Figuring Modesty in Feminist Discourse Across the Americas, 1633-1700

Figuring Modesty in Feminist Discourse Across the Americas, 1633-1700

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Inventive in its approach, this study offers fresh readings of the arguments and practices of four seventeenth-century Euro-American women: Anne Bradstreet, Anne Hutchinson, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Marie de l'Incarnation. Tamara Harvey offers a new way to think of corporeality as a device in literary and religious expressions of modesty by women, and explores how these women engaged in ongoing religious, political, scientific and social debates of the time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409475057
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Series: Women and Gender in the Early Modern World
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Tamara Harvey is Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University, USA

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: Modesty's charge: feminist functionalism and 17th-century feminist theory; 'Now sisters ... impart your usefulnesse, and force': Anne Bradstreet's feminist functionalism; 'Cuerpo luminoso': body and soul in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz's Promero Sueño; 'I doe not thinke the body that dyes shall rise agayne': Anne Hutchinson's mortalism as feminist functionalism; Femmes fortes: mysticism and the female apostolate of Marie de l'Incarnation; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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