Performing Maternity in Early Modern England

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Kathryn M. Moncrief, Kathryn Read McPherson
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 M01 1 - 247 páginas
The essays here share a common concern with exploring maternity's cultural representation, performative aspects and practical consequences in the period from 1540-1690. They look at how early modern texts depict fertility, conception, delivery and gendered constructions of maternity.

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Performances of Maternity
1
circa 1595
2
The Politics of Pregnancy
8
The Performance of Maternal Suffering
10
Adultery and Superfetation
45
Deceptive Maternities and the Failure of New Comedy
59
Maternity in A Woman Killed with Kindness
73
Birth and Womens Mysteries on the Early Modern Stage
87
Male Mothering and The Tempest
115
Courtesy of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster
144
Maternity and Child Loss in Stuart Womens Diaries
171
Murder as Birth in Macbeth
197
Tamburlaines Domestic Threat
211
The Merchant of Venice
225
Selected Bibliography
239
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Disciplining the Mother in SeventeenthCentury English Puritanism
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Kathryn M. Moncrief is Associate Professor of English at Washington College, Maryland, USA. Kathryn R. McPherson is Associate Professor of English at Utah Valley State College, USA.

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