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Traister, Barbara Howard

Works: 14 works in 59 publications in 3 languages and 3,053 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PR658.M27, 822.30935213
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Howard Traister
The notorious astrological physician of London : works and days of Simon Forman by Barbara Howard Traister( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fantastic as many of Forman's manuscripts are, it is their more mundane aspects that make them such a priceless record of what daily life was like for ordinary inhabitants of Shakespeare's London. Forman's descriptions of the stench of a privy, the paralyzed limbs of a child, a lost bitch dog with a velvet collar all offer tantalizing glimpses of a world that seems at once very far away and intimately familiar. Anyone who wants to reclaim that world will enjoy this book."--Jacket
Anonymity in early modern England : "what's in a name?" by Barbara Howard Traister( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanding the scholarly conversation about Renaissance anonymity and attribution studies, this collection explores the phenomenon of anonymous publication in all its variety of methods and genres. The volume opens with essays investigating particular Engl
Heavenly necromancers : the magician in English Renaissance drama by Barbara Howard Traister( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troilus and Cressida, All's well that ends well, and Measure for measure : an annotated bibliography of Shakespeare studies, 1662-2004( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heavenly necromancy : the figure of the magician in Tudor and Stuart drama by Barbara Howard Traister( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runesansu no majutsushi( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transvestism, Witchcraft, and the Early Modern Lilith by Katelyn Maire McCarthy( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early modern literary explorations of Eden facilitate an examination of gender roles, as the figures of Adam and Eve are emblematic of the original gendered hierarchy. Further, the early modern rise in female assertions of autonomy and independence caused much of its contemporary literature to address this social shift through putting this female behavior in conversation with Eden. Thus, the Judaic myth of Lilith as Adam's first and rebellious wife emerged as a significant influence within literature dealing with transgressive women. In the texts examined here, the female transvestite and the female accused of witchcraft--both threatening figures to the social patriarchy--are figured as representations of Lilith. Through this mythic invocation, these texts both identify an early modern male anxiety concerning the social influence of Lilith and suggest a possibility for the proto-feminist reclamation of this figure as a alternative originary figure for the early modern empowered woman
The Ladies Dreadful: Abjection and Female Agency In Early Modern English Drama by Nicole E Batchelor( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines how the female characters of several important seventeenth-century plays both resist and participate in the patriarchal fantasy of the female Other. I take as my theoretical framework Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection, which is the state of rejecting what the subject fears will collapse the boundaries between self and Other. Each dissertation chapter explores a central female character's appropriation of the various constructions of the patriarchal abject Other as a means of resistance: the first examines how Beatrice in Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's The Changeling (1622) utilizes the construction of the abject Other to uncover the source of her domination, affording her the pleasure of exposing the illusion of a stable and autonomous male subjectivity; the second, discussing John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633), explores how Annabella's incestuous desire unintentionally aids her in curbing Giovanni's objectification and mastery of her body and identity to sustain his subjectivity; and the third demonstrates through Francis Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1613) how authoring a grotesque chivalric romance affords Nell the means to express her repressed maternal ambivalence and also fulfill her desire to become a subject on her own terms
A World Within Herself: Mapping Space, Bodies and Texts in Early Modern Women's Writing by Marie E Molnar( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognizing women's ability to claim autonomy over their own bodies, over the places they inhabit, and over the texts they create is essential not only to the reading of works by women, but to the reading of early modern literature. The issues of gender, genre, and geography in early women's writing open up new ways to read texts by women, a process that, in turn, can lead to new readings of canonical texts
Medicine and astrology in Elizabethan England : the case of Simon Forman by Barbara Howard Traister( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Matrix and the pain thereof" : a sixteenth-century gynaecological essay by Barbara Howard Traister( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Breeches Roles Revisited: Negotiating Recognition in Renaissance and Restoration Comedies by Marcela B Gamallo Tur( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This project examines thirteen transvestite female characters featured in nine Renaissance comedies and romances (1598-1611) and in two Restoration plays (1677-1679) spanning roughly eight decades (1598-1679). I hope to deepen the critical discussion of the period by bringing generally overlooked plays such as Shadwell's The Woman Captain, Heywood's Four Prentices of London and The Fair Maid of the West into dialogue with much discussed plays such as Shakespearean comedies and well-known Restoration plays. I re-visit the "breeches roles" by focusing on the recognition scene, the moment where the female cross-dresser comes out of the disguise or is recognized as a woman. When analyzing those scenes, I employ two different definitions of recognition: a) an Aristotelian recognition by which the cross-dresser is re-apprehended as the person the onstage characters once-knew, and b) what I have called a Butlerian recognition based on Judith Butler's definition of recognition (Precarious Life), that is, a claim for a different identity. I argue that these recognition scenes are more than mere plot devices; they are unique sites where both a constructivist and an essentialist narrative of gender briefly coincide, and where the playwright can reinforce or challenge hegemonic gender roles. In the recognition scenes, not only the characters who have been deceived by the one in disguise re-apprehend the once-known other when the disguise is left behind but also the cross-dressed characters discover and recognize new future possibilities for themselves. The recognition scene is thus the site where the female cross-dresser re-emerges, in most cases, with an empowered sense of self after claiming her new identity
Who Rules the Waves? Reading the Sea in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature by Kurt E Douglass( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

By the later Middle Ages, the sea provided a long-established reservoir of symbolic material in Christian culture for representing God's providential governance of human affairs, exemplified by the common figure of the ship of the Church carrying the faithful through the dangerously unstable sea of the world towards salvation. This tradition of maritime religious imagery made the sea a potent representational space in English culture during the late medieval and early modern periods for working through theological and existential questions given new urgency by religious reform and the growing importance of seafaring, with its many perils, uncertainties, and awe-inspiring experiences. Which religious practices and theological doctrines truly coincided with God's providence? How did salvation work? How was one to know if one was counted among the saved? What causal forces shaped human lives? Was history moving forward teleologically, according to a carefully plotted divine plan and towards a final end in which the destiny of each human soul matched his or her true worth? Or did human lives and history merely proceed haphazardly, towards no particular end and in a world without a divine overseer who governed according to ultimately just motives?
"Matrix and the pain thereof" : a sixteenth-century gynaecological essay by Barbara Howard Traister( )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Anonymity in early modern England : "what's in a name?"
Anonymity in early modern England : "what's in a name?"Troilus and Cressida, All's well that ends well, and Measure for measure : an annotated bibliography of Shakespeare studies, 1662-2004
Alternative Names
Howard Traiter, Barbara

Traister, Barbara

Traister, Barbara H.

トレイスター, バーバラ・H