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  • Sonnets for Michelangeloby Vittoria Colonna; Abigail Brundin

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    The most published and lauded woman writer of early sixteenth-century Italy, Vittoria Colonna (1490–1547) in effect defined what was the "acceptable" face of female authorship for her time. Hailed by the generation's leading male literati as an equal, she was praised both for her impeccable command of Petrarchan style and for the unimpeachable... more...

  • New Essays on Umberto Ecoby Peter Bondanella

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 23.00

    A 2009 introduction to Eco's contributions to a wide range of academic disciplines, as well as to his literary works. more...

  • Petrarchby Victoria Kirkham; Armando Maggi

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Although Francesco Petrarca (1304–74) is best known today for cementing the sonnet’s place in literary history, he was also a philosopher, historian, orator, and one of the foremost classical scholars of his age. Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works is the only comprehensive, single-volume source to which anyone—scholar,... more...

  • Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italyby Federico Schneider

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy represents the first full length study to confront seriously the well rehearsed analogy of the pastoral poet as healer. Building on Derrida's work on the Platonic pharmakon, which led to a better understanding of the theater / drug analogy, the stringent approach to the therapeutic function of the... more...

  • Fascist Virilitiesby Barbara Spackman

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 57.00

    Exploring different conceptions of virility?as well as the reproductive fantasies they produce?in a selection of Italian political manifestos and literary writings, Fascist Virilities exposes the relation between fascist rhetoric and ideology. more...

  • Scanderbeideby Margherita Sarrocchi; Rinaldina Russell

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    The first historical heroic epic authored by a woman, Scanderbeide recounts the exploits of fifteenth-century Albanian warrior-prince George Scanderbeg and his war of resistance against the Ottoman sultanate. Filled with scenes of intense and suspenseful battles contrasted with romantic episodes, Scanderbeide combines the action and fantasy characteristic... more...

  • Vittoria Colonna and the Spiritual Poetics of the Italian Reformationby Abigail Brundin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    Vittoria Colonna was one of the best known and most highly celebrated female poets of the Italian Renaissance. She was best known for her skill in constructing tightly controlled and beautifully modulated Petrarchan sonnets. Colonna was also deeply involved with groups of reformers in Italy before the Council of Trent, an involvement which had a profound... more...

  • Letters and Orationsby Cassandra Fedele; Diana Robin

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 22.50

    By the end of the fifteenth century, Cassandra Fedele (1465-1558), a learned middle-class woman of Venice, was arguably the most famous woman writer and scholar in Europe. A cultural icon in her own time, she regularly corresponded with the king of France, lords of Milan and Naples, the Borgia pope Alexander VI, and even maintained a ten-year epistolary... more...