Theory

Broad, Jacqueline. “Is Margaret Cavendish Worthy of Study Today?” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42, no. 3 (2011): 457–61.

Chalmers, Hero. “Dismantling the Myth of ‘Mad Madge’: The Cultural Context of Margaret Cavendish’s Authorial Self-Presentation.” Women’s Writing 4, no. 3 (1997): 323–40.

—. “The Politics of Feminine Retreat in Margaret Cavendish’s The Female Academy and The Convent of Pleasure.” Women’s Writing 6, no. 1 (1999): 81–94.

—. Royalist Women Writers, 1650–1689. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Chao, Tien-yi. “Representations of Female Sainthood and Voluntary Death in Margaret Cavdendish’s ‘The She-Anchoret’ (1656).” English Studies 92, no. 7 (2011): 744–55.

—. “Margaret’s ‘Extraordinary Women’: The Unity of Strength and Beauty and the Construction of Transmutable Gender in Writings by Margaret Cavendish.” PhD diss., University of Sussex, 2006.

Clucas, Stephen, ed. A Princely Brave Woman: Essays on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.

Conner, Julie. “This World of Her Own: Fame and the Singular, Educated Woman in Margaret Cavendish.” Honors Essay, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995.

Cooke, Whitley Ann. “‘Severall Coloured Ribbons’: Margaret Cavendish’s Theory of Female Creativity.” PhD diss., University of Oklahoma, 2000.

Corporaal, Marguérite. “‘My Mind a Busy Fool’: Margaret Cavendish’s Reflections on Science.” In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism 9, no. 1–2 (2000): 147–60.

—. “‘Thy Speech Eloquent, Thy Wit Quick, Thy Expressions Easy’: Rhetoric and Gender in Plays by English Renaissance Women.” Renaissance Forum: An Electronic Journal of Early Modern Literary and Historical Studies 6, no. 2 (2003): 1.1–45.

—. “An Empowering Wit and an ‘Unnatural’ Tragedy: Margaret Cavendish’s Representation of the Tragic Female Voice.” Early Modern Literary Studies Special Issue 14 (2004): 12.1–26.

Cosby, Susan Gail. “Resisting Madness: Women’s Negotiation of Social Control in Early Modern English Literature.” PhD diss., University of Oklahoma, 2000.

Cottegnies, Line. “‘A Princely Brave Woman Truly, of a Masculine Presence’: le Topos du Travestissement dans l’Oeuvre de Margaret Cavendish.” In Travestissement Féminin et Liberté(s), edited by Guyonne Leduc, 141–153. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2006.

—. “Les ‘Lettres’ dans l’Education des Dames Anglaises vers le Milieu du XVIIe Siecle: le Cas de Margaret Cavendish.” In L’Education des Femmes en Europe et en Amerique du Nord de la Renaissance à 1848, edited by Guyonne Leduc, 111–22. Paris: L’Harmattan, 1997.

—. “Margaret Cavendish and Cyrano De Bergerac: A Libertine Subtext for Cavendish’s Blazing World (1666)?” Bulletin De La Société d’Etudes Anglo-Américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe Siècles 54 (2002): 165–85.

Crawford, Julie. “‘Pleaders, Atturneys, Petitioners and the Like’: Margaret Cavendish and the Dramatic Petition.” In Women Players in England, 1500–1650: Beyond the All-Male Stage, edited by Pamela Allen Brown and Peter Parolin, 241–60. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.

—. “Convents and Pleasures: Margaret Cavendish and the Drama of Property.” Renaissance Drama 32 (2003): 177–223.

Cunning, David. “Cavendish on the Intelligibility of the Prospect of Thinking Matter.” History of Philosophy Quarterly 23, no. 2 (2006): 117–36.

—. “Margaret Lucas Cavendish.” In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta. <http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2012/entries/margaret-cavendish/>

D’Monté, Rebecca Ann. “Re-presenting the Female Body in Seventeenth-Century Drama: The Plays of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, and Aphra Behn.” PhD diss., University of London, 2000.

