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Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women / Edition 1

Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9780791425466
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 08/17/1995
Series: SUNY series in Communication Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

At State University of New York College at New Paltz, Carole Levin is Professor of History. Levin is also the author of The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power; Heroic and Villainous Images of King John; as well as the coeditor of Ambiguous Realities: Women in the Middle Ages and Renaissance and Sexuality and Politics in Renaissance Drama.

At State University of New York College at New Paltz, Patricia A. Sullivan is Assistant Professor of Communication.

Table of Contents

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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

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