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Feminism and Renaissance Studies


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Notes of Contributors Lorna Hutson: Introduction I. Humanism after Feminism 1: Joan Kelly: Did Women Have a Renaissance? 2: Lisa Jardine: Women Humanists: Education for What? 3: Lorna Hutson: The Housewife and the Humanists 4: Stephanie Jed: The Tenth Muse: Gender, Rationality, and the Marketing of Knowledge II. Historicizing Femininity 5: Ian Maclean: Medicine, Anatomy, Physiology 6: Natalie Zemon Davis: Women on Top 7: Christiane Klapisch-Zuber: The 'Cruel Mother': Maternity, Widowhood, and Dowry in Florence in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries 8: Lyndal Roper: Witchcraft and Fantasy in Early Modern Germany III. Gender and Genre 9: Nancy J. Vickers: Diana Described: Scattered Woman and Scattered Rhyme 10: Patricia Parker: Literary Fat Ladies and the Generation of the Text 11: Victoria Kahn: Margaret Cavendish and the Romance of Contract 12: Ann Rosalind Jones: Surprising Fame: Renaissance Gender Ideologies and Women's Lyric IV. Women's Agency 13: Sharon Achinstein: Women on Top in the Pamphlet Literature of the English Revolution 14: Fredrika Jacobs: La Donnesca Mano ('The Womanly Hand') 15: Merry Wiesner: Guilds, Male Bonding and Women's Work in Early Modern Germany 16: Laura Gowing: Language, Power, and the Law: Women's Slander Litigation in Early Modern London 17: Tim Carter: Finding a Voice: Vittoria Archilei and the Florenine 'New Music' Bibliography Index

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Lorna Hutson is Professor of English Literature at the University of Hull. She is the author of Thomas Nashe in Context (1989), and The Userer's Daughter (1994).

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