu/.
Burgess, Irene. "Recent Studies in Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
(1623-1674); William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle (1593-1676); Elizabeth
Cavendish Egerton (1627-1663); and Jane Cavendish Cheyne (1622-1669)."
English Literary Renaissance 32(3): 452-73
Campbell, Mary Baine. Wonder & Science: Imagining
Worlds in Early Modern Europe, Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University
Press, 1999 [chapter on "Outside In: Hooke, Cavendish, and the Invisible
Chalmers, Hero. "The Politics of Feminine Retreat in Margaret
Cavendish's The Female Academy and The Convent of Pleasure." Women's
Writing , vol. 6, no.1 (1999), pp. 81-94.
Cerasano, S.P. and Marion Wynne-Davies, Readings in Renaissance
Women's Drama : Criticism, History, and Performance, 1594-1998,
London; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Claessen, Constance. The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender,
and the Aesthetic Imagination, New York: Routledge, 1998. 234 pp.
[Jacob Boehme; Charles Fourier; Ste. Benoite de Notre Dame du Laus; Margaret
Cottegnies, Line. "Les 'Lettres' dans l'education des
dames anglaises vers le milieu du XVIIe siecle: le cas de Margaret Cavendish,"
in L'Education des Femmes en Europe et en Amerique du Nord de
la Renaissance a 1848, ed. Guyonne Leduc, Paris: L'Harmattan, 1997,
pp. 111 - 22.
Cottegines, Line.. "Margaret Cavendish and Cyrano de Bergerac:
A Libertine Subtext for Cavendish's Blazing World (1666)?"
BSEAA XVII-XVIII (Bulletin de la societe d'etudes anglo-americanes
des XVIIe et XVIIIe siecles), vo. 54, June, 2002, pp. 165 -
_____________. "Margaret Cavendish ou l'exil intérieur,"
postface in "Le Monde glorieux," translation of The Blazing World
(translated and annotated by L. Cottegnies), Paris: José
Corti, 1999, pp. 259 - 297.
_____________. "Margaret Cavendish et 'l'autobiographie'
au XVIIe siècle : topographie d'un discours paradoxal," in
L'Autobiographie littéraire en Angleterre (XVIIe-XXe siècles):
Géographies du soi, ed. Frédéric Regard,
Saint-Etienne: Publications de l'Université de Saint-Etienne,
2000, pp. 35 - 56.
Dash, Irene G. "Single-sex retreats in two early modern dramas:
Love's Labor's Lost and The Convent of Pleasure," Shakespeare
Quarterly (Teaching Judith Shakespeare), vol. 47 (winter 1996),
D'Monte, Rebecca, "Mirroring Female Power: Separatist
Spaces in the Plays of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle,"
in Female Communities, 1600 - 1800: Literary Visions
and Cultural Realities, eds., Rebecca D'Monte and
Nicole Pole, St. Martin's Press in association with the Institute of
English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2000.
Donawerth, Jane. "Conversation and the Boundaries of
Public Discourse in Rhetorical Theory by Renaissance Women,"
Rhetorica , vol. 16 (1998), pp. 181-99.
Findlen, Paula. "Ideas in the mind: Gender and knowledge in the seventeenth
Hypatia, vol. 17 (Winter 2002) Start Page:
Findlay, Alison, Gweno Williams, and Stephanie J. Hodgson-Wright.
"'The Play Is Ready To be Acted': Women and Dramatic Production, 1570-1670,"
Women's Writing, vol. 6, no. 1 (1999), pp. 29
____________. "Playing the 'Scene Self': Jane Cavendish
and Elizabeth Brackley's The Concealed Fancies," in Enacting
Gender on the English Renaissance Stage, eds. Vivana Comensoli
and Anne Russell, Urbana U of Illinois P, 1999, pp.154 - 76.
Fitzmaurice, James. "The Cavendishes, the Evelyns, and Teasing
in Verse and Prose," Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and
Renaissance Association, vols. 16 and 17 (1995 - 1996), pp. 161
________________. "The Life and Literary Reputation
of Margaret Cavendish," Quidditas: The Journal of the Rocky Mountain
Medieval and Renaissance Association, vol. 20 (1999), pp. 55
Fitzmaurice, Susan. "Sociable Letters, Acts of Advice, and
Medical Counsel," in Susan Fitzmaurice's The Familiar Letter
in Early Modern English, Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins,
2002, pp. 89 - 127.
