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Italian Women Writers, 1800?2000: Boundaries, Borders, and Transgression

Italian Women Writers, 1800?2000: Boundaries, Borders, and Transgression

by Patrizia Sambuco (Editor)


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Italian Women Writers, 1800–2000: Boundaries, Borders, and Transgression investigates narrative, autobiography, and poetry by Italian women writers from the nineteenth century to today, focusing on topics of spatial and cultural boundaries, border identities, and expressions of excluded identities. This book discusses works by known and less-known writers as well as by some new writers: Sibilla Aleramo, La Marchesa Colombi, Giuliana Morandini, Elsa Morante, Neera, Matilde Serao, Ribka Sibhatu, Patrizia Valduga, Annie Vivanti, Laila Waida, among others; writers who in their works have manifested transgression to confinement and entrapment, either social, cultural, or professional; or who have given significance to national and transnational borders, or have employed particular narrative strategies to give voice to what often exceeds expression. Through its contributions, the volume demonstrates how Italian women writers have negotiated material as well as social and cultural boundaries, and how their literary imagination has created dimensions of boundary-crossing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611477924
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Patrizia Sambuco is Cassamarca lecturer in Italian studies at Monash University.

Table of Contents

Section 1
1.1: Anna Hallamore Caesar “Confinement, and Shifting Boundaries in Post-Unification Writing by Women”
1.2: Catherine Ramsey-Portolano “Women Writers Confined: the Case of Neera”
1.3: Cristina Gragnani and Ombretta Frau “Nineteenth Century Women Writers Between Marginality and (Aspirations of) Inclusion: A Puzzling Balance”
1.4: Rhianedd Jewell “Sardinian Confines in the Works of Grazia Deledda”
Section 2
2.1: Giuliana Morandini “Boundaries, the Work of Writing and the Female
2.2: Eleanor David The Dialogue with the Dead in Patrizia Valduga’s Requiem’
2.3: Anne Urbancic “Staging Motherhood: Considering Annie Vivanti’s Fact and Fiction”
2.4: Margherita Ganeri “The Shadow of the Author in La Storia”
Section 3
3.1: Rita Wilson “Topographies of Identity”
3.2: Simone Brioni “Across Languages, Cultures and Nations: Ribka Sibhatu’s Aulò”
3.3: Donatella De Ferra “The Mediation of Borders, in Greta Vidal by Antonella Sbuelz Carignani”
3.4: Patrizia Sambuco “Crossing Boundaries and Borders: Matilde Serao’s Travel Writing”

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