Gender and Representations of the Female Subject in Early Modern England

Creating Their Own Meanings

  • Akiko Kusunoki

Part of the Palgrave Shakespeare Studies book series (PASHST)

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This book examines the interactions between social assumptions about womanhood and women's actual voices represented in plays and writings by authors of both genders in Jacobean England, placing the special emphasis on Lady Mary Wroth.


self selfhood autonomy female agency Mary Wroth Urania Love's Victory romance Shakespeare Jonson Philip Sidney William Herbert Swetnam Chamberlain pastoral Webster Marston Elizabeth Cary Anne Clifford Mary Sidney Herbert England gender Ideologie William Shakespeare women

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  • Akiko Kusunoki
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokyo Woman’s Christian UniversityJapan

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