The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays

, Editor
Jeana DelRosso
PhD, 2000
Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

This collection covers varied perspectives on both canonical and lesser-known Catholic women writers, all focusing on unruliness in what is commonly thought of as a restrictive site of writing for women: Catholicism. This volume is comprised of fourteen selected essays divided into three main sections by chronology:  (1) medieval through the seventeenth centuries; (2) eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; and (3) the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Geared towards scholars of literary criticism and women’s studies, this collection addresses issues of gender and religion that remain central to the lives of many women living in the world today.