The "image of her mind": self, dissent and femininity in divine songs and meditacions

Bronwen Anne Price

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This essay examines An Collins's Divine Songs and Meditacions as a means of investigating the relation between devotional and gendered subjectivity. The instability of Collins's devotional identity overlaps with her position as a feminine subject who, in the process of inscribing her spiritual life, dissents from early modern gender norms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn Collins and the historical imagination
EditorsW. Scott Howard
Place of PublicationBurlington
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
ISBN (Print)9781472418470
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • women's literature and culture
  • religion
  • dissent

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