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Writing Beloveds Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender

Author: Aileen A Feng
Publisher: [s.l.] University of Toronto Press 2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document
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In Writing the Yugoslav Wars, Dragana Obradović analyses how the Yugoslav wars of secession helped shape the region's literary culture. Obradović argues that the crisis of the country's disintegration posed an ethical challenge to self-identified postmodernists. This book takes a transnational approach to literatures of the former Yugoslavia that have been, since the 1990s, studied separately, in line with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aileen A Feng
ISBN: 9781487500771 1487500777 9781487514716 1487514719
OCLC Number: 1004186513
Language Note: English
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource (232 p.))
Contents: Abbreviations Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: Intellectual Masculinity and the Female Intellect in Humanist Petrarchism Chapter 1 - Women of Stone: Gender and Politics in the Petrarchan World Chapter 2 - In Laura's Shadow: Gendered Dialogues and Humanist Petrarchis in the Fifteenth Century Chapter 3 - Laura Speaks: Sisterhood, Amicitia, and Marital Love in the Female Latin Petrarchist Writings of the Fifteenth Century PART II: Pietro Bembo and the Legacy of Humanist Petrarchism Chapter 4 - Theorizing Gender: Nation Building and Female Mythology in the Ciceronian Quarrels Chapter 5 - Politicizing Gender: Bembo's Private and Public Petrarchism Afterword Bibliography

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