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WSC Bookshelf

Please send your publication information to be included on the Women’s Studies Caucus bookshelf to Juliet Guzzetta and Anna Marra. We will include WSC’s members’ articles and books published since 2009. Please, limit your submissions to works already published, not in progress. We hope that this space will become a growing bibliography to help all of us stay in touch with the discipline and each other.

A presto,
Juliet and Anna

Di Martino, Loredana. Addressing Each Other’s Eyes Directly: From Adriana Cavarero’s “Relating Narratives” to Elena Ferrante’s Intersectional Ethics of Narrative Relations. Gender/Sexuality/Italy, 7 (2020) 


[added 15 June 2021]

Kitch, Sally; McGregor, Joan; Mejía, G. M.; El-Sayed, Sara; Spackman, Christy; Vitullo, Juliann. "Gendered and Racial Injustices in American Food Systems and Cultures" Humanities 10, no. 2: 66. 


[added 15 June 2021]

Vitullo, JuliannNegotiating the Art of Fatherhood in Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy (The New Middle Ages).  (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).


[added 15 June 2021]

Parmigiani, Giovanna. Feminism, Violence, and Representation in Modern Italy : "We Are Witnesses, Not Victims". (New Anthropologies of Europe. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2019).


[added 27 October 2019]

Parmegiani, Sandra and Prevedello, Michela, eds. Femminismo e femminismi nella letteratura italiania dall’Ottocento al XXI secolo. (Florence: Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2019).

[added 14 June 2019]

Milli Konewko, Simonetta. Neorealism and the "New" Italy. Compassion in the Development of Italian Identity. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). http://www.palgrave.com/cn/book/9781137541321
[added 4 September 2017]

Pickering-Iazzi, Robin, ed. The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017).
[added 19 August 2017]

Pickering-Iazzi, Robin. Le geografie della mafia nella vita e nella letteratura dell'Italia contemporanea. (Milano: Mimesis, 2017). [Analyses novels by Italian women writers such as Maria Rosa Cutrufelli, Silvana La Spina, and Amelia Crisantino.]
[added 19 August 2017]

Pickering-Iazzi, Robin. The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature: Life Sentences and Their Geographies. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015) [Analyses novels by Italian women writers such as Maria Rosa Cutrufelli, Silvana La Spina, and Amelia Crisantino.]
[added 19 August 2017]

McNamer, Sarah. Meditations on the Life of Christ: The Short Italian Text. University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. (William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature)
[added 01 June 2017]

Italian Women Writers: Gender and Everyday Life in Fiction and Journalism, 1870-1910 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014)
[added 01 Mar 2015]

Women and Gender in Post-Unification Italy: Between Private and Public Spheres (ed.) (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013)
[added 01 Mar 2015]

Mitchell, Katharine. ‘Sorelle in arte (e politica)’ : The ‘Woman Question’ and Female Solidarity at the Fin de Siècle. In: Women and Gender in Post-Unification Italy. Italian Modernities. Peter Lang Pub Inc, Oxford, (2013) pp. 197-224. ISBN 9783034309967

[added 01 Mar 2015]

Angela M. Jeannet: http://angelamjeannet.blogspot.com/
[added 01 Mar 2015]

Ombretta Frau, Huffington Post, 06/05/2014: “Hai una figlia? Chiamiamola figlio tanto è uguale”
[added 05 Jun 2014]

Chiara Fabbian.”Embracing the Body: A Woman’s Journey in Il paese del vento by Grazia Deledda.” Lingua Romana. Vol 11, issue 2, Fall 2013. Editors: J. Haraguchi and I. Klein. Special issue: Women and Territories in Italian Literature and Culture.
[added 05 Jun 2014]

[added 05 Jun 2014]

[added 05 Jun 2014]

Andrea Righi. “Origin and Dismeasure: the Thought of Sexual Difference in Luisa Muraro and Ida Dominijanni, and the Rise of Post-Fordist Psychopathology” in Res Publica, 29 (2013).
[Download the PDF.]
[added 03 Apr 2014]