Davis, Natalie Zemon. “Gender and Genre: Women as Historical Writers, 1400–1820.” In Beyond Their Sex: Learned Women of the European Past, edited by Patricia H. Labalme, 153–82. New York: New York University Press, 1980.

Dear, Peter. “A Philosophical Duchess: Understanding Margaret Cavendish and the Royal Society.” In Science, Literature, and Rhetoric in Early Modern England, edited by Juliet Cummins and David Burchell, 125–44. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

Demers, Patricia. Women’s Writing in English: Early Modern England. Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

de Santis, Maria. “Projecting a New Science: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Scientific Method.” PhD diss., Columbia University, 1992.

Detlefsen, Karen. “Atomism, Monism, and Causation in the Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish.” In Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, vol 3, edited by Daniel Garber and Steven Nadler, 199–240. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

—. “Margaret Cavendish on the Relation between God and World.” Philosophy Compass 4, no. 3 (2009): 421–38.

—. “Reason and Freedom Margaret Cavendish on the Order and Disorder of Nature.” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 89, no. 2 (2007): 157–91.

Dodds, Lara. “Style Talk: Poetry, Rhetoric, and Natural Philosophy in Seventeenth-Century England.” PhD diss., Brown University, 2004.

—. “‘Poore Donne was out’: Reading and Writing Donne in the Works of Margaret Cavendish.” John Donne Journal: Studies in the Age of Donne 29 (2010): 133–74.

—. “Margaret Cavendish’s Domestic Experiment.” In Genre and Women’s Life Writing in Early Modern England, edited by Michelle M. Dowd and Julie A. Eckerle, 151–68. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

—. “Reading and Writing in Sociable Letters; Or, How Margaret Cavendish Read Her Plutarch.” English Literary Renaissance 41, no. 1 (2011): 189–218.

—. The Literary Invention of Margaret Cavendish. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2013.

Donaldson, Elizabeth Thelma. “New Castles in the Air: Atomism and the Imagination in the Poetry of Margaret Cavendish.” Honors essay, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002.

Donawerth, Jane. “Conversation and the Boundaries of Public Discourse in Rhetorical Theory by Renaissance Women.” Rhetorica 16, no. 2 (1998): 181–99.

Donovan, Josephine. “Women and the Rise of the Novel: A Feminist-Marxist Theory.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society 16, no. 3 (1991): 441–62.

Dowd, Michelle M., and Julie A. Eckerle, eds. Genre and Women’s Life Writing in Early Modern England. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

Earnest, Marykate. “An Ecocritical Exploration of the Unique Nature of Oceans in The Blazing World.” Early English Studies 3 (2010): 2–32.

Eger, Elizabeth. “Paper Trails and Eloquent Objects: Bluestocking Friendship and Material Culture.” Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies 26, no 2 (2009): 109–38.

Ezell, Margaret J.M. “The Laughing Tortoise: Speculations on Manuscript Sources and Women’s Book History.” English Literary Renaissance 38, no 2 (2008): 331–55.

Farmer, Amy Lynn. “The Rhetoric of Distance: Symbolic Capital and Women’s Textual Practices in Seventeenth Century England.” PhD diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.

Figueroa Dorrego, Jorge. “Men’s Violence in Women’s Prose Fiction of the Seventeenth Century: The Case of Margaret Cavendish.” In El inglés como vocación: Homenaje al profesor Miguel Castelo Montero, edited by Antonio Rául de Toro Santos et al., 185–94. La Coruña: Universidade da Coruña, 2003.

—. “Women Writing Romance/Romance Righting Women in Seventeenth-Century England.” In Rôle et Place de la Femme dans la Société Européenne de l’Antiquité à Nos Jours, edited by Jacqueline Bel, 143–58. Boulogne sur Mer: Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche sur les Civilisations et les Litteratures Europeennes, 2005.

Findlen, Paula. “Ideas in the Mind: Gender and Knowledge in the Seventeenth Century.” Hypatia 17, no. 1 (2002): 183–96.

