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Louise Labé

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Louise Labé (PDF Document), Petrarch (PDF Document)
Week 9- Louise Labé, French Petrarchism and Renaissance Lyon
Lecture Slides (Powerpoint Presentation), Handout (PDF Document)
Seminar Worksheet (PDF Document)
Week 10 - "Baise m'encore, rebaise moy, et baise": Passion, Classical Mythology,
and Labé's Construction of Audience.
Lecture Slides (Powerpoint Presentation), Quotations (PDF Document)
Seminar Worksheet & Lecture Handout (PDF Document)


Editions of Labé's Works:

Louise Labé. Complete Poetry and Prose: A Bilingual Edition. Ed. Deborah Lasko Baker. Trans. Deborah Lasko Baker and Annie Finch. (University of Chicago Press, 2006). Google Books & Below

———. Oeuvres complète: sonnets, élégies, débat de folie et d'amour, poésies; édition revue et corrigée. Ed. François Rigolot. (Paris: Garnier
Flammarion, 2004)

Euvres de Louïze Labé, Lionnoise (Lyon: Jean de Tournes, 1556) & Below

Overview of 1556 edition of Euvres in link above (University of Virginia Library)

TEI Transcription of Labé's Euvres (Lyon: Jean de Tournes, 1555)

Relevant Links:

Nick Cave, 'Green Eyes' (caution: explicit language): song lyrics

Entry for "Loyse Labé" in Antoine du Verdier's Bibliothèque (Lyon: Barthelemy Honorat, 1585)

Castiglione, Le Courtisan, trans. Jacques Colin d'Auxerre, ed. Étienne Dolet (Lyon: François Juste, 1538)

Further Reading on Louise Labé and Related Topics
General resources on Labé

Béatrice Alonso and Éliane Viennot (eds.), Louise Labé 2005 (Université de Saint-Étienne, 2004)
Keith Cameron, Louise Labé: Renaissance Poet and Feminist (New York: Berg, 1990)
Leah L. Chang,'Sapphic Desire and the Desire for Sappho: Είςώδάς Αοϊσης Ααβάιας and the Euvres de Louize Labé Loinnoize', in Into Print: The Production of Female Authorship in Early Modern France (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2009), 100–138.
Mireille Huchon, Louise Labé: une creature de papier (Geneva: Droz, 2006)
Madeleine Lazard, Louise Labé, Lyonnaise (Paris: Fayard, 2004)
Dorothy O’Connor, Louise Labé: Sa vie et son oeuvre (Paris: Presses Françaises, 1926)
Daniel Martin, Signe(s) d’Amante: L’Agencement des Evvres de Louïze Labé Lionnoize (Paris: Champion, 1999)
François Rigolot, Louise Labé Lyonnaise : ou la Renaissance au féminin (Paris: Champion, 1997)
Cathy Yandell, 'Louise Labé's Transgressions', in High Anxiety: Masculinity in Crisis in Early Modern France, ed. Kathleen P. Long (Kirksville, MO: Truman State Univesity Press, 2002), 1-17.

Print Culture and Renaissance Lyon

Marc Bresard, Les foires de Lyon au XVe et XVIe siècles. (Paris: Picard, 1914)
Natalie Zemon Davis,'Le monde de l'imprimerie humaniste : Lyon ', in Henri-Jean Martin and Roger Chartier (eds.) Histoire de l'édition Française, vol. 1 : Le Livre conquérant, du Moyen Âge au milieu du dix-septième siècle (Paris: Promodis,‎1982), 255-277.
———, 'Printing and the People', in Society and Culture in Early Modern France (Stanford University Press, 1975), 189-226.
Elizabeth Eisenstein, The Printing press as an Agent of Change : Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1979).
Henri-Jean Martin, Le livre français sous l'Ancien Régime (Paris: Promodis, 1987)

Women's Writing in Renaissance Europe

Susan Dwyer Amussen and Adele F. Seeff (eds.), Attending to Early Modern Women (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1998)
Deborah Lesko Baker, The Subject of Desire : Petrarchan Poetics and the Female Voice in Louise Labé. Foreword by Tom Conley. (West Lafayette, Ind.:Purdue University Press, 1996)
Virginia Cox, Women’s Writing in Italy 1400-1650 (Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 2008)
Philip Ford and Gillian Jondorf (eds.) Women’s Writing in the French Renaissance: Proceedings of the Fifth Cambridge French Renaissance Colloquium. 7–9 July 1997 (Cambridge: Cambridge French Colloquia, 1999).
Ann Rosalind Jones, The Currency of Eros: Women's Love Lyric in Europe 1540-1620 (Bloomington, IA: Indiana University Press, 1990)
———,‘Surprising Fame: Renaissance Gender Ideologies and Women’s Lyric’, in Feminism & Renaissance Studies, ed. Lorna Hutson (Oxford University
Press, 1999), 317-336.
Joan Kelly-Gadol, 'Did Women Have a Renaissance?', in Renata Bridenthal, Claudia Koonz, Susan Stuard (eds.), Becoming Visible: Women in European History, 2nd. ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987), 175-201. (PDF Document)
Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 3rd. ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 

Petrarchism in Renaissance Italy and France

Gordon Braden, Petrarchan Love and the Continental Renaissance (Yale University Press, 1999).
John Freccero, 'The Fig Tree and the Laurel: Petrarch's Poetics', Diacritics, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring, 1975), 34-40.(PDF Document)
William J. Kennedy, The Site of Petrarchism: Early Modern National Sentiment in Italy, France, and England (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004).
R.V. Merrill and R.J. Clements, Platonism in French Renaissance Poetry (New York University Press, 1957).
Stephen Minta, Love Poetry in Sixteenth-century France: A Study in Themes and Traditions (Manchester University Press, 1977).
Abel Lefranc, 'Le Platonisme et la littérature en France à l'époque de la Renaissance [1500-1550]', Revue d'histoire littéraire de la France, 3e année (1896):1-44.