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The Resource Women's writing in Italy, 1400-1650, Virginia Cox

Women's writing in Italy, 1400-1650, Virginia Cox

Label
Women's writing in Italy, 1400-1650
Title
Women's writing in Italy, 1400-1650
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Cox
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a study of the rich tradition of women's writing that flourished in Italy between the fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Virginia Cox documents this tradition and both explains its character and scope and offers a new hypothesis on the reasons for its emergence and decline. Cox combines fresh scholarship with a revisionist argument that overturns existing historical paradigms for the chronology of early modern Italian women's writing and questions the historiographical commonplace that the tradition was brought to an end by the Counter Reformation. Using a comparative analysis of women's activities as artists, musicians, composers, and actresses, Cox locates women's writing in its broader contexts and considers how gender reflects and reinvents conventional narratives of literary change. --From publisher's description
  • "This is the first comprehensive study of the remarkably rich tradition of women's writing that flourished in Italy between the fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Virginia Cox documents this tradition and both explains its character and scope and offers a new hypothesis on the reasons for its emergence and decline." "Cox combines fresh scholarship with a revisionist argument that overturns existing historical paradigms for the chronology of early modern Italian women's writing and questions the historiographical commonplace that the tradition was brought to an end by the Counter-Reformation. Using a comparative analysis of women's activities as artists, musicians, composers, and actresses, Cox locates women's writing in its broader contexts and considers how gender reflects and reinvents conventional narratives of literary change."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cox, Virginia
Dewey number
850.9/9287
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4063
LC item number
.C69 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian literature
  • Italian literature
  • Women and literature
Label
Women's writing in Italy, 1400-1650, Virginia Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-446) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Origins (1400-1500). The "learned lady" in Quattrocento Italy: an emerging cultural type ; The "learned lady" in theory: models of gender conduct and their contexts ; The "learned lady" as signifier in humanistic culture ; Renaissance particularism and the "learned lady" -- Translation (1490-1550). Women, the courts, and the vernacular at the turn of the early sixteenth century ; Sappho surfaces: the first female vernacular poets ; Bembo, Petrarchism, and the reform of Italian literature ; "So dear to Apollo": Veronica Gambara and Vittoria Colonna after 1530 ; Founding mothers, first ladies: Gambara and Colonna as models and icons -- Diffusion (1540-1560). Manuscript and print in the "age of the Council of Trent" ; Virtù rewarded: the contexts of women's writing ; Women writers and their uses: case studies ; Literary trajectories: continuity and change ; Women writers and the paradox of the pedestal --
  • Intermezzo (1560-1580) -- Affirmation (1580-1620). Women's writing in the age of the Counter-Reformation ; Chivalry undimmed: the contexts of women's writing ; A literature of their own? Writing, ownership, assertion ; The twilight of gallantry -- Backlash (1590-1650). The rebirth of misogyny in Seicento Italy ; Misogyny and the woman writer: the redomestication of feminine virtù ; Women's writing in Seicento Italy: decline and fall -- Coda -- Appendix A: Published writings by Italian women, fifteenth to seventeenth centuries -- Appendix B: Dedications of published works by women
Control code
167518437
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 464 pages
Isbn
9780801888199
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007036098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)167518437
Label
Women's writing in Italy, 1400-1650, Virginia Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-446) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Origins (1400-1500). The "learned lady" in Quattrocento Italy: an emerging cultural type ; The "learned lady" in theory: models of gender conduct and their contexts ; The "learned lady" as signifier in humanistic culture ; Renaissance particularism and the "learned lady" -- Translation (1490-1550). Women, the courts, and the vernacular at the turn of the early sixteenth century ; Sappho surfaces: the first female vernacular poets ; Bembo, Petrarchism, and the reform of Italian literature ; "So dear to Apollo": Veronica Gambara and Vittoria Colonna after 1530 ; Founding mothers, first ladies: Gambara and Colonna as models and icons -- Diffusion (1540-1560). Manuscript and print in the "age of the Council of Trent" ; Virtù rewarded: the contexts of women's writing ; Women writers and their uses: case studies ; Literary trajectories: continuity and change ; Women writers and the paradox of the pedestal --
  • Intermezzo (1560-1580) -- Affirmation (1580-1620). Women's writing in the age of the Counter-Reformation ; Chivalry undimmed: the contexts of women's writing ; A literature of their own? Writing, ownership, assertion ; The twilight of gallantry -- Backlash (1590-1650). The rebirth of misogyny in Seicento Italy ; Misogyny and the woman writer: the redomestication of feminine virtù ; Women's writing in Seicento Italy: decline and fall -- Coda -- Appendix A: Published writings by Italian women, fifteenth to seventeenth centuries -- Appendix B: Dedications of published works by women
Control code
167518437
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 464 pages
Isbn
9780801888199
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007036098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)167518437

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