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Female Voice - Male Rhetoric (Inferno V)
(Dept. of Italian, University of Melbourne, 1994)
We do not encounter many female characters in the 'Comedy', and this is particularly true of the first cantica, so it is significant that Francesca is, in the poem, the very first soul who speaks, just as it is significant ...
Matelda: Poetic Image or Archetype?
(Berg Publishers, 1993)
As their recurrence in different epochs and cultures shows, archetypal images exercise a powerful influence on imaginative and expressive modes. This essay addresses the problem, encountered by feminist critics and artists, ...