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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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Transgressive Transvestism in Three Scala Scenarios: Rosalind Kerr 109

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Transgressive Transvestism in Three Scala Scenarios Rosalind Kerr The appearance of women on the public stage was representative of a profound paradigm shift in western culture-a shift which the commedia dell 'arte reflected in theatrical form. Th...

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