Da lei, tutto: Female Relationships in the Narratives of Matilde Serao Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Bertucci, Pia Lenore
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Studies
  • My study delves into the incredible literary career of Matilde Serao. This study of Serao's female-centered narratives explores the predominant themes of solidarity, alienation, power, sacrifice, collective memory, and social consciousness. The first chapter, The Language of Passion, explores the unique language Serao employs to depict passionate love. The second chapter, Martyrdom and Marginality, ponders the grim fate of marginalized women and girls who, without the support and comfort of their female comrades, are unable to successfully navigate what is ostensibly a man's world. Chapter Three, Da lei, tutto, examines the mother-daughter relationship and Serao's overall treatment of motherhood. Chapter Four, Chorality and Collective Memory, investigates Serao's choral studies, and their essential connection with collective memory. The predominant objective of this work has been to illustrate the depth, incisiveness, and inspired genius of Serao's literature, and to rehabilitate her stature to that which her contemporaries esteemed.
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