New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies
Edited By Laura Benedetti, Julia Hairston and Julia L. Hairston
Table of Contents
Theory and Micropo1itical Practice in Italian Feminist Texts /tala T. C. Rutter Aspects of Nudity in the Decameron Tommasina Gabriele The Widow in Giovanni Boccaccio's Works: A Negative Exemplum or a Symbol of Positive Praxis? Eugenio L. Giusti The Traffic in Muses: Painting and Poetry in Ferrara around 1450 Stephen J. Campbell Post-Petrarchism and Language(s) of Desire Robert J. Rodini Choosing Battles? Women's War Poetry in Renaissance Italy Olivia E. Sears A Gendered Cosmos: Galileo, Mother Earth, and the "Sink of Uncleanliness" Do/ora A. Wojciehowski Transgressive Transvestism in Three Scala Scenarios Rosalind Kerr Utopia and the Body: Gender and Androgyny in Casanova's Icosameron Cynthia C. Craig Fosca: The Myth of the Ugly Woman J>atrizia llettella 1 7 19 31 39 49 69 79 93 109 121 133 Leading the Pedagogue by Hand: 143 Women and Education in Italo Svevo's Narrative Giuliana Minghelli "Gli ho sparato negli occhi": Gender Conflict and Homicide in 153 Alba de Cespedes's Dalla parte di lei and Natalia Ginzburg's E stato cosi Sandra Carletti Fathers and Daughters in the Camp: 165 The Night Porter by Liliana Cavani Chiara Bassi Making the Lesbian Body: 177 Writing and Desire in Dacia Maraini's Lettere a Marina Beverly Ballaro Italian Fathers and Eritrean Daughters: 189 Women without Nationality Graziella Parati In Search of the Mother's Lost Voice 201 Davida Gavioli Index 213 List of Contributors 219
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