Attending to Early Modern Women

Susan D. Amussen and Adele Seeff, eds. Newark: University of Delaware Press; London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1998. 323 pages, index.

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This volume addresses fundamental issues currently shaping scholarly discourse in the field of early modern women's studies: understanding women's voices, texts, and images; exploring the extent to which women were marginalized by their sex and how other affiliations, such as occupation, class, or religion, affected their marginalization; and finally, developing classroom strategies for expanding traditional conceptions of canon, sources, disciplines, genres, and periodization.


  • Susan D. Amussen and Adele Seeff, "Introduction"
  • Natalie Zemon Davis, "Displacing and Displeasing: Writing About Women in the Early Modern Period"
  • Josephine Roberts, "The Phallacies of Authorship: Reconstructing the Texts of Early Modern Women Writers"
  • Mary Elizabeth Perry, "Weaving the Clio and Moriscas of Early Modern Spain"
  • Corine Schleif, "The Roles of Women in Challenging the Canon of 'Great Master' Art History"
  • Diane Wolfthal, "Women's Community and Male Spies: Erhard Schön's How Seven Women Complain about their Worthless Husbands"
  • Ann Rosalind Jones, "Apostrophes to Cities: Urban Rhetorics in Isabella Whitney and Moderata Fonte"
  • Catharine Randall, "Positioning Herself: A Renaissance-Reformation Diptych"
  • David Underdown, "Yellow Ruffs and Poisoned Possets: Placing Women in Early Stuart Political Debate"
  • Jane Donawerth, "Changing Our Originary Stories: Renaissance Women on Education and Conversation as a Model for Our Classrooms"
  • Sheila ffolliott, "Putting Women into the Picture: Gender and Art History in the Classroom"
  • Merry Wiesner-Hanks, "The Hubris of Writing Surveys, or a Feminist Confronts the Textbook