The Currency Of Eros

Overview

"Professor Jones’ book uniquely fills a huge hole in gender studies in the Renaissance. Its easy clarity of argument, its scrupulous care for detail, its just plain good story telling, and its theoretical sophistication make it an obvious candidate for the status of standard work." —Maureen Quilligan

".. full of fine insights... a fine addition to a growing body of work on Renaissance women writers." —Renaissance Quarterly

"In this forceful and perceptive study... Jones has fused gyno- and gender criticism superbly and produced one of the most

... See more details below
Hardcover (Replica)
$29.95
BN.com price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (19) from $2.71   
  • New (7) from $16.79   
  • Used (12) from $2.71   
Sending request ...

Overview

"Professor Jones’ book uniquely fills a huge hole in gender studies in the Renaissance. Its easy clarity of argument, its scrupulous care for detail, its just plain good story telling, and its theoretical sophistication make it an obvious candidate for the status of standard work." —Maureen Quilligan

".. full of fine insights... a fine addition to a growing body of work on Renaissance women writers." —Renaissance Quarterly

"In this forceful and perceptive study... Jones has fused gyno- and gender criticism superbly and produced one of the most important works on the European renaissance lyric in this decade." —L'Esprit Créateur

"... this absorbing study encourages (re)reading, reflection, and debate on the texts in question, and revitalizes and reorients the reader’s understanding of the function and potential of early modern love lyric."—French Studies

"... an intelligent, persuasive work... " —Italica

"... is richly suggestive of the range and variety of women's writing in the early modern period... " —Review of English Studies

The Currency of Eros examines women's love lyrics in Renaissance Europe as strategic responses to two cultural systems: early modern gender ideologies and male-authored literary conventions.

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253331496
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1990
  • Series: Women of Letters Series
  • Edition description: Replica
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Imitation, Negotiation, Appropriation

One The Mirror, the Distaff, the Pen: The Ideological Climate of Women’s Love Poetry

Two Writing to Live: Pedagogical Poetics in Isabella Whitney and Catherine des Roches

Three The Poetics of Group Identity: Self-Commemoration through Dialogue in Pernette du Guillet and Tullia d’Aragona

Four Feminine Pastoral as Heroic Martyrdom: Gaspara Stampa and Mary Wroth

Five Eros Equalized: Literary Cross-Dressing and the Defense of Women in Louise Labe and Veronica Franco

Notes
Bibliography
Index

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)