________________. "Tentativeness and insistence in
the expression of politeness in Margaret Cavendish's Sociable Letters,"
Language and Literature vol. 9, (February 2000),
7 - 24.
Fowler, Ellayne. "Margaret Cavendish and the ideal commonwealth",
Utopian Studies, vol. 7, (winter 1996),
Fulton, Alice. "Unordinary Passions: Margaret Cavendish,
the Duchess of Newcastle," in Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good
Strangeness of Poetry, St. Paul: Graywolf Press, 1999, pp. 85-124.
Gardner, Judith Kegan. "'Singularity of Self': Cavendish's
True Relation, Narcissism, and the Gendering of Individualism,"
The Restoration , vol. 21 (1997).
Hackett, Helen. Women and Romance Fiction in the
English Renaissance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000 [epilogue
on the later seventeenth century, in particular, devotes a good deal
of space to Cavendish].
Harris, Frances. "Living in the Neighbourhood of Science.
Mary Evelyn Margaret Cavendish and the Greshamites," in Women, Science
and Medicine: 1500-1700, eds., Lynette Hunter and Sarah Hutton,
Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1997.
Hintz, Carrie. "'But one opinion': fear of dissent in Cavendish's
New Blazing World," Utopian Texts by Early Modern Women,
Utopian Studies vol. 7 (winter 1996), pp.
Hobby, Elaine. "Usurping authority over the man: women's
writing 1630-1689," in An Introduction to Women's Writing, ed.
Marion Shaw, Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1997.
Hobby, Elaine & Bill Overton. "'There is not space for
Margaret Cavendish and Dryden': higher education teaching 1640-1700." Women's
Writing, vo. 1, no. 3 (1994), pp. 257 - 276.
Holmesland, Oddvar. "Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World:
Natural Art and the Body Politic" Studies in Philology, vol., 96
(1999), pp. 457 - 479.
Hopkins, Lisa. "Play Houses: Drama at Welbeck and Bolsover,"
Early Theatre, vol. 2 (1999), pp. 25 - 44.
Hutton, Sarah. "Anne Conway, Margaret Cavendish and Seventeenth
Century Scientific Thought," in Women, Science and Medicine 1500-1700
, eds. Lynette Hunter & Sara Hutton, Stroud: Sutton Publishing,
1997 pp. 218 - 234.
___________. "In Dialogue with Thomas Hobbes: Margaret
Cavendish's Naturral Philosophy," Women's Writing, vol. 4 (1997),
421 - 432.
Ingram, Randall. "First Words and Second Thoughts: Margaret
Cavendish, Humphrey Mosley, and 'the Book,'" Journal of Medieval
and Early Modern Studies, vol. 30, no.1 (2000), pp. 101 - 124.
Iyengar, Sujata. "Royalist, Romancer, Racialist: Rank,
Race and Gender in the Science and Fiction of Margaret Cavendish," ELH, vol.
69, no. 3 (fall, 2002), pp. 649 - 72. Jagodzinski, Cecile
M. Privacy and Print: Reading and Writing in Seventeenth-Century England.
University Press of Virginia, 1999.
James, Susan. "The Innovations of Margaret Cavendish,"
British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol.
7, no. 2 (1999), PP. 219 - 244.
Jankowski, Theodora A. "Pure Resistance: Queer(y)ing Virginity
in William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Margaret Cavendish's
The Convent of Pleasure," Shakespeare Studies, vol. 26 (1998),
pp. 218 - 55. Aso available at http://www.galegroup.com/.
Kahn, Victoria. "Margaret Cavendish and the romance
of contract." Renaissance Quarterly vol. 50, no.
2 (summer 1997), pp. 526 - 566.
