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In Dialogue with the Other Voice in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Literary and Social Contexts for Women's Writing (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series, Volume 11) Paperback – 2011

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  • Paperback: 385 pages
  • Publisher: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies and ITER Inc.; First edition (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0772720851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0772720856
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,590,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The first part of this volume contains essays that explore early modern Italian women's writing by examining male-authored texts that illustrate the ideological forces at work in their period. The second part of the volume contains English translations of these male-authored texts, including those by Torquato Tasso, Giuseppe Passi, Pietro Aretino, and Bernardino Ochino amongst others.


Part 1: Contexts and the Canon

1. Contexts and Canonical Authors - Julie D. Campbell and Maria Galli Stampino

2. Christian Feminine Virtue in Silvio Antoniano's Three Books on the Christian Education of Children - Julie D. Campbell

3. Stefano Guazzo's Civil conversatione and the querelle des femmes - Julie D. Campbell

4. Alessandro Piccolomini's Raffaella: A Parody of Women's Behaviour and Men's Dialogues - Maria Galli Stampino

Part 2: Cases

5. Toquato Tasso: Discourse on Feminine and Womanly Virtue - Lori J. Ultsch

6. Giuseppe Passi's Attacks on Women in The Defects of Women - Suzanne Magnanini with David Lamari

7. Love as Centaur: Rational Man, Animal Woman in Sperone Speroni's Dialogue on Love - Janet L. Smarr

8. Francesco Andreini: "On Taking a Wife" - Julie D. Campbell

9. Dishonoring Courtesans in Early Modern Italy: The poesia puttanesca of Anton Francesco Grazzini, Nicolò Franco, and Maffio Venier - Patrizia Bettella

10. Giulia Bigolina and Pietro Aretino's Letters - Christopher Nissen

11. Centrality and Liminality in Bernardino Ochino's "Sermon Preached... on the Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalen" - Maria Galli Stampino

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