The Usurer's Daughter: Male Friendship and Fiction of Women in Sixteenth Century England

The Usurer's Daughter: Male Friendship and Fiction of Women in Sixteenth Century England

by Lorna Hutson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415162610

ISBN-13: 9780415162616

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In a bold and brilliantly persuasive series of moves, Lorna Hutson draws upon new historicist and feminist theories to examine closely Renaissance literature and the cultural impact of the humanist project.
The Usurer's Daughter:

• provides startling new readings of Shakespeare

• takes an entirely new approach to classical scholarship

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Overview

In a bold and brilliantly persuasive series of moves, Lorna Hutson draws upon new historicist and feminist theories to examine closely Renaissance literature and the cultural impact of the humanist project.
The Usurer's Daughter:

• provides startling new readings of Shakespeare

• takes an entirely new approach to classical scholarship

• focuses attention on the central importance of the history of the representation of women

• illuminates how social relations between men were textualised during the early modern period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415162616
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on transcriptions, references and abbreviations
Introduction: The signs of friendship1
Pt. IMental husbandry15
1The Housewife and the Humanists17
2Economies of Friendship: The textuality of amicitia52
Pt. IIAnxieties of textual access87
3From Errant Knight to Prudent Captain: Masculinity and 'romantic' fiction91
4Usurers' Daughters and Prodigal Sons: The gendered plot of authorship in the 1570s115
Pt. IIIThe theatre of clandestine marriage153
5Household Stuff: Terence in the Reformation163
6Why Do Shakespeare's Women Have 'Characters'? Error, credit and sex in The Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrew188
Conclusion: Shylock: Why this usurer has a daughter224
Notes239
Primary sources274
Secondary sources280
Index289

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