Keller, Eve. "Producing Petty Gods: Margaret Cavendish's
Critique of Experimental Science." ELH - English Literary History
, vol. 64, no. 2 (summer 1997), pp. 447 - 71, also available at
Kegl, Rosemary. "'The World I have made': Margaret Cavendish,
feminism and The Blazing World" in Feminist Readings of
Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects, eds. Valerie Traub, M.
Lindsay Kaplan and Dympna Callaghan. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 1996, pp. 119 - 41.
Keller, Eve. "Producing petty gods: Margaret Cavendish's
critique of experimental science." ELH - English Literary History
, vol. 64, no. 2 (summer 1997), pp. 447 - 72. Also
available at http://www.jstor.org/.
Kerr, Heather. "Margaret Cavendish and Queer Literary Subjectivity,"
Meridian, vol. 18, no. 1 (2001), pp. 215 -
Landry, Donna. "Green Languages? Women Poets
as Naturalists in 1653 and 1807," Forging Connections: Women's Poetry
from the Renaissance to Romanticism. eds, Anne K. Mellor, Anne K.,
Felicity Nussbaum, and and Jonathan F. S. Post, San Marino, CA: Huntington
Library, 2002, pp. 39-61.
Guyonne. "Women's Education in Margaret Cavendish's plays," Cercles,
4 (2002), pp 16 - 38. Available online: http://www.cercles.com/n4/leduc.pdf
Leslie, Marina. "Evading Rape and Embracing Empire in Margaret
Cavendish's 'Assaulted and Pursued Chastity,'" in Representing
Virginity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, eds., Marina
Leslie and Kathleen Coyne Kelly, U of Delaware Press, 1999.
__________, Renaissance Utopias and the Problem of History
, Cornell University Press, 1998 [chapter on "Revisiting Utopia
in Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World].
Lewis, E. "The Legacy of Margaret Cavendish,"
Persepectives on Science, vol. 9, pt. 3 (2001), pp. 341
Low, Jennifer. "Surface and Interiority Self-Creation
in Margaret Cavendish's The Claspe." Philological Quarterly,
vol. 77, no 2 (spring 1998), pp. 149-69. Also available
Malcolmson, Christina "Christine de Pizan's City of Ladies
in Early Modern England," in Debating Gender in Early Modern England,
1500-1700, eds. Malcolmson and Suzuki, Palgrave, 2002, pp. 15 -
35 [Malcolmson argues that William brought back the Harley MS of Pizan
from France, so that Margaret obviously had access to it and to Pizan's
Masten, Jeffrey. Textual Intercourse: Collaboration, Authorship,
and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama, Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 1997 [chapter: "Mistris corrivall: Margaret Cavendish's Dramatic
Miller, Steven Max. "Margaret Lucas, Duchess of Newcastle,"
Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 131. Seventeenth-century
British nondramatic poets, third series, Gale Research, 1993.
Moore, Judith. "Twentieth-Century Feminism and Seventeenth-Century
Science: Margaret Cavendish in Opposing Contexts," Restoration,
vol. 26, pt. 1 (spring, 2002), pp. 1 - 14.
Moreman, Sarah E. "Learning Their Language: Cavendish's
Construction of an Empowering Vitalistic Atomism" Explorations
in Renaissance Culture, vol. 23 (1997), pp. 129 - 144.
Nate, Richard. "'Plain and Vulgarly Express'd': Margaret
Cavendish and the Discourse of the New Science." Rhetorica: A Journal
of the History of Rhetoric, 19:4 (2001 Autumn), pp. 403-17.
Nelson, Holly Faith. "'Worms in the Dull Earth
of Ignorance': Zoosemiotics and Sexual Politics in the Works of Margaret
Cavendish." English Language Notes, vol. 39, no. 4
(June, 2002), pp. 12 - 24.
O'neill, Eileen. "Disappearing Ink: Early Modern Women
Philosophers and Their Fate in History, in Philosophy in a Feminist
Voice ed. Janet Kourany, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998.
___________. "Margaret Lucas Cavendish," in The Routledge
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, London and New York: Routledge, 1998.
