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The 'Florin.Ms' Project, Julia Bolton Holloway 2022 University of Colorado at Boulder

The 'Florin.Ms' Project, Julia Bolton Holloway

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Projects, Elizabeth Coggeshall, Akash Kumar 2022 Florida State University

Introduction: Projects, Elizabeth Coggeshall, Akash Kumar

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

No abstract provided.


Discussing The 'Divine Comedy' With Dante: On Crowdsourcing And Transcultural Resonance, Elizabeth Coggeshall 2022 Florida State University

Discussing The 'Divine Comedy' With Dante: On Crowdsourcing And Transcultural Resonance, Elizabeth Coggeshall

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

Departing from the enigmatic 2006 Chinese-oil-painting-turned-digital-curio Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante, this essay first defines the conceptual framework behind Dante Today, a crowdsourced but curated digital archive that catalogs references to Dante and his works across contemporary global cultures. Then it explains our editorial decision to employ crowdsourcing as the principal mechanism behind collection development. This choice has advantages and pitfalls. On the one hand, crowdsourcing enables the participation of large and diverse publics in collection development, engaging the “crowd” in scholarly practice. On the other hand, outsourcing collection development to the “crowd” threatens to replicate the …


Exploring Dante’S Sources Online: Interactive Reading, Visualizations, And The Study Of Dantean Intertextuality In The Digital Age, Julie Van Peteghem 2022 CUNY Hunter College

Exploring Dante’S Sources Online: Interactive Reading, Visualizations, And The Study Of Dantean Intertextuality In The Digital Age, Julie Van Peteghem

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

Dante’s Commedia is a highly allusive text, and readers throughout time have noted the many parallels between Dante’s verses and those of others. Now that the text of the Commedia and various scholarly and artistic interpretations of the poem (commentaries, translations, illuminated manuscripts) have become accessible online, also the concordance, the lists of parallel passages in Dante’s poem and other works, has become a digital resource. In this essay I explore the study of Dante’s sources in a digital environment mainly through the Intertextual Dante project and its Dante-Ovid edition, published on Digital Dante. Intertextual Dante visualizes moments of …


'Status Quaestionis' Of Dantean Digital Resources. Some Corrective Theoretical Perspectives And A Case Study (Database Allegorico Dantesco), Matteo Maselli 2022 University of Macerata

'Status Quaestionis' Of Dantean Digital Resources. Some Corrective Theoretical Perspectives And A Case Study (Database Allegorico Dantesco), Matteo Maselli

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This paper reflects on the current configuration of Dantean digital resources and proposes some possible perspectives to implement their functionality (disambiguation, RDF and Semantic Web, Distant & Close Reading, attention to the processes of digitization of texts). The second part of the essay explains the structure and presents the basic functionality of the Database Allegorico Dantesco (DAD) a new repository on Dantean allegory.


Foul Tales, Public Knowledge: Bringing Dante's 'Divine Comedy' To Wikipedia, Laura Ingallinella 2022 University of Toronto

Foul Tales, Public Knowledge: Bringing Dante's 'Divine Comedy' To Wikipedia, Laura Ingallinella

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This contribution discusses WikiDante, a set of best practices for the implementation of content related to the Divine Comedy on Wikipedia, chiefly designed for (yet not limited to) the undergraduate classroom. Developed as a digital project involving undergraduate students in partnership with Wiki Education, WikiDante consisted of two iterations, the first of which created or revised entries on the women from Dante’s recent history mentioned in the poem. For two decades, scholars have treated Wikipedia as the proverbial elephant in the room—shunned, ignored, or shamefully used only in lack of more anointed tools. This essay explores the benefits of using …


The Global Popularity Of Dante's 'Divina Commedia': Translations, Libraries, Wikipedia, Jacob Blakesley 2022 University of Leeds

The Global Popularity Of Dante's 'Divina Commedia': Translations, Libraries, Wikipedia, Jacob Blakesley

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

Studies of the translation and reception history of Dante’s Divina Commedia have rarely included the use of either distant reading (aka large-scale literary analysis) or Digital Humanities, much less both. However, using both these methods allows innovative research questions to be pursued and answered with regard to Dante’s fortuna, as I have shown in four previous articles regarding Dante and other writers. This contribution draws on three new datasets that I constructed myself in order to study canons of world literature, using Dante’s Divine Comedy as a case study: a comprehensive catalogue of all the worldwide complete translations of …


Introduction Missiles For The Future: Dante And Dh, Elizabeth Coggeshall, Akash Kumar 2022 Florida State University

Introduction Missiles For The Future: Dante And Dh, Elizabeth Coggeshall, Akash Kumar

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

No abstract provided.


