Virtue and Virtuality: Gender in the Self-Representations of Queen Elizabeth I

by Janel Mueller

Janel Mueller explores the evolution of Queen Elizabeth I's "virtual gender" during the monarch's 45-year reign.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Janel Mueller

Janel Mueller is professor of English language and literature at the University of Chicago, William Rainey Harper Professor in the College, and dean of the Division of the Humanities. A teacher and scholar of English Renaissance and Reformation literature in its historical context, she has published extensively on John Donne, John Milton, and Queen Elizabeth I. At the University of Chicago, she has received the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1983) and the University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (1998). Work in progress on Queen Elizabeth includes Elizabeth I: Autograph Compositions and Foreign Language Originals, co-edited with Leah S. Marcus (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and Elizabeth I: Collected Translations, co-edited with Joshua K. Scodel (University of Chicago Press, contract pending).

COPYRIGHT | A version of this article was delivered as a lecture on October 26, 1999 to the Washington, D.C. chapter of the University of Chicago Alumni Club. Copyright 2001 The University of Chicago.

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