© 2004

Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing

  • Sarah M. Dunnigan
  • C. Marie Harker
  • Evelyn S. Newlyn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. ‘Written Woman’

  3. ‘Writing Women’

  4. ‘Archival Women’

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 227-238

About this book


This collection is the first critical and theoretical study of women as the subjects of writing and as writers in Medieval and Early-Modern Scottish literature. The essays draw on a diverse range of literary, historical, cultural and religious sources in Scots, Gaelic and English to discover the complex ways in which 'Woman' was represented and by which women represented themselves as creative subjects. Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing brings to light previously unknown writing by women in the early modern period and offers as well new interpretations of early Scottish texts from feminist and theoretical perspectives.


English literature fiction Middle Ages women

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah M. Dunnigan
    • 1
  • C. Marie Harker
    • 2
  • Evelyn S. Newlyn
    • 3
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.Truman State UniversityMissouriUSA
  3. 3.University of New YorkBrockportUSA

About the editors

GORDON DESBRISAY Associate Professor of History, University of Saskatchewan, Canada GARRETT P.J. EPP Professor and Incoming Chair of English, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada DEANNA DELMAR EVANS Professor of English, Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA ELIZABETH EWAN Professor of History and Scottish Studies, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada MORNA R. FLEMING Deputy Rector teaching at Beath High School, Cowdenbeath, Scotland JANET HADLEY WILLIAMS Visiting Fellow in English and Theatre Studies, Australian National University KEVIN J.McGINLEY Teaches part-time at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, UK INGE B. MILFULL Lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Linguistics, Catholic University of Eichstaett, Germany DAVID GEORGE MULLAN Professor of History and Religious Studies, University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia COLM Ó BAOILL Professor of Celtic, Aberdeen University, UK JAMIE REID-BAXTER Honorary Research Fellow, School of Scottish Studies, Glasgow University, UK SUZANNE TRILL Lecturer in English Literature, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Bibliographic information


'This is an impressive volume...the editors should be congratulated...a fascinating collection of essays that genuinely provide a well rounded introduction to Scottish women's writing for the Medieval and Early Modern Periods.' - Professor James Daybell, Central Michigan University