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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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Utopia and the Body: Gender and Androgyny in Casanova's Icosameron: Cynthia C. Craig 121

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Utopia and the Body: Gender and Androgyny in Casanova's Icosameron Cynthia C. Craig Giacomo Casanova's Icosameron, first published in Prague in 1788, has received even less critical attention than his twelve-volume autobiography, the Histoire de m...

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