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Ventriloquized voices : feminist theory and English Renaissance texts, Elizabeth D. Harvey

Label
Ventriloquized voices : feminist theory and English Renaissance texts
Title
Ventriloquized voices
Title remainder
feminist theory and English Renaissance texts
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth D. Harvey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ventriloquized Voices is a fascinating examination of the appropriation of the feminine voice by male authors. In a historical and theoretical study of English texts of the early modern period, Elizabeth D. Harvey looks at the transvestism at work in texts which purport to be by women but which are in fact written by men. The crossing of gender in these ventriloquized works illuminates the discourses of patronage, medicine, madness and eroticism in English Renaissance society, revealing as it does the construction of sexuality, gender identity, and power. The author brilliantly juxtaposes such canonical works as John Donne's Anniversaries and Spenser's Faerie Queene with pamphlets on transvestism, midwifery books, and treatises on gynecology and hysteria. By interrogating the fashioning of gender within a broad range of Renaissance culture, Ventriloquized Voices investigates not only the relationship between men, women and language, but also crucial twentieth-century feminist debates such as essentialism and the female voice. This is a powerful and original work. It will be of vital interest to scholars and students of the Renaissance, as well as a wide range of feminist readers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harvey, Elizabeth D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Women
  • English literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • Point of view (Literature)
  • Sex role in literature
  • Authorship
Label
Ventriloquized voices : feminist theory and English Renaissance texts, Elizabeth D. Harvey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Travesties of voice: cross-dressing the tongue -- Folly and hysteria: duplicaties of speech -- Matrix as metaphor: midwifery and the conception of voice -- Ventriloquizing Sappho, or the lesbian muse
Control code
25369920
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 173 pages
Isbn
9780415067324
Lccn
92004510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1492529
Label
Ventriloquized voices : feminist theory and English Renaissance texts, Elizabeth D. Harvey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Travesties of voice: cross-dressing the tongue -- Folly and hysteria: duplicaties of speech -- Matrix as metaphor: midwifery and the conception of voice -- Ventriloquizing Sappho, or the lesbian muse
Control code
25369920
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 173 pages
Isbn
9780415067324
Lccn
92004510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1492529

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