Arms and the Woman: War, Gender, and Literary Representation

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12.
Knight, The Wheel of Fire, 47; Roy, "War and Manliness,"108-10.
13.
Foucault, Power/Knowledge, 90.
14.
Machiavelli, The Arte of Warre. I have modernized the spelling and punctuation of this 1560 translation by Peter Whitehorne.
15.
Tillyard, The Elizabethan World Picture, 7-15.
16.
Elton, "Shakespeare's Ulysses,"98-100; Dollimore, Radical Tragedy, 42-43.
17.
Girard, Violence and the Sacred, 51.
18.
Stone, The Crisis of the Aristocracy, 96-113.
19.
Pitkin, Fortune Is a Woman, 25; Elshtain, Public Man, Private Woman, 94.
20.
In "The Politics of Desire," Girard suggests that Pandarus exploits Helen's "erotic prestige" to promote the affair between Troilus and a "bovaryesque" Cressida whom Pandarus manipulates into desiring what she believes Helen desires. In focusing on the "mimetic rivalry" of the male characters, Girard neglects the possibility I wish to bring out here: that Helen is Cressida's model for a role in which she would be less vulnerable to the inconsistency of male desire.
21.
Yoder, "'Sons and Daughters,'"20.
22.
Eagleton, The Rape of Clarissa, 82.
23.
Joplin, "The Voice of the Shuttle,"40.
24.
The recovery of the subtext is problematic, and this speech has often been interpreted as capitulation tout court. Still, the speech is hardly comprehensible, much less performable, without uncovering some sort of subtext, the most plausible of which, I believe, denies the patriarchal text its traditional hegemony.

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Arthur, Marilyn B. "The Divided World of Iliad VI." In Reflections of Women in Antiquity, edited by Helene P. Foley, 19-44. New York: Gordon & Breach, 1981.

Burns, M. M. "Troilus and Cressida: The Worst of Both Worlds." Shakespeare Studies 13 ( 1980): 105-30.

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Dollimore, Jonathan. Radical Tragedy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Notes xix
  • War and Memory 1
  • Arms and the Woman: The Con[tra]ception of the War Text 9
  • Notes 23
  • Works Cited 23
  • "Still Wars and Lechery": Shakespeare and the Last Trojan Woman 25
  • Notes 39
  • Works Cited 40
  • Rewriting History: Madame de Villedieu and the Wars of Religion 43
  • Notes 55
  • Works Cited 57
  • Southern Women's Diaries of Sherman's March to the Sea, 1864-1865 59
  • Notes 75
  • Works Cited 77
  • Civil Wars and Sexual Territories 80
  • Notes 95
  • Works Cited 96
  • The Women and Men of 1914 97
  • Notes 118
  • Corpus/Corps/Corpse: Writing the Body in/at War 124
  • Notes 159
  • Works Cited 164
  • May Sinclair's The Tree of Heaven: The Vortex of Feminism, the Community of War 168
  • Notes 179
  • Works Cited 182
  • Combat Envy and Survivor Guilt: Willa Cather's "Manly Battle Yarn" 184
  • Notes 201
  • Works Cited 203
  • "Seeds for the Sowing": The Diary of Käthe Kollwitz 205
  • Notes 221
  • Works Cited 223
  • A Needle with Mama's Voice: Mitsuye Yamada's Camp Notes and the American Canon of War Poetry 225
  • Notes 241
  • Feminism, the Great War, and Modern Vegetarianism 244
  • Images of Love and War in Contemporary Israeli Fiction: A Feminist Re-vision 268
  • Notes 277
  • Works Cited 280
  • Nuclear Domesticity: Sequence and Survival 283
  • Notes 299
  • "Epitaphs and Epigraphs: 'The End(s) of Man'" 303
  • Notes 319
  • Works Cited 321
  • A Bibliography of Secondary Sources 323
  • The Contributors 331
  • Index 335
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