The Human Moment Of The Soul, Lorenzo Bartolucci 2022 Stanford University

The Human Moment Of The Soul, Lorenzo Bartolucci

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This article explores the idea of the soul through the framework of two of the most elusive terms in Dante’s Commedia, “umano” and “persona.” It begins with an analysis of the soul’s formation, outlined in Purgatorio 25, by way of the conjunction of corporeal matter and a supernal “spirito novo,” which after death seems to ascend beyond the realm of human existence. This account is then contrasted with the etymological and theological affordances of the concept of personhood, which frames the body as the form—the “mask” of flesh and bones—that continues to individuate the soul after death, immortalizing rather …


The Poetics Of 'Gentilezza' In The 'Fiore' And The Emergence Of Dante's Political Vision Before The Exile, Robert J. Clines 2022 Western Carolina University

The Poetics Of 'Gentilezza' In The 'Fiore' And The Emergence Of Dante's Political Vision Before The Exile, Robert J. Clines

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This essay investigates the political and literary culture of late Duecento Florence as well as the entangled rather than mutually exclusive nature of Dante’s pre- and post-exile political and literary visions. I read Dante’s political vision against the Fiore, a Tuscan form of the medieval French epic Roman de la Rose that appeared in Italy before 1290. Pervasive in Dante’s politics, poetics, and the cultural milieux in which the Fiore appeared are the rejection of French/Provençal cultural dominance, Franco-Angevin political influence in Italy, and mendicants as morally bankrupt threats to civil society. In turn, this essay argues that the …


A World To See The Comedy By: Tom Phillips's Transmediations Of Dante, Mattia Petricola 2022 University of L’Aquila

A World To See The Comedy By: Tom Phillips's Transmediations Of Dante, Mattia Petricola

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

Between 1976 and 1989, the production of British visual artist Tom Phillips (b. 1937) found its main source of inspiration in Dante and particularly in his Inferno. This article aims to provide a new approach to the question that drives, directly or indirectly, most of the scholarship on Phillips’s reception of Dante: how can we best describe the relation between the text of the Comedy and the images by Phillips that accompany it? Rather than relying on notions such as “adaptation” and “illustration”—which might prove inadequate to account for the text-image relations in Phillips’s works—I would propose to interpret …


From Wrath To Utopia. G. A. Borgese’S American Interpretation Of Dante (1931-1952), Federico Sessolo 2022 Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

From Wrath To Utopia. G. A. Borgese’S American Interpretation Of Dante (1931-1952), Federico Sessolo

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This paper describes the influence exerted by Dante on the Italian antifascist exile Giuseppe Antonio Borgese (1882-1952), who fled from Mussolini’s Italy in 1931 to find refuge in the United States. In the 1930s and 1940s, Borgese made relevant contributions to the field of Italian Studies modernizing the American reception of Dante: his original interpretation—a blend of literary criticism and political theory, centered on the concept of «structural beauty»— was destined to generate unexpected outcomes in the post-war era, as the philosophical viewpoints stressed in Dante’s De Monarchia were to be planted, somehow unexpectedly, in the newborn ideology of world …


A New Spanish Translation Of The Commedia And Dante’S Renaissance Readers (1491-1550 Ca), Laura Banella 2022 University of Notre Dame

A New Spanish Translation Of The Commedia And Dante’S Renaissance Readers (1491-1550 Ca), Laura Banella

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This essay focuses on two early copies of Dante’s vernacular poetry with idiosyncratic interventions by Renaissance readers: a 1491 Venetian incunable of the Commedia with an extensive translation of the poem into Spanish and copious annotations in Spanish and Latin (Oxford, Bodleian Library, Auct. 2Q inf. 1.43); and an early Venetian printed edition of Dante’s lyric poetry (1518) with notes, substantial marks, and underlinings, bound together ab antiquo with a copy of Fernando de Rojas’s Celestina and a vernacularization of Petrarch’s Secretum (London, British Library, C.20.a.13). These books show Dante’s success among Spanish (or hispanophile) readers both as a moral …


Front Matter, Managing Editors Bibliotheca Dantesca 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Front Matter, Managing Editors Bibliotheca Dantesca

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

No abstract provided.


