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

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
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Harvey, Elizabeth D
Index
index present
LC call number
PR418.W65
LC item number
H37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 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
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Femmes
  • Écrits d'hommes anglais
  • Féminisme et littérature
  • Féminisme et littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Art d'écrire
  • Point de vue (Littérature)
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • Rollen (sociale wetenschappen)
  • Vrouwen
  • Engels
  • Letterkunde
  • Literatur
  • Geschichte (1500-1650)
  • Feminismus
  • Literaturkritik
  • Engels
  • Letterkunde
  • Rollen (sociale wetenschappen)
  • Vrouwen
  • Englisch
Label
Ventriloquized voices : feminist theory and English Renaissance texts, Elizabeth D. Harvey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-168) and index
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 173 p.
Isbn
9780415067324
Lccn
92004510
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25369920
  • (OCoLC)ocm25369920
Label
Ventriloquized voices : feminist theory and English Renaissance texts, Elizabeth D. Harvey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-168) and index
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 173 p.
Isbn
9780415067324
Lccn
92004510
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25369920
  • (OCoLC)ocm25369920

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