Publisher: Duquesne University Press
As a reader of her literary predecessors, and as a writer who herself contributed to the emerging literary tradition, Margaret Cavendish is an extraordinary figure whose role in early modern literary history has yet to be fully acknowledged. In this study, Lara Dodds reassesses the literary invention of Cavendish - the use she makes of other writers, her own various forms of writing, and the ways in which she creates her own literary persona - to transform our understanding of Cavendish's considerable accomplishments and influence.
|Lara, Dodds. "Reading and Writing in Sociable Letters; Or, How Margaret Cavendish Read Her Plutarch" English Literary Renaissance 41.1 (2011): 189-218.|
|Dodds, Lara. "Poor Donne Was Out': Reading and Writing Donne Verse in the Poetry of Margaret Cavendish" The John Donne Journal 29 (2010): 133-174.|
|Dodds, Lara. "To Change in Scenes and Show it in a Play': Paradise Lost and the Stage Directions of Dryden's The State of Innocence and The Fall of Man" Restoration 33.2 (2009): 1-24.|
|Dodds, Lara. "'Great Things to Small May Be Compared': Rhetorical Microscopy in Paradise Lost" Milton Studies 47 (2008): 96-117.|
|Dodds, Lara. "'Art and Fallacy' or 'the Naked Offer'?: Style and Science in Sir Thomas Browne's Pseudodoxia Epidemica" Prose Studies 29 (2006): 223-33.|