Gender and Power in the Renaissance
This seminar explored aspects of the explicit and symbolic relationships between gender and power in the Renaissance as expressed in works of political philosophy and educational theory, plays and advice manuals, and more traditional documents. Along with these original sources, participants read a selection of secondary commentaries, mostly articles, by historians of women, femniist literary critics, and theorists of gender. All required reading were in English, but participants were also encouraged to read more deeply on specific topics from the Newberry’s extensive holdings of original works by and about women in both English and other major European languages.
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