Strong Voices, Weak History: Early Women Writers and Canons in England, France, and Italy

Strong Voices, Weak History: Early Women Writers and Canons in England, France, and Italy

by Pamela Joseph Benson
     
 

From a March 2000 conference at the University of Pennsylvania, 16 essays explore such aspects as women's dialogue writing in 16th-century France, Maria Domitilla Galluzzi and the Rule of St. Clare of Assisi, courtly origins of new literary canons, the earliest anthology of English women's texts, and the reinvention of Anne Askew. One of the contributors is Italian,… See more details below

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From a March 2000 conference at the University of Pennsylvania, 16 essays explore such aspects as women's dialogue writing in 16th-century France, Maria Domitilla Galluzzi and the Rule of St. Clare of Assisi, courtly origins of new literary canons, the earliest anthology of English women's texts, and the reinvention of Anne Askew. One of the contributors is Italian, the others American. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472098811
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
03/07/2005
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Women writers and the canon in sixteenth century Italy : the case of Vittoria Colonna14
A female tradition? : women's dialogue writing in sixteenth-century France32
Strong voices, weak minds? : the defenses of Eve by Isotta Nogarola and Christine de Pizan, who found themselves in Simone de Beauvoir's situation58
The canon of religious life : Maria Domitilla Galluzzi and the rule of St. Clare of Assisi78
Christine De Pizan : gender and the new vernacular canon99
Women writers in renaissance Italy : courtly origins of new literary canons121
The stigma of Italy undone : Aemilia Lanyer's canonization of Lady Mary Sidney146
Sappho on the Arno : the brief fame of Laura Battiferra176
The place of female mysticism in the Italian literary canon199
Thomas Bentley's monument of matrons : the earliest anthology of English women's texts216
The collector's cabinet : Lodovico Domenichi's gallery of women239
Recollecting the renaissance : Luisa Bergalli's componimenti poetici (1726)263
Bad press : modern editors versus early modern women poets (Tullia d'Aragona, Gaspara Stampa, Veronica Franco)287
Fascist appropriations : the case of Jolanda De Blasi's Le scrittrici italiane314
A woman for all seasons : the reinvention of Anne Askew341

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