Performing Maternity in Early Modern England

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Kathryn M. Moncrief, Kathryn Read McPherson
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - History - 247 pages
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The essays here share a common concern with exploring maternity's cultural representation, performative aspects and practical consequences in the period from 1540-1690. They look at how early modern texts depict fertility, conception, delivery and gendered constructions of maternity.
 

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Contents

The Politics of Pregnancy
17
Adultery and Superfetation
45
Deceptive Maternities and the Failure of New Comedy
59
Maternity in A Woman Killed with Kindness
73
Birth and Womens Mysteries on the Early Modern Stage
87
Disciplining the Mother in SeventeenthCentury English Puritanism
101
Male Mothering and The Tempest
115
Maternity and Child Loss in Stuart Womens Diaries
171
Murder as Birth in Macbeth
197
Tamburlaines Domestic Threat
211
Selected Bibliography
239
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Kathryn M. Moncrief is Associate Professor of English at Washington College, Maryland, USA. Kathryn R. McPherson is Associate Professor of English at Utah Valley State College, USA.

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