Encompasses a wide range of literary history tracing the motherhood plot from medieval through modern literature offers a compelling resource and argument for not only scholars of drama but also literature gender studies and queer theory fills a gap of a comprehensive study that traces motherhood . The analysis engages two mother plots the dead mother plot in which the mother is dying or dead and the living mother plot in which the mother is alive and through her very presence in the text puts often unbearable pressure on the mechanics of the plot. Plotting motherhoodexplores inconsistent literary representations of motherhood in texts ranging from the fourth to the twentieth centuries mary beth rose unearths plots startling in their introduction plotting motherhood in medieval early modern and modern literature springerlink. The dead mother plot delineated in mary beth roses plotting motherhood in medieval early modern and modern literature that discusses this issue from augustine to angels in america 1995 positing maternal authority asone oforigins and knowledge2 rosestudies thisbiological and so cialparadigm to unearthobscured forms ofgendered . Get this from a library plotting motherhood in medieval early modern and modern literature mary beth rose this book explores the inconsistent literary representations of motherhood in diverse texts ranging from the fourth to the twentieth centuries mary beth rose unearths plots startling in their
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