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About this Course
About the Course
In this course, Professor Helen Hackett (University College London) explores women and print culture in Tudor England. In the first module, we look at how women were defined in print and how Tudor print culture was used to write about women. In the second module, we shift our focus to look at Tudor women as readers. In the third and fourth modules, we turn to look at women as writers, first as translators, then as authors of original works. In the fifth and final module, we focus specifically on Elizabeth I and her relation to Tudor print culture.
About the Lecturer
Professor Helen Hackett is Professor of English literature at University College London. She is an expert on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in particular female writers and representations of women in Renaissance literature. Some of her recent publications include The Elizabethan Mind: Searching for the Self in an Age of Uncertainty (2022), A Short History of English Renaissance Drama (2012), and Shakespeare and Elizabeth: The Meeting of Two Myths (2009).