THE OTHER RENAISSANCE: REVIVAL OF THE AUTHENTIC WOMEN


Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

Excluded, ridiculed and disregarded by misogynist literature, history and society, feminist authors of quite a few numbers personify marginality in their protest against the worldwide Renaissance social system. Raised to be a good wife, the Renaissance woman is imprisoned in a dull life framed around silence, obedience, ignorance and domestic work. Accomplishing lesser duties attributed to femininity, they are denied of high pursuits like writing, literature and art, closely associated with masculinity in the biased world. Nevertheless, some Renaissance authors dare challenge women’s fate, thus labelled as marginal and dissenter by discoursed society. Among them Anne Bradstreet from England, Christine de Pizan and Laura Cereta from Italy, Marie Le Jars de Gournay and François Poullain de la Barre from France and Juana Inés de la Cruz from Mexico represent a universal objection against male tyranny. As the new age brings about an intellectual awakening into the world, these authors revive by producing rather prolific, inspirational quality works. Yet, they are regarded minor or even non-existent by major patriarchal system simply for defending women’s rights, only until they are eventually ensured their justified positions by literary cycles.

Last Updated on: July 18th, 2014 at 7:45 P, by admin


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