By Sara D. Luttfring
This quantity examines early sleek representations of women’s reproductive wisdom via new readings of performs, titanic beginning pamphlets, clinical treatises, courtroom documents, histories, and extra, that are frequently interpreted as depicting woman reproductive our bodies as passive, silenced gadgets of male regulate and critique. Luttfring argues in its place that those texts signify ladies workout epistemological keep an eye on over replica in the course of the tales they inform approximately their our bodies and the methods they act those tales out, combining speech and actual functionality into what Luttfring calls 'bodily narratives.' the facility of those physically narratives extends past wisdom of person our bodies to incorporate the ways in which women’s tales approximately copy form the patriarchal identities of fathers, husbands, and kings. within the well known print and theater of early sleek England, women’s our bodies, women’s speech, and particularly women’s speech approximately their our bodies practice socially constitutive paintings: developing legible narratives of lineage and inheritance; making and unmaking political alliances; shaping neighborhood economies; and defining/delimiting male socio-political authority in clinical, royal, familial, judicial, and monetary contexts. This publication joins transforming into serious dialogue of the way lady reproductive our bodies have been used to symbolize socio-political matters and should be of curiosity to scholars and students operating in early smooth literature and tradition, women’s historical past, and the historical past of medicine.
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Bodies, Speech, and Reproductive Knowledge in Early Modern England (Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture) by Sara D. Luttfring