Creating Women An Anthology of Readings on Women in Western Culture - Renaissance to the Present

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ISBN-13: 9780137596300

Edition: 2005

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For courses in Women's Studies, Western Civilization, Humanities, and European History. Creating Women is a rich, interdisciplinary, anthology of primary source material examining women's participation in and contributions to western culture over the centuries. It documents prevalent concepts of the nature of women and women's roles and status in diverse cultures, geographic locations, and periods of western civilization. Narrative framework, biographical vignettes, and introductions to documents carefully place women and their achievements within the social context in which they lived and worked.
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List price: $103.40
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Women in Early Modern Europe
The Italian Renaissance
The Renaissance Lady: The Ideal and Two Examplars
Baldesar Castiglione (1478-1529)
The Renaissance Lady from The Book of the Courtier
Isabella d'Este (1474-1539):Model Renaissance Lady
Isabella to Cardinal Luigi d'Aragona, 13 January 1519
Lorenzo da Pavia to Isabella, 26 July 1501
Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625): Renaissance Artist
Letter from Sofonisba Anguissola to Pope Pius IV, 16 September 1561
Letter from Pope Pius IV to Anguissola, from Rome, 15 October 1561
Document Establishing Sofonisba's Dowry, Issued by Philip II
Women Humanists and Poets
Laura Cereta (1469-1499): Humanist
Excerpts from Letter to Bibulus Sempronius, 13 January 1488
Vittoria Colonna (1492-1547): Poet
Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554): Poet
"She Dictates Her Own Epitaph"
Veronica Franco (1546-1591): Poet
A Warning to a Mother Considering Turning Her Daughter into a Courtesan
From Noble Amateurs to Professional Performers:Women in Theater and Music
The Revival of Italian Drama: Theater at Court and Popular Theater
Isabella Andreini (1562-1604) and the Commedia dell'Arte
Letter to Duke Vicenzo di Gonzaga of Mantua, from Bologna, 27 November 1598
The Emergence of Professional Female Musicians
Urbani Dispatch to Grand Duke Francesco I de' Medici, 26 June 1581
Alessandro Striggio to Grand Duke Francesco I de' Medici, 29 July 1584
Theater and Music in Italian Convents
Antonia Pulci (1452-1501)
The Play of Saint (Flavia) Domitilla
Convent Music
The Choir of Convent San Vito, 1594
Suggested Readings
The Age of Religious Ferment
Women in the Protestant Reformation
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Lecture on "Genesis"
John Calvin (1509-1564)
Excerpt from The Institutes
Argula von Grumbach (1492-ca.1568)
Letter to Frederick the Wise
Katherina Sch�tz Zell (1498-1562)
Autobiographical Notes on Her Calling
Elizabeth I, Rex (r.1558-1603)
Jeanne d'Albret (1528-1572)
Letter to Cardinal de Armagnac
English Female Martyr Elizabeth Young
Inquisition Examinations of Elizabeth Young
Women in the Catholic Reformation
Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
"The Circumstances Surrounding the Foundation of the Monastery of St. Joseph in Medina del Campo"
Maria Cazalla
On the Inquisition
Jews and the English Reformation
Sara Lopez (1550-159?)
