Writing Women s History Since the Renaissance

Writing Women's History since the Renaissance also examines the relationship between women's history and the development of feminist consciousness, suggesting that the study of history has alerted women to their unequal status and enabled ...

Author: Mary Spongberg

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9780333726686

Category: History

Page: 308

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The complaint of Catherine Morland in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, that history has 'hardly any women at all' is not an uncommon one. Yet there is evidence to suggest that women have engaged in historical writing since ancient times. This study traces the history of women's historical writing, reclaiming the lives of individual women historians, recovering women's historical writings from the past and focusing on how gender has shaped the genre of history. Mary Spongberg brings together for the first time an extensive survey of the progress of women's historical writing from the Renaissance to the present, demonstrating the continuities between women's historical writings in the past and the development of a distinctly woman-centred historiography. Writing Women's History since the Renaissance also examines the relationship between women's history and the development of feminist consciousness, suggesting that the study of history has alerted women to their unequal status and enabled them to use history to achieve women's rights. Whether feminist or anti-feminist, women who have had their historical writings published have served as role models for women seeking a voice in the public sphere and have been instrumental in encouraging the growth of a feminist discourse.

Writing Women s History

Feminist historians countered this by writing history from a woman-centred perspective. This history takes nothing about women's past for granted and treats the status quo at any period as something to be questioned and subjected to ...

Author: Karen M. Offen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349215126

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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Five essays address such themes as the relationship between feminist history and women's history, the use of the concept of "experience", the development of the history of gender, demographic history and women's history and the importance of post-structuralism to women's history.

Writing Women s History Since the Renaissance

Despite the explosion of interest in women's history during the 1970s, only two articles were published that focused on ... Feminist Studies, 3, 1 (1975–76): 169–83 and Natalie Zemon Davis, 'Gender and Genre: Women as Historical Writers ...

Author: Mary Spongberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350317505

Category: History

Page: 308

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The complaint of Catherine Morland in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, that history has 'hardly any women at all' is not an uncommon one. Yet there is evidence to suggest that women have engaged in historical writing since ancient times. This study traces the history of women's historical writing, reclaiming the lives of individual women historians, recovering women's historical writings from the past and focusing on how gender has shaped the genre of history. Mary Spongberg brings together for the first time an extensive survey of the progress of women's historical writing from the Renaissance to the present, demonstrating the continuities between women's historical writings in the past and the development of a distinctly woman-centred historiography. Writing Women's History since the Renaissance also examines the relationship between women's history and the development of feminist consciousness, suggesting that the study of history has alerted women to their unequal status and enabled them to use history to achieve women's rights. Whether feminist or anti-feminist, women who have had their historical writings published have served as role models for women seeking a voice in the public sphere and have been instrumental in encouraging the growth of a feminist discourse.

Companion to Women s Historical Writing

She then set about undermining the representation of women found in what she saw very much as the masculine historical tradition and to write books that established a tradition of woman-centred historical writing and inaugurated the ...

Author: M. Spongberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349724680

Category: Psychology

Page: 712

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This A-Z reference work provides the first comprehensive reference guide to the wide range of historical writing with which women have been involved, particularly since the Renaissance. The Companion covers biographical writing, travelogue and historical fictions, broadening the concept of history to include the forms of writing with which women have historically engaged. The focus is on women writing in English internationally, but historical and historiographical traditions from beyond the English-speaking world are also examined. Brief biographies of individual writers are included.

Journal of Women s History Guide to Periodical Literature

This volume is drawn from more than 750 journals and includes material published from 1980 through 1990. There are forty subject categories and numerous subcategories.

Author: Gayle V. Fischer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253207207

Category: Reference

Page: 501

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"Gayle V. Fischer has produced a terrifically useful volume that no research library should be without." —The Journal of American History "... an indispensable resource to finding material on women's history throughout the world." —Journal of World History "... the work is recommended for its currency, depth of coverage, and scope." —Ethnic Forum As part of its mission to disseminate feminist scholarship and serve as the journal of record for the new area of women's history, the ÂJournal of Women's History began a compilation of periodical literature dealing with women's history. This volume is drawn from more than 750 journals and includes material published from 1980 through 1990. There are forty subject categories and numerous subcategories. The guide lists more than 5,500 articles; all are extensively cross-listed.

Writing Gender History

Highly accessibly but also encouraging new debate, this book provides students with a comprehensive understanding of gender history, as well as its possible future.

Author: Laura Lee Downs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 0340975164

Category: History

Page: 256

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How has feminist scholarship changed history? Writing Gender History explores the evolution of historical writing about women and gender from the 1930s until the early twenty-first century. With chapters on the history of Europe, the USA, colonial India and Africa, the discussion moves from women's history to gender history, and then to poststructuralist challenges to that history. This revised edition includes an exciting new chapter looking at recent scholarship on race, gender and sexuality in colonial and transnational history, and on the history of the body. Highly accessibly but also encouraging new debate, this book provides students with a comprehensive understanding of gender history, as well as its possible future.

