Writing Women s History Since the Renaissance

Writing Women's History since the Renaissance also examines the relationship between women's history and the development of feminist consciousness, suggesting that the study of history has alerted women to their unequal status and enabled ...

Writing Women s History Since the Renaissance

Author: Mary Spongberg

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230203078

Page: 320

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The complaint of Catherine Morland in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, that history has 'hardly any women at all' is not an uncommon one. Yet there is evidence to suggest that women have engaged in historical writing since ancient times. This study traces the history of women's historical writing, reclaiming the lives of individual women historians, recovering women's historical writings from the past and focusing on how gender has shaped the genre of history. Mary Spongberg brings together for the first time an extensive survey of the progress of women's historical writing from the Renaissance to the present, demonstrating the continuities between women's historical writings in the past and the development of a distinctly woman-centred historiography. Writing Women's History since the Renaissance also examines the relationship between women's history and the development of feminist consciousness, suggesting that the study of history has alerted women to their unequal status and enabled them to use history to achieve women's rights. Whether feminist or anti-feminist, women who have had their historical writings published have served as role models for women seeking a voice in the public sphere and have been instrumental in encouraging the growth of a feminist discourse.

Writing Women s History

Five essays address such themes as the relationship between feminist history and women's history, the use of the concept of "experience", the development of the history of gender, demographic history and women's history and the importance ...

Writing Women   s History

Author: Karen M. Offen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349215120

Page: 552

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Five essays address such themes as the relationship between feminist history and women's history, the use of the concept of "experience", the development of the history of gender, demographic history and women's history and the importance of post-structuralism to women's history.

Writing Women s Lives

Writing Women s Lives

Author: Susan Corey

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN:

Page: 352

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The 69 selections in this volume are for the most part the voices of women who saw themselves not as inhabiting a separate and enclosed sphere but as coworkers, often but not always in specialized female tasks, in a common enterprise: tending fields, raising children, coping with the stresses of wartime. Some of the women here have written and acted demanding full partnership in the social institutions that they were expected to sustain mostly as subordinates. Together, the entries give a rich depiction of an American womanhood that, even when perceived by husbands, politicians, and scholars as the other, was a participant in a history committed, at least in theory, to equality.

Women s History in Global Perspective

Regional and global perspectives from the finest writers on women's history

Women s History in Global Perspective

Author: Bonnie G. Smith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252029905

Page: 280

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The American Historical Association's Committee on Women Historians commissioned some of the pioneering figures in women's history to prepare essays in their respective areas of expertise. This volume, the third in a series of three, collects their efforts. The first volume of the series deals with the broad themes necessary to understanding women's history around the world. As a counterpoint, Volume 2 is concerned with issues that have shaped the history of women in particular places and during particular eras. Similarly, Volume 3 also discusses current trends in gender and women's history from a regional perspective. It includes essays on sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, early and modern Europe, Russian and the Soviet Union, Latin American, and North America after 1865. Its contributors include Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Nikki R. Keddie, Barbara Engel, Asunción Lavrin, Ellen Dubois, and Judith P. Zinsser writing with Bonnie S. Anderson. Incorporating essays from top scholars ranging over an abundance of regions, dates, and methodologies, the three volumes of Women's History in Global Perspective constitute an invaluable resource for anyone interested in a comprehensive overview on the latest in feminist scholarship.

U S History as Women s History

This outstanding collection of fifteen original essays represents innovative work by some of the most influential scholars in the field of women's history.

U S  History as Women s History

Author: Linda K. Kerber

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807844953

Page: 477

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This outstanding collection of fifteen original essays represents innovative work by some of the most influential scholars in the field of women's history. Covering a broad sweep of history from colonial to contemporary times and ranging over the fields o

Native Women s History in Eastern North America Before 1900

This collection offers guidelines for extracting valuable information from such diverse sources and assessing the significance of such variables as religious affiliation, changes in women?s power after colonization, connections between ...

Native Women s History in Eastern North America Before 1900

Author: Rebecca Kugel

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803227795

Page: 467

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How can we learn more about Native women?s lives in North America in earlier centuries? This question is answered by this landmark anthology, an essential guide to the significance, experiences, and histories of Native women. Sixteen classic essays?plus new commentary?many by the original authors?describe a broad range of research methods and sources offering insight into the lives of Native American women. The authors explain the use of letters and diaries, memoirs and autobiographies, newspaper accounts and ethnographies, census data and legal documents. This collection offers guidelines for extracting valuable information from such diverse sources and assessing the significance of such variables as religious affiliation, changes in women?s power after colonization, connections between economics and gender, and representations (and misrepresentations) of Native women. ø Indispensable to anyone interested in exploring the role of gender in Native American history or in emphasizing Native women?s experiences within the context of women?s history, this anthology helps restore the historical reality of Native women and is essential to an understanding of North American history.

