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Milton and gender

Author: Catherine Gimelli Martin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Milton's contempt for women has been accepted since Samuel Johnson's famous Life of the poet. Subsequent critics have long debated whether Milton's writings were anti- or pro-feminine, a problem further complicated by his advocacy of "divorce on demand" for men. Milton and Gender re-evaluates these claims of Milton as anti-feminist, pointing out that he was not seen that way by contemporaries, but espoused  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Gimelli Martin
ISBN: 9780521123709 0521123704 9780521841306 0521841305
OCLC Number: 435732123
Notes: Includes index.
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Contents: Introduction: Milton's gendered subjects / Catherine Gimelli Martin --
PART I. Masculinity, divorce, and misogyny in Milton's prose. The gender of civic virtue / Gina Hausknecht ; The aesthetics of divorce: "masculinism," idolatry, and poetic authority in Tetrachordon and Paradise Lost / James Grantham Turner ; Dalila, misogyny, and Milton's Christian liberty of divorce / Catherine Gimelli Martin --
PART II. The gendered subjects of Milton's major poems. The profession of virginity in A maske presented at Ludlow Castle / William Shullenberger ; The genders of God and the redemption of the flesh in Paradise lost / Marshall Grossman ; Transported touch: the fruit of marriage in Paradise lost / John Rogers ; The experience of defeat: Milton and some female contemporaries / Elizabeth M. Sauer ; Samson and surrogacy / Amy Boesky ; "I was his nursling once": nation, lactation, and the Hebraic in Samson Agonistes / Rachel Trubowitz ; "The Jewish Question" and "The woman question" in Samson Agonistes: gender, religion, and nation / Achsah Guibbory --
PART III. Gendered subjectivity in Milton's literary history. George Elliot as a "Miltonist": marriage and Milton in Middlemarch / Dayton Haskin ; Saying it with flowers: Jane Giraud's ecofeminist Paradise Lost (1846) / Wendy Furman-Adams, Virginia James Tufte ; Woolf's allusion to Comus in The voyage out / Lisa Low.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Gimelli Martin.

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A collection of essays on all aspects of gender in Milton's works.  Read more...

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