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The Maternal Imaginary in Early Modern Hispanic Culture

The Maternal Imaginary in Early Modern Hispanic Culture

Forthcoming

Emilie Bergmann
February 01, 2018

Looking beyond Don Quixote and the popular theater, this study brings together non-canonical works from Spanish and Spanish American colonial writers in diverse genres, to illustrate the multi-faceted possibilities and the cultural limitations of representations of mothers and mothering in this...

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

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

Katherine A. McIver
September 30, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Musical Voices of Early Modern Women: Many-Headed Melodies

Musical Voices of Early Modern Women: Many-Headed Melodies

Thomasin LaMay
March 06, 2017

Recent scholarship has offered a veritable landslide of studies about early modern women, illuminating them as writers, thinkers, midwives, mothers, in convents, at home, and as rulers. Musical Voices of Early Modern Women adds to the mix of early modern studies a volume that correlates women's...

Women and Shakespeare's Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal

Women and Shakespeare's Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal

Cristina León Alfar
February 16, 2017

How does a woman become a whore? What are the discursive dynamics making a woman a whore? And, more importantly, what are the discursive mechanics of unmaking? In Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, Cristina León Alfar pursues these questions to tease...

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