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Where Are the Girls in English Renaissance Drama?

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter offers a literary history of the representation of female children in English Renaissance drama. The subversive potential of girlishness on the early modern stage became neutralised as ... More


Voicing Girlhood: Women's Life Writing and Narratives of Childhood

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the way early modern women represented their own girlhoods, raising questions about where and how girls spoke in early modern texts and what kinds of cultural work their ... More


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