___________. "Women Cartesians, 'Feminine Philosophy,'
and Historical Exclusion," in Feminist Interpretations of Rene Descartes,
ed. Susan Bordo, University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press,
Price, Bronwe. "Feminine Modes of Knowing and Scientific
Enquiry: Margaret Cavendish's Poetry as Case Study," in Women and Literature
in Britain, 1500 - 1700, ed. Helen Wilcox, Cambridge University
Press, 1996, pp.17 - 139.
____________. "Journeys beyond Frontiers:
Knowledge, Subjectivity and Outer Space in Margaret Cavendish's The
Blazing World (1666)," in The Arts of 17th-Century Science: Representations
of the Natural World in European and North American Culture, eds.
Claire Jowitt and Diane Watt, Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2002, pp.
Raber, Karen J. Dramatic Difference
: Gender, Class, And Genre In The Early Modern Closet Drama, Newark
[Del.]: University of Delaware Press; London: Associated University
____________. "'Our Wits Joined as in Matrimony': Margaret
Cavendish's Plays and the Drama of Authority," English Literary
Renaissance e, vol. 28, no. 3 (autumn 1998 ), pp. 464 - 93.
____________. "Warrior Women in the Plays of Cavendish
and Killigrew," SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900
, vol. 40, no. 3 (summer 2000), 413-33.
Raylor, Timothy. "Newcastle's Ghosts: Robert Payne,
Ben Jonson, and the 'Cavendish Circle,'" in Literary Circles and
Cultural Communities in Renaissance England, eds. Claude J. Summers
and Ted-Larry Pebworth, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2000,
pp. 92 - 114.
_____________. "'Pleasure reconciled to virtue': William
Cavendish, Ben Jonson, and the decorative scheme of Bolsover-Castle'
(Exploring patriarchal authority and Herculean passions in the iconography
of stately homes of 17th-century England), Renaissance Quarterly,
52, no. 2 (summer 1999), pp. 402 - 439.
Rosenthal, Laura J. Playwrights and plagiarists
in early modern England : gender, authorship, literary property, Ithaca,
NY: Cornell University Press, 1996. Chapter: "Authoress of a Whole World":
The Duchess of Newcastle and imaginary property."
Salzman, Paul. "Narrative Contexts," in Bronwen Price and
Simon Wortham, eds., Bacon's New Atlantis, Manchester: Manchester
University Press, 2002.
Sarasohn, Lisa. "Margaret Cavendish and Patronage," Endeavour
(Oxford, England) vol. 23. no. 3 (1999), pp. 130
Scott-Douglass, Amy. "Self-Crowned Laureatess: Towards a
Critical Revaluation of Margaret Cavendish's Prefaces." Pretexts: Literary
and Cultural Studies, vol. 9, no. 1 (2000), pp. 27-49.
Shanahan, John. "The Indecorous Virtuoso: Margaret Cavendish's
Experimental Spaces," Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture
35:2 (Summer 2002).
Shaver, Anne. "Agency and Marriage in the Fictions of Lady
Mary Wroth and Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle," ed., Sigrid
King, Pilgrimage for Love: Essays in Early Modern Literature
in Honor of Josephine A. Roberts, Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval
and Renaissance Studies, 1999, pp. 177 - 90.
__________. "Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle," in
Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers, eds., Susanne
Woods and Margaret P. Hannay, New York: Modern Language Association
of America, 2000, pp. 195 - 203.
Sheehan, Richard Johnson and Denise Tillery. "Margaret Cavendish,
Natural Philosopher" Eighteenth-Century Women, vol. 1 (2000),
pp. 1 - 18.
Smith, Hilda. "'A General War amongst the Men...But
None amongst the Women': Political Differences between Margaret and William
Cavendish," Politics and the Political Imagination in Later Stuart
Britain: Essays Presented to Lois Green Schwoerer, ed. by Howard
Nenner, Rochester: Univ of Rochester Press, 1997, pp. 143-160.
Spiller, Elizabeth. "Reading Through Galileo's Telescope:
Margaret Cavendish and the Experience of Reading," Renaissance Quarterly,
vol. 53, no.1 (spring 2000), pp.192 - 221.
Stark, John Ryan. "Margaret Cavendish and Composition
Style," Rhetoric Review, vol. 17, 1999, pp. 264 - 81.
