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New RSA Texts and Studies Volume: A Companion to Vittoria Colonna

Wednesday, September 7, 2016   (0 Comments)

Edited by Abigail Brundin, Tatiana Crivelli, and Maria Serena Sapegno

Vittoria Colonna (1490-1547) was the genre-defining secular woman writer of Renaissance Italy, whose literary model helped to establish a decorous and wholly assimilated voice for women within the field of Italian literature. The Companion to Vittoria Colonna brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of leading scholars to assess Colonna’s contribution, both as a writer, a role model, and a contributor to important religious debates of the era.

This book, while amply fulfilling the remit of providing a useful and comprehensive handbook to meet the needs of students and scholars at earlier and advanced levels, aims in addition to do more than this, by drawing into a single volume for the first time scholarship from across disciplines in which Vittoria Colonna’s influence has been felt, including literary criticism, religious history, history of art and music.

For more information see the Brill website. RSA members receive a 35% discount on titles in the RSA Text and Studies Series such as this volume; to access the discount code please sign into your RSA account and visit the Member Benefits page.

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