Dante and the Grammar of the Nursing Body

Dante and the Grammar of the Nursing Body

by Gary P. Cestaro

ISBN-10: 0268025533

ISBN-13: 9780268025533

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

Product Details

University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
William and Katherine Devers Series in D
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

About the William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies
List of Illustrations
1Lady Grammar between Nurturing and Discipline9
Defining grammatica9
Nutrix as magistra14
Inter blandimenta nutricum15
Lady Grammar's Whip20
Sapientia nutrix and Grammatica nutrix22
Grammatica in the Metalogicon25
Lady Grammar in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries40
Lady Grammar in Fourteenth-Century Italy46
2The Primal Scene of Suckling in Devulgari eloquentia49
A la tetta de la madre s'apprende49
Nutricem imitantes53
Vir sine matre, vir sine lacte58
Quanquam Sarnum biberimus ante dentes59
Ut "femina," "corpo"70
Os ex ossibus meis et caro de carne mea72
3The Body of Gaeta: Burying and Unburying the Wet Nurse in Inferno77
From Lady Grammar to the Neoplatontic Nurse and Beyond77
La presso a Gaeta, prima che si Enea la nomasse78
Ex ore infantium et lactentium80
Aeneia nutrix82
Circe, the Anti-nurse85
Bones and a Name88
In misericordia uberi93
Ulysses as Circe97
Noms de lieu99
Poppa and prora at the End of Paradiso104
The Nurse in Inferno106
4Deconstructing Subjectivity in Antepurgatory109
Selfhood and the Body in Purgatorio109
Silva from Plato to Dante113
Silva and Alma Mater116
Silva in Purgatorio 5118
5Reconstructing Subjectivity in Purgatorio and Paradiso135
Sermo humilis and the Nursing Body of Christ135
Dante's Nurse-Poets138
The Pilgrim as infans / puer145
The Triumph of the Resurrected Breast154
Et coram patre le si fece unito157

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