The courtesan's arts cross-cultural perspectives

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Full title: The courtesan's arts [electronic resource] : cross-cultural perspectives / edited by Martha Feldman and Bonnie Gordon.
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, ProQuest (Firm)
Other authors: Feldman, Martha.
Gordon, Bonnie, 1968-
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Table of Contents:
  • Making a spectacle of her(self) : the Greek courtesan and the art of the present / James Davidson
  • Cutting a good figure : the fashions of Venetian courtesans in the illustrated albums of early modern travelers / Margaret F. Rosenthal
  • "Notes of flesh" and the courtesan's song in seventeenth-century China / Judith T. Zeitlin
  • The courtesan's voice : Petrarchan lovers, pop philosophy, and oral traditions / Martha Feldman
  • On hearing the courtesan in a gift of song : the Venetian case of Gaspar Stampa / Dawn De Rycke
  • On locating the courtesan in Italian lyric : distance and the madrigal texts of Costanzo Festa / Justin Flosi
  • On music fit for a courtesan : representations of the courtesan and her music in sixteenth-century Italy / Drew Edward Davies
  • Royalty's courtesans and God's mortal wives : keepers of culture in precolonial India / Doris M. Srinivasan
  • The courtesan's singing body as cultural capital in seventeenth-century Italy / Bonnie Gordon
  • Defaming the courtesan : satire and invective in sixteenth-century Italy / Courtney Quaintance
  • The masculine arts of the ancient Greek courtesan : male fantasy or female self-representation? / Christopher A. Faraone
  • The city geisha and their role in modern Japan : anomaly or artistes? / Lesley Downer
  • In the service of the nation : geisha and Kawabata Yasunari's Snow country / Miho Matsugu
  • Going to the courtesans : transit to the pleasure district of Edo Japan / Timon Screech
  • Who's afraid of Giulia Napolitana? Pleasure, fear, and imagining the arts of the Renaissance courtesan / Guido Ruggiero
  • The twentieth-century "disappearance" of the Gisaeng during the rise of Korea's modern sex-and-entertainment industry / Joshua D. Pilzer
  • Female agency and patrilinieal constraints : situating courtesans in twentieth-century India / Regula Burckhardt Qureshi
  • Tawa'if, tourism, and tales : the problematics of twenty-first-century musical patronage of North India's courtesans / Amelia Maciszewski.