From Margins to Mainstream: Feminism and Fictional Modes in Italian Women's Writing, 1968-1990

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 223 pages
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Carol Lazzaro-Weiss studies the fiction of twenty-five contemporary Italian women writers. Arguing for a notion of gender and genre, she runs counter to many Anglo-American and French feminist theorists who contend that traditional genres cannot readily serve as vehicles for feminist expression.

 

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Contents

Separatism in Literature and Politics
33
From Confession to Romance
65
The Female Bildungsroman
94
History as Female Subjectivity
120
Feminism and the Giallo
158
Mainstreaming
180
Bibliography
201
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Professor of French and Italian at the University of Missouri, Carol Lazzaro-Weis is President of the American Association of Italian Studies, the largest association of university professors of Italian in North America, and serves on several editorial boards.

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