The female tragic hero in English Renaissance drama

edited by Naomi Conn Liebler

This book constitutes a new direction for feminist studies in English Renaissance drama. While feminist scholars have long celebrated heroic females in comedies, many have overlooked female tragic heroism, reading it instead as evidence of pervasive misogyny on the part of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Displacing prevailing arguments of "victim feminism," the contributors to this volume engage a wide range of feminist theories, and argue that female protagonists in tragedies--Jocasta, Juliet, Cleopatra, Mariam, Webster's Duchess and White Devil, among others--are heroic in precisely the same ways as their more notorious masculine counterparts.

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  • Introduction: WonderWoman, or the Female Tragic Hero
  • N. Conn Liebler Euripides at Gray's Inn: Gascoigne and Kinwelmersh's Jocasta
  • R.S.Miola Visible Hecubas
  • J.Weil "Not Know Me Yet?": Looking at Cleopatra in Three Renaissance Tragedies
  • M.Still Dixon The Heroic Tragedy of Cleopatra, the "Prostitute Queen"
  • K.Stanton Female Heroism in Heywood's Tragic Farce of Adultery: A Woman Killed with Kindness
  • Vroom As if a man should spit against the wind
  • M.Orkin Queen of Apricots: The Duchess of Malfi, Hero of Desire
  • L.Woodbridge The "Morris Witch" in The Witch of Edmonton
  • L.Denker & L.Maguire Sex and the Female Tragic Hero
  • J.Addison Roberts

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書名 The female tragic hero in English Renaissance drama
著作者等 Liebler Naomi Conn
出版元 Palgrave
刊行年月 2002
版表示 1st ed
ページ数 x, 242 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0312220596
NCID BA63978583
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国