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Women. Poets. and. Philosophers. in. Italy. Today. Lucia Re Does it make sense
to talk about "women poets" rather than "poets" tout court? There are strong
disagreements on this issue and women poets are often the first ones to tell you
that ...

Author: Maria Marotti

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271041254

Category: Literary Criticism


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2010-11-01 By Maria Marotti

In the past few years, she has held a series of writing seminars for women in
various Italian cities. Maraini resides in Rome. MAJOR THEMES Dacia Maraini
has been credited with being a leader in the production of a feminist
counterliterature ...

Author: Rinaldina Russell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313283478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

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"This important work, effectively presenting a wealth of new material, is suitable for all Italian literature and women's studies collections." ARBA

And it is not only the woman Anaïs who must speak , but I must speak for many
women . ... compelled a rather depressing evaluation of the achievements of
women in Italy since Aleramo first walked away from the domestic hearth and
became ...

Author: Sharon Wood

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0485910020

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Women's writing in Italy from Unification to the present day, examining the lives and works of women writers within the context of Italian history, culture and politics. The changing face of Italian social and political life since Unification has greatly affected the position of women in Italy. This work explores the relation between the changing role of women over this period, then struggle for social and political emancipation and equality, and the search by women writers to a personal and authentic literary voice.
1995-01-01 By Sharon Wood

An anthology of women poets is one of those cultural enterprises that , it is
commonly believed , should not be undertaken . And yet , through the centuries ,
such anthologies have often been proposed even in the context of our own Italian

Author: Biancamaria Frabotta

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 1550711199

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

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Addressing the issue of gender in poetic discourse, this anthology of various 20th-century Italian women poets explores whether or not there can be an aesthetic distinction between male- and female-created poetry.

Author: Gianna Patriarca

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 155071001X

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

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This book is the first part of Patriarca's trilogy on Italian women. This book is in its third printing.

A number of these publishers' first-time authors were women, some of them
courtesans — or such was the word on the Rialto. This paper explores the literary
self-presentations of three sixteenth- century Italian writers typecast as
courtesans ...

Author: Janet Levarie Smarr

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639658

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 244

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Studies of the city, and of women's experiences of the city, have focused primarily on modern times, especially as modernism was defined in large part by urban life. Italy, however, has a long history of urban-centered culture, and women have been a vocal part of that culture since the Renaissance. This volume, therefore, looks at the art and literature of both earlier and more modern periods to investigate the meanings of the city for Italian women, the intensely gendered meanings (for both sexes) of those city spaces that excluded women, and the conditions that permitted a limited permeability of gendered boundaries. Two aspects to the combination of "women" and "city" are salient to these investigations. One involves their metaphorical relationship. Urbs, citta, ville -- the words for city tend to be grammatically feminine, and a long tradition of representation associates the city. with a woman. Women, especially writers, could exploit, modify, or resist the prevailing uses of such metaphors. The second aspect of connection involves social realities. What was or is the relation of the (female) city with the real women who inhabit it? What kind of site has it provided for women seeking a satisfying life for themselves? How has art and literature, by men and by women, represented the relationship of female persons or characters to urban spaces?

and a reconsideration of text and context'.38 In conclusion I explore the potential
importance of the 'fantastic trace' for understanding the relationship between
fantastic literature, the canon, and women writers in the Italian context and

Author: Danielle E. Hipkins

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781905981090

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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Contemporary fantastic fiction, particularly that written by women, often challenges traditional literary practice. At the same time the predominantly male-authored canon of fantastic literature offers a problematic range of gender stereotypes for female authors to 're-write'. Fantastic tropes, of space in particular, enable three important contemporary Italian female writers (Paola Capriolo, b. 1962; Francesca Duranti, b. 1935 and Rossana Ombres, b. 1931) to encounter and counter anxieties about writing from the female subject. All three writers begin by exploring the hermetic, fantastic space of enclosure with a critical, or troubled, eye, but eventually opt for wider national, and often international spaces, in which only a 'fantastic trace' remains. This shift mirrors their own increasingly confident distance from male-authored literary models and demonstrates the creative input that these writers bring to the literary canon, by redefining its generic boundaries.

The way in which this aesthetic ideal of the 'new woman' was promoted by the
Fascist regime in its early years can be ... Barbacci thought that Italian women
avoided swimming simply because they did not want to ruin their make-up or ...

Author: Gigliola Gori

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135762735

Category: History

Page: 251

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This is the first text to examine women and sport in Italy during the period 1861-1945. To qualify and quantify the impact of fascism on Italian Women's sport, the author first of all examines the pre-fascist period in terms of female physical culture. The text then describes how during the fascist era, women moved strictly within a framework designed by medicine and eugenics, religious and traditional education. The country aspired to emancipation, as promised by the fascist revolution but emancipation was hard to advance under the fascist regime because of male hegemonic trends in the country. This book shows how the engagement of women in some sporting activity did promote and support some gender emancipation. The conclusion of the book demonstrates how, in the post-war period, women found it hard to advance further on, for a number of reasons.
2012-12-06 By Gigliola Gori

In this chapter, I address the emergence of women readers and writers in the new
Italy and offer an analysis of the generic limitations of domestic fiction in the
Italian context. Italian domestic fiction and journalism by women functioned as a
type ...

