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The Shrew: A selected bibliography on Shakespeare and feminist criticism

Note: the article by Carol Thomas Neeley, “Feminist Modes of Shakespeare Criticism: Compentatory, Justificatory, Transformational.” is available on reserve in the MacPherson Library.

  1. Bamber, Linda. Comic Women, Tragic Men: A Study in Gender and Genre in Shakespeare. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1982. PR2989/B36.
  2. Bean, John C. “Comic Structure and the Humanizing of Kate in The Taming of the Shrew.” The Woman’s Part: Feminist Criticism of Shakespeare. Ed. Carolyn Lenz, Gayle Greene, and Carol Thomas Neely. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1980. 65-78.
  3. Boose, Lynda E. “The Family in Shakespeare Studies; or Studies in the Family of Shakespeare; or The Politics of Politics.” RenQ. 40.4 (1987 Winter): 707-742.
  4. ——————. “The Father and the Bride in Shakespeare.” PMLA. 97 (1982): 325-47. PB6/M6.
  5. Callaghan, Dympna, ed. A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
  6. Clark, Alice. Working Life of Women in the Seventeenth Century. New York: Harcourt Brace and Rowe, 1920. HD6137/C5/1920.
  7. Cook, Ann Jennalie. Wooing and Wedding: Shakespeare’s Dramatic Distortion of the Customs of His Time. Ed. Wendell M. Aycock. Lubbock: Texas Tech Press, 1981. PR2890/C63/1979.
  8. Davis, Natalie Zemon. “Women on Top: Symbolic Sexual Inversion and Political Disorder in Early Modern Europe.” The Reversible World. Ed. Barbara A. Babcock. Ithaca, N. Y: Cornell University Press, 1978. GN462.5/F67.
  9. Dreher, Diane Elizabeth. Domination and Defiance: Fathers and Daughters in Shakespeare. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1986. PR2992/F3D74.
  10. Duisenberre, Juliet. “The Taming of the Shrew: Women, Acting and Power.” Studies in the Literary Imagination. 26.1 (1993): 67-84.
  11. —————— Shakespeare and the Nature of Women. London: Macmillan, 1975. PR2991/D8.
  12. French, Marilyn. Shakespeare’s Division of Experience. New York: Summit Books, 1981. PR3069/S45F7.
  13. Garber, Marjorie B. “Dream and Structure: The Taming of the Shrew.” Dream and Structure in Shakespeare: From Metaphor to Metamorphosis. Marjorie B. Garber. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974.
  14. Greer, Germaine. Shakespeare. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.
  15. Jardine, Lisa. Still Harping on Daughters. Brighton: Harvester Press, 1983. PR658/W6J37.
  16. Kahn, Coppélia. “Coming of Age: Marriage and Manhood in The Taming of the Shrew.” Man’s Estate: Masculine Identity in Shakespeare. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981. PR2989/K339.
  17. —————— Man’s Estate: Masculine Identity in Shakespeare. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981. PR2989/K339.
  18. Kelly-Gadol, Joan. “Did Women Have a Renaissance?.” Becoming Visible: Women in European History. Ed. R. Bridenthal and C. Koonz. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. HQ1588/B43.
  19. Kolin, Philip C. Shakespeare and Feminist Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography and Commentary. New York: Garland, 1991. Z8811/K76 (reference).
  20. Lenz, Carolyn R. S, Gayle Greene, and Carol T. Neely. The Woman’s Part: Feminist Criticism of Shakespeare. Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois Press, 1980. PR2991/W6.
  21. Maclean, Ian. The Renaissance Notion of Women. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980. HQ1148/M23.
  22. McEachern, Claire. “Fathering Herself: A Source Study of Shakespeare’s Feminism.” Shakespeare Quarterly. 39.3 (1988): 269-290. PR2885/S63.
  23. Neely, Carol Thomas. Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare’s Plays. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985. PR2991 N37.
  24. ——————. “Constructing the Subject: Feminist Practice and the New Feminist Discourses.” ELR. 18.1 (1988): 5-18.
  25. ——————. “Feminist Modes of Shakespeare Criticism: Compentatory, Justificatory, Transformational.” Women’s Studies. 9 (1981): 3-15.
  26. Newman, Karen. “Renaissance Family Politics and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.” English Literary Renaissance. 16.1 (1986): 86-100.
  27. Novy, Marianne. “Patriarchy and Play in The Taming of the Shrew.” ELR. 9.2 (1979).
  28. ——————. Love’s Argument: Gender Relations in Shakespeare. Chapel Hill N. C: University of North Carolina Press, 1984. PR3069/L6N6.
  29. Ranald, Margaret Loftus. “The Performance of Feminism in The Taming of the Shrew.” Theatre Research International. 19.3 (19??): 214-25. PN2001/T52.
  30. Rogers, Katherine M. The Troublesome Helpmate: A History of Misogyny in Literature. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1966. PN56/W6R6.
  31. Rose, Mary Beth. Women in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1986. HQ1148/W66.
  32. Shapiro, S.C. “Feminists in Elizabethan England.” History Today. 27 (1977): 703-11. D1/H818.
  33. Shepherd, Simon. Amazons and Warrior Women: Varieties of Feminism in Seventeenth-Century Drama. Brighton: Harvester Press, 1981. PR678/W6S5/1981.
  34. Swetnam the Woman-hater: The Controversy and the Play. Ed. Crandall. Lafayette, Ind: Purdue University Studies, 1969. PR2199/S9/1969.
  35. Thompson, Ann. “Shakespeare and Sexuality.” Shakespeare Survey 46 (1993): 1-8.
  36. Woodbridge, Linda. Women and the English Renaissance: Literature and the Nature of Womankind, 1540-1620. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1984.
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