The cover of "Veronica Franco in Dialogue"

Veronica Franco in Dialogue

Marilyn Migiel ’75

A Cornell professor of Romance studies, Migiel won the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for her examination of Franco’s life and poetry. As the publisher (University of Toronto Press) notes, Franco “has been viewed as a triumphant proto-feminist icon: a woman who celebrated her sexuality, an outspoken champion of women and their worth, and an important intellectual and cultural presence in 16th-century Venice.” The book analyzes the first 14 poems in the Terze Rime, a collection published in 1575, and takes a deep look at back-and-forth exchanges between Franco and an unknown male author.

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