Gendered Contexts

New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies

by Laura Benedetti (Volume editor) Julia Hairston (Volume editor) Julia L. Hairston (Volume editor)
©1996 Monographs 232 Pages
Series: Studies in Italian Culture , Volume 10


The application of feminist thought to the study of Italian culture is generating some of the most innovative work in the field today. This volume presents a range of essays which focus on the construction of gender in Italian literature as well as essays in feminist theory. The contributions reflect the current diversity of critical approaches available to those interrogating gender and offer interpretations of prose, poetry, theater, and the visual arts from Boccaccio, Michelangelo, and Galileo to contemporary Italian writers such as Carla Cerati and Dacia Maraini.


Publication date
2012 (December)
feminist theory prose poetry theater
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1996. 232 pp.

Biographical notes

Laura Benedetti (Volume editor) Julia Hairston (Volume editor) Julia L. Hairston (Volume editor)

The Editors: Laura Benedetti, currently an assistant professor of Italian at Harvard University, received an M.A. from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University. Her work on Renaissance and modern Italian literature has appeared in several North American and European journals. Julia L. Hairston is a doctoral candidate in Italian Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. She holds a laurea in modern Italian literature from the University of Rome «La Sapienza» where she is currently an instructor. Silvia M. Ross is a visiting instructor in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University and holds an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University where she is a doctoral candidate. She is completing a dissertation on the function of geographical setting in twentieth-century Italian literature. The Contributors: Luisa Muraro, Itala T.C. Rutter, Tommasina Gabriele, Eugenio L. Giusti, Stephen J. Campbell, Robert J. Rodini, Olivia E. Sears, Dolora A. Wojciehowski, Rosalind Kerr, Cynthia C. Craig, Patrizia Bettella, Giuliana Minghelli, Sandra Carletti, Chiara Bassi, Beverly Ballaro, Graziella Parati, Davida Gavioli.


Title: Gendered Contexts