VOLUME 8 (2013)

CONTENTS

 
INTRODUCTION
1

ESSAYS

 

Household Help: Early Modern Portraits of Female Servants
Diane Wolfthal

5

Theorizing Transatlantic Women’s Writing:
Imperial Crossings and the Production of Knowledge
Mónica Díaz and Stephanie Kirk

53

The Politics of Marriage in Carpaccio’s St. Ursula Cycle
Elizabeth Rodini

85

Isabeau of Bavaria, Anne of France, and the History of Female
Regency in France
Tracy Adams and Glenn Rechtschaffen

119

The Goddess Re-described: Louise Labé’s “Diana” and its Intertexts
Deborah Lesko Baker

149

Reimagining Paradise: The Politics of Form in Dorothy Calthorpe’s
Garden of Eden
Michelle M. Dowd

181
Gender and Civil War Politics in Margaret Cavendish’s “Assaulted
and Pursued Chastity”
Elizabeth Walters
207

FORUM
Revisiting Joan Kelly’s “Did Women Have a Renaissance?”

 

Foreword
Natalie Zemon Davis

241

“Did Women Have a Renaissance?”: A Medievalist Reads Joan Kelly
and Aemilia Lanyer 
Theresa Coletti

249

Did Children Have a Renaissance?
Kate Chedgzoy

261

Did Beguines Have a Late-Medieval Crisis?: Historical Models
and Historiographical Martyrs
Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

275

Elisabeth Parr’s Renaissance at the Mid-Tudor Court
Helen Graham-Matheson

289

Casting New Molds: The Duchess of Aveiro’s Global Colonial
Enterprise (1669–1715)       
Jeanne Gillespie

301

Women’s Black-Seal Letters in Sixteenth-Century Japan
Tomoko L. Kitagawa 

317

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

 

Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles,
and Other French National Collections

Norma Broude

329

TELEVISION SERIES REVIEWS

 

The Borgias: The Showtime Series
Margaret F. Rosenthal

341

Isabel: The Televisión Española Series
Barbara F. Weissberger

349
The Tudors: The Showtime Series
Retha Warnicke
359

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh, Gender and Early Modern
Construction of Childhood

Mary Ellen Lamb

365

Natasha Korda, Labors Lost: Women’s Work and the Early
Modern Stage; Bella Mirabella, ed., Ornamentalism: The Art of
Renaissance Accessories

Pamela S. Hammons

369

Katherine A. McIver, ed., Wives, Widows, Mistresses, and Nuns in Early
Modern Italy: Making the Invisible Visible through Art and Patronage;
Sally Ann Hickson, Women, Art, and Architectural Patronage in
Renaissance Mantua: Matrons, Mystics, and Monasteries

Diane Yvonne Ghirardo

378

Saundra Weddle, ed. and trans., The Chronicle of Le Murate by
Sister Giustina Niccolini

Elissa B. Weaver

382

Janet Smarr, trans. and ed., Louise-Geneviève Gillot de Sainctonge,
Dramatizing Dido, Circe, and Griselda
Virginia Scott

386

Susan Broomhall and Jennifer Spinks, eds., Early Modern Women in the
Low Countries: Feminizing Sources and Interpretations of the Past

Martine van Elk

389

Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer, From Priest’s Whore to Pastor’s Wife:
Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German
Reformation

David M. Whitford

393

Lloyd Strickland, ed. and trans., Leibniz and the Two Sophies:
The Philosophical Correspondence

Barbara Becker-Cantarino

396

William David Myers, Death and a Maiden: Infanticide and the
Tragical History of Grethe Schmidt

Jason P. Coy

400

Sherry Velasco, Lesbians in Early Modern Spain
Lisa Vollendorf

402

Kevin Donnelly and Sandra Sider, eds. and trans., Cecilia del
Nacimiento: Journey of a Mystic Soul in Poetry and Prose

Evelyn Toft

404

Elizabeth Rhodes, Dressed to Kill: Death and Meaning in Zayas’s
Desengaños
Encarnación Juárez-Almendros

408

George Antony Thomas, The Politics and Poetics of Sor Juana Inés
de la Cruz

Nina M. Scott

412

Michelle M. Dowd and Thomas Festa, eds., Early Modern Women on
the Fall: An Anthology

Sarah C. E. Ross

416

Rebecca Laroche and Jennifer Munroe, eds., Ecofeminist Approaches
to Early Modernity

Charles Whitney

419

Deborah Uman, Women as Translators in Early Modern England
Belén Bistué

424

Jane Donawerth, Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a
Women’s Tradition, 1600–1900;
Katherine R. Larson, Early Modern
Women in Conversation

Marion Wynne-Davies

427

Donald Stump, Linda Shenk, and Carole Levin, eds., Elizabeth I
and the ‘Sovereign Arts’: Essays in Literature, History, and Culture

Helen Hackett

431

Akiko Kusunoki, Mary Sidney Wroth: The Woman Who
Challenged Shakespeare

Kimiko Nishimura

434
Patricia Phillippy, ed., The Writings of an English Sappho: Elizabeth
Cooke Hoby Russell

Sara Jayne Steen
438
Sarah C. E. Ross, ed., Katherine Austen’s Book M: British Library,
Additional Manuscript 4454

S. J. Wiseman
441
Reid Barbour and David Norbrook, eds., The Works of Lucy
Hutchinson. Volume I (Parts 1 and 2): Translation of Lucretius

Shannon Miller
444
Rachel Trubowitz, Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century
English Literature

Diane Purkiss
448
Penelope Anderson, Friendship’s Shadows: Women’s Friendship
and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640–1705

Megan Matchinske
451
Bernadette Andrea, ed., English Women Staging Islam, 1696–1707
Ros Ballaster
455

Contributors

461