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Title:“Hor nam is Frances”: A book collector writing her life
Author(s):Newcomb, Lori H.
Subject(s):England
Seventeenth-century
Woman writer
Book history
Geographic Coverage:England
Abstract:The notes Frances Wolfreston left in her almanacs constitute emergent life-writing: they are clearly specific, personal, and written as a record. Their relationship to Wolfreston’s other book inscriptions might bring the latter, too, into the remit of life writing. In the distinct practices of her almanac notes and her book inscriptions, Wolfreston makes use of paratext with a deliberation that suggests that printedness itself may spur readers to write some version of a self, hacking mise-en-page to generate a structure for a life.
Issue Date:2106-06-17
Citation Info:Paper delivered at The Idea of A Life, 1500-1700, Centre for Early Modern Studies, Oxford University, 17 June 2016
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/99080
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-02-27


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