WS 370 – LEC 0.50 – Course ID: 013233 – Women Writers of the Italian Renaissance

This course explores selected works by women writers of the Italian 16th century by focusing on their modes of adherence or challenge to the patriarchal literary and cultural canon of the day. It will examine early modern gender issues and innovative forms of self-expression as reflected in the writings of such women as Veronica Franco, Gaspara Stampa, Vittoria Colonna, Tullia D’Aragona, and Isabella di Morra. The course attempts to explore these writers’ stances as both consumers and producers of culture as well as their contribution to the debate on women fashionable at the time. Prereq: Level at least 3A(Cross-listed with ITALST 370, ITAL 370)Offered at St. Jerome’s University

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