Materializing gender in early modern English literature and culture
Through examining some of the everyday items that helped establish a person's masculinity or femininity, the author analyses gender identity in early modern English literature and culture. He argues that items such as codpieces, handkerchiefs, beards and hair were important features to materialize gender
Print Book, English, 2006
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006
300 p. : ill. ; . cm.
Introduction: Prosthetic gender in early modern England; 1. That Shakespearean rag: handkerchiefs and femininity; 2. 'That codpiece ago': codpieces and masculinity in early modern England; 3. 'His Majesty the beard': beards and masculinity; 4. 'The ornament of their sex': hair and gender; Conclusion: detachable parts and the individual.