Italian Women s Autobiographical Writings in the Twentieth Century Book

Italian Women s Autobiographical Writings in the Twentieth Century


  • Author : Ursula Fanning
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683930327

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Italian Women s Autobiographical Writings in the Twentieth Century Excerpt :

This critical volume offers an overview and close analysis of Italian women’s autobiographical writings from the twentieth century, engaging with issues of form and content and identifying recurring paradigms. It will be of interest to students of Italian literature and culture, autobiographical studies, and gender studies.

Public History  Private Stories Book

Public History Private Stories


  • Author : Graziella Parati
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816626069

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Public History Private Stories Excerpt :

In this important volume, Graziella Parati examines the ways in which Italian women writers articulate their identities through autobiography - a public act that is also the creation of a private life. Considering autobiographical writings by five women writers from the seventeenth century to the present, Parati draws important connections between self-writing and the debate over women's roles, both traditional and transgressive. Parati considers the first prose autobiography written by an Italian woman - Camilla Faa Gonzaga's 1622 memoir - as her beginning point, citing it as a central "pre-text". Parati then examines the autobiographies of Enif Robert, Fausta Cialente, Rita Levi Montalcini, and Luisa Passerini. Through her discussion of these women's writings, she demonstrates the complex negotiations over identity contained within them, negotiations that challenge dichotomies between male and female, maternal and paternal, and private and public. Public History, Private Stories is a compelling exploration of the disparate identities created by these women through the act of writing autobiography.

Alfredo de Palchi Book

Alfredo de Palchi


  • Author : Giorgio Linguaglossa
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683932703

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Alfredo de Palchi Excerpt :

In this keen examination of Alfredo de Palchi’s lyrical oeuvre, Giorgio Linguaglossa refers to de Palchi as the missing link in Italian poetry in the second half of the twentieth century. From page one of this study, de Palchi’s voice is in constant dialogue with the Italian poets of his time. Linguaglossa gives us a complete picture of the relationship between de Palchi’s asymptomatic creative paradigm and what was taking place around him. While the majority of de Palchi’s life was spent outside of Italy, he continued to engage with Italy in his poetry, in translating Italian poets into English and for close to fifty years as co-editor, with Sonia Raiziss, of Chelsea magazine, a biannual that published a significant number of translations of twentieth-century Italian poets. Through Chelsea magazine de Palchi also became a conduit, bringing Italian poetry to non-Italian-speaking poetry aficionados in the United States. It is especially his own verse, written outside the geocultural boundaries that we know as Italy, which makes this study by Giorgio Linguaglossa all the more important.

The Italian Gothic and Fantastic Book

The Italian Gothic and Fantastic


  • Author : Francesca Billiani
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 0838641261

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The Italian Gothic and Fantastic Excerpt :

Meanwhile, by assimilating the Other into our own modes of representation of reality and imagination, twentieth-century female writers of the fantastic show how alternative identities can be shaped and social constituencies can be challenged."--BOOK JACKET.

Annie Chartres Vivanti Book

Annie Chartres Vivanti


  • Author : Sharon Wood
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-10-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683930075

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Annie Chartres Vivanti Excerpt :

Annie Chartres Vivanti: Transnational Politics, Identity, and Culture explores the work of British Italian writer Annie Chartres Vivanti (1866-1942). This volume provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Vivanti in order to analyze the diverse and complex writing experiences in which she engaged. Essays examine Vivanti’s work through multiple perspectives, taking into account her politics and her career as journalist, writer, and singer as well as her literary works.

Return Narratives Book

Return Narratives


  • Author : Theodora D. Patrona
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611479959

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Return Narratives Excerpt :

This study examines the third generation ethnic return to the homeland and its identity quest through myth, history, and storytelling as seen in late-twentieth-century novels. Through a comparison between Italian American and Greek American works, the book discusses contemporary ethnic cultures, histories, and the common painful identity issues.

