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Naïve, singende, orientalische Schönheit: Italien, das Europa zwischen 18. und 19. Jahrhundert verführt


Crivelli, Tatiana (2010). Naïve, singende, orientalische Schönheit: Italien, das Europa zwischen 18. und 19. Jahrhundert verführt. In: Locher, A; Nydegger, J; Bellofatto, S. Bilder und Zerrbilder Italiens. Zürich: Lit, 175-203.

Abstract

The article makes use of postcolonial theory, in particular of Said’s notion of orientalism, to investigate the refined play of implicit and explicit cultural assimilations involved in Stäel’s choice to represent Italy through an extemporaneous woman poet. In this study we look at Corinne in a different light: rather than accentuating those elements of the book, which anticipate modern comparativism, the author investigates its judging glance – that proceeds in a polarized fashion, typical of the imperialist epoch – and highlights the outsider perspective, from which Mme de Stäel imposes over Italy and the Italians a model for perceiving themselves as European.

Abstract

The article makes use of postcolonial theory, in particular of Said’s notion of orientalism, to investigate the refined play of implicit and explicit cultural assimilations involved in Stäel’s choice to represent Italy through an extemporaneous woman poet. In this study we look at Corinne in a different light: rather than accentuating those elements of the book, which anticipate modern comparativism, the author investigates its judging glance – that proceeds in a polarized fashion, typical of the imperialist epoch – and highlights the outsider perspective, from which Mme de Stäel imposes over Italy and the Italians a model for perceiving themselves as European.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Romance Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:470 Latin & Italic languages
410 Linguistics
450 Italian, Romanian & related languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
440 French & related languages
460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
Language:German
Date:2010
Deposited On:18 Jan 2011 11:27
Last Modified:14 Sep 2016 13:44
Publisher:Lit
Series Name:Zürcher Italienstudien
Number:1
ISBN:978-3-643-80066-4
Additional Information:Bilder und Zerrbilder Italiens / Alexandra Locher, Jolanda Nydegger, Sabina Bellofatto (Hg.) ; mit Beiträgen von Carlo Moos ... [et al.]. - Zürich : Lit, 2010
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