Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 June 2008

320 Pages | 94 B/W illustrations

ISBN: 9780748624362

Bookseller Code (06)

Shakespearean Maternities

Crises of Conception in Early Modern England

Chris Laoutaris

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Provides a new interpretation of a subject which is becoming increasingly popular among Shakespeare scholars, cultural and medical historians, and feminist critics
  • Focuses on four of Shakespeare's best-loved plays
  • Presents striking visual material which forms a central component of the book's critical methodology, including anatomical plates, cabinets of curiosity, early modern follies and grottoes, artefacts of witchcraft and superstition, Renaissance 'monsters', ceramics, portraiture, funerary monuments and statuary
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of maternity drawing on literary studies, gender studies, the history of art, archaeology, and the history of the sciences

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