Contents

 

Essays

 

  • Household Help: Early Modern Portraits of Female Servants
    —Diane Wolfthal
     
  • Theorizing Transatlantic Women’s Writing: Imperial Crossings and the Production of Knowledge
    —Mónica Díaz and Stephanie Kirk
     
  • The Politics of Marriage in Carpaccio’s St. Ursula Cycle
    —Elizabeth Rodini
     
  • Isabeau of Bavaria, Anne of France, and the History of Female Regency in France
    —Tracy Adams and Glenn Rechtschaffen
     
  • The Goddess Re-described: Louise Labé’s “Diana” and its Intertexts
    —Deborah Lesko Baker
     
  • Reimagining Paradise: The Politics of Form in Dorothy Calthorpe’s Garden of Eden
    —Michelle M. Dowd
     
  • Gender and Civil War Politics in Margaret Cavendish’s “Assaulted and Pursued Chastity”
    —Elizabeth Walters

 

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

 

  • Foreword
    —Natalie Zemon Davis
     
  • “Did Women Have a Renaissance?”: A Medievalist Reads Joan Kelly and Aemilia Lanyer
    —Theresa Coletti
     
  • Did Children Have a Renaissance?
    —Kate Chedgzoy
     
  • Did Beguines Have a Late-Medieval Crisis?: Historical Models and Historiographical Martyrs
    —Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane
     
  • Elisabeth Parr’s Renaissance at the Mid-Tudor Court
    —Helen Graham-Matheson
     
  • Casting New Molds: The Duchess of Aveiro’s Global Colonial Enterprise (1669–1715)
    —Jeanne Gillespie
     
  • Women’s Black-Seal Letters in Sixteenth-Century Japan
    —Tomoko L. Kitagawa

 

Exhibition Reviews

 

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

 

Television Reviews

 

  • The Borgias: The Showtime Series
    —Margaret F. Rosenthal
     
  • Isabel: The Televisión Española Series
    —Barbara F. Weissberger
     
  • The Tudors: The Showtime Series
    —Retha Warnicke

 

Book Reviews
  • Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh, Gender and Early Modern Construction of Childhood
    —Mary Ellen Lamb
     
  • Natasha Korda, Labors Lost: Women’s Work and the Early Modern Stage; Bella Mirabella, ed., Ornamentalism: The Art of Renaissance Accessories
    —Pamela S. Hammons
     
  • 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
     
  • Saundra Weddle, ed. and trans., The Chronicle of Le Murate by Sister Giustina Niccolini
    —Elissa B. Weaver
     
  • Janet Smarr, trans. and ed., Louise-Geneviève Gillot de Sainctonge, Dramatizing Dido, Circe, and Griselda
    —Virginia Scott
     
  • Susan Broomhall and Jennifer Spinks, eds., Early Modern Women in the Low Countries: Feminizing Sources and Interpretations of the Past
    —Martine van Elk
     
  • 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
     
  • Lloyd Strickland, ed. and trans., Leibniz and the Two Sophies: The Philosophical Correspondence
    —Barbara Becker-Cantarino
     
  • William David Myers, Death and a Maiden: Infanticide and the Tragical History of Grethe Schmidt
    —Jason P. Coy
     
  • Sherry Velasco, Lesbians in Early Modern Spain
    —Lisa Vollendorf
     
  • Kevin Donnelly and Sandra Sider, eds. and trans., Cecilia del Nacimiento: Journey of a Mystic Soul in Poetry and Prose
    —Evelyn Toft
     
  • Elizabeth Rhodes, Dressed to Kill: Death and Meaning in Zayas’s Desengaños
    —Encarnación Juárez-Almendros
     
  • George Antony Thomas, The Politics and Poetics of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
    —Nina M. Scott
     
  • Michelle M. Dowd and Thomas Festa, eds., Early Modern Women on the Fall: An Anthology
    —Sarah C. E. Ross
     
  • Rebecca Laroche and Jennifer Munroe, eds., Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity
    —Charles Whitney
     
  • Deborah Uman, Women as Translators in Early Modern England
    —Belén Bistué
     
  • 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
     
  • Donald Stump, Linda Shenk, and Carole Levin, eds., Elizabeth I and the ‘Sovereign Arts’: Essays in Literature, History, and Culture
    —Helen Hackett
     
  • Akiko Kusunoki, Mary Sidney Wroth: The Woman Who Challenged Shakespeare
    —Kimiko Nishimura
     
  • Patricia Phillippy, ed., The Writings of an English Sappho: Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell
    —Sara Jayne Steen
     
  • Sarah C. E. Ross, ed., Katherine Austen’s Book M: British Library, Additional Manuscript 4454
    —S. J. Wiseman
     
  • Reid Barbour and David Norbrook, eds., The Works of Lucy Hutchinson. Volume I (Parts 1 and 2): Translation of Lucretius
    —Shannon Miller
     
  • Rachel Trubowitz, Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature
    —Diane Purkiss
     
  • Penelope Anderson, Friendship’s Shadows: Women’s Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640–1705
    —Megan Matchinske
     
  • Bernadette Andrea, ed., English Women Staging Islam, 1696–1707
    —Ros Ballaster