Italian Women Writers from the Renaissance to the Present: Revising the Canon

Italian Women Writers from the Renaissance to the Present: Revising the Canon

by Maria Marotti (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271024875
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 03/17/2004
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Maria Ornella Marotti is a lecturer in Italian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of The Duplicating Imagination: Twain and the Twain Papers (Penn State, 1990).

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Revising the Canon: Italian Women Writers/Maria O. Marotti

Part I: Canon Formation/Canon Revision

1. Women Writers and the Canon in Contemporary Italy/JoAnn Cannon

2. From One Closet to Another? Feminism, Literary Archaeology, and the Canon/Beverly Allen

3. Italian "Difference Theory": A New Canon?/Renate Holub

Part II: Renaissance Women: Rethinking the Canon

4. Renaissance Women Defending Women: Arguments Against Patriarchy/Constance Jordan

5. Selling the Self, or the Epistolary Production of Renaissance Courtesans/Fiora A. Bassanese

Part III: At the Turn of the Century: Women Writers at the Margins of the Canon

6. Double Marginality: Matilde Serao and the Politics of Ambiguity/Nancy Harrowitz

7. The Diaries of Sibilla Aleramo: Constructing Female Subjectivity/Bernadette Luciano

8. Narrative Voice and the Regional Experience: Redefining Female Images in the Works of Maria Messina/Elise Magistro

Part IV: Contemporary Women Writers: Toward a New Canon

9. Brushing Benjamin Against the Grain: Elsa Morante and the Jetzeit of Marginal History/Maurizia Boscagli

10. From Genealogy to Gynealogy and Beyond: Fausta Cialente's Le Quattro Ragazze Wieselberger/Graziella Parati

11. Ethnic Matriarchy: Fabrizia Ramondino's Neapolitan World/Maria Ornella Marotti

12. Mythic Revisionism: Women Poets and Philosophers in Italy Today/Lucia Re

Part V: Women as Filmmakers: Images of Women/Images by Women/Images for Women

13. Monica Vitti: The Image and the Word/Marga Cottino-Jones

14. Signifying the Holocaust: Liliana Cavani's Portiere di notte/Marguerite Waller

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