Gender, genre, and the canon : teaching Aemilia Lanyer Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/kw52jc18n

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • Traditionally, Renaissance studies have neglected or overlooked the contributions of early modern female poets, many of whom produced lively, engaging, and highly creative work despite the limitations imposed on them by a rigidly patriarchal society. In my thesis, I examine the life and work of Aemilia Lanyer, a 17th century poet whose work has recently gained substantial critical attention and limited inclusion into syllabi and anthologies. I argue that, in order to effectively bring the work of Lanyer, and women like her, to students, one must first understand the relationship between early modern women and the literary canon. In the first half of my thesis, I discuss Lanyer‟s life, work, and her canonical history, pinpointing exactly what her work offers to early modern studies. In the latter half, I propose a methodology for actually presenting Lanyer‟s work to students, which consists of pairing her work with that of a more canonical author, Edmund Spenser. By looking at under-represented texts in conjunction with canonical works, teachers provide opportunities for productive classroom discussions about gender, the canon, and the complexities of early modern authorship.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Committee Member
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Keyword
Subject
Rights Statement
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Laura Wilson(laura.wilson@oregonstate.edu) on 2010-09-02T16:07:36Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 jurgensjeremyr2010.pdf: 441610 bytes, checksum: 70f8134cfeb7cba8c08531c8d9a184eb (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Jeremy Jurgens (jurgensj@onid.orst.edu) on 2010-08-23T17:28:39Z No. of bitstreams: 1 jurgensjeremyr2010.pdf: 441610 bytes, checksum: 70f8134cfeb7cba8c08531c8d9a184eb (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Julie Kurtz(julie.kurtz@oregonstate.edu) on 2010-08-30T19:22:26Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 jurgensjeremyr2010.pdf: 441610 bytes, checksum: 70f8134cfeb7cba8c08531c8d9a184eb (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2010-09-02T16:07:37Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 jurgensjeremyr2010.pdf: 441610 bytes, checksum: 70f8134cfeb7cba8c08531c8d9a184eb (MD5)

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 08/14/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items