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The Resource The ugly woman : transgressive aesthetic models in Italian poetry from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, Patrizia Bettella

The ugly woman : transgressive aesthetic models in Italian poetry from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, Patrizia Bettella

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The ugly woman : transgressive aesthetic models in Italian poetry from the Middle Ages to the Baroque
Title
The ugly woman
Title remainder
transgressive aesthetic models in Italian poetry from the Middle Ages to the Baroque
Statement of responsibility
Patrizia Bettella
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Author
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
The ugly woman is a surprisingly common figure in Italian poetry, one that has been frequently appropriated by male poetic imagination to depict moral, aesthetic, social, and racial boundaries. Mostly used between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries - from the invectives of Rustico Filippi, Franco Sacchetti, and Burchiello, to the paradoxical praises of Francesco Berni, Niccolò Campani and Pietro Aretino, and further to the conceited encomia of Giambattista Marino and Marinisti - the portrayal of female unattractiveness was, argues Patrizia Bettella in The Ugly Woman, one way of figuring woman as 'other.'Bettella shows how medieval female ugliness included transgressive types ranging from the lustful old hag, to the slanderer, the wild woman, the heretic/witch, and the prostitute, whereas Early Modern unattractiveness targeted peasants, mountain dwellers, and black slaves: marginal women whose bodies and manners subvert aesthetic precepts of culturally normative beauty and propriety. Taking a philological and feminist approach, and drawing on the Bakhtinian concept of the grotesque body and on the poetics of transgression, The Ugly Woman is a unique look at the essential counterdiscourse of the celebrated Italian poetic canon and a valuable contribution to the study of women in literature
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CaOONL
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Bettella, Patrizia
Dewey number
851.009/3522
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English; verse in Italian
LC call number
PQ4055.W6
LC item number
B46 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in literature
  • Ugliness in literature
  • Misogyny in literature
  • Italian poetry
  • POETRY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Italian poetry
  • Misogyny in literature
  • Ugliness in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Gedichten
  • Italiaans
  • Vrouwen
  • Lelijkheid
  • Poésie italienne
  • Laideur
  • Misogynie dans la littérature
  • Femmes
Label
The ugly woman : transgressive aesthetic models in Italian poetry from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, Patrizia Bettella
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-249) 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
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Female Ugliness in the Middle Ages: The Old Hag""; ""Misogyny and Female Old Age in Medieval Culture""; ""Rhetoric and the Ugly""; ""Comic-Realistic Poetry: Rustico Filippi and Guido Guinizzelli""; ""Misogyny and Antistilnovismo: Cecco Angiolieri and NicolÃ2 deâ€? Rossi""; ""Stilnovistic Parody and Antifeminist Bias in Guido Cavalcanta and Niccola Muscia""; ""2 Transgression in the Trecento and Quattrocento: Guardian, Witch, Prostitute""; ""The Old Guardian in Comic Poetry and Franco Sacchetti""
  • ""Descriptive Vituperation: Guarding and Slandering in Minstrel Poetry""""The Witch in Burchiello and Giovan Matteo di Meglio""; ""The Old Prostitute: Angelo Poliziano""; ""3 The Portrait of the Ugly Woman in the Renaissance: The Peasant, the Anti-Laura""; ""Paradoxical Praise""; ""Parody in Rustic Poetry""; ""Praised Ugliness/Otherness: The Peasant in Strascino, Berni, and Firenzuola""; ""Transgression on the Margins: The Disgusting Other""; ""Anti-Petrarchism: The Anti-Laura in Berni, Doni, and Aretino""; ""â€?Stanze in Praise of the Ugly Womanâ€?""
  • ""4 New Perspectives in Baroque Poetry: Unconventional Beauty""""From Ugliness to Unconventional Beauty""; ""The Dark Lady""; ""In Praise of Dark Hair""; ""In Praise of Dark Skin: The Exotic Other""; ""Female Old Age Revisited""; ""Lice and Fleas: Beauty and Vermin between Witticism and Parody""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Control code
244768712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 259 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442682481
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5bxcj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768712
Label
The ugly woman : transgressive aesthetic models in Italian poetry from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, Patrizia Bettella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-249) 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
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Female Ugliness in the Middle Ages: The Old Hag""; ""Misogyny and Female Old Age in Medieval Culture""; ""Rhetoric and the Ugly""; ""Comic-Realistic Poetry: Rustico Filippi and Guido Guinizzelli""; ""Misogyny and Antistilnovismo: Cecco Angiolieri and NicolÃ2 deâ€? Rossi""; ""Stilnovistic Parody and Antifeminist Bias in Guido Cavalcanta and Niccola Muscia""; ""2 Transgression in the Trecento and Quattrocento: Guardian, Witch, Prostitute""; ""The Old Guardian in Comic Poetry and Franco Sacchetti""
  • ""Descriptive Vituperation: Guarding and Slandering in Minstrel Poetry""""The Witch in Burchiello and Giovan Matteo di Meglio""; ""The Old Prostitute: Angelo Poliziano""; ""3 The Portrait of the Ugly Woman in the Renaissance: The Peasant, the Anti-Laura""; ""Paradoxical Praise""; ""Parody in Rustic Poetry""; ""Praised Ugliness/Otherness: The Peasant in Strascino, Berni, and Firenzuola""; ""Transgression on the Margins: The Disgusting Other""; ""Anti-Petrarchism: The Anti-Laura in Berni, Doni, and Aretino""; ""â€?Stanze in Praise of the Ugly Womanâ€?""
  • ""4 New Perspectives in Baroque Poetry: Unconventional Beauty""""From Ugliness to Unconventional Beauty""; ""The Dark Lady""; ""In Praise of Dark Hair""; ""In Praise of Dark Skin: The Exotic Other""; ""Female Old Age Revisited""; ""Lice and Fleas: Beauty and Vermin between Witticism and Parody""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Control code
244768712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 259 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442682481
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5bxcj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768712

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