The Resource Words like daggers : violent female speech in early modern England, Kirilka Stavreva

Words like daggers : violent female speech in early modern England, Kirilka Stavreva

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Words like daggers : violent female speech in early modern England
Title
Words like daggers
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violent female speech in early modern England
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Kirilka Stavreva
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Language
eng
Summary
"Dramatic and documentary narratives about aggressive and garrulous women often cast such women as reckless and ultimately unsuccessful usurpers of cultural authority. Contending narratives, however, sometimes within the same texts, point to the effective subversion and undoing of the normative restrictions of social and gender hierarchies. Words Like Daggers explores the scolding invectives, malevolent curses, and ecstatic prophesies of early modern women as attested to in legal documents, letters, self-narratives, popular pamphlets, ballads, and dramas of the era. Examining the framing and performance of violent female speech between the 1590s and the 1660s, Kirilka Stavreva dismantles the myth of the silent and obedient women who allegedly populated early modern England. Blending gender theory with detailed historical analysis, Words Like Daggers asserts the power of women's language--the power to subvert binaries and destabilize social hierarchies, particularly those of gender, in the early modern era. In the process Stavreva reconstructs the speech acts of individual contentious women, such as the scold Janet Dalton, the witch Alice Samuel, and the Quaker Elizabeth Stirredge. Because the dramatic potential of women's powerful rhetorical performances was recognized not only by victims and witnesses of individual violent speech acts but also by theater professionals, Stavreva also focuses on how the stage, arguably the most influential cultural institution of the Renaissance era, orchestrated and aestheticized women's fighting words and, in so doing, showcased and augmented their cultural significance. "--
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Stavreva, Kirilka
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index present
LC call number
PR428.W63
LC item number
S73 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Early modern cultural studies
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  • English literature
  • Women
  • Language and languages in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Women in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • English literature
  • Language and languages in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Women
  • England
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Words like daggers : violent female speech in early modern England, Kirilka Stavreva
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780803286597
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1d9jsfj
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896826751
  • (OCoLC)ocn896826751
Label
Words like daggers : violent female speech in early modern England, Kirilka Stavreva
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803286597
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1d9jsfj
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896826751
  • (OCoLC)ocn896826751

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