Author: Katharine Mitchell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442665644

Category: History

Page: 264

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Post-Unification Italy saw an unprecedented rise of the middle classes, an expansion in the production of print culture, and increased access to education and professions for women, particularly in urban areas. Although there was still widespread illiteracy, especially among women in both rural and urban areas, there emerged a generation of women writers whose domestic fiction and journalism addressed a growing female readership. This study looks at the work of three of the most significant women writers of the period: La Marchesa Colombi, Neera, and Matilde Serao. These writers, whose works had been largely forgotten for much of the last century, only to be rediscovered by the Italian feminist movement of the 1970s, were widely read and received considerable critical acclaim in their day. In their realist fiction and journalism, these professional women writers documented and brought to light the ways in which women participated in everyday life in the newly independent Italy, and how their experiences differed profoundly from those of men. Katharine Mitchell shows how these three authors, while hardly radical emancipationists, offered late-nineteenth-century readers an implicit feminist intervention and a legitimate means of approaching and engaging with the burning social and political issues of the day regarding “the woman question” – women’s access to education and the professions, legal rights, and suffrage. Through close examinations of these authors and a selection of their works – and with reference to their broader artistic, socio-historical, and geo-political contexts – Mitchell not only draws attention to their authentic representations of contemporary social and historical realities, but also considers their important role as a cultural medium and catalyst for social change.
2014-05-27 By Katharine Mitchell

and. Women's. Rights,. 1956—1959. In March 1956, Maria Maddalena Rossi,
president of the UDI, sent a letter to Amalia di Valmarana, the president of the CIF
, inviting her to the Fifth Congress of the Italian Woman, to be held in Rome in

Author: Wendy Pojmann

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823245604

Category: History

Page: 234

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A groundbreaking account of the two largest autonomous women's associations in Italy during the early Cold War-the UDI and the CIF-and how they developed an active Italian and global agenda for the advancement of women's rights.
2013-01-02 By Wendy Pojmann

On this occasion, the contributors to this volume had the great opportunity to meet
, exchange ideas and share their passion for female Italian writers and the
complex genre of autobiography. Female literary production abounding in stories

Author: Ioana Raluca Larco

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443828345

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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The essays included in this collection examine issues such as identity and ideology which are at play in the female autobiography practice, along with the problematicity that these trigger in terms of self-representation and traditional formal boundaries. The women writers analyzed here through mainly historical, literary, feminist and psychoanalytic lenses cover a long period in the history of Italy, spanning from the Fascist era to our time. In an attempt to organize and connect these texts which are chronologically far apart, we have divided our contributions into two main parts. The first, “Shapes of Ideology,” includes authors interacting primarily with political ideology in a way that eventually entails the challenge of the official “technologies of gender” (De Lauretis, 1987) and implicitly, a reflection on the gendered identity. In the second part, “Reconsidering ideology, negotiating autobiography,” while the political ideology is not completely excluded, it becomes however something more internalized and relevant to the writers’ quest for identity. Such process bears consequences with respect to the canon of autobiography, as authors experiment with new forms of autobiographical narratives and readers become more and more an integral component of this personal endeavor.
2011-01-18 By Ioana Raluca Larco

Women. Ann. Hallamore. Caesar. The word “boundary” identifies an edge or
margin separating out one area from another. It can be physical or imaginary.
The suggestion of monitoring or control associated with “boundary” is taken a
stage ...

Author: Patrizia Sambuco

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611477917

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This book investigates narrative, autobiography, and poetry by Italian women writers from the nineteenth century to today and considers the topics of boundaries and borders in their writings.
2014-11-12 By Patrizia Sambuco

In this essay, I explore the connection between women'smental health and
gender violence within the Italian family through the analysis of a destructive
motherdaughter relationship and the resulting transgenerational transmission of

Author: Maristella Cantini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137336514

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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Featuring essays by top scholars and interviews with acclaimed directors, this book examines Italian women's authorship in film and their visions of reality. The contributors use feminist film criticism in the analysis of their works and give direct voices to the artists who are constantly excluded by the conventional Italian film criticism.
2013-12-17 By Maristella Cantini

Acknowledgments The following poems have been published previously : “
Donna Laura , " " These Are the Words I Have Said , " " When I Was a Young
Woman ” in Prairie Schooner , 2001. “ Poem to My Husband of Thirtythree Years ”
in ...

Author: Maria M. Gillan

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 1550711563

Category: Poetry

Page: 142

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Written to read like a memoir, this collection of poetry details the life of a family across generations and provides a moving and haunting portrait of the Italian mother who is the center around which this family revolves. But this is much more than a story about ethnicity; it transcends any single identity and explores instead the many ways in which people learn to identify themselves.
2002 By Maria M. Gillan

He is a contributor to Ossigeno per I'lnformazione, the Italian Press Federation's
official watchdog organization; and to the Italian Journalists Guild where he
reports on journalists facing attack and intimidation. He received his
undergraduate ...

