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Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early Modern Europe (Women in Culture and Society)
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 cont ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 15th 1986 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published September 1st 1986)
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I find the opening essays, describing the dynamic between husband and wife, and the parallels that can be drawn between the nuclear family and the monarchy. There is something in the way a husband's authority is flexible and contingent that I find interesting in light of the more conventional ways that these dynamics play themselves out. The essays that touch solely on female image, or issues of female chastity, didn't feel as compelling to me. However, the essay by Chuck Hulse, reconfiguring th ...more