Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture
Language: un
Pages: 301
Authors: Frederick G L Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies Valerie Traub, Valerie Traub, Callaghan Dympna, M. Lindsay Kaplan, Dympna Callaghan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-10-10 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The impact on women of the new developments of the Renaissance, and links with postmodernist femininity.
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Language: en
Pages: 1107
Authors: Frederick G L Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies Valerie Traub, Valerie Traub, Callaghan Dympna, M. Lindsay Kaplan, Dympna Callaghan
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Best Books
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Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture
Language: un
Pages: 317
Authors: Valerie Traub, M. Lindsay Kaplan, Dympna Callaghan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-10-10 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Masculinity, Anti-semitism, and Early Modern English Literature
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Matthew Biberman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Routledge
This study argues that modern antisemitism is a by-product of tensions between received Classical conceptions of masculinity and Christianity's strident critique of that ideal. Utilizing works by Shakespeare, Milton, Marlowe and others, Biberman illustrates how antisemitism develops as a way to stigmatize hypermasculine behavior, thus facilitating the transformation of the culture's gender ideal from knight to businessman. Subsequently, the function of antisemitism changes, becoming instead the mark of effeminate behavior. Consequently, the central antisemitic image changes from Jew-Devil to Jew-Sissy. Biberman traces this shift's repercussions, both in Renaissance culture and what follows it. He also contends that as a result of this linkage between Jewishness and the limits of masculine behavior, the image of the Jewish woman remains especially unstable. In concluding, Biberman argues that the Gothic resurrects the Jew-Devil (bequeathing it to the Nazis), and that the horror genre is often a rewriting of Renaissance discourse about Jews.
The Book Review
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Matthew Biberman
Categories: Books
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:
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Choreographing Voice
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Gina Bloom
Categories: Books
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher:
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Renaissance Dramatists
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Kathleen McLuskie
Categories: English drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:
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The Theatre of the Body
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Kate Cregan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Brepols Pub
This study is a threefold investigation of understandings of embodiment - as displayed in the playhouses, courthouses, and anatomy theatres of London between 1540 and 1696. These dates mark the waxing and waning of the Worshipful Company of Barber-Surgeons' domination of the practice of dissection in London. In 1540 Henry VIII gave them his approval and encouragement but by 1696 Edward Ravenscroft's The Anatomist: Or the Sham Doctor staged their loss of power. This loss of power, the book contends, is symptomatic of a major shift in the concept of embodiment. The book explains the changing understanding of the human body throughout this period by analysis of the interplay between the texts used in and the material practices of three specific public sites: the public playhouses, the Sessions House, and the Anatomy Theatre of the Worshipful Company of Barber-Surgeons of London. Using an approach that combines the socially textured understandings of fields of practice found in Bourdieu with the interpretations of progression across time found in Elias and Foucault, The Theatre of the Body demonstrates how the three fields of drama, law, and medicine are intimately inter-connected in that process. In presenting this analysis, the author argues that the quality
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Kate Cregan
Categories: Philology, Modern
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:
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The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England
Language: un
Pages: 492
Authors: Valerie Traub, Frederick G L Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies Valerie Traub
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-06-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Traub analyzes the representation of female-female love and eroticism in early modern literature and drama.