A Petition to Elizabeth I
Suggested Readings
The Northern Renaissance
Women Writers of France
Marguerite of Navarre (1492-1549) 49
"First Day. Novel VII" of The Heptameron, Vol. I
Louise Lab� (ca.1520-1566)
Lab�'s Sonnets
Dedicatory Epistle to Mademoiselle Cl�mence de Bourges, 25 July 1555
Women in Renaissance England
Elizabeth I of England (1553-1603)
"The Doubt of Future Foes," circa 1577
Elizabeth's Response to Parliament's Petition that She Marry, 10 February, 1559
The Queen's Speech to her Army on the Eve of the Spanish Invasion, 1558
Women and Renaissance Drama
Elizabeth Tanfield Cary (1585-1639): Playwright
The Tragedy of Mariam, The Fair Queen of Jewry, 1613
The Woman Question in England
Jane Anger, her Protection for Women (1589)
Mary Tattlewell and Joan Hit-him-home, "The women's sharp revenge" (1640)
Suggested Readings
Artists,Musicians, and Performers in the Baroque Era
Women and Culture in Italy
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-ca1653): Baroque Artist
Letters to Don Antonio Ruffo, 1649
Women and Music: A Cluster of Female Creativity
Francesca Caccini (1587-ca1630):Medici Composer and Singer
"Maria, dolce Maria" from Il Primo Libro
Angelo Grillo, Letter to Francesca Caccini, 1612, from Venice
Caccini to Michelangelo Buonarroti, 18 December 1614, from Florence
Barbara Strozzi (1619-1664?): Venetian Composer and Singer
Strozzi's Dedications
"Merce di voi" (Thanks to You)
Venetian Ospedali-Conservatorios: The First Music Schools for Girls
Burney's Description of the Venetian Conservatories, August 1770
Convent Musicians and Church Restrictions
Council of Trent Decree Regulating Female Religious, 20 November 165
Punishments Ordered by Carlo Borromeo, 30 March 1571
Orders for the "Destruction of Vices and Maintenance of Virtue" at the Convent of Maria Annunciata,Milan, 1622
Account of Cosimo III de' Medici's Visit to Santa Radegonda, 25 June 1664
Women and Cultural Change during the Reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV
Elizabeth Jacquet De La Guerre (1664/67-1729):Musician
Description of Elisabeth Jacquet from the Mercure Galant, July 1677
Dedication of "Les Jeux � l'honneur de la victoire" to Louis XIV, 1691
Dedication of "Pieces for the Harpsichord and Sonatas for the Violin and for the Harpsichord," 1707
Women on Stage: Ballet
Marie Camargo's Paris Debut, 1726
Camargo's Innovations
Marie Sall� in "Pygmalion," 1734
Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757): Rococo Portrait Artist
"Concerning Feminine Studies"
Suggested Readings
Writers and Intellectuals in the Baroque Era
Learned Women from Continental Europe and the Americas
Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678): Learned Woman and Pietist Leader
Whether the Study of Letters Is Fitting for a Christian Woman (1641)
Eukleria (1673)
Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672): First English Poet of the New World
"The Prologue"
"Before the Birth of One of My Children"
Sor Juana In�s De La Cruz (1648-1695): The New World's First Major Writer
The Answer/La Respuesta (1691)
England's "Female Wits"
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1674)
Excerpts from Bell in Campo
Aphra Behn (1640-1689)
"Francisca's Song" from The Dutch Lover (1673)
"Preface" to The Luckey Chance, or an Alderman's Bargain (1686)
Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720)
"The Introduction"
"The Unequal Fetters"
Suggested Readings
Women and Culture, 1750-1920
Age of the Enlightenment and Revolutions
Artists in the Eighteenth Century
Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807): Swiss Neo-Classical Artist
Abb� Winckelmann to Mr. Franck, 16 July 1764
A Critic's View of "Hector and Andromache," the Painting that Ensured Kauffmann's Admission to the British Royal Academy
Goethe's Reflections on Kauffmann, Summer 1788
Anna Amalia to Angelica from Naples, 7th of September, 1789
Elisabeth Vig�e-Lebrun on Kauffmann and Her Work
Elisabeth Vig�e-Lebrun (1755-1842): French Portrait Artist
Excerpts from Vig�e-Lebrun's Memoirs, "Souvenirs"
The Enlightenment, Revolutions, and Women
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778): French Philosopher
The Education ofWoman from Em�le, 1762
Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820): American Poet, Essayist, and Playwright
"Desultory Thoughts" by Constantia, October 22, 1784
"On the Equality of the Sexes"
Olympe de Gouges (1748-1793): French Writer and Royalist
The Rights ofWoman, Paris, 1791
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797): English Author and Feminist
A Vindication of the Rights ofWoman (1792)
Germaine de Sta�;l (1766-1817): French Writer
Corinna; or, Italy (1807)
Suggested Readings
The Victorian Ideal:Writers and Musicians
Literary Women
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley (1797-1851): British Writer
Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus (1818)
Charlotte Bront�; (Currer Bell) (1816-1855): British Novelist
Excerpts from Shirley: A Tale
George Sand (1804-1876): French Novelist
Excerpt from My Life, Sand's Autobiography
Excerpt from Indiana
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911): American Poet and Novelist
"Aunt Chloe's Politics"
"An Appeal to My Country Women"
Women and Music
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847): German Musician
Excerpts from Mendelssohn Family Letters and Journals
Letter from Fanny to Felix, Berlin, 9 July 1846
Felix Gives His Blessings to Fanny
Clara Schumann (1819-1896): German Composer and Concert Pianist
Clara and Robert Schumann: Dual-Career Couple
Clara's Thoughts about Music and Her Talent
Coping with Robert's Mental Illness
Celebrating Her Career as a Concert Pianist, 1878
Women Musicians: Seizing Control of Their Artistic Lives
"The Vienna Lady Orchestra," New York Times, 13 September 1871
A Late Nineteenth Century Debate: Can Women Become Composers?
George Upton, Why Women are Incapable of Being Composers
Helen J. Clarke, "Why Has It Been Difficult for Women to Compose?"
Suggested Readings
The Victorian Ideal: The Performing and Visual Arts
Women on Stage
Marie Taglioni (1804-1884), Italian Prima Ballerina
Times (London) 3 June 1840: Review of La Gitana
Times (London) 14 July 1845: Review of the Pas de Quatre
Charlotte Cushman (1816-1876): American Actress
English Critic James Sheridan Knowles's Review of Cushman's Romeo
Cushman on George Sand
Fundraising for the U. S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War
Cushman's Farewell New York Performance, Macbeth, 1874
Sculptors and Artists
Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908): American Neoclassical Sculptor
Hosmer to Wayman Crow, 12 October 1854
Lydia Maria Child, Letter to the Boston Transcript about Hosmer's Zenobia
Hosmer's Philosophy of Art
Edmonia Lewis (1843?-ca.1911): American Sculptor
"A Negro Sculptress," Rome, February 1866
The Revolution on Edmonia Lewis
Her Cleopatra
Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899): French Animal Artist
Her Early Years and Discovery of Art
Excerpts from Bonheur's (Auto)biography
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926): American Impressionist
Mary Cassatt to Clarence Gihon, 13 September 1905
Mary Cassatt to Colonel Paine, 28 February 1915
Mary Cassatt to Louisine Havemeyer, 5 July 1915
Mary Cassatt to Bertha Palmer, 11 October 1892
Women at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893
Women's Congresses at Chicago World's Fair, 1893
Suggested Readings
Challenging Orthodoxy:Women and Religion in America
Women Founders and Leaders
Mother Ann Lee (1736-1784): Founder of the Shakers
Shaker Eunice Goodrich Shares a Recollection of Mother Ann Lee, 1816
Anna White (1831-1910): Shaker Eldress and Reformer
Shakerism. Its Meaning and Message (1904)
Phoebe Worrall Palmer (1807-1874): Holiness Leader
Promise of the Father (1859)
Ellen Gould Harmon White (1827-1915): Seventh-Day Adventist Founder and Prophetess
White's Vision of the Sabbath
Mary Baker Edy (1821-1910): Founder, Church of Christ, Scientist
Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures
The Struggle for Autonomy, Authority, and Inclusion
Jarena Lee (1783-18?): African Methodist-Episcopal Visionary and Preacher
Religious Experiences of Jarena Lee
Women in the Black Baptist Church
Virginia Broughton (185?-190?): Black Baptist Leader
Twenty Years' Experience of a Missionary (1907)
Hannah Greenebaum Solomon (1858-1942): Jewish Leader
Excerpts from Solomon's Autobiography
"Women Ministers in Session," Chicago World's Fair, 21 May 1893
Feminist Critiques of Religion
Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793-1880): Quaker Minister, Abolitionist, and Feminist
"Sermon, Delivered at Cherry Street Meeting," Philadelphia, 4 November 1849
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902): Feminist
The Woman's Bible (1895-98)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935): Author, Feminist, and Social Critic
His Religion and Hers (1923)
Suggested Readings
The New Woman and the Performing Arts
Pioneers of Modern Dance
Lo�e Fuller (1862-1928)
Excerpts from Fuller's Autobiography
Fuller Talks about Her Art in an Interview,March 1896
Fuller's Activities after Her Dance Career Ends
Isadora Duncan (1878-1927)
Dance of the Future
Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968)
From Her Autobiography
"The Dance as Life Experience"
The New Woman in Theater
Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952): American Actress, Playwright, Novelist
The Convert (1907)
Edith Craig (1869-1947): British Suffragist and Theater Pioneer
Edy Craig, "Producing a Play"
Christopher St. John Laments Craig's Lack of Recognition
A Pageant of Great Women
Cicely Hamilton on Edy and the Pageant of Great Women
Advertisement for Pageant of Great Women
A Pageant of Great Women
The Pioneer Players
Purpose of the Pioneer Players
Suggested Readings
Women and Culture in the Twentieth Century
New Directions in Literature and the Arts
Ethel Smyth (1858-1944): British Composer, Author, and Suffragist
Smyth's Reflections on Men,Women, and Music
American Musicians Organize
"Women Musicians Urge Equal Rights," 1938
