Smith develops this notion of performing identity as a prophetic act via readings of Germaine de Stael and Hester Lynch Piozzi, both of whom would see in the improvvisatrice
"a type of female genius directly associated with an historical tradition of women visionaries that predated, and perhaps even superseded, the Pauline injunctions against women's participation in the public sphere" (83).
In brief, the identification between the figure of the improvvisatrice and an idea of 'Italy' in Milli's verse as in her public persona as 'l'usignolo del Risorgimento' is equally an echo and a rewriting of that earlier elision, Corinne, ou l'Italie.
25) Oreste Raggi, Biografia con alquante poesie inedite di Giannina Milli improvvisatrice, 2nd edn (Florence: Le Monnier, 1861), p.
Germany (chapter 3) not only produces its own improvvisatrice
of the North (Anna Louisa Karsch), but also the most cogent contemporary account of the phenomenon by a foreign traveler to Rome, Carl Ludwig Fernow's Uber die Improvisatoren (1806).
Tutto sommato, il caso Corilla e un esempio della difficile carriera di una donna che cercava di farsi strada con la propria professione di poetessa improvvisatrice
Ephemeral as it is, then, Andrew of Padua deserves notice for being the only one of the numerous nineteenth-century novels and poems on the fashionable figure of the improvvisatore or improvvisatrice
that develops the potential of this figure for a reflection on narrative authority and the act of telling--and selling--one's stories to a targeted audience.
Those trends include the English Della Cruscan poetic movement; portraits of famous improvvisatores and improvvisatrices