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Joining the Conversation: Dialogues Between Renaissance Women (Hardback)

Janet Levarie Smarr

Edité par The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2005
ISBN 10: 0472114352 / ISBN 13: 9780472114351
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Titre : Joining the Conversation: Dialogues Between ...

Éditeur : The University of Michigan Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. The dialogue was a popular genre in Renaissance times and, occurring in both Latin and vernacular language, it enjoyed a wide appeal. Smarr s study examines dialogues written by Italian and French Renaissance women, such as Catherine D Amboise, Marguerite de Navarre, Catherine des Roches and Luisa Sigea. She explores what prompted women to write these conversations and what they wanted to say through them. In particular, she discusses the different themes and types of dialogues, from social and perhaps playful conversations, to religious or secular didactic works, placed within the context of classical models of dialogues and the prevalence of male writings during this period. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780472114351

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Synopsis : The dialogue was a popular genre in Renaissance times and, occurring in both Latin and vernacular language, it enjoyed a wide appeal. Smarr's study examines dialogues written by Italian and French Renaissance women, such as Catherine D'Amboise, Marguerite de Navarre, Catherine des Roches and Luisa Sigea. She explores what prompted women to write these conversations and what they wanted to say through them. In particular, she discusses the different themes and types of dialogues, from social and perhaps playful conversations, to religious or secular didactic works, placed within the context of classical models of dialogues and the prevalence of male writings during this period.

Synopsis: Smarr explores how speech-acts relate to the genre of the dialogue, observing that in the act of dialogue the self is actually plural because it is by definition intertwined with the other actor in the dialogue. She examines how Italian and French women of the Renaissance turned to the genre and act of the written dialogue to move beyond political

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