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Versions of a feminine voice: The Compiuta Donzella di Firenze

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This article offers a detailed reading of the surviving sonnets of the poet known as the Compiuta Donzella di Firenze, paying particular attention to her performance of a feminine subject and critical engagement with common lyric tropes. A lack of biographical information about the Compiuta Donzella, the first woman to whom literary texts in the Italian vernacular are attributed, has led to speculation over her identity and ‘authenticity’, or to biographical readings of her texts. Acknowledgi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/00751634.2018.1402542

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Italian Studies Journal website
Volume:
73
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-14
Publication date:
2017-11-27
Acceptance date:
2017-09-20
DOI:
EISSN:
1748-6181
ISSN:
0075-1634
Pubs id:
pubs:738539
URN:
uri:04065b2b-62d3-4381-b442-8b7e01ee8f3f
UUID:
uuid:04065b2b-62d3-4381-b442-8b7e01ee8f3f
Local pid:
pubs:738539

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