A History of Women's Writing in Italy
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History of Women's Writing in Italy by Letizia Panizza
Book DescriptionA History of Women's Writing in Italy offers a comprehensive historical account of writing by women in Italy. Covering writing from the Middle Ages to the present day, it moves away from narrow definitions of literature, and brings to the reader's attention other forms of expression such as letter writing, religious and devotional writing, scholarly and philosophical essays, travel writing, and journalism. Contributors point to the considerable practical, social and ideological difficulties faced by women in writing and presenting their work to a wider reading public, but also highlight the resourcefulness and determination of women through the centuries in making their voices heard. Extensive guides to further reading and a detailed guide to more than two hundred writers form an integral part of the volume. The international team of contributors have produced a striking work of scholarship and research, which will be invaluable for students and scholars alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521578134
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Letizia Panizza
Petrarch in Britain, Hardback (November 2007)
This volume surveys of Petrarch's literary legacy in Britain. It explores a number of key topics: Petrarch's analysis of the self; his dialogue with other classical and Italian authors; Petrarchism and anti-Petrarchism in Renaissance Italy; Petrarchism in England and Scotland; and his modern legacy in both Italy and Britain.
Paternal Tyranny, Paperback (March 2004)
Arcangela Tarabotti (1604-52) was forced into a Benedictine convent at sixteen by her father. This manifesto argues against the oppression of women by the Venetian patriarchy. Through readings of the Bible Tarabotti demonstrates that women are clearly equal in God's eyes.
History of Women's Writing in Italy, Hardback (January 2001)
This volume offers a comprehensive account of writing by women in Italy.
Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by Letizia Panizza
First published in 1600 in answer to Giusepe Passi's diatribe about women's alleged defects, this polemic displays Lucrezia Marinella's knowledge of the Italian poetic tradition and demonstrates her ability to argue against authors of the misogynist tradition from Boccaccio to Torquato Tasso.
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Author Biography - Letizia Panizza
Letizia Panizza is senior lecturer in Italian at Royal Holloway College, University of London. She is a contributor to The Cambridge History of Italian Literature (1996) on Italian humanists and on the fifteenth century. In Women's Studies she has published a critical edition of Arcangela Tarabotti's Che le donne siano della spezie degli uomini (Women are no less rational than men) (1994). She is also the translator and editor of Tarabotti's Paternal Tyranny (2000), and the editor of Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society (1999). She is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. Sharon Wood is reader in Italian at Strathclyde University. She has specialised in the study of modern and contemporary narrative, with particualr reference to women's writing. She is the author of Woman as Object: Language and Gender In the Work of Alberto Moravia (1990) and Italian Women's Writing 1860-1994 (1995). In 1993 she published a critical anthology of short stories called Italian Women Writers.
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