List of Figures


1.“Introduction: Biography, Biofiction, and Gender in the Modern Age”

James Fitzmaurice, Naomi J. Miller, and Sara Jayne Steen

Section I: Fictionalizing Biography

2. Barbara Mujica: “Sister Teresa: Fictionalizing a Saint”
[Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582); practitioner; nun; author]

3. Catherine Padmore:“Portrait of an Unknown Woman: Fictional Representations of Levina Teerlinc, Tudor Paintrix”
[Levina Teerlinc (1510/20-1576); visual artist]

4. Frima Fox Hofrichter: “An Interview with Dominic Smith, Author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: Capturing the Seventeenth Century”
[Judith Leyster (1609-1660) and Sara van Baalbergen (fl. 1631-34); visual artists]

5. Susanne Woods: “Lanyer: The Dark Lady and the Shades of Fiction”
[Aemila Lanyer (1569-1645); author]

6. Marina Leslie: “Archival Bodies, Novel Interpretations, and the Burden of Margaret Cavendish”
[Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673); author]

Section II: Materializing Authorship

7. Susan Frye: “Bess of Hardwick: Materializing Autobiography” [Elizabeth Talbot (1527?-1608); creator of textiles]

8. Sarah Gristwood: “The Queen as Artist: Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart”
[Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587) and Elizabeth I (1533-1603); practitioners: queens; embroiderer, authors]

9. Marion Wynne-Davies: “‘Very Secret Kept’: Facts and Re-Creation in Margaret Hannay’s Biographies of Mary Sidney Herbert and Mary Wroth”
[Mary Sidney Herbert (1561-1621) and Mary Wroth (1586-1652); authors]

10. Naomi J. Miller: “Imagining Shakespeare’s Sisters: Fictionalizing Mary Sidney Herbert and Mary Sidney Wroth”
[Mary Sidney Herbert (1561-1621) and Mary Wroth (1586-1652); authors]

11. Linda Phyllis Austern: “Anne Boleyn, Musician: A Romance across Centuries and Media”
[Anne Boleyn (1501-1536); musician]

Section III: Performing Gender

12. Sheila T. Cavanagh: “Reclaiming Her Time: Artemisia Gentileschi Speaks to the Twenty-First Century”
[Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656); visual artist]

13. Hailey Bachrach: “Beyond the Record: Emilia and Feminist Historical Recovery”
[Aemila Lanyer (1569-1645); author]

14. James Fitzmaurice: “Writing, Acting, and the Notion of Truth in Biofiction about Early Modern Women Authors”
[Aphra Behn (1640-1689) and Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673); authors]

15. Emilie L. Bergmann: “Jesusa Rodríguez’s Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Reflections on an Opaque Body”
[Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695); practitioner: nun; author]

Section IV: Authoring Identity

16. Margaret F. Rosenthal: “From Hollywood Film to Musical Theater: Veronica Franco in American Popular Culture”
[Veronica Franco (1546-1591); author]

17. Julia Dabbs: “The Role of Art in Recent Biofiction on Sofonisba Anguissola”
[Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625); visual artist]

18. Stephanie Russo: “‘I Am Artemisia’: Art and Trauma in Joy McCullough’s Blood Water Paint
[Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656); visual artist]

19. Sara Jayne Steen: “The Lady Arbella Stuart, a ‘Rare Phoenix’: Her Re-Creation in Biography and Biofiction”
[Arbella Stuart (1575-1615); letter writer]

20. Sara Read: “The Gossips’ Choice: Extending the Possibilities for Biofiction with Creative Uses of Sources”
[Jane Sharp (born c. 1641) and Sarah Stone (active 1701-1737); practitioners: midwives]


Michael Lackey


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