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Janet Levarie Smarr

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: She was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biography: Janet Levarie Smarr is a professor of theater and Italian studies at the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Janet Levarie Smarr on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Joining the Conversation :
ISBN: 1282593935 OCLC: 743200907

University of Michigan Press 2010.

Avoiding the male-authored model of competing orations, French and Italian women of the Renaissance framed their dialogues as informal conversations, as letters with friends that in turn became epistles to a wider audience, and even sometimes as dramas. No other study to date has provided thorough, comparative view of these works across French, Italian, and Latin. Smarr's comprehensive treatment relates these writings to classical, medieval, and Renaissance forms of dialogue, and to other genres including drama, lyric exchange, and humanist invective -- as well as to the real conversations in women's lives -- in order to show how women adapted existing models to their own needs and purposes. Janet Levarie Smarr is Professor of Theatre and Italian Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

Joining the conversation :
ISBN: 0472114352 OCLC: 613192831

University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor : 2005.