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Book Floridoro

    Book Details:
  • Author : Moderata Fonte
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2007-11-01
  • ISBN : 0226256790
  • Pages : 526 pages

Download or read book Floridoro written by Moderata Fonte and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2007-11-01 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first original chivalric poem written by an Italian woman, Floridoro imbues a strong feminist ethos into a hypermasculine genre. Dotted with the usual characteristics—dark forests, illusory palaces, enchanted islands, seductive sorceresses—Floridoro is the story of the two greatest knights of a bygone age: the handsome Floridoro, who risks everything for love, and the beautiful Risamante, who helps women in distress while on a quest for her inheritance. Throughout, Moderata Fonte (1555–92) vehemently defends women’s capacity to rival male prowess in traditionally male-dominated spheres. And her open criticism of women’s lack of education is echoed in the plights of various female characters who must depend on unreliable men. First published in 1581, Floridoro remains a vivacious and inventive narrative by a singular poet.

Book Teaching the Italian Renaissance Romance Epic

Download or read book Teaching the Italian Renaissance Romance Epic written by Jo Ann Cavallo and published by Modern Language Association. This book was released on 2018-12-01 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Italian romance epic of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with its multitude of characters, complex plots, and roots in medieval Carolingian epic and Arthurian chivalric romance, was a form popular with courtly and urban audiences. In the hands of writers such as Boiardo, Ariosto, and Tasso, works of remarkable sophistication that combined high seriousness and low comedy were created. Their works went on to influence Cervantes, Milton, Ronsard, Shakespeare, and Spenser. In this volume instructors will find ideas for teaching the Italian Renaissance romance epic along with its adaptations in film, theater, visual art, and music. An extensive resources section locates primary texts online and lists critical studies, anthologies, and reference works.

Book Female Friendship

    Book Details:
  • Author : Slav N. Gratchev
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2022-07-12
  • ISBN : 1666907243
  • Pages : 279 pages

Download or read book Female Friendship written by Slav N. Gratchev and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-07-12 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume focuses on the literary and artistic exploration of female friendship in various geographical contexts, spanning the centuries from the medieval period until the present. The essays address the intense female bonding in world literature as a universal human need for intimacy, sense of belonging, and purpose. The main focus is on the reevaluation of friendships between women, which have been traditionally less epitomized than those between men. The authors of this volume demonstrate how the emotional unions of women offer compelling insights to various historical and contemporary societies, helping us understand gender relations, traditions, family life, and community values.

Book The Worth of Women

    Book Details:
  • Author : Moderata Fonte
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2007-11-01
  • ISBN : 0226256839
  • Pages : 318 pages

Download or read book The Worth of Women written by Moderata Fonte and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2007-11-01 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gender equality and the responsibility of husbands and fathers: issues that loom large today had currency in Renaissance Venice as well, as evidenced by the publication in 1600 of The Worth of Women by Moderata Fonte. Moderata Fonte was the pseudonym of Modesta Pozzo (1555–92), a Venetian woman who was something of an anomaly. Neither cloistered in a convent nor as liberated from prevailing codes of decorum as a courtesan might be, Pozzo was a respectable, married mother who produced literature in genres that were commonly considered "masculine"—the chivalric romance and the literary dialogue. This work takes the form of the latter, with Fonte creating a conversation among seven Venetian noblewomen. The dialogue explores nearly every aspect of women's experience in both theoretical and practical terms. These women, who differ in age and experience, take as their broad theme men's curious hostility toward women and possible cures for it. Through this witty and ambitious work, Fonte seeks to elevate women's status to that of men, arguing that women have the same innate abilities as men and, when similarly educated, prove their equals. Through this dialogue, Fonte provides a picture of the private and public lives of Renaissance women, ruminating on their roles in the home, in society, and in the arts. A fine example of Renaissance vernacular literature, this book is also a testament to the enduring issues that women face, including the attempt to reconcile femininity with ambition.

Book Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies  A J

Download or read book Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies A J written by Gaetana Marrone and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2007 with total page 2258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher description

Book Daughters of Alchemy

    Book Details:
  • Author : Meredith K. Ray
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2015
  • ISBN : 0674504232
  • Pages : 302 pages

Download or read book Daughters of Alchemy written by Meredith K. Ray and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meredith Ray shows that women were at the vanguard of empirical culture during the Scientific Revolution. They experimented with medicine and alchemy at home and in court, debated cosmological discoveries in salons and academies, and in their writings used their knowledge of natural philosophy to argue for women’s intellectual equality to men.