Fitzmaurice, James. “Historical Linguistics, Literary Interpretation, and the Romances of Margaret Cavendish.” In Methods in Historical Pragmatics, edited by Susan Fitzmaurice and Irma Taavitsainen, 267–84. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007.

—. “Historical Linguistics, Literary Interpretation, and the Romances of Margaret Cavendish.” In Methods in Historical Pragmatics, edited by Susan Fitzmaurice and Irma Taavitsainen, 267–84. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2007.

—. “Margaret Cavendish in Antwerp: The Actual and the Imaginary.” In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism 9, no. 1–2 (2000): 29–39.

Fitzmaurice, Susan M. “‘But, Madam’: The Interlocutor in Margaret Cavendish’s Writing.” In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism 9, no. 1–2 (2000): 17–27.

—. “Intersubjectivity and the Writing of the Epistolary Interlocutor.” In The Familiar Letter in Early Modern English, by Susan Fitzmaurice, 175–206. Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2002.

Fleming, Juliet. “Margaret Cavendish, Shakespeare Critic.” In A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare, edited by Dympna Callaghan, 21–41. Malden: Blackwell Publishers, 2000.

Fletcher, Angus. “The Irregular Aesthetic of The Blazing-World.” Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900 47, no. 1 (2007): 123–41.

Fowler, Ellayne. “A World of Her Own: The Utopian Visions of Margaret Cavendish.” Master’s thesis, Montclair State College, 1993.

Gallagher, Catherine. “Embracing the Absolute: The Politics of the Female Subject in Seventeenth-Century England.” Genders 1 (1988): 24–39.

Gardiner, Judith Kegan. “‘Singularity of Self’: Cavendish’s True Relation, Narcissism, and the Gendering of Individualism.” Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660–1700 21, no. 2 (1997): 52–65.

Geard, Jennifer Louise. “Sovereign Virtue, Singular Fame: Margaret Cavendish’s Self-Construction as Woman and Author, and the Roles She Sees for Women as Thinkers and Beautiful Tyrants in Natures Pictures Drawn by Fancies Pencil to the Life.” Master’s thesis, University of Canterbury, 1992.

Goldberg, Jonathan. “Margaret Cavendish, Scribe.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 10, no. 3 (2004): 433–52.

—. The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations. New York: Fordham University Press, 2009.

Harris, Jonathan Gil. “Cleopatran Affinities: Hélène Cixous, Margaret Cavendish, and the Writing of Dialogic Matter.” In The Impact of Feminism in English Renaissance Studies, edited by Dympna Callaghan, 33–52. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

—. Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.

Hinds, Hilary. God’s Englishwomen: Seventeenth-Century Radical Sectarian Writing and Feminist Criticism. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996.

Ingram, Randall. “First Words and Second Thoughts: Margaret Cavendish, Humphrey Mosley, and ‘the Book.’” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 30, no.1 (2000): 101–24.

Jagodzinski, Cecile M. Privacy and Print: Reading and Writing in Seventeenth-Century England. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999.

James, Susan. “The Philosophical Innovations of Margaret Cavendish.” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 7, no. 2 (1999): 219–44.

Jung, Sandro. “Margaret Cavendish’s Mythopoetics: By Way of Introduction.” English Studies 92, no. 7 (2011): 705–10.

Malcolmson, Cristina. “‘The Explication of Whiteness and Blackness’: Skin Color and the Physics of Color in the Works of Robert Boyle and Margaret Cavendish.” In Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth-Century English Literature, edited by Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth, 187–203. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2002.

—. Race, Religion and Science in the Works of Robert Boyle and Margaret Cavendish. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

“Margaret Cavendish vs Mary: Misoginia o Femminismo?” In Mary Versus Mary, edited by Giovanna Silvani and Lilla Maria Crisafulli, 157–72. Naples: Liguori, 2001.

Moore, Judith. “Twentieth-Century Feminism and Seventeenth-Century Science: Margaret Cavendish in Opposing Contexts.” Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660–1700 26 no. 1 (2002): 1–14.

Murphy, Fiona Elizabeth Dupré. Authorship Delayed: Strategies of Deferral in British Women’s Writing, 1650–1740.” PhD diss., University of California, Berkeley, 2008.

