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Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo

Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta

Abstract

Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo is the first scholarly book on an Italian American woman writer and it offers, as Anthony J. Tamburri notes in his Afterword, “a new articulation of the Italian-American female writer.” Relying on a multiplicity of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives— memoir studies, ethnic studies, Italian American studies, Woolf studies, women's studies, literary theory, cultural studies, food studies—scholars and creative non-fiction writers offer a lucid view of DeSalvo as a writer who has produced one of the larg ... More

Keywords: Memoir, Essay, Ethnicity, Italian American, Virginia Woolf, Feminist/Feminism, Women writers, Working class, American literature, Food/material culture, Catholicism, Teaching/pedagogy, Creative process

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823262274
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Caronia, editor
University of Rhode Island

Edvige Giunta, editor
New Jersey City University

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