The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence by Jennifer Higginbotham, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

by Jennifer Higginbotham
     
 

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The first sustained study of girls and girlhood in early modern literature and culture. Jennifer Higginbotham makes a persuasive case for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system. She challenges the widespread assumption that the category of the 'girl' played little or no role in the construction of gender in early modern

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The first sustained study of girls and girlhood in early modern literature and culture. Jennifer Higginbotham makes a persuasive case for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system. She challenges the widespread assumption that the category of the 'girl' played little or no role in the construction of gender in early modern English culture. And she demonstrates that girl characters appeared in a variety of texts, from female infants in Shakespeare's late romances to little children in Tudor interludes to adult 'roaring girls' in city comedies. This monograph provides the first book-length study of the way the literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries constructed the category of the 'girl'.

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"Remarkable ... I admire the depth and breadth of Higginbotham's argument, and the wonderful attention to sources from the worlds of medicine, theater, poetry, and pedagogy." — Elizabeth Mazzola, CUNY, City College, iRenaissance Quarterlyr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748655908
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Jennifer Higginbotham is Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University

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