Nadelhaft, Jerome. “The Englishwoman’s Sexual Civil War: Feminist Attitudes Towards Men, Women, and Marriage 1650–1740.” Journal of the History of Ideas 43, no. 4 (1982): 555–79.

Naess, Eli Lindtner. “Mad Madge and Other ‘Lost’ Women: The Situation of the Woman Writer in Seventeenth Century England.” Edda 4 (1979): 197–209.

Neely, Carol Thomas. “Women/Utopia/Fetish: Disavowal and Satisfied Desire in Margaret Cavendish’s New Blazing World and Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera.” In Heterotopia: Postmodern Utopia and the Body Politic, edited by Tobin Siebers, 58–95. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995.

Nelson, Holly Faith, and Sharon Alker. “Memory, Monuments, and Melancholic Genius in Margaret Cavendish’s Bell in Campo.” Eighteenth Century Fiction 21, no. 1 (2008): 13–35.

Norbrook, David. “Women, the Republic of Letters, and the Public Sphere in the Mid-Seventeenth Century.” Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 46, no. 2 (2004): 223–40.

Phillips, Bill. “The Rape of Mother Earth in Seventeenth Century English Poetry: An Ecofeminist Interpretation.” Atlantis: Revista de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos 26, no. 1 (2004): 49–60.

Poole, Kristen. “Naming, Paradise Lost, and the Gendered Discourse of Perfect Language Schemes.” English Literary Renaissance 38, no. 3 (2008): 535–59.

Pordzik, Ralph. “‘No Other Mystery But Reckoning or Counting’: Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing-World und die Konstruktion des Wissenschaftlichen Weltbildes im 17.jahrhundert.” Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 49, no. 3 (1999): 275–90.

Powers, Rhonda R. “A Contextual Analysis of Female Education and Discursive Power in Margaret Cavendish’s Dramas, The Female Academy and Youths Glory and Deaths Banquet.” PhD diss., Southwest Missouri State University, 2000.

Price, Bronwen. “Feminine Modes of Knowing and Scientific Enquiry: Margaret Cavendish’s Poetry as Case Study.” In Women and Literature in Britain, 1500–1700, edited by Helen Wilcox, 117–39. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Quinsee, Susannah Jane. “Versions of Androgyny in Seventeenth-Century Women’s Poetry: Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn.” PhD diss., University of Liverpool, 1999.

—. “Margaret Cavendish’s Critical Heritage and the Creation of an Infamous Gendered Literary Identity.” In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism 9, no. 1–2 (2000): 89–105.

Rackin, Phyllis. “Stronger than We Thought: Revisionist Studies in Women’s History.” Renaissance Studies 26, no. 3 (2012): 460–5.

—. Shakespeare and Women. New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

Chalmers, Hero, Julie Sanders, and Sophie Tomlinson. Three Seventeenth-Century Plays on Women and Performance. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006.

Rees, Emma L.E. “Genre in Exile: Margaret Cavendish’s Writings of the 1650s.” PhD diss., University of East Anglia, 1997.

—. “Triply Bound: Genre and the Exilic Self.” In Authorial Conquests: Essays on Genre in the Writings of Margaret Cavendish, edited by Line Cottegnies and Nancy Weitz, 23–39. Cranbury: Associated University Presses, 2003.

—. Margaret Cavendish: Gender, Genre, Exile. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003.

Robinson, David Michael. “Pleasant Conversation in the Seraglio: Lesbianism, Platonic Love, and Cavendish’s ‘Blazing World.’” The Eighteenth Century 44 (2003): 133–66.

Robinson, Leni Katherine. “A Figurative Matter: Continuities between Margaret Cavendish’s Theory of Discourse and her Natural Philosophy.” PhD diss., University of British Columbia, 2010.

Romack, Katherine M. “Margaret Cavendish, Shakespeare Critic.” In A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare, edited by Dympna Callaghan, 21–41. Malden: Blackwell Publishers, 2000.

—. “Women and Representational Practice, 1642–1660.” PhD diss., Syracuse University, 2000.

