Gender and Representations of the Female Subject in Early Modern England : Creating Their Own Meanings

By: Kusunoki, AkikoMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPalgrave Shakespeare Studies: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: 1 online resource (227 p.)ISBN: 9781137558930Subject(s): English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism | English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Identity (Psychology) in literature | Women and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century | Women and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century | Women in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender and Representations of the Female Subject in Early Modern England : Creating Their Own MeaningsDDC classification: 820.9/352209032 LOC classification: PR428.W63 -- K88 2015ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Concepts of Womanhood in Early Modern England -- 1 Emerging New Attitudes towards Women in Early Jacobean England -- 2 Female Selfhood and Ideologies of Marriage in Early Jacobean Drama: The Duchess of Malfi and The Tragedy of Mariam -- 3 Lady Mary Wroth and Ideologies of Marriage in Late Jacobean England -- 4 Representing Elizabeth I in Jacobean England -- 5 Women and Publishing Their Works in the Late Jacobean Years -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: This book examines the interactions between social assumptions about womanhood and women's actual voices represented in plays and writings by authors of both genders in Jacobean England, placing the special emphasis on Lady Mary Wroth.
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Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Concepts of Womanhood in Early Modern England -- 1 Emerging New Attitudes towards Women in Early Jacobean England -- 2 Female Selfhood and Ideologies of Marriage in Early Jacobean Drama: The Duchess of Malfi and The Tragedy of Mariam -- 3 Lady Mary Wroth and Ideologies of Marriage in Late Jacobean England -- 4 Representing Elizabeth I in Jacobean England -- 5 Women and Publishing Their Works in the Late Jacobean Years -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

This book examines the interactions between social assumptions about womanhood and women's actual voices represented in plays and writings by authors of both genders in Jacobean England, placing the special emphasis on Lady Mary Wroth.

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Akiko Kusunoki is Emeritus Professor at Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan. She held the role of President of the Shakespeare Society of Japan, and is on the board of trustees of the International Shakespeare Association. She has published, both in Japanese and English, works on Shakespeare and women writers in early modern England.

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