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Maids and mistresses, cousins and queens [electronic resource] : women's alliances in early modern England / edited by Susan Frye, Karen Robertson.

Contributor(s): Frye, Susan, 1952- | Robertson, Karen, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 350 p.).ISBN: 1423759850 (electronic bk.); 9781423759850 (electronic bk.); 1602562393; 9781602562394; 1280470437; 9781280470431.Subject(s): Women -- England -- History | Women -- Social networks -- England | Female friendship -- England | Women and literature -- England | Women in literature | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies | Vrouwen | Interpersoonlijke relaties | Soziales Netzwerk | Zwischenmenschliche Beziehung | Freundschaft | Literatur | Frau | Atlanta <Ga., 1993> | Englisch | EnglandGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Maids and mistresses, cousins and queens.DDC classification: 305.4/0942 Other classification: 15.70 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Maidservants of London : sisterhoods of kinship and labor / Ann Rosalind Jones -- Women, work, and plays in an English medieval town / Mary Wack -- Women's networks and the female vagrant : a hard case / Jodi Mikalachki -- "No good thing ever comes out of it" : male expectation and female alliance in Dekker and Webster's Westward ho / Simon Morgan-Russell -- "P[ar]cell of murdereing bitches" : female relationships in an eighteenth-century slaveholding household / Kathleen M. Brown -- Appropriation of pleasure in The magnetic lady / Helen Ostovich -- Female alliance and the construction of homoeroticism in As you like it and Twelfth night / Jessica Tvordi -- "Companion me with my mistress" : Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, and their waiting women / Elizabeth A. Brown -- Tracing women's connections from a letter by Elizabeth Ralegh / Karen Robertson -- Sewing connections : Elizabeth Tudor, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth Talbot, and seventeenth-century anonymous needleworkers / Susan Frye -- "Faire Eliza's Chaine" : two female writers' literary links to Queen Elizabeth I / Lisa Gim -- Mary Ward's "Jesuitresses" and the construction of a typological community / Lowell Gallagher -- Dearth of the author : anonymity's allies and Swetnam the woman-hater / Valerie Wayne -- Erotics of female friendship in early modern England / Harriette Andreadis -- Alliance and exile : Aphra Behn's racial identity / Margo Hendricks -- Aemilia Lanyer and the invention of white womanhood / Barbara Bowen.
Summary: These essays consider women's alliances in early modern England, ranging over a variety of communities and classes of women to explore the traces of women's connections. The essays, combining literary and historical methods and materials, are informed by feminism, queer theory, and studies of race.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-341) and index.

Maidservants of London : sisterhoods of kinship and labor / Ann Rosalind Jones -- Women, work, and plays in an English medieval town / Mary Wack -- Women's networks and the female vagrant : a hard case / Jodi Mikalachki -- "No good thing ever comes out of it" : male expectation and female alliance in Dekker and Webster's Westward ho / Simon Morgan-Russell -- "P[ar]cell of murdereing bitches" : female relationships in an eighteenth-century slaveholding household / Kathleen M. Brown -- Appropriation of pleasure in The magnetic lady / Helen Ostovich -- Female alliance and the construction of homoeroticism in As you like it and Twelfth night / Jessica Tvordi -- "Companion me with my mistress" : Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, and their waiting women / Elizabeth A. Brown -- Tracing women's connections from a letter by Elizabeth Ralegh / Karen Robertson -- Sewing connections : Elizabeth Tudor, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth Talbot, and seventeenth-century anonymous needleworkers / Susan Frye -- "Faire Eliza's Chaine" : two female writers' literary links to Queen Elizabeth I / Lisa Gim -- Mary Ward's "Jesuitresses" and the construction of a typological community / Lowell Gallagher -- Dearth of the author : anonymity's allies and Swetnam the woman-hater / Valerie Wayne -- Erotics of female friendship in early modern England / Harriette Andreadis -- Alliance and exile : Aphra Behn's racial identity / Margo Hendricks -- Aemilia Lanyer and the invention of white womanhood / Barbara Bowen.

These essays consider women's alliances in early modern England, ranging over a variety of communities and classes of women to explore the traces of women's connections. The essays, combining literary and historical methods and materials, are informed by feminism, queer theory, and studies of race.

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