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About this product
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication09/12/2015
- GenreLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleWomen and Gender in the Early Modern World
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 4 b&w illustrations
- Weight589 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byKaren Bamford,Naomi J. Miller
- Series Edited byProfessor Allyson M. Poska,Professor Abby Zanger
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction: maternal devices and desires in early modern romance, Karen Bamford. Part I Managing Maternity: While she was sleeping: Spenser's 'goodly storie' of Chrysogone, Susan C. Staub; Deferred motherhood in Spenser's Faerie Queene, Anne-Marie Strohman; 'She made her courtiers learned': Sir Philip Sidney, the Arcadia and his step-dame Elizabeth, Richard Wood; 'As like Hermione as her picture': the shadow of incest in The Winter's Tale, Diane Purkiss; Shakespeare's maternal transfigurations, Maria Del Sapio Garbero; 'It hath happened all as I would have had it': maternal desire in Shakespearean romances, Karen Bamford. Part II Voicing Maternity: Forcible love: performing maternity in Renaissance romance, Naomi J. Miller; 'Thus did he make her breeding his only business and employment': absent mothers and male mentors in Margaret Cavendish's romances', Marianne Micros; The maternal rejection of romance, Julie A. Eckerle. Afterword: untellable tales, Clare R. Kinney; Index.
- Author BiographyKaren Bamford is Professor of English at Mount Allison University, Canada, and author of Sexual Violence on the Jacobean Stage (2000). She is also co-editor of Approaches to Teaching English Renaissance Drama (2002); Oral Traditions and Gender in Early Modern Literary Texts (Ashgate, 2008); and Shakespeare's Comedies of Love: Essays in Honour of Alexander Leggatt (2008). Naomi J. Miller is Professor of English at Smith College, USA and author of Changing the Subject: Mary Wroth and Figurations of Gender in Early Modern England (1996). She is also the co-editor of Maternal Measures (Ashgate, 2000); Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World (Ashgate, 2006); Gender and Early Modern Constructions of Childhood (Ashgate, 2011) and Re-Reading Mary Wroth (2015).
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