Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens

Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens : Women's Alliances in Early Modern England

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This collection of sixteen essays considers evidence for the array of women's alliances in early modern England. The inclusions range over a variety of communities-cities, households, and court-and consider classes of women from vagabonds to queens to explore the traces of women's connections. These clear and lively interdisciplinary essays, combining literary and historical methods and materials, are informed by feminism, queer theory, and studies of race in the early modern period.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 147.3 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 544.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 halftones, 1 line drawing
  • 0195117352
  • 9780195117356

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This book represents a valuable collection of studies on early modern women's collectives both real and imagined. * Sixteenth Century Journal * An exciting edition to the burgeoning field of collection of essays in this area. * Years Work in English Studies * Occasionally one comes across a well-written and carefully argued interpretation of Shakespeare's drama that prompts a major reconsideration of the evidence. Jessica Tvordi's 'Female Alliance and the Construction of Homoeroticism in As You Like It and Twelfth Night' in Frye and Robertson, eds., Maids and Mistresses is one such article ... this essay remains a must-read for anyone interested in the circulation of sexual desire in Shakespeare's comedies. * Years Work in English Studies *show more

About Susan Frye

Karen Robertson is Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at Vassar College. She co-edited a previous collection of feminist essays, Sexuality and Politics in Renaissance Drama (1991), as well as an edition of an early revenge play, John Pikering's Horestes (1996). Susan Frye is Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Wyoming. She is the author of Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation (OUP, 1993) and is now working on a new book, Women's Work and Women's Writing.show more

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