Feminist Readings Of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects by Valerie TraubFeminist Readings Of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects by Valerie Traub

Feminist Readings Of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects

EditorValerie Traub, M. Lindsay Kaplan, Dympna Callaghan

Paperback | October 28, 1996

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How did the new developments of the Renaissance affect the way women were understood by men and the way they understood themselves? Addressing a wide range of issues across Renaissance culture--humanism, technology, science, anatomy, literacy, theater, domesticity, colonialism, and sex--this collection of essays attempts to answer that question. In doing so, the authors discover that the female subject of the Renaissance shares a surprising amount of conceptual territory with her postmodern counterpart.
Title:Feminist Readings Of Early Modern Culture: Emerging SubjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:October 28, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Valerie Traub, M. Lindsay Kaplan, Dympna Callaghan; 2. Making it new: humanism, colonialism, and the gendered body in early modern culture Denise Albanese; 3. Gendering mortality in early modern anatomies Valerie Traub; 4. Wound man: Coriolanus, gender and the theatrical construction of interiority Cynthia Marshall; 5. 'The world I have made': Margaret Cavendish, feminism, and the Blazing-World Rosemary Kegl; 6. Reading, writing, and other crimes Frances E. Dolan; 7. Culinary spaces, colonial spaces: the gendering of sugar in the seventeenth century Kim F. Hall; 8. Caliban versus Miranda: race and gender conflicts in post-colonial re-writings of The Tempest Jyotsna G. Singh; 9. Rape, repetition, and the politics of closure in A Midsummer Night's Dream Laura Levine; 10. Subjection and subjectivity: Jewish law and female autonomy in Reformation English marriage M. Lindsay Kaplan; 'Where there can be no cause of affection': redefining virgins, their desires, and their pleasures in John Lyly's Gallathea Theodora A. Jankowski; The terms of gender: 'gay' and feminist Edward II Dympna Callaghan.

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How did the events of the early modern period affect the way gender and the self were represented? This collection of essays attempts to respond to this question by analyzing a wide spectrum of cultural concerns--humanism, technology, science, law, anatomy, literacy, domesticity, colonialism, erotic practices, and the theater--in order to delineate the history of subjectivity and its relationship with the postmodern fragmented subject.

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"This current collection proves that feminism continues to play a defining role both in interpretations of early modern culture and in the state of theory." Ann C. Christensen, Shakespeare Quarterly