Book The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st Century Feminist Theory

Download or read book The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st Century Feminist Theory written by Robin Truth Goodman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-02-07 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st-Century Feminist Theory was a PROSE Award finalist. The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st-Century Feminist Theory is the most comprehensive available survey of the state of the art of contemporary feminist thought. With chapters written by world-leading scholars from a range of disciplines, the book explores the latest thinking on key topics in current feminist discourse, including: · Feminist subjectivity – from identity, difference, and intersectionality to affect, sex and the body · Feminist texts – writing, reading, genre and critique · Feminism and the world – from power, trauma and value to technology, migration and community Including insights from literary and cultural studies, philosophy, political science and sociology, The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st-Century Feminist Theory is an essential overview of current feminist thinking and future directions for scholarship, debate and activism.

Book Italian Literature Before 1900 in English Translation

Download or read book Italian Literature Before 1900 in English Translation written by Robin Healey and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 1185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation provides the most complete record possible of texts from the early periods that have been translated into English, and published between 1929 and 2008. It lists works from all genres and subjects, and includes translations wherever they have appeared across the globe. In this annotated bibliography, Robin Healey covers over 5,200 distinct editions of pre-1900 Italian writings. Most entries are accompanied by useful notes providing information on authors, works, translators, and how the translations were received. Among the works by over 1,500 authors represented in this volume are hundreds of editions by Italy's most translated authors - Dante Alighieri, [Niccoláo] Machiavelli, and [Giovanni] Boccaccio - and other hundreds which represent the author's only English translation. A significant number of entries describe works originally published in Latin. Together with Healey's Twentieth-Century Italian Literature in English Translation, this volume makes comprehensive information on translations accessible for schools, libraries, and those interested in comparative literature."--Pub. desc.

Book Twenty Five Women Who Shaped the Italian Renaissance

Download or read book Twenty Five Women Who Shaped the Italian Renaissance written by Meredith K. Ray and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-12-22 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: • This book offers an engaging, well-researched introduction to the influential female figures who helped lay the foundations of Renaissance culture, making it easy for educators to integrate women’s history into the study of the past and for the general reader to gain a reliable, richly detailed overview. • Each chapter functions as a stand-alone study, combining an engaging narrative biography with an expert grasp of the cultural, political, and artistic context of this historical period to allow students and lecturers to either use parts or the whole of this book to support their studies and teaching. • Taken as a whole, students will be shown that these women were not isolated cases of female exceptionality, but rather a part of a larger and more complex tapestry of Renaissance achievement, one that connects them to one another as well as to the male writers, artists, and leaders whose names many readers will already know. • Interwoven within each chapter are primary sources (letters, poems, sketches) and portraits of each of the women discussed, providing students with a fuller picture of these women.

Book Enrico  or  Byzantium Conquered

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lucrezia Marinella
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2009-09-15
  • ISBN : 0226505499
  • Pages : 507 pages

Download or read book Enrico or Byzantium Conquered written by Lucrezia Marinella and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 507 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lucrezia Marinella (1571–1653) is, by all accounts, a phenomenon in early modernity: a woman who wrote and published in many genres, whose fame shone brightly within and outside her native Venice, and whose voice is simultaneously original and reflective of her time and culture. In Enrico; or, Byzantium Conquered, one of the most ambitious and rewarding of her numerous narrative works, Marinella demonstrates her skill as an epic poet. Now available for the first time in English translation, Enrico retells the story of the conquest of Byzantium in the Fourth Crusade (1202–04). Marinella intersperses historical events in her account of the invasion with numerous invented episodes, drawing on the rich imaginative legacy of the chivalric romance. Fast-moving, colorful, and narrated with the zest that characterizes Marinella’s other works, this poem is a great example of a woman engaging critically with a quintessentially masculine form and subject matter, writing in a genre in which the work of women poets was typically shunned.

Book Women s Writing in Italy  1400   1650

Download or read book Women s Writing in Italy 1400 1650 written by Virginia Cox and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2008-06-16 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner, 2009 Best Book Award, Society for the Study of Early Modern WomenWinner, 2008 PROSE Award for Best Book in Language, Literature, and Linguistics. Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers This is the first comprehensive study of the remarkably rich tradition of women’s writing that flourished in Italy between the fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Virginia Cox documents this tradition and both explains its character and scope and offers a new hypothesis on the reasons for its emergence and decline. Cox combines fresh scholarship with a revisionist argument that overturns existing historical paradigms for the chronology of early modern Italian women’s writing and questions the historiographical commonplace that the tradition was brought to an end by the Counter Reformation. Using a comparative analysis of women's activities as artists, musicians, composers, and actresses, Cox locates women's writing in its broader contexts and considers how gender reflects and reinvents conventional narratives of literary change.

