Perspectives on Early Modern Women in Iberia and the Americas: Studies in Law, Society, Art and Literature in Honor of Anne J. Cruz

Perspectives on Early Modern Women in Iberia and the Americas: Studies in Law, Society, Art and Literature in Honor of Anne J. Cruz

  • Hardcover: 642 pages
  • Publisher: Escribana Books (November 20, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 194007536X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940075365
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches
  • Price $85
  • Paperback: 642 pages
  • Publisher: ESCRIBANA BOOKS (January 21, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1940075270
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940075273
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches
  • Price $65

 

This compilation of thirty-four articles written by renowned international specialists in Hispanic literature, history and culture gathers a variety of approaches to elucidate the lives, work and influence of women in early modern Iberia and the Americas. The volume honors Professor Anne J. Cruz, whose brilliant scholarship in historical gender and women’s studies and early modern Spanish literature has stimulated generations of Hispanists. The authors delve deeply into social and political history, law, literature and artistic representation to yield provocative and revisionist readings of real and fictional aristocrats, women religious, businesswomen, wives and mothers during the transition from the Middle Ages to the dawn of the modern age. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of the history and cultural productions by and about women in early modern Iberia and the New World.

CONTENTS

PART I. Enterprising Women: Correspondence, Testaments and Memoriales

El memorial autobiográfico de Beatriz Ramírez de Mendoza, Condesa de Castellar (1556-1626)

Nieves Baranda

The Count of Salinas and the Women in his Life

Trevor j. Dadson

Doña María de Ribera, Esposa de Hernando Dávalos:otra dama en el entorno de Garcilaso

Carmen Vaquero

Inca Garcilaso’s Mother: Agency and Authority In Royal Commentaries

Raquel Chang-Rodríguez

La marquesa de Campolattaro y el virrey Osuna: Los diarios de Zazzera y otros rastros sobre su escandalosa relación

Encarnación Sánchez García

A Public Household: Hipòlita Roís de Liori, Networking and (Text)Tile Business in Sixteenth-Century Catalonia and Valencia

Montserrat Pérez-Toribio

Female Agency and Daily Life in Early Colonial Florida’s Ciudad Letrada

Yolanda Gamboa

PART II: The Construction of Marriage in Fiction and the Law

Women’s Status, Family Systems, and Marriage in a Time of Economic Crisis: Cuenca, 1500-1650

Sara T. Nalle

Dorotea’s Dilemma: The Stable Marriage Problem in Don Quixote

Ricardo Castells

In Praise of Lupe Bruce R. Burningham Twisting the Trope: Refashioning the Work of Wedlock in Baroque Spanish Women’s Writings

Shifra Armon

Political Realities and Fictional Surrogates in María de Zayas’s Mal Presagio Casar Lejos

Elizabeth Teresa Howe

PART III. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood

Mujer-águila, polvo espiritado y un conejo boca arriba: oraciones y conjuros para el parto en el México pre-hispánico y colonial

Viviana Díaz Balsera

Abortion, Illicit Sex, and Social Control in the Courts of Early Modern Spain

Edward Behrend-Martínez

Illness and Pregnancy: Female Agency in Lope de Vega’s El acero de Madrid

Jelena Sánchez

Becoming a Legend: Cornelia Africana from Learned Roman Matron to Custodian of the Family Jewels

Emilie L. Bergmann  

Puta la madre, puta la hija y puta la manta que las cobija’: El legado de la madre en la picaresca femenina

Enriqueta Zafra

PART IV. Gendering Religious Voices

Forma, reforma y neorreforma: texto, contexto y neotexto en Moradas del Castillo Interior

Martha García

Another Side of Beatas: Their Testimony During Inquisitorial Visits

William P. Childers

Telling a Father’s Life: John of the Cross’s Female Biographers

Darcy Donahue

‘Así como lo pintan por acá’: iconografía contrarreformista en las Vidas de monjas

Mercedes Alcalá Galán

Josefa em Óbidos: Mistress of the Cascais Santa Teresa Series

Jean Andrews

Friends in High Places: The Correspondence of Felipe IV and Sor María de Ágreda

Rosilie Hernández

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sor Filotea de la Cruz, and the Construction of Clerical Masculinity in Colonial Mexico

Stephanie Kirk

Aristocrat and Mystic: Writing the Material in Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza

Mary E. Barnard

PART V. Cultural (Con)texts and Literary (Mis)Representations

Send in the Nuns: Jousting Sisters in a Late Medieval Spanish Poem

Ronald E. Surtz

De Solís a Lobo: la mujer en la poesía bajobarroca

Pedro Ruiz Pérez

¿Libertades de Maga? Urganda y las dos Felicias

J. Ignacio Díez

Renegadas in Early Modern Spanish Literature

Steven Hutchinson

‘A Spanish Ottoman’: Cervantes’s Play on Hybridity in La gran sultana doña Catalina de Oviedo

Diana De Armas Wilson

Drawing Leocadia in Cervantes’s La fuerza de la sangre: Woman, Saint, Hortus Conclusus and Mater Dolorosa

Frederick A. De Armas

Voice in Context: Writing Women in Early Modern Spain

Edward H. Friedman

Feliciana Enríquez de Guzmán, una dramaturga barroca seducida por los libros de caballerías

Mª Carmen Marín Pina

‘Cubriendo y velando en la primera hoja’: Antonio León Pinelo y los contextos culturales de Velos antiguos i modernos (1641)

Laura Bass y Carmen Peraita     

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