Clio s Daughters

They discover new texts and methodologies, exploring nineteenth-century British women's historiography, their writing of history, often through unexpected sources not previously regarded as historical venues: journalism, travel writing, ...

Author: Lynette Felber

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0874139813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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They discover new texts and methodologies, exploring nineteenth-century British women's historiography, their writing of history, often through unexpected sources not previously regarded as historical venues: journalism, travel writing, architectural preservation, and costume balls."--BOOK JACKET.

Ariadne s Thread

Anonym: Historia von D. Johann Fausten 1587 erscheint anonym im Verlag des Frankfurter Druckers Johann Spies die Geschichte von Johann Georg Faust, die die Hauptquelle der späteren Faustdichtung werden wird.

Author: Margaret MacCurtain

Publisher: Arlen House

ISBN: IND:30000122557386

Category: History

Page: 400

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Anonym: Historia von D. Johann Fausten 1587 erscheint anonym im Verlag des Frankfurter Druckers Johann Spies die Geschichte von Johann Georg Faust, die die Hauptquelle der späteren Faustdichtung werden wird. Edition Holzinger. Taschenbuch Berliner Ausgabe, 2013 Vollständiger, durchgesehener Neusatz bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael Holzinger Erstdruck: Frankfurt am Main (Johann Spies) 1587. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Historia von D. Johann Fausten, dem weitbeschreyten Zauberer unnd Schwartzkünstler. In: Das Volksbuch vom Doctor Faust. Nach der ersten Augabe, 1587, herausgegeben von Robert Petsch, Zweite Auflage, Halle a.d.S.: Niemeyer, 1911. Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Faust und Margarethe. Öl auf Holz. Unten rechts signiert: J. Tissot. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 10 pt.

Women s History in Global Perspective

This second volume is concerned with issues that have shaped the history of women in particular places and during particular eras.

Author: Bonnie G. Smith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252029976

Category: History

Page: 312

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This second volume is concerned with issues that have shaped the history of women in particular places and during particular eras. It examines women in ancient civilisations, including women in China, Japan and Korea, women and gender in South Asia and Latin America, medieval women, and the history of women in the US until 1865.

The History of British Women s Writing 1880 1920

This book tracks the period's new social phenomena and unfolds its distinctively modern modes of writing. It provides expert introductions amid new insights into women’s writing throughout the United Kingdom and around the globe.

Author: Holly A. Laird

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137393793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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The ranks of English women writers rose steeply in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, contributing to the era’s revolutionary social movements as well as to transforming literary genres in prose and poetry. The phenomena of ‘the new’ — ‘New Women’, ‘New Unionism’, ‘New Imperialism’, ‘New Ethics’, ‘New Critics’, ‘New Journalism’, ‘New Man’ — are this moment’s touchstones. This book tracks the period's new social phenomena and unfolds its distinctively modern modes of writing. It provides expert introductions amid new insights into women’s writing throughout the United Kingdom and around the globe.

Women s History at the Cutting Edge

The articles collected here are inspired by these questions, previously posed by Karen Offen and Chen Yan to an international group of historians.

Author: Autori Vari

Publisher: Viella Libreria Editrice

ISBN: 9788833139074

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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What have the achievements of Women’s and Gender History, as a field of study, been in Italy? To what extent has it succeeded in making women’s history an integral part of academic enquiry rather than an optional specialist area? What impact has the study of manhood and masculinities had on our understanding of women’s lives? What is the relationship between gender studies and new critical histories of colonialism and empire, contact zones, cross-cultural encounters and racialisation? How is new work on cultural geography and spatial categories impacting our historical understandings of bodily differences? The articles collected here are inspired by these questions, previously posed by Karen Offen and Chen Yan to an international group of historians. They discuss several critical themes, including: the challenges the field has experienced in the Italian institutional context and which it continues to face today; how we can move the conversation beyond Italy and Europe to other international arenas; and how to expand the research on topics like the history of masculinities, gay and lesbian studies, colonial studies, and global history.

History Matters

A new manifesto, History Matters engages forthrightly with the challenges faced by feminist historians today.

Author: Judith M. Bennett

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812239466

Category: History

Page: 214

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Written for everyone interested in women's and gender history, History Matters reaffirms the importance to feminist theory and activism of long-term historical perspectives. Judith M. Bennett, who has been commenting on developments in women's and gender history since the 1980s, argues that the achievement of a more feminist future relies on a rich, plausible, and well-informed knowledge of the past, and she asks her readers to consider what sorts of feminist history can best advance the struggles of the twenty-first century. Bennett takes as her central problem the growing chasm between feminism and history. Closely allied in the 1970s, each has now moved away from the other. Seeking to narrow this gap, Bennett proposes that feminist historians turn their attention to the intellectual challenges posed by the persistence of patriarchy. She posits a "patriarchal equilibrium" whereby, despite many changes in women's experiences over past centuries, women's status vis-à-vis that of men has remained remarkably unchanged. Although, for example, women today find employment in occupations unimaginable to medieval women, medieval and modern women have both encountered the same wage gap, earning on average only three-fourths of the wages earned by men. Bennett argues that the theoretical challenge posed by this patriarchal equilibrium will be best met by long-term historical perspectives that reach back well before the modern era. In chapters focused on women's work and lesbian sexuality, Bennett demonstrates the contemporary relevance of the distant past to feminist theory and politics. She concludes with a chapter that adds a new twist—the challenges of textbooks and classrooms—to viewing women's history from a distance and with feminist intent. A new manifesto, History Matters engages forthrightly with the challenges faced by feminist historians today. It argues for the radical potential of a history that is focused on feminist issues, aware of the distant past, attentive to continuities over time, and alert to the workings of patriarchal power.

