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Gendered Contexts

New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies

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Edited By Laura Benedetti, Julia Hairston and Julia L. Hairston

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.

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Woman as Subject: Theory and Micropolitical Practice in Italian Feminist Texts: Itala T. C. Rutter 19

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Woman as Subject: Theory and Micropolitical Practices in Italian Feminist Texts ltala T.C. Rutter Contemporary Italian feminism differs in important respects from femi- nism in the U.S. and in Anglophone societies in general. As distinct from curr...

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