Current Issues in Women s History

This lively collection of essays, originally published in 1989, illustrated recent developments in the area, with chapters by contributors from many different countries and disciplines.

Current Issues in Women s History

Author: International Conference on Women's History

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415623863

Page: 340

View: 974

This lively collection of essays, originally published in 1989, illustrated recent developments in the area, with chapters by contributors from many different countries and disciplines. Asking new questions and using sources in a challenging way, the contributors reflect 1980s debates about politics and academic research in women’s studies. They cover a wide range of topics, dealing for example with opportunities and obstacles for women within male-defined power-structures and institutions such as science, religious communities, and ancient Roman industry. They discuss feminists and feminist movements, analyse the utterances of women and men in medieval literature and in defamation cases, and give insights into the ways femaleness and femininity are given meaning. The essays on theory deal with such important issues as women’s historiography, and androcentrism and ethnocentrism in history.

Writing Women s History

These essays together demonstrate that the power of imagination and scholarly courage manifested in Scott's and other early American women historians' work has blossomed into a gracious plentitude.

Writing Women s History

Author: Elizabeth Anne Payne

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781617038280

Page: 240

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Essays on how women's history is written in the wake of The Southern Lady

Writing Women s Literary History

In Writing Women's Literary History, Margaret Ezell critically examines these successful women's literary histories and applies to them the same self-conscious feminism that critics have applied to more traditional methods.

Writing Women s Literary History

Author: Margaret J. M. Ezell

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801855085

Page: 216

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By championing the recovery of "lost" women writers and insisting on reevaluating the past, women's studies and feminist theory have effected dramatic changes in the ways English literary history is written and taught. In Writing Women's Literary History, Margaret Ezell critically examines these successful women's literary histories and applies to them the same self-conscious feminism that critics have applied to more traditional methods. According to Ezell, by relying not only on past male scholarship but also on inherited notions of "tradition," some feminist historicists replicate the evolutionary, narrative model of history that originally marginalized women who wrote before 1700. Drawing both on French feminisms and on recent historicist scholarship, Ezell points us to new possibilities for the recovery of early modern women's literary history.

Women and Literary History

"The essays provide new research into women's literary history from the late seventeenth century to the Modernist period covering topics such as women's science and anti-slavery writing, midwifery, women and the novel, and lesbian literary ...

Women and Literary History

Author: Katherine Binhammer

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874138245

Page: 247

View: 998

"The essays provide new research into women's literary history from the late seventeenth century to the Modernist period covering topics such as women's science and anti-slavery writing, midwifery, women and the novel, and lesbian literary history. Essays discuss the writing of Jane Sharp, Jane Barker, Anne Finch, Aphra Behn, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Harriet Jacob, Phebe Lankester, Pauline Johnson, May Sinclair, Amy Levy, Edith Ellis, and Amy Wilson Carmichael."--BOOK JACKET.

Feminist History in Canada

This volume showcases the work of scholars who draw on critical race theory, postcolonial theory, and transnational history to re-examine familiar topics such as biography and oral history, paid and unpaid work, marriage and family, and ...

Feminist History in Canada

Author: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of History Nancy Janovicek

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774826215

Page: 290

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In the late 1970s, feminists urged us to "rethink" Canada by placing women's experiences at the centre of historical analysis. Forty years later, women's and gender historians continue to take up the challenge, not only to interrogate the idea of nation but also to place their work in a global perspective. This volume showcases the work of scholars who draw on critical race theory, postcolonial theory, and transnational history to re-examine familiar topics such as biography and oral history, paid and unpaid work, marriage and family, and women's political action. Taken together, these exciting new essays demonstrate the continued relevance of history informed by feminist perspectives.

The Irish Women s History Reader

An exciting collection of essays revealing the tremendous diversity of women's experiences in Ireland's past. For the first time, this unique book draws together key articles published in the field over the last two decades.

The Irish Women s History Reader

Author: Alan Hayes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415199148

Page: 242

View: 512

An exciting collection of essays revealing the tremendous diversity of women's experiences in Ireland's past. For the first time, this unique book draws together key articles published in the field over the last two decades.

Gender Genre and Victorian Historical Writing

In its exploration of these changes and their implications, Gender and Victorian Historical Writing revises standard assumptions about Victorian ideas of history, finding an awareness of and experimentation with gender and genre that ...