Book Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Download or read book Debate of the Romance of the Rose written by Christine de Pizan and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2010-04-15 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365–1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read Romance of the Rose for its blatant and unwarranted misogynistic depictions of women. The debate that ensued, over not only the merits of the treatise but also of the place of women in society, started Europe on the long path to gender parity. Pizan’s criticism sparked a continent-wide discussion of issues that is still alive today in disputes about art and morality, especially the civic responsibility of a writer or artist for the works he or she produces. In Debate of the “Romance of the Rose,” David Hult collects, along with the debate documents themselves, letters, sermons, and excerpts from other works of Pizan, including one from City of Ladies—her major defense of women and their rights—that give context to this debate. Here, Pizan’s supporters and detractors are heard alongside her own formidable, protofeminist voice. The resulting volume affords a rare look at the way people read and thought about literature in the period immediately preceding the era of print.

Book Gendering the Renaissance

Download or read book Gendering the Renaissance written by Meredith K. Ray and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2023-04-14 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this volume revisit the Italian Renaissance to rethink spaces thought to be defined and certain: from the social spaces of convent, court, or home, to the literary spaces of established genres such as religious plays or epic poetry. Repopulating these spaces with the women who occupied them but have often been elided in the historical record, the essays also remind us to ask what might obscure our view of texts and archives, what has remained marginal in the texts and contexts of early modern Italy and why. The contributors, suggesting new ways of interrogating gendered discourses of genre, identities, and sanctity, offer a complex picture of gender in early modern Italian literature and culture. Read in dialogue with one another, their pieces provide a fascinating survey of currents in gender studies and early modern Italian studies and point to exciting future directions in these fields.

Book Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion

Download or read book Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion written by María de Zayas y Sotomayor and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2010-07-15 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the height of María de Zayas’s popularity in the mid-eighteenth century, the number of editions in print of her work was exceeded only by the novels of Cervantes. But by the end of the nineteenth century, Zayas had been excluded from the Spanish literary canon because of her gender and the sociopolitical changes that swept Spain and Europe. Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion gathers a representative sample of seven stories, which features Zayas’s signature topics—gender equality and domestic violence—written in an impassioned tone overlaid with conservative Counter-Reformation ideology. This edition updates the scholarship since the most recent English translations, with a new introduction to Zayas’s entire body of stories, and restores Zayas’s author’s note and prologue, omitted from previous English-language editions. Tracing her slow but steady progress from notions of ideal love to love’s treachery, Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion will restore Zayas to her rightful place in modern letters.

Book Fairy Tales Framed

Download or read book Fairy Tales Framed written by Ruth B. Bottigheimer and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-23 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 2012 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Most early fairy tale authors had a lot to say about what they wrote. Charles Perrault explained his sources and recounted friends' reactions. His niece Marie-Jeanne Lhéritier and her friend Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy used dedications and commentaries to situate their tales socially and culturally, while the raffish Henriette Julie de Murat accused them all of taking their plots from the Italian writer Giovan Francesco Straparola and admitted to borrowing from the Italians herself. These reflections shed a bright light on both the tales and on their composition, but in every case, they were removed soon after their first publication. Remaining largely unknown, their absence created empty space that later readers filled with their own views about the conditions of production and reception of the tales. What their authors had to say about "Puss in Boots," "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," and "Rapunzel," among many other fairy tales, is collected here for the first time, newly translated and accompanied by rich annotations. Also included are revealing commentaries from the authors' literary contemporaries. As a whole, these forewords, afterwords, and critical words directly address issues that inform the contemporary study of European fairy tales, including traditional folkloristic concerns about fairy tale origins and performance, as well as questions of literary aesthetics and historical context.

Book Approaches to Teaching the Works of Italo Calvino

Download or read book Approaches to Teaching the Works of Italo Calvino written by Franco Ricci and published by Modern Language Association. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Given the range of his writing, teaching Calvino can seem a daunting task. This volume aims to help instructors develop creative and engaging classroom strategies. Part 1, "Materials," presents an overview of Calvino's writings, nearly all of which are available in English translation, as well as critical works and online resources. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," focus on general themes and cultural contexts, address theoretical issues, and provide practical classroom applications. Contributors describe strategies for teaching Calvino that are as varied as his writings, whether having students study narrative theory through If on a winter's night a traveler, explore literary genre with Cosmicomics, improve their writing using Six Memos for the Next Millennium, or read Mr. Palomar in a general education humanities course.

Book Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance

Download or read book Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance written by Virginia Cox and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2013-07-31 with total page 473 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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