Author: Gerardo Adinolfi

Publisher: Informant | eBook Quotidiani

ISBN: 9788898194025

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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2013-02-16 By Gerardo Adinolfi

of. Italian. Women. 's. Writings. Since. Unification. "There are worrying signs that
already now the increasing diversity of society has brought out a growing
intolerance, with recurrent violence or expression of racist or xenophobic

Author: Melissa Coburn

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson

ISBN: 9781611476002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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Given that race is a socio-historical and political construction, this work argues that race is also a narrative construction. Examining the construction of race in works by Italian authors since national unification (Deledda, Serao, Ginzburg and Ghermandi), the book finds certain elements to be common in both racial and narrative formations. These include intertextuality; characterization, plot, and tropes; the tension between the projections of identity as individual, group, and universal; and the processes of identification and otherness.
2013-07-29 By Melissa Coburn

An Anthology of Plays Daniela Cavallaro. Chapter 1 Paola Riccora wrote: “The
number of creative women goes in descending order: 15 Chapter 1: Paola

Author: Daniela Cavallaro

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841506081

Category: Law

Page: 402

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No other anthologies of Italian women dramatists exist than this. This is a first translation into English of four plays unknown to academic and general public. It includes introductions to each playwright, and critical analysis, historical context and performance history of their plays. It could be used in undergraduate/graduate courses on international women writers in translation, Italian literature, or women's theatre. Books about twentieth-century Italian drama seldom discuss plays by women and when they do very little is written about women dramatists before 1960, even in recent studies of contemporary Italian women's theatre. "Italian Women's Theatre, 1930-1960" redresses this imbalance by providing the first English translation of works by Paola Riccora, Anna Bonacci, Clotilde Masci, and Gici Ganzini Granata. Between 1930 and 1960 these women achieved a high degree of popularity and success, and although their names and works are now largely unknown, even among theatre practitioners and academics, these authors set the stage for the next generation of feminist theatre in the 1970s and for the development of contemporary Italian women's theatre as whole.Following a general introduction the book has four sections, each containing an introduction to the playwright - including biographical information - a translation of one of their major dramatic works, a commentary on the play and the play's performance history, and critical analysis of other works. Translations include: "It Must Have Been Giovannino", "The Fantasy Hour", "The Excluded" and "Men Are Always Right".
2012-09-19 By Daniela Cavallaro

Virginia Cox. The intention of the present anthology is to make accessible to both
an Italian-reading and a non-Italian-reading public one important segment of
Italian women's literary production in this period: secular and religious lyric poetry

Author: Virginia Cox

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421409504

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

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Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance is the first modern anthology of verse by Italian women of this period to give a full representation of the richness and diversity of their output. Although familiar authors such as Vittoria Colonna, Gaspara Stampa, and Veronica Gambara are well represented, half of the fifty-four poets featured are unknown even to many specialists. Especially noteworthy is an extensive selection of verse from the period following 1560, which has received little or no critical attention. This later, strikingly experimental, proto-Baroque tradition of verse is reconstructed here for the first time. Virginia Cox creates both a scholarly teaching resource and a collection of poetry accessible to general readers with no previous knowledge of the Italian poetic tradition. Each poem is presented in its original language, accompanied by a translation and commentary. An introduction traces the history of Italian lyric poetry from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. Cox also provides a guide to meter, rhythm, and rhyme, as well as a glossary of rhetorical terms and a biographical dictionary of authors. Organized thematically, this book offers poems about love, religion, and politics; verse addressed to patrons, friends, family, and places; and polemical and correspondence verse. Four languages are represented: Greek, Latin, literary Tuscan of various levels of standardization, and the stylized rustic dialect of pavan. The volume contains more than 200 poems, of which about a quarter have never before been published in a modern edition and more than a third have not previously been available in English translation. "Exhaustive and insightful... This is an amazing book, a major achievement in the field of women's studies."—Renaissance Quarterly, reviewing Women’s Writing in Italy, 1400–1650
2013-07-31 By Virginia Cox

Women,. and. Trauma. In. March 2003, a routine inspection of identity papers on
a train in Tuscany ended in a shoot-out between transport police and members of
a terrorist formation known to the Italian public as the “Nuove brigate rosse” ...

Author: R. Glynn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137341990

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Addressing cultural representations of women's participation in the political violence and terrorism of the Italian anni di piombo ('years of lead', c. 1969-83), this book conceptualizes Italy's experience of political violence during those years as a form of cultural and collective trauma.
2013-02-21 By R. Glynn

FURNITURE In fifteenth - century Florence the lives and behaviour of men and
women belonging to the mercantile middle and upper classes were bound by a
series of ...

Author: Paola Tinagli

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071904054X

Category: Art

Page: 206

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This is the first book which gives a general overview of women as subject-matter in Italian Renaissance painting. It presents a view of the interaction between artist and patron, and also of the function of these paintings in Italian society of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Using letters, poems, and treatises, it examines through the eyes of the contemporary viewer the way women were represented in paintings.
1997-06-15 By Paola Tinagli

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