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Title Rewriting the Renaissance : the discourses of sexual difference in early modern Europe / edited by Margaret W. Ferguson, Maureen Quilligan, and Nancy J. Vickers.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987, ©1986.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.3 R454R    Check Shelf
Edition Pbk. ed.
Description xxxi, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Women in culture and society
Women in culture and society.
Note A Chicago Original Paperback.
Originally published 1986.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-412) and index.
Contents Part 1. The politics of patriatrchy : theory and practice -- Fatherly authority : the politics of Stuart family images / Jonathan Goldberg -- The absent mother in King Lear / Coppélia Kahn -- Prospero's wife / Stephen Orgel -- A midsummer night's dream and the shaping fantasies of Elizabethan culture : gender, power, form / Louis A. Montrose -- Puritanism and Maenadism in A mask / Richard Halpern -- Dalila's house : Samson agonistes and the sexual division of labor / John Guillory -- Patriarchal territiories : the body enclosed / Peter Stallybrass -- Part 2. The rhetorics of marginalization : consequences of patriarchy -- The other and the same : the image of the hermaphrodite in Rabelais / Carla Freccero -- Usurpation, seduction, and the problematics of the proper : a "deconstructive," "feminist" rereading of the seduction of Richard and Anne in Shakespeare's Richard III / Marguerite Waller -- The beauty of woman : problems in the rhetoric of Renaissance portraiture / Elizabeth Cropper -- Spinsters and seamstresses : women in cloth and clothing production / Merry E. Wiesner -- A woman's place was in the home : women's work in Renaissance Tuscany / Judith C. Brown -- Part 3. The works of women : some exceptions to the rule of patriarchy -- Catherine de' Medici as Artemisia : figuring the powerful widow / Sheila Ffoliott -- Feminism and the humanists : the case for Sir Thomas Elyot's Defense of good women / Constance Jordan -- Singing unsung heroines : androgynous discourse in Book 3 of The faerie queen / Lauren Silberman -- Stella's wit : Penelope Rich as reader of Sidney's sonnets / Clark Hulse -- Gender vs. sex difference in Louise Lab̌'s grammar of love / François Rigolot -- City women and their audiences : Louise Labé and Veronica Franko / Ann Rosalind Jones.
Summary Juxtaposing the insights of feminism with those of marxism, psychoanalysis, and deconstruction, this unique collection creates new common ground for women's studies and Renaissance studies. An outstanding array of scholars--literary critics, art critics, and historians--reexamines the role of women and their relations with men during the Renaissance. In the process, the contributors enrich the emerging languages of and about women, gender, and sexual difference. Throughout, the essays focus on the structures of Renaissance patriarchy that organized power relations both in the state and in the family. They explore the major conequences of patriarchy for women--their marginalization and lack of identity and power--and the ways in which individual women or groups of women broke, or in some cases deliberately circumvented, the rules that defined them as a secondary sex. Topics covered include representations of women in literature and art, the actual work done by women both inside and outside of the home, and the writings of women themselves. In analyzing the rhetorical strategies that "marginalized" historical and fictional women, these essays counter scholarly and critical traditions that continue to exhibit patriarchal biases. -- Back cover.
Subject Sex role -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Women -- Europe -- History -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- Congresses.
Patriarchy -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Sex role in literature -- Congresses.
European literature -- Renaissance. (OCoLC)fst01710967
Patriarchy. (OCoLC)fst01055082
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Sex role in literature. (OCoLC)fst01114649
Women -- Renaissance. (OCoLC)fst01906677
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Geschlechterrolle (DE-588)4071776-8
Europa (DE-588)1114854468
Kongress (DE-588)4130470-6
Sexisme -- Renaissance.
Discrimination sexuelle -- Renaissance.
Patriarcat (sociologie) -- Renaissance -- Congrès.
Femmes -- Dans la littérature -- Congrès.
Beauté féminine (esthétique) -- Renaissance -- Congrès.
Femmes -- Europe -- Histoire -- Renaissance -- Congrès.
Rôle selon le sexe -- Renaissance -- Congrès.
Femmes -- Conditions sociales -- Renaissance -- Congrès.
Littérature européenne -- Renaissance -- Histoire et critique.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1450-1600.
1450 - 1600
Geschichte 1450-1600.
Indexed Term Sex role -- Europe -- History -- Congresses
Women -- Europe -- History -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -Congresses
Patriarchy -- Europe -- History -- Congresses
European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- History and criticism -- Congresses
Sex role in literature -- Congresses
Genre/Form Kongress -- New Haven (Conn.) -- 1982.
Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Konferenzschrift -- 1982 -- New Haven Conn. (DE-588)1071861417
Conference papers and proceedings.
New Haven (Conn., 1982)
Added Author Ferguson, Margaret W., 1948-
Quilligan, Maureen, 1944-
Vickers, Nancy J.
Added Title Discourses of sexual difference in early modern Europe
ISBN 0226243141 (pbk.)
9780226243146 (pbk.)
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