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The lyric myth of voice : civilizing song in Enlightenment Italy

Title
The lyric myth of voice : civilizing song in Enlightenment Italy / Jessica Gabriel Peritz.
ISBN
9780520380790
0520380797
9780520380806
Publication
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2022]
Physical Description
xiii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary
"How did 'voice' become a metaphor for selfhood in the Western imagination? The Lyric Myth of Voice situates the emergence of an ideological connection between voice and subjectivity in late eighteenth-century Italy, where long-standing political anxieties and new notions of cultural enlightenment collided in the mythical figure of the lyric poet-singer. Drawing on a range of approaches and frameworks from historical musicology to gender studies, disability studies, anthropology, and literary theory, Jessica Gabriel Peritz shows how this ancient yet modern myth of voice attained interpretable form, flesh, and sound. Ultimately, Peritz argues that music and literature together shaped the singing voice into a tool for civilizing modern Italian subjects"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Peritz, Jessica Gabriel, 1984- Lyric myth of voice Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2022]
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 04, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction
The poet sings
The Orfeo act
Civilizing song
Domesticating the tenth muse
Sublime suffering and the good mother
Epilogue.
Genre/Form
History.
Citation

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