Feminism and Renaissance Studies by Lorna HutsonFeminism and Renaissance Studies by Lorna Hutson

Feminism and Renaissance Studies

EditorLorna Hutson

Paperback | November 18, 1999

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BOxford Readings in Feminism Series Editors: Teresa Brennan and Susan James Oxford Readings in Feminism provide accessible, one-volume guides to the very best in contemporary feminist thinking, assessing its impact and importance in key areas of study. Collected together by scholars of outstanding reputation in their field, the articles chosen represent the most important work on feminist issues, and concise, lively introductions to each volume crystallize the main lines of debate in the field. Ever since the publication of Joan Kellys Did Women have a Renaissance? in 1977, feminist historians and critics have been challenging the claims traditionally made for the liberating effects of the intellectual and artistic energies released by the European Renaissance. By analysing the work ofgender in the evaluative languages of traditional Renaissance historiography, and by finding strategies for restoring the agency of women to the historical account, feminist scholars have helped to transform the object of Renaissance Studies across a range of disciplines. This collection brings together classic and more recent essays by feminist scholars in art, music, intellectual and social history, and the literature of the European vernaculars. It offers students and teachers a uniquely accessible introduction to the difference that academic feminism has made tothe study of a period often claimed to be foundational to European modernity.
BLorna Hutson is Professor of English Literature at the University of Hull. She is the author of Thomas Nashe in Context (1989), and The Userer's Daughter (1994).
Title:Feminism and Renaissance StudiesFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 18, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198782438

ISBN - 13:9780198782438


Table of Contents

Notes of ContributorsLorna Hutson: IntroductionI. Humanism after Feminism1. Joan Kelly: Did Women Have a Renaissance?2. Lisa Jardine: Women Humanists: Education for What?3. Lorna Hutson: The Housewife and the Humanists4. Stephanie Jed: The Tenth Muse: Gender, Rationality, and the Marketing of KnowledgeII. Historicizing Femininity5. Ian Maclean: Medicine, Anatomy, Physiology6. Natalie Zemon Davis: Women on Top7. Christiane Klapisch-Zuber: The 'Cruel Mother': Maternity, Widowhood, and Dowry in Florence in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries8. Lyndal Roper: Witchcraft and Fantasy in Early Modern GermanyIII. Gender and Genre9. Nancy J. Vickers: Diana Described: Scattered Woman and Scattered Rhyme10. Patricia Parker: Literary Fat Ladies and the Generation of the Text11. Victoria Kahn: Margaret Cavendish and the Romance of Contract12. Ann Rosalind Jones: Surprising Fame: Renaissance Gender Ideologies and Women's LyricIV. Women's Agency13. Sharon Achinstein: Women on Top in the Pamphlet Literature of the English Revolution14. Fredrika Jacobs: La Donnesca Mano ('The Womanly Hand')15. Merry Wiesner: Guilds, Male Bonding and Women's Work in Early Modern Germany16. Laura Gowing: Language, Power, and the Law: Women's Slander Litigation in Early Modern London17. Tim Carter: Finding a Voice: Vittoria Archilei and the Florenine 'New Music'BibliographyIndex