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Margaret Cavendish Bibliography

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    Naess, Eli Lindtner, "Mad Madge and other 'lost' women. The situation of the woman writer in seventeenth century England," EDDA , vol. 4 (1979), pp. 197-209.

    Nicholson, Marjorie Hope. "'Mad Madge' and 'The Wits'" in Pepys' Diary and the New Science, Charlottesville: The University of Virginia Press, 1965.

    Paloma, Delores. "Margaret Cavendish: Defining the Female Self," Women's Studies, vol. 7 (1980), pp. 55 - 66.

    Payne, Linda R. "Dramatic Dreamscape: Women's Dreams and Utopian Vision in the Works of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle," in Curtain Calls: British and American Women and the Theater, 1660-1830 , eds. Mary Anne Schofield and Cecilia Macheski. Athens. OH: Ohio University Press, pp. 18 - 33.

    Pearson, Jacqueline. "'Women May Discourse . . . as Well as Men': Speaking and Silent Women in the Plays of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle," Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 4 (1985), pp. 33 - 45.

    Perry, Henry Ten Eyck. The First Duchess of Newcastle and Her Husband as Figures in Literary History, Boston: Ginn and Company, 1918.

    Phillips, Patricia. The Scientific Lady: A Social History of Women's Scientific Interests 1520-1918, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1990.

    Prasad, K. "Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World, A Seventeenth Century Utopia." Essays Presented to Amy G. Stock, Ed. R. K. Kaul, Jaipur: Rajasthan University Press, 1965, 58-67.

    Rogers, John. "Margaret Cavendish and the Gendering of the Vitalist Utopia." In his The Matter of Revolution: Science, Poetry, and Politics in the Age of Milton. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1996.

    Rosenthal, Laura. Playwrights and Plagiarists in Early Modern England: Gender, Authorship, Literary Property, Cornell Univ. Press, 1966. [Includes a chapter on MC].

    Rose, Mary Beth. "Gender, Genre, and History: Seventeenth-Century English Women and the Art of Autobiography," in Women in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Literary and Historical Perspectives, ed. Mary Beth Rose. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1986, pp. 245 - 278.

    Salzman, Paul. English Prose Fiction 1558-1700: A Critical History, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985. [Discussion of The Blazing World pp. 293-9.]

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    Sarasohn, Lisa. "A Science Turned Upside Down: Feminism and the Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish," Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 47 (1984), pp. 299 - 307.

    Schiebinger, L. "Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle," in A History of Women Philosophers, ed., M.E. Waithe, vol. 3, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1991.

    Smith, Hilda. Reason's Disciples: Seventeenth-Century English Feminists. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982.

    Smith, Sidonie. A Poetics of Women's Autobiography [Chapter on Cavendish], Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

    Stevenson, Jay. "The Mechanist-Vitalist Soul of Margaret Cavendish," Studies in English Literature, vol. 36 (summer, 1996), pp. 527 - 546.

    Sullivan, Patricia A. "Education and the Style of Seventeenth Century Women Writers: The Case of Margaret Cavendish" MA Thesis, St. Louis U, 1975.

    Suzuki, Mihoko. "Margaret Cavendish and the Female Satirist." Studies in English Literature, vol. 37 1997, 483 - 500.

    Todd, Janet. The Sign of Angellica: Women, Writing, and Fiction, 1660 - 1800. London: Virago, 1989.

    Tomlinson, Sophie. "'My Brain the Stage': Margaret Cavendish and the Fantasy of Female Performance," in Women, Texts, and Histories , London. Routledge, 1992, pp. 134 - 163.

    Trease, Geoffrey. Portrait of a Cavalier: William Cavendish, First Duke of Newcastle. London: Macmillan, 1979.

    Trubowitz, Rachael. "The Reenchantment of Utopia and the Female Monarchical Self: Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World," Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 11 (1992), 229 - 246.

    Turberville, A.S.  Welbeck Abbey and Its Owners , London: Faber and Faber [ca. 1938].

    Wiseman, Susan. "Gender and Status in Dramatic Discourse: Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle," in Women, Writing, History: 1640 - 1740, eds. Isobel Grundy and Susan Wiseman. London: B.T. Batsford, 1992, pp. 161 - 177.

    Woolf, Virginia. The Common Reader [Chapter on Cavendish and husband], London: Hogarth, 1926 [rpt. London: Hogarth, 1929, pp. 98 - 109].

    ____________. A Room of One's Own, London: Hogarth, 1929 [rpt. San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, n.d., p. 66].

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