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The Resource The feminist encyclopedia of Italian literature, edited by Rinaldina Russell

The feminist encyclopedia of Italian literature, edited by Rinaldina Russell

Label
The feminist encyclopedia of Italian literature
Title
The feminist encyclopedia of Italian literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rinaldina Russell
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the last 20 years, there has been an increasing interest in feminist views of the Italian literary tradition. While feminist theory and methodology have been accepted by the academic community in the U.S., the situation is very different in Italy, where such work has been done largely outside the academy. Among nonspecialists, knowledge of feminist approaches to Italian literature, and even of the existence of Italian women writers, remains scant. This reference work, the first of its kind on Italian literature, is a companion volume for all who wish to investigate Italian literary culture and writings, both by women and by men, in light of feminist theory. Included are alphabetically arranged entries for authors, schools, movements, genres and forms, figures and types, and similar topics related to Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and summarizes feminist thought on the subject. Entries provide brief bibliographies, and the volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography of major studies. This volume covers eight centuries of Italian literature, from the Middle Ages to the present. Included are entries for major canonical male authors, such as Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as for female writers such as Lucrezia Marinella and Gianna Manzini. These entries discuss how the authors have shaped the image of women in Italian literature and how feminist criticism has responded to their works. Entries are also provided for various schools and movements, such as deconstruction, Marxism, and new historicism; for genres and forms, such as the epic, devotional works, and misogynistic literature; for figures and types, such as the enchantress, the witch, and the shepherdess; and for numerous other topics. Each entry is written by an expert contributor, summarizes the relationship of the topic to feminist thought, and includes a brief bibliography. The volume closes with a selected general bibliography of major studies
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
850.9/00082
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4063
LC item number
.F45 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Russell, Rinaldina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian literature
  • Women in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Italian literature
  • Women in literature
  • Feminisme
  • Letterkunde
  • Italiaans
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Geschichte
  • Littérature italienne
  • Littérature italienne
  • Femmes
  • Wörterbuch
  • Italienisch
Label
The feminist encyclopedia of Italian literature, edited by Rinaldina Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70739995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429473378
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70739995
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The feminist encyclopedia of Italian literature, edited by Rinaldina Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70739995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429473378
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70739995
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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