Dr. Theodora Jankowski, English professor and Director of Academic Affairs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre authored chapters in two books recently published by Palgrave Macmillan and a third book published by Ashgate.
"'Virgins' and 'Not-Women':Dissident Gender Positions" appears in "The Lesbian Premodern," published by Palgrave Macmillan and edited by Noreen Giffney, Michelle M. Sauer, and Diane Watt. This chapter by Dr. Jankowski focuses on how the meaning of virginity and the gender of "women" changed as a result of the Protestant Reformation.
"Sexual Economies of Early Modern Marriage" in "The History of British Women's Writing: 1610-1690," also published by Palgrave Macmillan and edited by Mihoko Suzuki, centers on women's desires to gain more autonomy within marriage or in choosing their own husbands.
"The Subversion of Flattery: the Queen's Body in John Lyly's 'Sapho and Phao'" originally appeared in volume five of "Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England" has been reprinted in "John Lyly," edited by Ruth Lunney and published by Ashgate. This article discusses how the political fiction of "The King's Two Bodies," actual and political, is used in Lyly's play to show how the queen, Sapho, sacrifices her love for Phao to rule her kingdom.
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