- What are your perceptions of Italy in this period.
- What were the attractions for 'English' women writers (and others) of Italy in the early to mid nineteenth century?
- Should the English cultural formation of ‘Italy’ be understood as a variant of orientalism or colonial discourse?
- What do you learn from Corinne about perceptions of gender, politics and nationhood in this period?
Mme de Stael, Corinne, or Italy, pp. 21-49
Alison Chapman, Networking the Nation: British and American Women's Poetry and Italy, 1840-70, introduction
Matthew Reynolds, The Realms of Verse 1830-70: English Poetry in a Time of Nation Building, chapter 4
Erik Simpson, On Corinne, or Italy
Race and Risorgimento: An unexplored chapter of Italian history', Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 25:3 (2020), 273-294
Glenda Sluga, 'Gender and the Nation: Madame de Stael or Italy', Women's Writing, 2 (2003)
Jane Stabler, The Artistry of Exile
Madame de Stael as Corinne by Baron Francois Pascal Gerard. See also: https://www.gogmsite.net/empire-napoleonic-and-roman/subalbum-anne-louise-germai/madame-de-stael-as-corrine-.html