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941): English Writer and Feminist
Excerpts from A Room of One's Own (1929)
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960): American Author and Folklorist
Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
Visual Art
K�the Kollwitz (1867-1945): German Graphic Artists
Excerpts from Kollwitz's Diary and Letters
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954):Mexican Artist
To Art Historian, Antonio Rodr�guez
Letter to Lucienne Bloch, 14 February 1938
Frida Speaking about Her Art
Frida as Remembered by Her Students
Excerpts from Her Diary
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986): American Painter
Autobiographical Excerpts about Her Work from Exhibition Catalogs
Letter to Eleanor Roosevelt, 10 February 1944
Suggested Readings
Mid-Century Cultural Ferment
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986): French Philosopher,Writer, and Feminist
The Second Sex (1949)
Visual Art
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971): American Photojournalist and Author
Gandhi and Non-Violence in a Nuclear World, 1948
Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975): British Sculptor
Excerpts from Hepworth's Pictorial Autobiography, 1970
Martha Graham (1894-1991): American Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher
Graham's Thoughts about the New Modern Dance, 1941
Excerpts from Graham's Autobiography, 1991
Katherine Dunham (1909- ): American Dance Pioneer and Anthropologist
Dunham on Ethnology and Dance
An Interview with Dunham, 1938
A "Conversation with Katherine Dunham," 1956
Maria Tallchief (1925- ): American Prima Ballerina
Excerpts from Tallchief 's Autobiography, 1997
Suggested Readings
Reclaiming Their Heritage:Women and Religion
Feminist The(a)ologies and Ethics
Rosemary Radford Ruether (1936-)
"Theological Reflections on Women-Church"
Ada Mar�a Isasi-D�az (1943-)
Mujerista Biblical Interpretation from "La Palabra de Dios Nosotras- The Word of God in Us"
Carter Heyward (1946-)
Poem and Commentary from Touching Our Strength
Excerpts from Buddhism after Patriarchy
Women-Centered Interpretive Frameworks for Reclaiming Women's History in Religion
Elisabeth Sch�ssler Fiorenza (1938-)
Excerpts from "Changing the Paradigms"
Excerpts from Interview with Riffat Hassan
Diverse Interpretative Frameworks for Portraying Contemporary Women's Religious Traditions
Excerpts from The Path of the Mother
Laura Geller, "Reactions to a Woman Rabbi"
Suggested Readings
Feminism, Social Change, and Female Creativity
Judy Chicago (1939-): Artist, Author, and Feminist
A Conversation with Judy Chicago, 1997-1998
National Museum of Women in the Arts,Washington, D.C.
A Conversation with Wilhelmina (Billie) Holladay, NMWA Founder, 2002
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (1939-): Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer
Interview with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, 2001
Peanuts Gallery
Challenging Gender Barriers in the Arts
Anna Lelkes and the Vienna Philharmonic: Interview with Harpist Lelkes, 1997
The Guerrilla Girls (1985-): Conscience of the Art World
"Guerrilla Girls Bare All"
Literature and Theater
Christiane Rochefort (1917-1998):Writer, Social Critic, and Feminist
"Are Women Writers Still Monsters?" (1975)
Women's Experimental Theatre, New York (1976-1985)
The Daughters Cycle: Electra Speaks
Suggested Readings
Contemporary Voices
Maya Lin: (1959-): Sculptor, Architect, and Designer
Selections from Maya Lin's Boundaries (2000)
Amalia Mesa-Bains: (1946-): Artist, Educator, and Activist
Venus Envy Ch. III: Cihuatlampa: The Place of the Giant Women (1997)
Dance and Film
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (1939-): Choreographer and Founder of Urban Bush Women
A Conversation with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, 1999
Deepa Mehta (1950-): Indian/Canadian Filmmaker
An Interview with Deepa Mehta, 1993
Sheila Ortiz Taylor (1939-): Poet and Novelist
Imaginary Parents. A Family Autobiography (1996)
Toni Morrison (1931-): Novelist and Nobel Prize Winner
Morrison's "Nobel Prize Lecture," 7 December 1993
Suggested Readings
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