By Courtney Quaintance
Textual Masculinity and the alternate of girls in Renaissance Venice is a provocative research of the pornographic poetry written in patrician poet Domenico Venier’s social circle. whereas Venier and his salon have been well known for stylish love sonnets that includes unimaginable woman beloveds, between themselves they wrote and circulated poems in Venetian dialect within which ladies have been prostitutes whose defiled our bodies have been on hand to all.
Courtney Quaintance analyses poetry, letters, performs, and verse dialogues to teach how male writers demonstrated, sustained, and publicized their relationships to each other throughout the trade of fictional girls. She additionally indicates how Gaspara Stampa and Veronica Franco, ladies writers with ties to the salon, appropriated and reworked tropes of woman sexuality and male literary collaboration to place themselves inside this homosocial literary economic system. in keeping with archival paintings and Quaintance’s unprecedented wisdom of Venetian dialect poetry, Textual Masculinity and the trade of girls in Renaissance Venice is an unparalleled window into the understudied international of Venetian literature.
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Textual Masculinity and the Exchange of Women in Renaissance Venice (Toronto Italian Studies) by Courtney Quaintance