The Resource Writing with an accent : contemporary Italian American women authors, Edvige Giunta

Writing with an accent : contemporary Italian American women authors, Edvige Giunta

Label
Writing with an accent : contemporary Italian American women authors
Title
Writing with an accent
Title remainder
contemporary Italian American women authors
Statement of responsibility
Edvige Giunta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Cappello, Louise DeSalvo, Sandra M. Gilbert, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Carole Maso, Agnes Rossi. These are some of the best-known Italian American writers today. They are part of a literary tradition with mid-twentieth century roots that began to develop, in earnest, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. During those decades, a number of Italian American women, such as Helen Barolini, began to publish books that depicted their perspectives on life through the critical lenses of gender, class, and ethnicity. At the end of the twentieth century, this literature finally blossomed into a fully fledged cultural movement that also took into account issues of sexuality, age, illness, and familial and societal abuse. Writing with an Accent takes a look at this vibrant literary movement by discussing those first writers of the 1970s and 1980s as well as later authors. At the center of Edvige Giunta's Writing with an Accent is the literal notion of accent, the marker of linguistic and cultural difference that separates and identifies recent immigrants to the United States. In this study, an accent symbolically embodies the differences and creative strategies through which contemporary Italian American women writers engage Italian American culture in works of fiction, poetry, and memoir. Giunta also looks at the links between the literature and art, music, film, and video produced by contemporary Italian American women. The literature of the Italian American women in Writing with an Accent is shaped by the complicated connections these authors maintain with their cultural origins, but also, and perhaps more importantly, by their feminist consciousness and politicized sense of ethnic identity. Writing with an Accent celebrates and explores a group of authors who characteristically mix the joy and pain of Italian American life to paint a multifaceted picture of Italian American women and their complex place in U.S. culture."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giunta, Edvige
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.I8
LC item number
G58 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Italian American women
  • Italian Americans in literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Américaines d'origine italienne
  • Américains d'origine italienne dans la littérature
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • Femmes écrivains américaines
  • Littérature américaine
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Italienerin
  • Geschichte 1970-2000
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Italian American women
  • Italian Americans in literature
  • Women and literature
  • USA
  • United States
Label
Writing with an accent : contemporary Italian American women authors, Edvige Giunta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-188) 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
  • Epilogue: Coming Home to Language
  • Preface: Writing with an Accent
  • Introduction: What's in an Accent?
  • Of Women, Writing, and Recognition
  • Immigrant Literary Identities
  • "A Song from the Ghetto"
  • Speaking Through Silences, Writing Against Silence
  • "Spills of Mysterious Substances"
  • Forging Public Voices: Memory, Writing, Power
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 203 pages
Isbn
9780312221256
Lccn
2001048209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47717845
  • (OCoLC)ocm47717845
Label
Writing with an accent : contemporary Italian American women authors, Edvige Giunta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-188) 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
  • Epilogue: Coming Home to Language
  • Preface: Writing with an Accent
  • Introduction: What's in an Accent?
  • Of Women, Writing, and Recognition
  • Immigrant Literary Identities
  • "A Song from the Ghetto"
  • Speaking Through Silences, Writing Against Silence
  • "Spills of Mysterious Substances"
  • Forging Public Voices: Memory, Writing, Power
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 203 pages
Isbn
9780312221256
Lccn
2001048209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47717845
  • (OCoLC)ocm47717845

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