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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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In Search of the Mother's Lost Voice: Davida Gavioli 201

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In Search of the Mother's Lost Voice Davida Gavioli In Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution, published in 1976, Adrienne Rich emphasized the too often unacknowledged impor- tance of what she defines as the most formative relatio...

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