Jewish Daily Life In Medieval Northern Europe, 1080-1350, Tzafrir Barzilay, Eyal Levinson, Elisheva Baumgarten 2022 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jewish Daily Life In Medieval Northern Europe, 1080-1350, Tzafrir Barzilay, Eyal Levinson, Elisheva Baumgarten

TEAMS Documents of Practice

Designed to introduce students to the everyday lives of the Jews who lived in the German Empire, northern France, and England from the 11th to the mid-14th centuries, the volume consists of translations of primary sources written by or about medieval Jews. Each source is accompanied by an introduction that provides historical context. Through the sources, students can become familiar with the spaces that Jews frequented, their daily practices and rituals, and their thinking. The subject matter ranges from culinary preferences and even details of sexual lives, to garments, objects, and communal buildings. The documents testify to how Jews enacted …


Demons & Droids: Nonhuman Animals On Trial, Gerrit D. White 2022 University of North Florida

Demons & Droids: Nonhuman Animals On Trial, Gerrit D. White

PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas

Nonhuman animal trials are ridiculous to the modern sensibilities of the West. The concept of them is in opposition to the idea of nonhuman animals—entities without agency, incapable of guilt by nature of irrationality. This way of viewing nonhuman animals is relatively new to the Western mind. Putting nonhuman animals on trial has only become unacceptable in the past few centuries. Before this shift, nonhuman animal trials existed as methods of communities policing themselves. More than that, these trials were part of legal systems ensuring they provided justice for all. This shift happened because the relationship between Christian authorities and …


Collaborative Constructions: Designing High School History Curriculum With The Lost & Found Game Series, Owen Gottlieb, Shawn Clybor 2022 Rochester Institute of Technology

Collaborative Constructions: Designing High School History Curriculum With The Lost & Found Game Series, Owen Gottlieb, Shawn Clybor

Articles

This chapter addresses design research and iterative curriculum design for the Lost & Found games series. The Lost & Found card-to-mobile series is set in Fustat (Old Cairo) in the twelfth century and focuses on religious laws of the period. The first two games focus on Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, a key Jewish law code. A new expansion module which was in development at the time of the fieldwork described in this article that introduces Islamic laws of the period, and a mobile prototype of the initial strategy game has been developed with support National Endowment for the Humanities. The …


Enlightening The “Dark Ages”: Historical Genealogy And The Medieval Narrative, Jess R. O’Leary 2022 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Enlightening The “Dark Ages”: Historical Genealogy And The Medieval Narrative, Jess R. O’Leary

The Forum: Journal of History

No abstract provided.


Review Of Cleaver, Laura, Illuminated History Books In The Anglo-Norman World, 1066–1272, Edith Mulhern 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Review Of Cleaver, Laura, Illuminated History Books In The Anglo-Norman World, 1066–1272, Edith Mulhern

Scholarship at Penn Libraries

The book reviewed argues that the meaning and context of Anglo-Norman histories cannot be fully understood without atten­tion to the visual layout of the entire page. By comparing extant copies of the same texts, the book considers what factors influence the mise-en-page, and how these manuscripts circulated and were amended through time.


Lenses, Focus, And Fluidity: Lessons From Medieval Queer History, Reese Hollister 2022 Gettysburg College

Lenses, Focus, And Fluidity: Lessons From Medieval Queer History, Reese Hollister

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

The Medieval era is sometimes overlooked within the field of Queer and Transgender History, but a recent shift in focus has revealed new discoveries and interpretations. This historiographical analysis posits that in the Middle Ages, gender and sexuality were much more fluid than previously believed.


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