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Boccaccio's Heroines: Power and Virtue in Renaissance Society

Boccaccio's Heroines: Power and Virtue in Renaissance Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Margaret Franklin
June 24, 2019

In contrast to earlier scholars who have seen Boccaccio's Famous Women as incoherent and fractured, Franklin argues that the text offers a remarkably consistent, coherent and comprehensible treatise concerning the appropriate functioning of women in society. In this cross disciplinary study of a...

Women, Reading, and the Cultural Politics of Early Modern England

Women, Reading, and the Cultural Politics of Early Modern England

1st Edition

Edith Snook
June 10, 2019

A study of the representation of reading in early modern Englishwomen's writing, this book exists at the intersection of textual criticism and cultural history. It looks at depictions of reading in women's printed devotional works, maternal advice books, poetry, and fiction, as well as manuscripts,...

Subordinate Subjects: Gender, the Political Nation, and Literary Form in England, 1588–1688

Subordinate Subjects: Gender, the Political Nation, and Literary Form in England, 1588–1688

1st Edition

Mihoko Suzuki
August 23, 2018

Considering as evidence literary texts, historical documents, and material culture, this interdisciplinary study examines the entry into public political culture of women and apprentices in seventeenth-century England, and their use of discursive and literary forms in advancing an imaginary of...

Women, Art, and Architecture in Northern Italy, 1520–1580: Negotiating Power

Women, Art, and Architecture in Northern Italy, 1520–1580: Negotiating Power

1st Edition

Katherine A. McIver
October 27, 2017

Expanding interdisciplinary investigations into gender and material culture, Katherine A. McIver here adds a new dimension to Renaissance patronage studies by considering domestic art - the decoration of the domestic interior - as opposed to patronage of the fine arts (painting, sculpture and...

Widowhood and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe

Widowhood and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Allison Levy
June 14, 2017

Whereas recent studies of early modern widowhood by social, economic and cultural historians have called attention to the often ambiguous, yet also often empowering, experience and position of widows within society, Widowhood and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe is the first book to consider...

The Politics and Poetics of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

The Politics and Poetics of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

1st Edition

George Antony Thomas
May 25, 2017

The Politics and Poetics of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz examines the role of occasional verse in the works of the celebrated colonial Mexican nun. The poems that Sor Juana wrote for special occasions (birthdays, funerals, religious feasts, coronations, and the like) have been considered...

Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England

Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England

1st Edition

Caroline Bicks
May 16, 2017

At the intersections of early modern literature and history, Shakespeare and Women's Studies, Midwiving Subjects explores how Shakespearean drama and contemporary medical, religious and popular texts figured the midwife as a central producer of the body's cultural markers. In addition to attending...

Printing and Parenting in Early Modern England

Printing and Parenting in Early Modern England

1st Edition

Douglas A. Brooks
March 31, 2017

The relation between procreation and authorship, between reproduction and publication, has a long history - indeed, that relationship may well be the very foundation of history itself. The essays in this volume bring into focus a remarkably important and complex phase of this long history. In this...

Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350–1530: Experience, Authority, Resistance

Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350–1530: Experience, Authority, Resistance

1st Edition

Andrea Pearson
March 31, 2017

Illuminated here are the relationships between visual culture, faith, and gender in the courtly, monastic, and urban spheres of the early modern Burgundian Netherlands. By examining works by artists such as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Bernard van Orley, author...

Architecture and the Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe

Architecture and the Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Helen Hills
March 31, 2017

Written by leading scholars in the field, the essays in this book address the relationships between gender and the built environment, specifically architecture, in early modern Europe. In recent years scholars have begun to investigate the ways in which architecture plays a part in the...

Women, Space and Utopia 1600–1800

Women, Space and Utopia 1600–1800

1st Edition

Nicole Pohl
March 31, 2017

The first full length study of women's utopian spatial imagination in the seventeenth and eigtheenth centuries, this book explores the sophisticated correlation between identity and social space. The investigation is mainly driven by conceptual questions and thus seeks to link theoretical debates...

Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World: Sisters, Brothers and Others

Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World: Sisters, Brothers and Others

1st Edition

Naomi J. Miller, Naomi Yavneh
March 06, 2017

While the relationships between parents and children have long been a staple of critical inquiry, bonds between siblings have received far less attention among early modern scholars. Indeed, until now, no single volume has focused specifically on relations between brothers and sisters during the...

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