By Aileen, Astorga Feng
Covering a interval from the late-fourteenth to mid-sixteenth century, Aileen A. Feng’s engagingly written paintings identifies and analyzes a Latin humanist precursor to the poetic flow referred to as Renaissance Petrarchism. notwithstanding Petrachism is generally learn completely as a vernacular poetic culture, in Writing Beloveds, Feng recovers the preliminary political reasons in Latin prose and strains how poetry set the phrases for gender, corporation, and gear in early glossy Italy.
By revealing the literary motifs in men’s and women’s writing approximately gender she maps how yes figures in Petrarch’s writing transmitted gendered principles of strength and mirrored a transforming into nervousness approximately girls as public figures. This paintings comprises nuanced analyses of poetry, linguistic treatises, debates on imitation, representations of gender and epistolary correspondence in Latin and Italian. Writing Beloveds is a landmark learn that highlights the recent social fact of girls writers in early sleek Europe.
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Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender (Toronto Italian Studies) by Aileen, Astorga Feng