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The Disperata, from Medieval Italy to Renaissance France

By Gabriella Scarlatta

The Disperata, from Medieval Italy to Renaissance France
Hardback, 336 pages £78.00
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781580442640
Format: 233mm x 155mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Research in Medieval Culture

This study explores how the themes of the disperata genre - including hopelessness, death, suicide, doomed love, collective trauma, and damnations - are creatively adopted by several generations of poets in Italy and France, to establish a tradition that at times merges with, and at times subverts, Petrarchism.

Introduction The Italian Disperata: Origins and Definitions The Female-Voiced Disperata The Disperata in the Quattrocento The Disperata in the Cinquecento The Disperata in France Disperata and Desespoir Conclusion

Dr. Gabriella Scarlatta is Associate Professor of French and Italian, Director of French Studies, and Associate Dean at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 336 pages
 233mm x 155mm
6 b/w illus.

BIC Code:
  LIT004130, LIT011000, LIT014000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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