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Translating Italy for the eighteenth century : women, translation and travel writing, 1739-1797

Author: Mirella Agorni
Publisher: Manchester : St. Jerome Publ., 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the ways in which women writers managed to appropriate images of Italy and adapt them to their own purposes in a period which covers the 'moral turn' in women's writing in the 1740s and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mirella Agorni
ISBN: 1900650533 9781900650533
OCLC Number: 231983134
Description: 169 Seiten
Contents: 1. Women's Writing in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century: From the Domestic Novel to Representations of the Foreign(i) Methodological Premise: Feminist Narratives of the Rise of the Woman Writer(ii) The Age of Sensibility(iii) The Rise of the Idea of the Nation in Eighteenth Century Britain(iv) The Female Gothic: The Italy of Ann Radcliffe 2. Female Translators in the Eighteenth Century: the Role of Women as Literary Innovators(i) Historical Research in Translation Studies: a Case for Localism?(ii) The Rise in the Production of Women's Fiction(iii) Women and Translation in the Mid-Eighteenth Century(vi) A Survey of Translations by Women 1730-1799 3. Elizabeth Carter's Translation of Algarotti's Newtonianesimo per le Dame: Female Learning and Feminist Cultural Appropriation(i) Elizabeth Carter: The 'Learn'd Eliza, Sister of the Muse'(ii) Carter and Feminism(iii) Women and Education in the Pages of the Gentleman's Magazine(iv) The Genesis of Carter's Translation of Algarotti(v) The Reception of Algarotti's Text in his Country(vi) Carter's Translation of Algarotti: An Adaptation for Female Readers(vii) The Role of the 'Translatress' 4. Eighteenth Century Travel Writing: Constructing Images of the Other(i) Travel Writing as a Form of Translation(ii) Women and Travel Writing in the Eighteenth Century(iii) Eighteenth-Century Discourses of Travel (iv) Eighteenth Century British Travellers Constructing Italy 5. Hester Piozzi's Appropriation of the Image of Italy: Gender and the Nation(i) Hester Thrale Piozzi: A Dilettante or a Remarkable Woman Writer?(ii) Production and Reception of Women's Travel Writing(iii) Hester Piozzi's Observations and Reflections: Gender and Narration(iv) Female Identity(v) National Identity
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'By shifting attention away from the well-worn costume drama of British-French rivalry in the eighteenth century, Agorni not only proposes a more nuanced view of the elaboration of British national Read more...

 
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