Gender  Genre  and Victorian Historical Writing

Author: Rohan Amanda Maitzen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815328971

Page: 229

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This important interdisciplinary study traces transformations in Victorial historical writing that made possible new ways of thinking about and representing women in history. Combining literary history with cultural studies and feminist historiography, it examines a wide array of essays and reviews from Victorian periodicals to provide the terms and context for innovative readings of George Eliot's novels Romola and Middlemarch and of a range of nineteenth-century historical works, including works by and about women that are discussed extensively here for the first time. The blurring of boundaries between historical and fictional narratives, stimulated by the enormous success of Walter Scott's novels, and the development of social history are shown to have been key factors in an uneven, controversial, but persistent feminization of history, the first because of the longstanding association of novels with women the second because social history focuses on the private sphere, traditionally women's domain. Along with the appearance of numerous historical texts written by women and taking women as their subjects, these developments challenged conventional beliefs about historical authority and relevance that had long relegated women to the margins, both literally and metaphorically. In its exploration of these changes and their implications, Gender and Victorian Historical Writing revises standard assumptions about Victorian ideas of history, finding an awareness of and experimentation with gender and genre that prefigure theoretical and scholarly concerns in contemporary women's history.

Narrating Women s History in Britain 1770 1902

By tracing women's history across multiple genres from the Enlightenment to the late nineteenth century, Burstein shows that there was no easily identifiable 'tradition' of women's history, although many writers of the time attempted to ...

Narrating Women s History in Britain  1770 1902

Author: Miriam Elizabeth Burstein

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN:

Page: 220

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Quite the contrary: it was an integral part of popular historical thinking, and its protean nature allowed it to be appropriated and practiced by everyone from evangelicals to radical suffragists. Many writers used women's history to define the meaning of both modernity and historical consciousness itself. Novelists in particular found that women's history served as a convenient shorthand for theorizing and representing historical change, but at the same time they also revealed its internal tensions. By tracing women's history across multiple genres from the Enlightenment to the late nineteenth century, Burstein shows that there was no easily identifiable 'tradition' of women's history, although many writers of the time attempted to construct one (as many still try today).

Comparative Women s History

This book gives new insight into how to write comparative women's history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume emphasizes the virtues of such research, but it also recognizes the methodological difficulties.

Comparative Women s History

Author: Professor William J Galush

Publisher: East European Monographs

ISBN:

Page: 185

View: 759

This book gives new insight into how to write comparative women's history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume emphasizes the virtues of such research, but it also recognizes the methodological difficulties. The contributors have published widely and are well known experts in the field.

A History of Armenian Women s Writing 1880 1922

The volume focuses on six Armenian women writers-Srpouhi Dussap, Sibyl, Mariam Khatisian, Marie Beylerian, Shushanik Kurghinian and Zabel Yesayian and these authors' novels, short stories, poems and essays.

A History of Armenian Women s Writing  1880 1922

Author: Victoria Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press

ISBN: 1904303234

Page: 301

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A History of Armenian Women's Writing: 1880-1921 introduces the reader to the wealth and diversity of women's writing in Armenian in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The volume focuses on six Armenian women writers-Srpouhi Dussap, Sibyl, Mariam Khatisian, Marie Beylerian, Shushanik Kurghinian and Zabel Yesayian and these authors' novels, short stories, poems and essays. The study contends that Western and Eastern Armenian women writers, while not displaying a uniformity of opinion and vision, nevertheless found inspiration in the activism, writings and arguments of one another and form a literary genealogy of women's writing in Armenian.The study has several objectives. For general readers and those interested primarily in the historical account it provides a chronological description of the formative period of modern Armenian women's writing beginning in 1880 with the publication of a series of articles on women's education and employment by Srpouhi Dussap and concludes with the physical dislocations and psychological traumas of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 and the fall of the first independent Republic of Armenia in 1921. On another level the book concentrates on disentangling the contemporaneous intellectual debates about Armenian women's proper sphere. The author argues that the role of the Armenian woman was central to debates about national identity, education, the family and society by Armenian writers and women writers sought to participate in and guide this discourse through literary texts.

A Woman in History

A compelling 1996 intellectual biography of Eileen Power, a major British historian who once ranked alongside Tawney, Trevelyan and Toynbee.

A Woman in History

Author: Maxine Berg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521568524

Page: 292

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A compelling 1996 intellectual biography of Eileen Power, a major British historian who once ranked alongside Tawney, Trevelyan and Toynbee.