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Rape and the rise of the author : gendering intention in early modern England, Amy Greenstadt

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Rape and the rise of the author : gendering intention in early modern England
Title
Rape and the rise of the author
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gendering intention in early modern England
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Amy Greenstadt
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Language
eng
Summary
Contending that early modern fictional portrayals of sexual violence identify the position of the author with that of the chaste woman threatened with rape, Amy Greenstadt challenges the prevalent scholarly view that this period's concept of 'The Author' was inherently masculine. Instead, she argues, the analogy between rape and writing centrally informed ideas of literary intention that emerged during the English Renaissance. Analyzing works by Milton, Sidney, Shakespeare and Cavendish, Greenstadt shows how the figure of 'The Author' - and by extension ideas of the modern individual--derived from a paradigm of female virtue and vulnerability. This volume supplements the growing body of studies that address the relationship between early modern textual representation and notions of gender and sexuality; it also adds a new dimension in considering the wider origins of modern concepts of selfhood and individual rights. --
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Greenstadt, Amy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women and gender in the early modern world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Rape in literature
  • Rape
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Individuation (Philosophy) in literature
  • Intention in literature
  • Point of view (Literature)
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Rape and the rise of the author : gendering intention in early modern England, Amy Greenstadt
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface; Introduction: questionable intentions; Sidney's ravishment; Shakespeare's chaste will; Milton's inapprehensible song; Cavendish's willing subjects; Works cited; Index
Control code
ocn311310046
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 187 pages
Isbn
9780754662747
Lccn
2009006764
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)311310046
Label
Rape and the rise of the author : gendering intention in early modern England, Amy Greenstadt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface; Introduction: questionable intentions; Sidney's ravishment; Shakespeare's chaste will; Milton's inapprehensible song; Cavendish's willing subjects; Works cited; Index
Control code
ocn311310046
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 187 pages
Isbn
9780754662747
Lccn
2009006764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)311310046

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