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Feminist critics of Renaissance drama and culture have argued that the marginality of women is sometimes potentially disruptive. Early modern woman had the power, through disobedience, to subvert the cultural expectations placed upon her, while reminding the patriarchy of her absolute necessity. This assertion seems a more fitting description of the female characters and diarists who Links Of London Charms enacted and constructed early modern maternity, and who is eloquently and insightfully discussed in this important volume of essays. Moncrief and Mc Pherson’s collection fills a critical gap in the study of women’s history. But this collection would appeal not only to readers of women’s history and Renaissance cultural studies, but also to those who are interested in Shakespearean criticism and the politics of social performativity. The importance of this collection is immediately signalled when the editors set out their argument in the introductory essay: ‘that maternity both public and private, physically embodied and enacted must be considered per formative and that the maternal body, as a result, functions as a potent space for cultural conflict, a site of imagination and contests’. Further to this, the volume achieves its aims of demonstrating the way in which male playwrights and authors of midwifery and child-rearing texts self-consciously present the performativity of the reproductive body. The essays in this volume draw attention to the variety of texts that contributed to early modern conceptions of maternity, which, as the editors point out,...

Lake Travis High School Wins State Football Championship; Exemplary Rating for LTISD Schools...

Texas Hill Country living just ain’t right without Friday night lights.  High school football in Texas is big.  Bigger than big, in fact.  It is a way of life. The Lake Travis Cavaliers have just won their fourth straight Texas football championship.  This is a record that will stand long and stand hard. Lake Travis, class 4A, is one of only three teams to ever run the hat trick plus one.  Only Sealy (94-97) and Celina (98-01) have ever accomplished this feat.  Lake Travis did this despite adversity and injuries.  Can they do it again next year, and be the only 4A team to ever win 5 state championships in a row?  Well, that remains to be seen, however with the support of the community and parents, this team may just have a shot at that. Lake Travis Independent School District is located just outside of Austin in the Texas Hill Country, near Mansfield Dam.  It is just west of the Eanes ISD (known as Westlake), off 2244 and 620.  Some say that those who can’t go to Westlake go to Lake Travis.  I think Lake Travis might have something to say about that. The Lake Travis ISD is rated as an “exemplary” school district by the Texas Education Agency.  Specifically, the five feeder elementary schools, two middle schools, and the one and only high school rank high on the list for not only graduation rates (zero to low...

Oklahoma State football: What's causing the low number of committed Texas …...

Oklahoma State football: What's causing the low number of committed Texas … Oklahoma State runs onto the field before a college football game between the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners (UTSA) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Read more on NewsOK.com Charlie Strong Signing Day press conference transcript But you know when you have an unbelievable university like we have right here that we can sell, the academics and athletics side of it, then all you had to do was work because at the end of the day it is The University of Texas. You are right. We can … Read more on TexasSports.com 2016 Big 12 football schedule announced 3 when Notre Dame visits Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the first time since 1996. The next week (Sept. 10), the Longhorns host UTEP in Austin. The road schedule begins at California on Sept. 17, which will be the first time UT has played … Read more on...

Legends of the past chime in as NY State Boys Basketball Tournament announces …...

Legends of the past chime in as NY State Boys Basketball Tournament announces … On Friday after much back-and-forth, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Executive Committee voted to move the Boys Basketball Tournament out of Glens Falls and down to the Southern Tier where Binghamton's Maines Arena will play … Read more on Albany Times Union (blog) Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans win Bronze Championship at Splendora tournament The Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans played their first three games at the Splendora ISD basketball tournament on Dec. 10 and 11 … The Longhorns gave the Trojans a tough first half in their final game, leading by one point at the end of the second period … Read more on Your Houston News Texas ramps up efforts to sell women's team to fans Longhorns coach Jody Conradt and UT women's athletic director Donna Lopiano fashioned a blueprint that made Texas a basketball giant that won games and filled seats. In 1986, Texas became the first NCAA champion to finish the season undefeated. Read more on Hookem.com Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball championship tickets on sale All-Session tickets for the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship will go on sale Tuesday, November 17, at 10:00 a.m. CT. The women's championship will be played March 4-7 at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena, which serves … Read more on...

Kendall Jenner: Young Reality Star Cheers Football Team to State Championship (Pics)...

On Friday night (16 December 2011), the youngest sister of the Kardashians, Kendall Jenner, grabs her pom-poms and hits the turf in Carson, Canifornia to squeeze sporting events and cheerleading practice into that schedule of hers. The 16-year-old shows off her school spirit at the California State Football Bowl Championship. Besides filming after filming, shoot after shoot and modeling after modeling, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” cutie is just 16 and still in high school. With her father Bruce on-hand to support his little girl, Miss Jenner takes up cheerleading duties as her Sierra Canyon Trailblazers wins the state championship at The Home Depot Center. The 16-year-old sweetie shows off her school spirit, wearing her pom-poms and cool school uniform on Friday night, 16 December 2011. Despite wearing her school’s blue and white uniform, Kendall still stands out from the crowd The second youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan joins the other cheerleaders from Sierra Canyon High School located in Chatsworth to rally their team, The Trailblazers After the game, the 16-year-old can not contain her excitement and wrote on Twitter, “State Champs! Congrats SC football!!!” Thanks to the height of 5ft 9in, the reality TV star becomes one of the hottest young stars in the fashion world and has a blossoming career in fashion modelling at just 16-years-old. She said, “I was so tall, and would tower over everybody, but now I actually love them” The student stunner...