A History of Womens Writing in Italy by Letizia PanizzaA History of Womens Writing in Italy by Letizia Panizza

A History of Womens Writing in Italy

EditorLetizia Panizza, Sharon Wood

Paperback | January 15, 2001

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This volume 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 light other forms of expression such as letter writing, religious and devotional writing, 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 determination of women through the centuries in making their voices heard.
Title:A History of Womens Writing in ItalyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:378 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:January 15, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521578132

ISBN - 13:9780521578134

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Letizia Panizza; Part I. The Renaissance, Counter-Reformation and Seventeenth Century: 1. Letter writing, 1350-1650 Maria Luisa Doglio; 2. The fifteenth century: i. Humanism Letizia Panizza, ii. Vernacular poetry and mystery plays Judith Bryce; 3. Lyric poetry Giovanna Rabitti; 4. Fiction, 1560-1650 Virginia Cox; 5. Polemical prose writing 1500-1650 Letizia Panizza; 6. Religious and devotional writing, 1400-1500 Gabriella Zarri; Part II: 7. Eighteenth-century literature Luisa Ricaldone; 8. Travel writing Ricciarda Ricorda; 9. Journalism, 1750-1850 Verina Jones; 10. Literary critics and scholars, 1700-1850 Adriana Chemello; Part III: 11. Journalists and essayists, 1850-1915 Silvana Patriarca; 12. The novel, 1870-1920 Lucienne Kroha; 13. The popular novel, 1850-1920 Anna Laura Lepschy; 14. Futurism and fascism, 1914-45 Lucia Re; 15. The novel, 1945-65 Ann Hallamore Caesar; 16. The novel, 1965-2000 Adalgisa Giorgio; 17. Poetry, 1870-2000 Catherine O'Brien; 18 Theatre and cinema, 1945-2000 Aine O'Healy; 19. Aesthetics and critical theory Sharon Wood; Abbreviations; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

"A solid introduction to the writings...of women in Italy across seven centuries. This is a well-produced reference work that functions capably as a gendered literary history while concurrently providing...insightful textual analysis." Renaissance Quarterly