History of Scottish Women s Writing

a Scottish women's history remains at a pioneering stage . This tends to create a focus on basic research which may well have been likely to be present anyway given the strength of the empirical tradition in Scottish historical studies ...

Author: Douglas Gifford

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748672660

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 752

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This is the first comprehensive critical analysis of Scottish women's writing from its recoverable beginnings to the present day. Essays cover individual writers - such as Margaret Oliphant, Nan Shepherd, Muriel Spark and Liz Lochhead - as well as groups of writers or kinds of writing - such as women poets and dramatists, or Gaelic writing and the legacy of the Kailyard. In addition to poetry, drama and fiction, a varied body of non-fiction writing is also covered, including diaries, memoirs, biography and autobiography, didactic and polemic writing, and popular and periodical writing for and by women.

Current Issues in Women s History

International Conference on Women's History Arina Angerman, Geerte Binnema, Annemieke Keunen, Vefie Poels, Jacqueline Zirkzee ... so she did have some connection with the outside world which gave her inspiration for historical writing.

Author: International Conference on Women's History

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415623865

Category: History

Page: 340

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This lively collection of essays, originally published in 1989, illustrated recent developments in the area, with chapters by contributors from many different countries and disciplines. Asking new questions and using sources in a challenging way, the contributors reflect 1980s debates about politics and academic research in women’s studies. They cover a wide range of topics, dealing for example with opportunities and obstacles for women within male-defined power-structures and institutions such as science, religious communities, and ancient Roman industry. They discuss feminists and feminist movements, analyse the utterances of women and men in medieval literature and in defamation cases, and give insights into the ways femaleness and femininity are given meaning. The essays on theory deal with such important issues as women’s historiography, and androcentrism and ethnocentrism in history.

Writing Women s Literary History

This metaphor of the female literary family is frequently found in studies of women's literary history . Moers's landmark study of nineteenth - century women writers makes use of this image of the literary community as a family of women ...

Author: Margaret J. M. Ezell

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080185508X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Ezell critically examines these successful women's literary histories and applies to them the same self-conscious feminism that critics have applied to more traditional methods. Drawing both on French feminisms and on recent historicist scholarship, Ezell points us to new possibilities for the recovery of early modern women's literary history. By championing the recovery of "lost" women writers and insisting on reevaluating the past, women's studies and feminist theory have effected dramatic changes in the ways English literary history is written and taught. In Writing Women's Literary History, Margaret Ezell critically examines these successful women's literary histories and applies to them the same self-conscious feminism that critics have applied to more traditional methods. According to Ezell, by relying not only on past male scholarship but also on inherited notions of "tradition," some feminist historicists replicate the evolutionary, narrative model of history that originally marginalized women who wrote before 1700. Drawing both on French feminisms and on recent historicist scholarship, Ezell points us to new possibilities for the recovery of early modern women's literary history.

The History of Southern Women s Literature

This teeming volume validates the deep contributions and pleasures of an impressive body of writing and marks a major achievement in women’s and literary studies.

Author: Carolyn Perry

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807127531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 689

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Many of America’s foremost, and most beloved, authors are also southern and female: Mary Chesnut, Kate Chopin, Ellen Glasgow, Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, and Lee Smith, to name several. Designating a writer as “southern” if her work reflects the region’s grip on her life, Carolyn Perry and Mary Louise Weaks have produced an invaluable guide to the richly diverse and enduring tradition of southern women’s literature. Their comprehensive history—the first of its kind in a relatively young field—extends from the pioneer woman to the career woman, embracing black and white, poor and privileged, urban and Appalachian perspectives and experiences. The History of Southern Women’s Literature allows readers both to explore individual authors and to follow the developing arc of various genres across time. Conduct books and slave narratives; Civil War diaries and letters; the antebellum, postbellum, and modern novel; autobiography and memoirs; poetry; magazine and newspaper writing—these and more receive close attention. Over seventy contributors are represented here, and their essays discuss a wealth of women’s issues from four centuries: race, urbanization, and feminism; the myth of southern womanhood; preset images and assigned social roles—from the belle to the mammy—and real life behind the facade of meeting others’ expectations; poverty and the labor movement; responses to Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the influence of Gone with the Wind. The history of southern women’s literature tells, ultimately, the story of the search for freedom within an “insidious tradition,” to quote Ellen Glasgow. This teeming volume validates the deep contributions and pleasures of an impressive body of writing and marks a major achievement in women’s and literary studies.