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      The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters : Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

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          The first sustained study of girls and girlhood in early modern literature and culture. Jennifer Higginbotham makes a persuasive case for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system. She challenges the widespread assumption that the category of the 'girl' played little or no role in the construction of gender in early modern English culture. And she demonstrates that girl characters appeared in a variety of texts, from female infants in Shakespeare's late romances to little children in Tudor interludes to adult 'roaring girls' in city comedies. This monograph provides the first book-length study of the way the literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries constructed the category of the 'girl'.

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          18 January 2013
          10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.001.0001
          a83b22df-fc4a-42fb-8f95-83e1c728928a
          d78094f2-e7a1-4dcf-948a-cb4a64e85c11 9781474429801 DOI:

          Creative Commons Non-Commercial https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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          Literary Criticism / Renaissance,bisacsh:LIT019000,Literary Criticism / Shakespeare,bisacsh:LIT015000

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