Subject/Object and Beyond: Women in Early Modern France

edited by Nancy M. Frelick and Edith Benkov

Toronto: ITER Press


Subject/Object and Beyond: Women in Early Modern France brings together seventeen essays by established and emerging scholars to honour the exceptionally rich contributions and career of Colette H. Winn. The essays explore multiple perspectives on early modern women, including their writings, translations, reception, and contributions to literature, music, politics, religion, and science. Taken together, they reveal the complexities of women’s lives, roles, and portrayals, and, by extension, perceptions of gender and gender identities in the early modern period. They also represent a wide range of methodologies and theoretical approaches, reflecting some of the possibilities open to early modern scholars today.

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About the Editors

Edith Benkov is Professor Emerita of French and European Studies at San Diego State University, where she also co-directs the LGBTQ Research Consortium.

Nancy Frelick is Associate Professor of French Renaissance Literature and English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia where she has been teaching since 1990.  She is the author of the book Délie as Other: Toward a Poetics of Desire in Scève’s Délie (French Forum, 1994) as well as articles on French Renaissance poetry and prose, including works attributed to men (Maurice Scève, Michel de Montaigne, François Rabelais) and women (Louise Labé, Marguerite de Navarre, Marie de Gournay, Hélisenne de Crenne, and Jeanne Flore).

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