Maristella Cantini (editor), Italian Women Filmmakers and the Gendered Screen, Italian and Italian American Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
[added 01 Mar 2014]

Guzzetta, Juliet. “A Presentation of Herself: Laura Curino’s Passions in Everyday Life” in Spunti e ricerche, Vol. 25, Special Issue Studies in Modern Italian Theatre, (2010 publ. 2011): 116-130.
[added 06 Feb 2014]

Guzzetta, Juliet. “A Voice of Her Own: Feminism and Subjectivities for a Modern Santa Bàrbera” in A Window on the Italian Female Modernist Subjectivity: From Neera to Laura Curino, ed. Rossella M. Riccobono, Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2013:187-201.
[added 06 Feb 2014]

Francesca Parmeggiani, “Speaking of God: The Post-Secular Challenge for Italian Feminist Thought and Practices.” Annali d’Italianistica 29(2011): 417-430
[added 10 Nov 2013]

Ruth Glynn, *Women, Terrorism and Trauma in Italian Culture*. New York, Palgrave, 2013.
[added 10 Nov 2013]

Emanuela Carney. “Antonia Pulci’s Rappresentazione di Santa Domitilla and the Defense of Virginity in Quattrocento Florence” in Scenes from Italian Convent Life. An Anthology of Convent Theatrical Texts and Contexts, edited by Elissa Weaver. Ravenna: Longo Editore, 2009, pp. 11-36.
[added 8 Sep 2013]

Marguerite Waller and Sandra Ponzanesi, eds., Postcolonial Cinema Studies. London and New York: Routledge, 2012.
[added 8 Sep 2013]

Marguerite Waller. “Sexualities and Knowledges in Purgatorio XXVI and Inferno V” in Desire in Dante and the Middle Ages, edited by Manuele Gragnolati, Tristan Kay, Elena Lombardi and Francesca Southerden. London: Modern Humanities Research Association and Maney Publishing, 2012, pp. 128-150.
[added 8 Sep 2013]

Patrizia Sambuco. Corporeal Bonds: The Daughter-Mother Relationship in Twentieth-Century Italian Women’s Writing. Toronto: UTP, 2012.
[added 9 Oct 2012]

Stefania Lucamante. Quella difficile identità: Ebraismo e rappresentazioni letterarie della Shoah Iacobelli, Roma, 2012.
[added 7 May 2012]

M. Chiara Fabbian. “La penna e lo straccio. Matilde Serao” in Naso d’autore. L’odorato nella cultura e nella storia letteraria italiana. Ravenna: Longo, 2012, pp. 51-76.
[added 2 Apr 2012]

Ombretta Frau, Cristina Gragnani. Sottoboschi letteari. Sei case studies tra Otto e Novecento: Mara Antelling, Emma Boghen Conigliani, Evelyn, Anna Franchi, Jolanda, Flavia Steno. Firenze University Press 2011.
[added 1 Feb 2012]

Robin Pickering-Iazzi. Donne in terza pagina. Racconti di scrittrici italiane 1925-1942. Novi Ligure: Puntoacapo Editrice, 2010.
[added 3 Sep 2011]

Cristina Ali Farah. Translated by Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi and Victoria Offredi Poletto. Introduction by Alessandra Di Maio. Indiana University Press, 2011
[added 4 Aug 2011]

Cosetta Seno Reed. “Anna Maria Ortese e il fantastico. Una prospettiva femminile” Rassegna europea della letteratura italiana, 36 (2010): 129-140
[added 3 June 2011]

Cosetta Seno Reed. “Alba De Cespedes. Il diario come spazio utopico” Esperienze Letterarie, 2 (2010): 56-68.
[added 3 June 2011]

Federica Falchi, *L’itinerario politico di Regina Terruzzi. Dal mazzinianesimo al fascismo*, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2008
[added 3 June 2011]

