Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Materializing Gender in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Materializing Gender in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

£21.99

Part of Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Author: Will Fisher, Lehman College, City University of New York
  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521144728

£ 21.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Through examining some of the everyday items that helped establish a person's masculinity or femininity, this book offers a new analysis of gender identity in early modern English literature and culture. Individual chapters focus on items such as codpieces, handkerchiefs, beards, and hair. Fisher argues that these seemingly peripheral parts were in fact constitutive, and consequently that early modern gender was materialized through a relatively wide range of parts or features, and that it was also often conceptualized as being malleable. The book deliberately brings together sexual characteristics (beard growth and hair length) and gendered accessories (codpieces and handkerchiefs) in order to explore the limitations of using the modern conceptual distinction between sex and gender to understand early modern ideas about masculinity and femininity. Materializing Gender engages with a range of historical materials including drama, poetry, portraiture, medical texts, and polemical tracts, and a range of theoretical issues.

    • Analysis of the construction of gender through bodily elements and clothing in the early modern period
    • Engages with a range of historical materials and theoretical issues, including feminist theorizations of gender formation
    • Includes close readings of literary and theatrical texts
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521144728
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Prosthetic gender in early modern England
    1. That Shakespearean rag: handkerchiefs and femininity
    2. 'That codpiece ago': codpieces and masculinity in early modern England
    3. 'His Majesty the beard': beards and masculinity
    4. 'The ornament of their sex': hair and gender
    Conclusion: detachable parts and the individual.

  • Author

    Will Fisher, Lehman College, City University of New York

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon
×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×