The Usurer's Daughter: Male Friendship and Fictions of Women in 16th Century England

The Usurer's Daughter: Male Friendship and Fictions of Women in 16th Century England

by Lorna Hutson

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The Usurer's Daughter: Male Friendship and Fictions of Women in 16th Century England by Lorna Hutson

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: 9781134715787
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/31/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 308
File size: 421 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Signs of Friendship

PART I: MENTAL HUSBANDRY

1. The Housewife and the Humanists

2. Economies of Friendships: The Textuality of Amicitia

PART II: ANXIETIES OF TEXTUAL ACCESS

3. From

Errant Knight to Prudent Captain: Masculinity and "Romantic" Fiction

4. Usurer's Daughter and Prodigal Sons: The Gendered Plot of Authorship in the 1570s

PART III: THE THEATRE OF CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE

5. Household Stuff: Terence in the

Reformation

6. Why Do Shakespeare's Women Have "Characters"?: Error, Credit and Sex in The Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrew

Conclusion: Shylock: Why this Usurer has a Daughter

classical and continental as well as English texts, the book reveals the importance of women's representation to the project of sixteenth-century humanism (Cahiers Elizabethains)

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