Feminism and Renaissance Studies
Edited by Lorna Hutson
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Feminism and Renaissance Studies by Lorna Hutson
Book DescriptionOxford Readings in Feminism Series Editors: Teresa Brennan and Susan James Oxford Readings in Feminism provide accessible, one-volume guides to the very best in contemporary feminist thinking, assessing its impact and importance in key areas of study. Collected together by scholars of outstanding reputation in their field, the articles chosen represent the most important work on feminist issues, and concise, lively introductions to each volume crystallize the main lines of debate in the field. Ever since the publication of Joan Kellys Did Women have a Renaissance? in 1977, feminist historians and critics have been challenging the claims traditionally made for the liberating effects of the intellectual and artistic energies released by the European Renaissance. By analysing the work of gender in the evaluative languages of traditional Renaissance historiography, and by finding strategies for restoring the agency of women to the historical account, feminist scholars have helped to transform the object of Renaissance Studies across a range of disciplines. This collection brings together classic and more recent essays by feminist scholars in art, music, intellectual and social history, and the literature of the European vernaculars. It offers students and teachers a uniquely accessible introduction to the difference that academic feminism has made to the study of a period often claimed to be foundational to European modernity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198782438
(216mm x 137mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lorna Hutson
Circumstantial Shakespeare, Hardback (October 2015)
Contrary to the view that Shakespeare was careless with plot details, Circumstantial Shakespeare reveals how he actually used circumstance to imply offstage actions, times, and places in terms of the motives and desires of his characters, thus creating coherent dramatic worlds and a sense of the feelings of characters inhabiting them.
Open Subjects, Paperback (October 2012)
These original interpretations of Renaissance culture focus on the English Renaissance as well as attending to work in a range of vernacular languages and on tne reception and transformation of the Greco-Roman literary, political and intellectual heritage.
Friendship's Shadows, Hardback (August 2012)
These original interpretations of Renaissance culture focus on the English Renaissance as well as attending to work in a range of vernacular languages and on the reception and transformation of the Greco-Roman literary, political and intellectual heritage.
Invention of Suspicion, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Lorna Hutson
Lorna Hutson argues that changes in the English justice system in the sixteenth century towards greater participation (by JPs and jurors) had a decisive impact on English Renaissance drama. Her nuanced and closely researched book sheds new light on much of what we take for granted about character and plot in Shakespearean drama.
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Author Biography - Lorna Hutson
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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