Performing Bodies: Female Illness in Italian Literature and Cinema (1860-1920) (Hardcover)

Performing Bodies: Female Illness in Italian Literature and Cinema (1860-1920) By Catherine Ramsey-Portolano Cover Image
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Description


This book examines how in Italian literature and film, as well as in society, women were confined to traditional roles and illness often represented the consequence for transgressing those roles. Feigning illness offered women a way to "own" the illness and become masters of their bodies as well as their stories and destinies.

About the Author


Catherine Ramsey-Portolano is associate professor and program director of Italian studies at The American University of Rome.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781683931317
ISBN-10: 1683931319
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication Date: December 29th, 2017
Pages: 146
Language: English
Series: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studi