Political Rhetoric, Power, And Renaissance Women / Edition 1

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This book deals with women in political power during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Catherine de Medici, Mary II) and about the gender-based stereotypes that were produced rhetorically about them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791425466
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/17/1995
  • Series: SUNY Series in Speech Communication
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations


1. Politics, Women's Voices, and the Renaissance: Questions and Context
Carole Levin and Patricia A. Sullivan

2. Christine de Pizan's Cite des Dames and Tresor de la Cite: Toward a Feminist Scriptural Practice
Daniel Kempton

3. Conflicting Rhetoric about Tudor Women: The Example of Queen Anne Boleyn
Retha Warnicke

4. Elizabeth I--Always Her Own Free Woman
Ilona Bell

5. The Fictional Families of Elizabeth I
Lena Cowen Orlin

6. Dutifully Defending Elizabeth: Lord Henry Howard and the Question of Queenship

Dennis Moore

7. The Blood-Stained Hands of Catherine de Medicis
Elaine Kruse

8. Expert Witnesses and Secret Subjects: Anne Askew's Examinations and Renaissance Self-Incrimination
Elizabeth Mazzola

9. Mary Baynton and Anne Burnell: Madness and Rhetoric in Two Tudor Family Romances
Carole Levin

10. Queenship in Shakespeare's Henry VIII: The Issue of Issue
Jo Eldridge Carney

11. Reform or Rebellion?: The Limits of Female Authority in Elizabeth Cary's The History of the Life, Reign, and Death of Edward II
Gwynne Kennedy

12. Wits, Whigs, and Women: Domestic Politics as Anti-Whig Rhetoric in Aphra Behn's Town Comedies
Arlen Feldwick

13. Queen Mary II: Image and Substance During the Glorious Revolution
W. M. Spellman

14. The Politics of Renaissance Rhetorical Theory by Women
Jane Donawerth

15. Women and Political Communication: From the Margins to the Center
Patricia A. Sullivan and Carole Levin

Notes on Contributors


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