—. “‘I wonder she should be so Infamous for a Whore?’: Cleopatra Restored.” In Cavendish and Shakespeare, Interconnections, edited by Katherine Romack and James Fitzmaurice, 193–211. Burlington: Ashgate, 2006.

Rudan, Paola. “Il Centro Eccentrico: Le Donne, Il Femminismo e Il Soggetto a Sesso Unico.” Filosofia Politica 25, no. 3 (2011): 365–83.

Ruether, Rosemary Radford. “Prophets and Humanists: Types of Religious Feminism in Stuart England.” The Journal of Religion 70, no. 1 (1990): 1–18.

Salzman, Paul. “Narrative Contexts for Bacon’s New Atlantis.” In Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis: New Interdisciplinary Essays, edited by Bronwen Price 28–47. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002.

—. English Prose Fiction 1558–1700: A Critical History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Sanchez, Melissa Elaine. “Monstrous Eros: A Reconsideration of Seventeenth-Century British Romance.” PhD diss., University of California, Irvine, 2002.

—. “‘Honest Margaret Newcastle’: Law and Desire in Margaret Cavendish’s Romances.” In Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature, edited by Melissa E. Sanchez, 177–206. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Sanders, Julie. “‘A Woman Write a Play!’: Jonsonian Strategies and the Dramatic Writings of Margaret Cavendish; or, Did the Duchess Feel the Anxiety of Influence?” In Readings in Renaissance Women’s Drama: Criticism, History, and Performance, 1594–1998, edited by S.P. Cerasano and Marion Wynne-Davies, 293–305. New York: Routledge, 1998.

—. ‘The Closet Opened’: A Reconstruction of ‘Private’ Space in the Writings of Margaret Cavendish.” In A Princely Brave Woman: Essays on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, edited by Stephen Clucas, 127–40. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.

Savage-Owens, Rebecca Lynn. “A Method to the Madness: Self-fashioning in the Works of Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle: a Thesis.” Master’s thesis, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2009.

Schwoerer, Lois G. “Seventeenth-Century English Women Engraved in Stone?” Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies 16, no. 4 (1984): 389–403.

Shanahan, John. “The Indecorous Virtuoso: Margaret Cavendish’s Experimental Spaces.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 35, no. 2 (2002): 221–51.

Shimizu, Kazuko. “The Development of Reason as Natural Law: A Comparative Study of British Eighteenth-Century Feminism and Japanese Modern Feminism.” PhD diss., University of Iowa, 1999.

Siegfried, Brandie R. “Bonum Theatrale: The Matter of Elizabeth I in Francis Bacon’s Of Tribute and Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World.” In Resurrecting Elizabeth I in Seventeenth-Century England, edited by Elizabeth H. Hageman and Katherine Conway, 185–204. Cranbury: Rosemond Publishing & Printing Corporation, 2007.

—. “The City of Chance, or, Margaret Cavendish’s Theory of Radical Symmetry.” Early Modern Literary Studies Special Issue 14 (2004): 9.1–29.

Starr, G. Gabrielle. “Cavendish, Aesthetics, and the Anti-Platonic Line.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 39, no. 3 (2006): 295–308.

Sutherland, Christine. “Aspiring to the Rhetorical Tradition: A Study of Margaret Cavendish.” In Listening to Their Voices: The Rhetorical Activities of Historical Women, edited by Molly Meijer Wertheimer, 255–71. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997.

Suzuki, Mihoko. “The Essay Form as Critique: Reading Cavendish’s The World’s Olio Through Montaigne and Bacon (and Adorno).” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 22, no. 3 (1999): 1–16.

Wright, Nancy E., Margaret W. Ferguson, and Andrew Buck, eds. Women, Property, and the Letters of the Law in Early Modern England. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.

Wu, Hui. “The Paradigm of Margaret Cavendish: Reading Women’s Alternative Rhetorics in a Global Context.” In Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in the Study of Race, Gender, and Culture, edited by Jacqueline Jones Royster and Anne Marie Mann Simpkins, 171–85. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005.