Attending to Women in Early Modern England

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Betty Travitsky, Adele F. Seeff
Associated University Presse, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 382 pages
Seeff in collaboration with a national committee of scholars, the book focuses on the interdisciplinary study of women in early modern England, addressing such areas of scholarly concern as what new research concepts can guide scholarship on early modern women? How were the public and private identities of these women constructed? What were the similarities between visible and invisible women in early modern England? How can - and should - studies on early modern women transform the classroom?
 

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Contents

Introduction
13
Reconstructing the Lives of Aristocratic Englishwomen
35
The Case of Elizabeth I
64
Attending to Early Modern Women in an Interdisciplinary Way
96
Workshop Summaries 18
103
The Scholar of Womens History as Penelope among Her Suitors
123
Parental Death in Tudor and Stuart England
147
Public Testimony of Their Godly Example and Leadership
168
High ArtLow Art in the Imagery of Early Modern Europe
241
Attending to Literacy
265
Visible Women Invisible Women
280
Ownership of the Canon
301
Responses to a Pedagogy Survey
319
Be Bold Be Bold Be Not Too Bold
336
A Script and Its Evolution
343
Contributors
356

Private Lives Public Performance and Rites of Passage
187
Structuring Public and Private Selves
198
Gender Class and the Exceptional Woman in Early Modern England
219

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