The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature

Author: Rinaldina Russell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294358
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Entries for authors, works, themes, and other topics trace the feminist response to Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

Italian Women Writers from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Maria Marotti
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271024875
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Contents: Introduction Revising the Canon: Italian Women Writers/Maria O. Marotti Part I: Canon Formation/Canon Revision Women Writers and the Canon in Contemporary Italy/JoAnn Cannon From One Closet to Another? Feminism, Literary Archaeology, and the Canon/Beverly Allen Italian "Difference Theory" A New Canon?/Renate Holub Part II: Renaissance Women: Rethinking the Canon Renaissance Women Defending Women: Arguments Against Patriarchy/Constance Jordan Selling the Self, or the Epistolary Production of Renaissance Courtesans/Fiora A. Bassanese Part III: At the Turn of the Century: Women Writers at the Margins of the Canon Double Marginality: Matilde Serao and the Politics of Ambiguity/Nancy Harrowitz The Diaries of Sibilla Aleramo: Constructing Female Subjectivity/Bernadette Luciano Narrative Voice and the Regional Experience: Redefining Female Images in the Works of Maria Messina/Elise Magistro Part IV: Contemporary Women Writers: Toward a New Canon Brushing Benjamin Against the Grain: Elsa Morante and the "Jetzeit" of Marginal History/Maurizia Boscagli From Genealogy to Gynealogy and Beyond: Fausta Cialente's Le Quattro Ragazze Wieselberger/Graziella Parati Ethnic Matriarchy: Fabrizia Ramondino's Neapolitan World/Maria Ornella Marotti Mythic Revisionism: Women Poets and Philosophers in Italy Today/Lucia Re Part V: Women as Filmmakers: Images of Women/Images by Women/Images for Women Monica Vitti: The Image and the Word/Marga Cottino-Jones Signifying the Holocaust: Liliana Cavani's Portiere di notte/Marguerite Waller Maria Ornella Marotti is a lecturer in Italian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of The Duplicating Imagination: Twain and the Twain Papers (Penn State, 1990).

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies

Author: Gaetana Marrone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135455309
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.

The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature N Z

Author: Maureen Ihrie
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313324451
Format: PDF, ePub
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Spanish literature includes some of the world's greatest works and authors. It is also one of the most widely studied. This reference looks at the literature of Spain from the perspective of women's studies. Though the volume focuses on the literature of Spain written in Castilian, it also includes survey entries on the present state of women's literature in Catalan, Galician, and Basque. Included are hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries for numerous topics related to Spanish literature, including: Literary periods and genres Significant characters and character types Major authors and works Various specialized topics Each entry discusses how the topic relates to women's studies. Entries for male authors discuss their attitudes toward women. Female writers are considered for the restrictive cultural contexts in which they wrote. Specific works are examined for their representations of female characters and their handling of women's issues. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and closes with a brief bibliography. The volume concludes with a list of works for further reading."

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

Author: Peter Hainsworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198183327
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Embracing the whole of Italian literature, from the early thirteenth century to the present, The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature takes a broad view of what constitutes literature, covering historical writing, travel writing, theatre, and philosophy as well as the novel, poetry, literary dialogues, and critical theory. Providing generous coverage of canonical figures - from Dante and Petrarch to Montale and Calvino - it also contains a wealth of short entries on significant minor figures. The Companion also explores Latin literature written by Italian authors - a major feature of Renaissance culture - and Italian dialect literature; and highlights articles which place the writers and their works in their wider social, historical, artistic, and political context. The 2,400 alphabetically-arranged entries provide clear, up-to-date coverage of Italian literature, making this an essential reference for specialists and non-specialists alike. Written by expert contributors, the entries reflect the current state of international scholarship, which has developed in many different and exciting directions in recent years.

Contemporary Women Writers in Italy

Author: Santo L. Aricò
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870237102
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Despite the range and high quality of their work, Italian women writers have received scant attention from critics, in Italy or elsewhere. All too often, their contributions have gone unrecognized. This collection demonstrates the importance of these writers to the literary world and seeks to bring them the critical attention they deserve. Twelve scholars and literary critics examine some of the best prose produced in recent years by Italian women in a variety of genres, including fiction, journalism, and biography.

Contemporary World Fiction A Guide to Literature in Translation

Author: Juris Dilevko
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849093
Format: PDF, ePub
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This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. • Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language • 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles • Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries • 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords