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Feminism and Renaissance Studies : Oxford Readings in Feminism - Lorna Hutson

Feminism and Renaissance Studies

Oxford Readings in Feminism

By: Lorna Hutson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd September 2005
ISBN: 9780198782438
Number Of Pages: 490

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Oxford 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 of gender 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 to the study of a period often claimed to be foundational to European modernity.

An extremely useful collection of previously published essays (and one new essay) is available in Feminism and Renaissance Studies.... This is a collection that will expose a newer generation of students to some of the central feminist essays of the last twenty-five years. * Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 *

Notes of Contributors Lorna Hutson: Introduction I. Humanism after Feminism 1: Joan Kelly: Did Women Have a Renaissance? 2: Lisa Jardine: Women Humanists: Education for What? 3: Lorna Hutson: The Housewife and the Humanists 4: Stephanie Jed: The Tenth Muse: Gender, Rationality, and the Marketing of Knowledge II. Historicizing Femininity 5: Ian Maclean: Medicine, Anatomy, Physiology 6: Natalie Zemon Davis: Women on Top 7: Christiane Klapisch-Zuber: The 'Cruel Mother': Maternity, Widowhood, and Dowry in Florence in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries 8: Lyndal Roper: Witchcraft and Fantasy in Early Modern Germany III. Gender and Genre 9: Nancy J. Vickers: Diana Described: Scattered Woman and Scattered Rhyme 10: Patricia Parker: Literary Fat Ladies and the Generation of the Text 11: Victoria Kahn: Margaret Cavendish and the Romance of Contract 12: Ann Rosalind Jones: Surprising Fame: Renaissance Gender Ideologies and Women's Lyric IV. Women's Agency 13: Sharon Achinstein: Women on Top in the Pamphlet Literature of the English Revolution 14: Fredrika Jacobs: La Donnesca Mano ('The Womanly Hand') 15: Merry Wiesner: Guilds, Male Bonding and Women's Work in Early Modern Germany 16: Laura Gowing: Language, Power, and the Law: Women's Slander Litigation in Early Modern London 17: Tim Carter: Finding a Voice: Vittoria Archilei and the Florenine 'New Music' Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780198782438
ISBN-10: 0198782438
Series: Oxford Readings in Feminism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 490
Published: 22nd September 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59