Sophisticated courtesans, brilliant noblewomen, fictional warrior women: the women of the Italian Renaissance have often been idealized and glamorized in paintings, popular books, and films. Professor Moulton asks, Did Italian women themselves have a Renaissance? What was life like for courtesans like Veronica Franco, or noblewomen like Lucrezia Borgia? What opportunities did real women have for power and self-expression? And how did fiction and myth compare to the actual lives of early modern women? More info: italianwomen.eventbrite.com or ACMRS.org.
Co-sponsored by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Department of Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation and Project Humanities at Arizona State University.
ABOUT THE PROFESSOR IAN MOULTON, Faculty Head of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication in the School of Letters and Sciences at ASU, is a cultural historian and literary scholar whose research focuses on the representation of gender and sexuality in early modern literature. His first book, Before Pornography: Erotic Writing in Early Modern England addresses the place of explicitly erotic writing in early modern English culture, with a special emphasis on the relations between erotic writing and the politics of gender and national identity. In addition, he produced the first English translation of Antonio Vignali's Renaissance Italian erotic dialogue La cazzaria, a volume that has been acclaimed in the New Yorker, the L.A. Times, and elsewhere. Dr. Moulton has published on Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists, and also on the history of reading and the interaction between manuscript and print culture. He is currently working on a book on the dissemination of ideas of romantic love in the book market in the sixteenth century.
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