Abstract

Gender Matters opens the debate concerning violence in literature and the arts beyond a single national tradition and engages with multivalent aspects of both female and male gender constructs, mapping them onto depictions of violence. By defining a tight thematic focus and yet offering a broad disciplinary scope for inquiry, the present volume brings together a wide range of scholarly papers investigating a cohesive topic—gendered violence—from the perspectives of French, German, Italian, Spanish, English, and Japanese literature, history, musicology, art history, and cultural studies. It interrogates the intersection of gender and violence in the early modern period, cutting across national traditions, genres, media, and disciplines. By engaging several levels of discourse, the volume advances a holistic approach to understanding gendered violence in the early modern world. The convergence of discourses concerning literature, the arts, emerging print technologies, social and legal norms, and textual and visual practices leverages a more complex understanding of gender in this period. Through the unifying lens of gender and violence the contributions to this volume comprehensively address a wide scope of diverse issues, approaches, and geographies from late medieval Japan to the European Enlightenment. While the majority of essays focus on early modern Europe, they are broadly contextualized and informed by integrated critical approaches pertaining to issues of violence and gender.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherRodopi
Number of pages385
ISBN (Print)9789042037748
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Publication series

NameInternationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft
Volume169

Keywords

  • Gender and Sexuality Issues

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    Tears of the Muses: 1649 and the Lost Political Bodies of Royalist War Elegy

    Gray, C. E., Jan 2014, Gender Matters: Discourses of Violence in Early Modern Literature and the Arts. Wade, M. R. (ed.). New York: Rodopi, p. 133-154 (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft; vol. 169).

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    The Law Against Lovers: Dramatizing Civil Union in Restoration England

    Newcomb, L. H., 2014, Gender Matters: Discourses of Violence in Early Modern Literature and the Arts. Wade, M. R. (ed.). New York: Rodopi, p. 173-194 (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft Online; vol. 169).

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  • Violence, Gender, and the Construction of the Other in the Story of Inkle and Yarico

    Niekerk, C. H., 2014, Gender Matters: Discourses of Violence in Early Modern Literature and the Arts. Wade, M. R. (ed.). New York: Rodopi, p. 367-380 14 p.

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    Wade, M. R. (Ed.) (2014). Gender Matters: Discourses of Violence in Early Modern Literature and Arts. (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft; Vol. 169). Rodopi. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789401210232