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A Window on the Italian Female Modernist Subjectivity

From Neera to Laura Curino

Editor(s): Rossella M. Riccobono
Subject: Gender Studies

Book Description

This collection of essays surveys some of the artistic productions by female figures who stood at the forefront of Italian modernity in the fields of literature, photography, and even the theatre, in order to explore how artistic engagement in women informed their views on, and reactions to the challenges of a changing society and a ‘disinhibiting’ intellectual landscape. However, one other objective takes on a central role in this volume: that of opening a window on the re-definition of the subjectivity of the self that occurred during an intriguing and still not fully studied period of artistic and societal changes. In particular, the present volume aims to define a female Italian Modernism which can be seen as complementary, and not necessarily in opposition, to its male counterpart.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4983-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4983-9
Date of Publication: 01/10/2013
Pages / Size: 210 / A5
Price: £44.99


Rossella Riccobono is Lecturer in Italian at the University of St Andrews. Her research interests include twentieth-century poetry and narrative, and contemporary Italian cinema. She has published several essays on Eugenio Montale and Cesare Pavese, and also has publications on Pier Vittorio Tondelli and film director Mario Martone. Dr Riccobono was also the co-editor of ‘Onde di questo mare.’ Reconsidering Pavese (2003), and co-edited Vested Voices: Literary Trasvestism in Italian Literature (2006) with Ermina Passannanti, and Vested Voices II: Creating with Transvestism: From Bertolucci to Boccaccio (2007) with Federica G. Pedriali. She recently edited a collection of essays, entitled The Poetics of the Margins: Mapping Europe from the Interstices. She currently directs the St Andrews Poetry Forum at the University of St Andrews, and Mosaici (, the online electronic journal and resource centre for Italian poetry.