Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

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Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetry
Edited by Unn Falkeid, Stockholm University, Sweden and Aileen A. Feng, University of Arizona, USA

Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetry

Despite the status of Gaspara Stampa (1523-1554) as one of the greatest and most creative poets and musicians of the Italian Renaissance, scholarship on Stampa has been surprisingly scarce and unsystematic. In this volume, scholars from various disciplines employ contrasting methodologies to explore different aspects of Stampa’s work. The volume presents a rich introduction to, and interdisciplinary investigation of, Gaspara Stampa’s impact on Renaissance ...

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Men and Women Making Friends in Early Modern France
Edited by Lewis Seifert, Brown University, USA and Rebecca Wilkin, Pacific Lutheran University, USA

Men and Women Making Friends in Early Modern France

These essays tell the story of the declining intelligibility of classical models of (male) friendship and of the rising prominence of women as potential friends. Contributors reveal how men and women fashioned gendered selves, and also circumvented gender norms through concrete friendship practices. By showing that the benefits and the risks of friendship are magnified when gender roles and relations are unsettled, the volume highlights the relevance ...

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Baptist Women’s Writings in Revolutionary Culture, 1640-1680
Rachel Adcock, Keele University, UK

Baptist Women’s Writings in Revolutionary Culture, 1640-1680

Baptist Women’s Writings in Revolutionary Culture, 1640-1680 explores how female Baptists played a crucial role in the group’s formation and growth during the 1640s and 50s by contributing to Baptist theology and politics, and evangelising their followers. Adcock considers and analyses writings by little-studied Baptist as well as separatist women writers, to challenge the assumption that because Baptist women were prevented from speaking in individual ...

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Menstruation and Procreation in Early Modern France
Menstruation and Procreation in Early Modern France
Cathy McClive, Durham University, UK

Menstruation and Procreation in Early Modern France

Early modern bodies, particularly menstruating and pregnant bodies, were not stable signifiers. Menstruation and Procreation in Early Modern France presents the first full-length discussion of menstruation and its uncertain connections with embodied sex, gender and reproduction in early modern France. It destabilizes long-standing assumptions about the ‘gendering’ of menstruation and raises important questions about the nature of historical evidence ...

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Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women
Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women
Elizabeth Teresa Howe, Tufts University, USA

Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women

Women’s life writing in general has too often been ignored, dismissed, or relegated to a separate category in those few studies of the genre that include it. The present work addresses these issues and offers a countervailing argument that focuses on the contributions of women writers to the study of autobiography in Spanish during the early modern period, both in Spain and in Mexico.

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Gender and Song in Early Modern England
Gender and Song in Early Modern England
Edited by Leslie C. Dunn, Vassar College, USA and Katherine R. Larson, University of Toronto, Canada

Gender and Song in Early Modern England

Innovative and collaborative in its approach, this volume engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In its attention to the gendering of song and the gendered processes and spaces of song's circulation and reception, it interrogates the literary and cultural significance of song for early modern readers, performers and audiences.

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Representing Judith in Early Modern French Literature
Representing Judith in Early Modern French Literature
Kathleen M. Llewellyn, Saint Louis University, USA

Representing Judith in Early Modern French Literature

The first full length study to focus on Judith in early modern French literature, this book breaks new ground in its focus on adaptations of the Bible’s Old Testament Book of Judith across a range of early modern French literary genres. It provides a deeper understanding of early modern ideas regarding the role of women, the use of exemplary stories in preaching and teaching, theories of vision, and the importance of community in Renaissance France.

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The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France
The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France
Domna C. Stanton, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France

Women Writ, Women Writing

The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France adds a new dimension to the field of early modern French literary and cultural studies by incorporating dynamic, shifting notions of gender and engaging with contemporary critical theory in an effort to gauge the specifics of textual conformity and resistance to norms. This book emphasizes the ...

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