The Author in Criticism Book

The Author in Criticism


  • Author : Elio Attilio Baldi
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683931928

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The Author in Criticism Excerpt :

"The Author in Criticism offers a comparative analysis of the reception and circulation of Italo Calvino's works in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Italy, proposing new views that arise from the analysis of the different phases and faces that characterize Calvino's transnational authorial profile"--

Italian Women and Autobiography Book

Italian Women and Autobiography


  • Author : Fabiana Cecchini
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-01-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443828345

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Italian Women and Autobiography Excerpt :

The essays included in this collection examine issues such as identity and ideology which are at play in the female autobiography practice, along with the problematicity that these trigger in terms of self-representation and traditional formal boundaries. The women writers analyzed here through mainly historical, literary, feminist and psychoanalytic lenses cover a long period in the history of Italy, spanning from the Fascist era to our time. In an attempt to organize and connect these texts which are chronologically far apart, we have divided our contributions into two main parts. The first, “Shapes of Ideology,” includes authors interacting primarily with political ideology in a way that eventually entails the challenge of the official “technologies of gender” (De Lauretis, 1987) and implicitly, a reflection on the gendered identity. In the second part, “Reconsidering ideology, negotiating autobiography,” while the political ideology is not completely excluded, it becomes however something more internalized and relevant to the writers’ quest for identity. Such process bears consequences with respect to the canon of autobiography, as authors experiment with new forms of autobiographical narratives and readers become more and more an integral component of this personal endeavor.

The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature Book

The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature


  • Author : Rinaldina Russell
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 0313294356

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The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature Excerpt :

Entries for authors, works, themes, and other topics trace the feminist response to Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

Women in Italy  1945   1960  An Interdisciplinary Study Book

Women in Italy 1945 1960 An Interdisciplinary Study


  • Author : P. Morris
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2006-10-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230601437

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Women in Italy 1945 1960 An Interdisciplinary Study Excerpt :

This volume brings together specialists from a variety of disciplines to develop a deeper understanding of the social, political, and cultural history of women in Italy in the years 1946-1960. Despite being a time when women and the family were at the center of national debates, and when society changed considerably, the fifteen years following the Second World War have tended to be overlooked or subsumed into discussions of other periods. By focusing on the experience of women and by broadening the frame of reference to include subjects and sources often ignored, or only alluded to, by traditional analyses, the essays in this volume break new ground and provide a corrective to previous interpretive models.

La Mamma Book

La Mamma


  • Author : Penelope Morris
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137542564

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La Mamma Excerpt :

The idea of the “mamma italiana” is one of the most widespread and recognizable stereotypes in perceptions of Italian national character both within and beyond Italy. This figure makes frequent appearances in jokes and other forms of popular culture, but it has also been seen as shaping the lived experience of modern-day Italians of both sexes, as well as influencing perceptions of Italy in the wider world. This interdisciplinary collection examines the invented tradition of mammismo but also contextualizes it by discussing other, often contrasting, ways in which the role of mothers, and the mother-son relationship, have been understood and represented in culture and society over the last century and a half, both in Italy and in its diaspora.

Women and Autobiography Book

Women and Autobiography


  • Author : Martine Watson Brownley
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 0842027025

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Women and Autobiography Excerpt :

An overview of women's autobiography, providing historical background and contemporary criticism along with selections from a range of autobiographies by women. It seeks to provide a broad introduction to the major questions dominating autobiographical scholarship today.

Female Journeys Book

Female Journeys


  • Author : Claire Marrone
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050246274

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Female Journeys Excerpt :

Examines French and Italian women's autobiographical writing, including travel writing, autobiographical novels, letters, and diaries, from the 19th and 20th centuries, in an effort to draw broad generalizations about the evolution of women's autobiography.

Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film Book

Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film


  • Author : Enrica Maria Ferrara
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-08-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030393670

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Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film Excerpt :

As humans re-negotiate their boundaries with the nonhuman world of animals, inanimate entities and technological artefacts, new identities are formed and a new epistemological and ethical approach to reality is needed. Through twelve thought-provoking, scholarly essays, this volume analyzes works by a range of modern and contemporary Italian authors, from Giacomo Leopardi to Elena Ferrante, who have captured the shift from anthropocentrism and postmodernism to posthumanism. Indeed, this is the first academic volume investigating narrative configurations of posthuman identity in Italian literature and film.

Companion to Women s Historical Writing Book

Companion to Women s Historical Writing


  • Author : M. Spongberg
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349724680

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Companion to Women s Historical Writing Excerpt :

This A-Z reference work provides the first comprehensive reference guide to the wide range of historical writing with which women have been involved, particularly since the Renaissance. The Companion covers biographical writing, travelogue and historical fictions, broadening the concept of history to include the forms of writing with which women have historically engaged. The focus is on women writing in English internationally, but historical and historiographical traditions from beyond the English-speaking world are also examined. Brief biographies of individual writers are included.