Federica Falchi, *Giuseppe Mazzini: la democrazia europea e i diritti delle donne*, Firenze, Centro Editoriale Toscano, 2010
[added 3 June 2011]

Ombretra Frau, “Fra libri e rammendi: una letterata nel verziere di Jolanda”, Versants, 57, n. 2, 2010: 163-179
[added 3 June 2011]

Lazzaro Weiss, C. Review of Cutrufelli, Maria Rosa. “Reasonable Doubt. Translation of Complice il dubbio.” Translated by G. Sanguinetti Katz and Anne Urbancic and with prefatory essays by the translators. Welland, ON: éditions Soleil, 2007, Quaderni d’Italianistica 31, 2 (2010), 206-208.
[added 5 May 2011]

Urbancic, Anne. “The Invasion of Belgium (1914): Memory and the Re-writing of History”, Rewriting Texts, Remaking Images. Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by L. Boldt, C. Federici and E. Virgulti. New York etc: Peter Lang, 2010, 63-76. (on Annie Vivanti’s play L’Invasore, 1914)
[added 5 May 2011]

Urbancic, Anne. “Social Deviants and Freakish Misfits in the Short Stories of Annie Vivanti” in Monstrous Deviations in Literatures and the Arts. Eds. Cristina Santos and Adriana Spahr. Oxford: Interdisciplinarity.net Press, 2010, pp. 63-80.
[added 5 May 2011]

Silvia Valisa. ‘Still figures: Photography, modernity and gender in Neera’s Fotografie matrimoniali’, “Rethinking Neera”, con contributi inediti su Neera, Eds. C. Ramsay-Portolano e K. Mitchell, The Italianist, 30, December Special issue, 2010.

[added 5 May 2011]

Thomas Simpson, Murder and Media in the New Rome, (Palgrave Macmillan 2010) 
Studies a scandalous trial and its surrounding media circus that took place in Rome in 1879. The trial, of an adulterous couple that murdered the wife’s husband, shocked the nation because women attended the daily trial sessions in droves, a phenomenon that dismayed the guardians of rectitude of the new state. Giosue Carducci, for example, wrote his epode, “A proposito del processo Fadda,” to denounce women’s attendance at the trial.

[added 5 May 2011]

Edith Bruck, Privato. Postfazione by Gabriella Romani. Milan: Garzanti, 2010
[added 1 June 2010]

Cristina Gragnani, “Un soffio, un alito di modernità”? Elda Gianelli e la scrittura mutante”, Proceedings of VII Jornadas Internacionales de Estudios Italianos, 22-26 de septiembre de 2007, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Càtedra Extraordinaria Italo Calvino, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras: Italia y la Generación 1900-1910. Eds. Mariapia Lamberti – Franca Bizzoni. México City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2009: 43-60.
[added 1 July 2010]

Julia L. Hairston and Walter Stephens (editors), The Body in Early Modern Italy, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010

Human bodies have been represented and defined in various ways across different cultures and historical periods. As an object of interpretation and site of social interaction, the body has throughout history attracted more attention than perhaps any other element of human experience. The essays in this volume explore the manifestations of the body in Italian society from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. 

[added 1 July 2010]

Angela Jeannet, Il grande risveglio. Il movimento delle donne nell’America profonda, Franco Angeli, 2010

“Una testimonianza dell’impatto capillare che il movimento delle donne ebbe negli Stati Uniti. Attraverso l’evocazione di un luogo e di un momento storico, il racconto di ciò che accadde a Lancaster, in Pennsylvania, rivela quanto rivoluzionaria possa essere la visione del mondo da parte delle donne, anche di quelle che non si definiscono radicali e non si identificano nel movimento femminista.”

[added 19 May 2010]

Gina Lagorio, Tosca the Cat Lady, trans. by Martha King. New York: Bordighera Press, 2009
[added 1 June 2010]



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