The Arcadic background of the “young portoguese” Eleonora de Fonseca Pimentel (Roma 1752-Napoli 1799) lead her to join to the Bourbon movement of reform, also because she was near to Maria Carolina of Austria (1752-1814), who was the Queen of Naples as wife of King Ferdinand IV since 1768. If at the beginning of her career she wrote encomiastic works, then she elaborated Enlightenment ideas in favour of drastic and revolutionary changes. She wanted to eliminate her gentilitial “de” from her surname, sign of nobility, and then she revised the female image of mater (mother) and mulier (woman) in the ‘sensistic’ poetry and in the journalistic prose. Eleonora Fonseca Pimentel transformed the traditional Christian ethics into a collective and political militancy. As a consequence of this, she became Jacobin in a republican view. As a writer, E. F. P. testified women’s liberation until her death penalty according to her heroic will and to love of her country.

'Mater' dolorosa e 'mulier' giacobina. Momenti e scritture in Eleonora de Fonseca Pimentel / FILIERI E. - In: ANNALI DELLA FACOLTÀ DI LETTERE E FILOSOFIA. UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI BARI. - ISSN 0394-0020. - (2014), pp. p. 213-251.

'Mater' dolorosa e 'mulier' giacobina. Momenti e scritture in Eleonora de Fonseca Pimentel

FILIERI, EMILIO
2014

Abstract

The Arcadic background of the “young portoguese” Eleonora de Fonseca Pimentel (Roma 1752-Napoli 1799) lead her to join to the Bourbon movement of reform, also because she was near to Maria Carolina of Austria (1752-1814), who was the Queen of Naples as wife of King Ferdinand IV since 1768. If at the beginning of her career she wrote encomiastic works, then she elaborated Enlightenment ideas in favour of drastic and revolutionary changes. She wanted to eliminate her gentilitial “de” from her surname, sign of nobility, and then she revised the female image of mater (mother) and mulier (woman) in the ‘sensistic’ poetry and in the journalistic prose. Eleonora Fonseca Pimentel transformed the traditional Christian ethics into a collective and political militancy. As a consequence of this, she became Jacobin in a republican view. As a writer, E. F. P. testified women’s liberation until her death penalty according to her heroic will and to love of her country.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11586/75027
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact