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Margaret Cavendish Bibliography

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    Battigelli, Anna. "Between the Glass and the Hand: The Eye in Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World," 1650-1815: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, vol. 2 (1996), 25-38.

    Bazeley, Deborah Taylor. "An Early English Challenge to thePrecepts and Practice of Modern Science: The Fusion of Fact,Fiction, and Feminism in the Works of Margaret Cavendish,Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673)," DAI 51 (1990) 1235A.

    Blaydes, Sophia B. "The Duchess' Dilemma." The Bulletin of the West Virginia Association of College English Teachers, vol. 4 (1977), 44-52.

    _________________. "Nature Is a Woman: The Duchess of Newcastle and Seventeenth-Century Philosophy," in Man, God, and Nature in the Enlightenment , eds. Donald C. Mell, Jr. et al. East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press, 1988, pp. 51 - 64.

    _________________. "The Poetry of the Duchess of Newcastle: A Pyramid of Praise." Bulletin of the West Virginia Association of College English Teachers, vol. 6 (1981), 26-34.

    Bordinat, Philip. "The Duchess of Newcastle as Literary Critic." The Bulletin of the West Birginia Association of College English Teachers, vol. 5 (1979), 6-12.

    _________________. "Newcastle's Unpublished Poem 'The Battle': A Key to the Heart and Mind," The Bulletin of the West Virginia Association of College English Teachers, vol. 9 (1986),14-19.

    Bowerbank, Sylvia. "The Spider's Delight: Margaret Cavendish and the 'Female Imagination,'" English Literary Renaissance, vol. 14 (1984),392 - 408 [rpt. in Women in the Renaissance, Selections from English Literary Renaissance, eds. Kirby Farrell, Elizabeth H. Hageman, and Arthur F. Kinney. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1991].

    Brown, Sylvia. "Margaret Cavendish: Strategies Rhetorical and Philosophical Against the Charge of Wantonness, Or Her Excuses for Writing so Much," Critical Matrix 6 (1991), pp. 20-45.

    Clucas, Stephen, "The Atomism of the Cavendish Circle: A Reappraisal," The Seventeenth Century, 9.2 (1994): 247-73.

    de Santis, Maria. "Projecting a New Science: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Scientific Method," Ph. D thesis (Columbia University, 1993).

    Ezell, Margaret J.M. "'To be Your Daughters in Your Pen': The Social Function of Literature in the Writings of Lady Elizabeth Brackley and Lady Jane Cavendish." Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 54 (autumn, 1988), pp. 281 - 296.

    Ferguson, Moira. "Margaret Lucas Cavendish: 'A Wise, Wittie, and Learned Lady,'" in Women Writers of the Seventeenth Century, eds. Katharina M. Wilson and Frank J. Warnke. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1989, pp. 305 - 340.

    Findley, Sandra, and Elaine Hobby. "Seventeenth-Century Women's Autobiography," in 1642: Literature and Power in the Seventeenth Century, ed. Francis Barker et al., Colchester: University of Essex Press, 1981, pp. 198 - 209.

    Fitzmaurice, James. "Fancy and the Family: Self-Characterizations of Margaret Cavendish," Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 53 (summer, 1990), pp. 199 - 209.

    _______________. "Margaret Cavendish on Her Own Writing: Evidence from Revision and Handmade Correction." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 85 (September 1991), pp. 297 - 307.

    _______________. "Problems with Editing Margaret Cavendish," Renaissance English Text Society Publications, January 1991, pp. 1 - 17. Reprinted in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, ed. W. Speed Hill. Binghamton: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1993, pp. 239 - 252.

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    Gagen, Jean. "Honor and Fame in the Works of the Duchess of Newcastle," Studies in Philology, 56 (1959), pp. 519 - 538.

    Gallagher, Catherine. "Embracing the Absolute: The Politics of the Female Subject in Seventeenth-Century England." Genders, vol. 1 (1988), pp. 24-39.

    Goulding, Richard William. Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, London: Lincolnshire Chronicle, 1925.

    Grant, Douglas. Margaret the First, London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957.

    Hobby, Elaine. Virtue of Necessity: English Women's Writing 1649-88, Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1989.

    _____________. "The Fame of Honest Margaret Cavendish." MA Thesis, U of Essex, 1979.

    Jones, Kathleen. A Glorious Fame: The Life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, London: Bloomsbury, 1988.

    Kargon, R.H. Atomism in England from Hariot to Newton , Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966.

    Keller, Eve. "Producing Petty Gods: Margaret Cavendish's Critique of Experimental Science." ELH - English Literary History , vol. 64, no. 2 (ummer 1997), pp. 447 - 71, also available at http://www.jstor.org/.  

    Kramer, Annette. "'Thus by the Musick of a Ladyes Tongue': Margaret Cavendish's Dramatic Innovations in Women's Education," Women's History Review, 2 (1993), pp. 57 - 80.

    Lilley, Kate. "Blazing Worlds: Seventeenth-Century Women's Utopian Writing," in Women, Texts, and Histories, London, Routledge, 1992, pp. 102 - 133.

    MacCarthy, B[ridget] G. The Female Pen: Women Writers and Novelists, 1621-1818, Cork: Cork. University Press, 1946 - 1947 [rpt. New York University Press, 1994].

    McGuire, Mary Ann. "Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, on the Nature and Status of Women," International Journal of Women's Studies , 1, no. 2, pp. 193 - 206.

    Masten, Jeffrey. "Mistris Corrivall: Margaret Cavendish's Dramatic Production," chapter 5 in Textual Intercourse: Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997

    Mendelson, Sara Heller. The Mental World of Stuart Women, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987.

    Merrens, Rebecca, "A Nature of 'Infinite Sense and Reason': Margaret Cavendish and the 'Noise' of a Feminized Nature," Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 25 (1996), pp. 421-438.

    Meyer, G.D. The Scientific Lady in England 1650 - 1760 . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1955.

    Minz, S.I. "The Duchess of Newcastle's Visit to the Royal Society," Journal of English and Germanic Philology (April, 1952), pp. 168 - 176.

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