On some examples of female propaganda in first-eighteenth-century lyric

Caterina Bonetti

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to inquire female self-representation in women’s poetry in early XVIII century Italy. By examining the lyrical anthology of Luisa Bergalli (Componimenti poetici delle più illlustri rimatrici di ogni secolo), the author will try to find out if a self-consciousness, a lyrical “gender” identity can be found in this women's poetical works. Through an analysis of themes, style, figures of speech and rhetorical devices used by the contemporary authors chosen by Bergalli (the first woman to anthologize other women), the author will then outline the traits of a hypothetical new female canon.


Keywords


Luisa Bergalli; women's poetry; women's anthology; XXVII century

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Weisghizzi, Flavia, “La mancanza di un canone di scrittura femminile in Occidente”, Babele on line, http://www.babelonline.net/home/006/pdf/canone%20scrittura%20femminile.pdf, online.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/1101

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