Here is a list of books for the class. I've put some links in, but you should feel free to get them anywhere you like, including the college bookstore.  To make sure you get the right edition, make sure the ISBN numbers match. The total price ranges between $53 (used) to $179 (new).

Aughterson, Kate Ed. Renaissance Women: A Sourcebook. New York: Routledge, 1995. ISBN 0415120462

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Henderson, Katherine Usher and Barbara McManus. Half Humankind: Contexts and Texts of the Controversy about Women in England, 1540-1640. Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1985. ISBN: 0252011740

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Ostovich, Helen. Reading Early Modern Women: An Anthology of Texts in Manuscript and Print, 1550-1700 (Paperback). Routledge, 2003.

ISBN: 0415966469

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Wynne-Davies, Diana. Women Poets of the Renaissance (Paperback). Routledge, 1999.

ISBN 0415923506

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Cerasano, Susan. Renaissance Drama by Women: Texts and Documents (Paperback). Routledge, 1996.

ISBN 0415098076

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Behn, Aphra and Jane Spencer. The Rover and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback). Oxford, 1998.

ISBN 0192834517

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This course introduces students to Renaissance women’s studies and to literature written by English women in the early modern period. The readings will combine literature and non-fiction with modern critical works on women in the Renaissance.  We will examine the ways in which authorship was defined in the period and the ways such definitions either excluded or restricted female authors.  Among other things, we will discover why early modern texts written by women are often claimed to be non-existent or are difficult to find.  We will also be paying particular attention to larger issues of Renaissance studies such as the status and role of women, the gendering of subjectivity, and the relationship between gender and sexuality.