Renaissance Fantasies: The Gendering of Aesthetics in Early Modern Fiction

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Kent State University Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 214 pages
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Explores why some early modern writers put their masculine literary authority at risk by writing from the perspective of femininity and effeminacy. The text argues that such work promoted alternatives to the dominant patriarchal aesthetics by celebrating unruly female and effeminate male bodies.

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Sidney Nashe Anger and the Renaissance Aesthetics of Effeminacy
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Etienne Pasquiers Rewriting of
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Astrophil and Stella and
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Maria Teresa Micaela Prendergast is currently teaching at the College of Wooster.

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