Strauss, Elizabeth. "Ogranisumus versus Machine: Margaret
Cavendihs' Kritik am mechanistischen Naturmodell," in Das Sichtbare
Denken Modelle und Modellhaftigkeit in der Philosophie und den Wissenshaften,
ed., JF Mass, Amsterdam: Rodope, 1993.
Stevenson, J. "The Mechinist-Vitalist Soul of Margaret Cavendish,"
Studies In English Literature 500-1900 vol.
36, no. 3 (summer 1996), pp. 527 - 543.
Strass, Elizabeth. Die Arithmetik der Leidenschaften:
Margaret Cavendish's Naturphilosophie, Stuttgart: Metzler-Verlag,
Straznicky, M. "Reading the Stage, Margaret Cavendish and
Commonwealth Closet Drama," Criticism - A Quarterly For Literature
And The Arts, vol. 37, no. 3 (summer 1995), pp. 355 - 390.
Sutherland, Christine. "Aspiring to the Rhetorical
Tradition: A Study of Margaret Cavendish," in Molly Meijer Wertheimer,
ed., Listening to Their Voices: The
Rhetorical Activities of Historical Women, Columbia: Univ.
of South Carolina Press, 1997, pp. 255 - 71.
Suzuki, Mihoko. "The Essay Form as Critique: Reading
Cavendish's The World's Olio Through Mongaigne and Bacon (and Adorno),
Prose Studies, vol. 22 (December 1999), pp.
1 - 16.
Tomlinson, Sophie Eliza. "Too Theatrical? Female Subjectivity
in Caroline and Interregnum Drama," Women's Writing,
vol. 6, no. 1 (1999), pp. 65 - 79.
Wallwork, Jo. "Margaret Cavendish's Response to Hooke's
Micrographia," Meridian, vol. 18, no. 1 (2001) ,pp. 191 -
Whitaker, Katie. Mad Madge, The Extraordinary Life of Margaret,
Duchess of Newcastle, the First Woman to Live by Her Pen, Basic
Books, September 2002.
Wiseman, Susan. "Margaret Cavendish among the Prophets Performance
Ideologies and Gender in and after the English Civil War," Women's
Writing , vol. 6, no. 1 (1999), pp. 95 - 111.
______________. "Restoring the Renaissance: Margaret Cavendish
and Katherine Phillips," in Gordon McMullan, ed., Renaissance Configurations:
Voices, Bodies, Spaces, 1580-1690, Palgrave, 2001.
______________. Drama and Politics in the English
Civil War, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, pp.
91 - 114.
Wood, Tanya Caroline. "Borrowing Ralegh's Mantle: William
Cavendish's Address 'To the Lady Newcastle, on Her Booke of Poems'."
Notes and Queries, vol. 47 (June, 2000), pp. 183
Worsley, Lucy and Tom Addyman. "Riding Houses and Horses:
Architecture for the Art of Horsemanship," Architectural
History, volume 45 (2002), pp.194 - 229.
The Atomic Poems of Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish, ed.,
Leigh Tillman Partington, Women Writers Resource Project at the Lewis
H. Beck Center, Emory University. Website: http://chaucer.library.emory.edu/wwrp/index.html
Bell in Campo and The Sociable Companions,
ed. Alexandra G. Bennett, Calgary, Broadview Press, 2002.
The Convent of Pleasure and Other Plays, ed., Anne Shaver,
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Early Modern Women's Writing: An Anthology 1560-1700
, ed. Paul Salzman, Oxford: Oxford World's Classics, 2000. Contains
both parts of Bell in Campo, the preface to Observations
, three poems, and "The Matrimonial Agreement" from Nature's Pictures
Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, ed. Eileen
O'Neill, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Paper Bodies: A Margaret Cavendish Reader, eds., Sylvia
Bowerbank and Sara Mendelson, Calgary: Broadview Press, 1999.
The Poetry of Mildmay Fane, Second Earl of Westmorland,
ed. Tom Cain (Manchester UP, 2001). See pp. 292, 316-18
for poetry on the subject of Margaret Cavendish.
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