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

Author: Mirella Agorni
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
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Translating Italy in the Eighteenth Century offers a historical analysis of the role played by translation in that complex redefinition of women's writing that was taking place in Britain in the second half of the eighteenth century. It 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  Read more...
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Agorni, Mirella.
Translating Italy for the eighteenth century : women, translation and travel writing, 1739-1797.
London : Routledge, 2014
169 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mirella Agorni
ISBN: 9781315759920 1315759926
OCLC Number: 880440422
Notes: "First published 2002 by St. Jerome Publishing"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (178 pages)
Contents: 1. Women's writing in the second half of the eighteenth century : from the domestic novel to representations of the foreign --
2. Female translators in the eighteenth century : the role of women as literary innovators --
3. Elizabeth Carter's translation of Algarotti's Newtonianismo per le dame : female learning and feminist cultural appropriation --
4. Eighteenth-century travel writing : constructing images of the other --
5. Hester Piozzi's appropriation of the image of Italy : gender and the nation.
Responsibility: Mirella Agorni.

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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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'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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