The Resource Kissing the wild woman : art, beauty, and the reformation of the Italian prose romance in Giulia Bigolina's Urania, Christopher Nissen

Kissing the wild woman : art, beauty, and the reformation of the Italian prose romance in Giulia Bigolina's Urania, Christopher Nissen

Label
Kissing the wild woman : art, beauty, and the reformation of the Italian prose romance in Giulia Bigolina's Urania
Title
Kissing the wild woman
Title remainder
art, beauty, and the reformation of the Italian prose romance in Giulia Bigolina's Urania
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Nissen
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • "Giulia Bigolina's (ca. 1516-ca. 1569) Urania (ca. 1552) is the oldest known prose romance to have been written by an Italian woman. In Kissing the Wild Woman, Christopher Nissen explores the unique aesthetic vision and innovative narrative features of Bigolina's greatest surviving work, in which she fashioned a new type of narrative that combined elements of the romance and the novella and included a polemical treatise on the moral implications of portraiture and the role of women in the arts
  • Demonstrating that Bigolina challenged cultural authority by rejecting the prevailing views of both painting and literature, Nissen discusses Bigolina's suggestion that painting constituted an ineffectual, even immoral mode of self-promotion for women in relation to the views of the contemporary writer Pietro Aretino and the painter Titian. Kissing the Wild Woman's analysis of this little-known work adds a new dimension to the study of Renaissance aesthetics in relation to art history, Renaissance thought, women's studies, and Italian literature."--Pub. desc
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nissen, Christopher
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Includes Giulia Bigolina's last will and testament in Italian, followed by its English translation
LC call number
PQ4610.B58
LC item number
Z77 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bigolina, Giulia
  • Bigolina, Giulia / d. 1569 / Urania, nelle quale si contiene l'amore d'una giovane de tal nome
  • Bigolina, Giulia / m. 1569 / Urania, nelle quale si contiene l'amore d'una giovane de tal nome
  • Bigolina, Giulia
  • Bigolina, Giulia
  • Italy
  • Italie
  • Italy
  • Italie
  • Painting in literature
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • Beauty, Personal, in literature
  • Peinture dans la littérature
  • Esthétique dans la littérature
  • Beauté corporelle dans la littérature
Label
Kissing the wild woman : art, beauty, and the reformation of the Italian prose romance in Giulia Bigolina's Urania, Christopher Nissen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 The Reformation of the Prose Romance ; Bigolina's Cultural Formation ; Elements of the Prose Romance ; The Plot and Characters of Urania ; The Prose Romance According to Boccaccio ; Urania in Its Literary Context ; Bigolina's Defense of Women -- 2 Writing a Portrait ; Bigolina and Aretino ; Portraiture in Urania ; The Caricature of Titian ; Of Mirrors, Istoria and Women in the Arts -- 3 Ekphrasis and the Paragone ; Ekphrasis in Western Literature ; Bigolina and the Paragone ; The Judgment of Paris ; Descriptio Mulieris ; Bigolina's Two Venuses ; The Book as Object -- 4 The Sight of the Beautiful ; Beauty and the Senses in Urania ; Sight in the Doctrines of Love ; The Body, the Gaze, and the Arts ; The Woman's Portrait as Gift -- 5 Kissing the Wild Woman ; Wildness in Urania ; Urania's (Nearly) Mad Flight ; Femina Salvatica ; The Game of the Senses
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 333 pages
Isbn
9781442643406
Lccn
2011501896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)720811306
  • (OCoLC)ocn720811306
Label
Kissing the wild woman : art, beauty, and the reformation of the Italian prose romance in Giulia Bigolina's Urania, Christopher Nissen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 The Reformation of the Prose Romance ; Bigolina's Cultural Formation ; Elements of the Prose Romance ; The Plot and Characters of Urania ; The Prose Romance According to Boccaccio ; Urania in Its Literary Context ; Bigolina's Defense of Women -- 2 Writing a Portrait ; Bigolina and Aretino ; Portraiture in Urania ; The Caricature of Titian ; Of Mirrors, Istoria and Women in the Arts -- 3 Ekphrasis and the Paragone ; Ekphrasis in Western Literature ; Bigolina and the Paragone ; The Judgment of Paris ; Descriptio Mulieris ; Bigolina's Two Venuses ; The Book as Object -- 4 The Sight of the Beautiful ; Beauty and the Senses in Urania ; Sight in the Doctrines of Love ; The Body, the Gaze, and the Arts ; The Woman's Portrait as Gift -- 5 Kissing the Wild Woman ; Wildness in Urania ; Urania's (Nearly) Mad Flight ; Femina Salvatica ; The Game of the Senses
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 333 pages
Isbn
9781442643406
Lccn
2011501896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)720811306
  • (OCoLC)ocn720811306

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