Faithful Translators

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2969-6

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2938-2
Publication Date
December 2013
Page Count
256 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Faithful Translators

Authorship, Gender, and Religion in Early Modern England
Jaime Goodrich

With Faithful Translators Jaime Goodrich offers the first in-depth examination of women’s devotional translations and of religious translations in general within early modern England. Placing female translators such as Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, alongside their male counterparts, such as Sir Thomas More and Sir Philip Sidney, Goodrich argues that both male and female translators constructed authorial poses that allowed their works to serve four distinct cultural functions: creating privacy, spreading propaganda, providing counsel, and representing religious groups. Ultimately, Faithful Translators calls for a reconsideration of the apparent simplicity of "faithful" translations and aims to reconfigure perceptions of early modern authorship, translation, and women writers.
About the Author

Jamie Goodrich is an Assistant Professor of English at Wayne State University