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Basil Bunting And The Challenges Of Literary Translation From Persian Into English: A Case Of Rūdhakī, Emadeddin Naghipour 2024 Western University

Basil Bunting And The Challenges Of Literary Translation From Persian Into English: A Case Of Rūdhakī, Emadeddin Naghipour

Languages and Cultures Publications

The purpose of this study is to analyze Basil Bunting's literary translation. It turns to the theories of translation by Steiner, Benjamin, and Eco, among others, to study Bunting’s translation of Rūdhakī’s ‘Dandaniyyeh’ poem, a 10th century qaṣīdah replete with mesmerizing musicality and with a form galvanized in its originating language, time, and locale. A deep contrastive analysis of its translation into English by the poet, Bunting, shows the difficulties that can arise from literal translations of classical Persian poetry.


The Redemption Of History: Poetics And Politics In The Modern Epic, Giacomo R. Bianchino 2024 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Redemption Of History: Poetics And Politics In The Modern Epic, Giacomo R. Bianchino

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation, “The Redemption of History: Poetics and Politics in the Modern Epic.” provides a materialist theory of the modern epic, focusing on the way that the poets deployed this form towards political ends. Building on theories of the epic going back to the German Romantics, it argues that the modern form is predicated on the idea that it has departed from the conditions that made the ancient form possible. It examines the way that writers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century developed the idea that the immediacy of the social “totality” expressed by the ancient epopee was …


Discourse Analysis Of Ethnonyms For Black Italians On Youtube, Kaithlyn Massiah 2024 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Discourse Analysis Of Ethnonyms For Black Italians On Youtube, Kaithlyn Massiah

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

There have been various studies on the intersection of race and national identity for the African diaspora, but there has not been many on how language is used to evoke a stance on identity. This project focuses on the how ethnonyms, or names given to an ethnic group, are assigned to Black Italians in online discourse on YouTube. In this research, comments were analyzed from two YouTube videos that comprise of Black Italians who discuss their identity and the ethnonyms they prefer. ZERO is the first Netflix Italian series that centers the Black Italian experience. In the videos “Black [Italian] …


Collective Memory, Culinary Continuity, And Solemn Repasts: Lagana, Itria And The History Of Pasta In Southern Italy, Anthony F. Buccini 2024 Independent Scholar

Collective Memory, Culinary Continuity, And Solemn Repasts: Lagana, Itria And The History Of Pasta In Southern Italy, Anthony F. Buccini

Dublin Gastronomy Symposium

Though today it is communis opinio that the Arabs introduced pasta, especially dried pasta, to Sicily and from there it spread to the continent, there is no evidence to support this theory (Buccini 2013, 2015b, 2024). There is, however, ample evidence both textual and linguistic that this food has been known in southern Italy at least since classical times. Here I argue that an examination of holiday foods, especially those of what I call “solemn holidays,” provides further evidence that pasta has been an integral part of southern Italian cuisine for a very long time.


Mythos And Meaning: Medieval Appropriations Of Mythological Types In The Consolation Of Philosophy And Later Western Literatures, Francis J. Hunter 2024 Seton Hall University

Mythos And Meaning: Medieval Appropriations Of Mythological Types In The Consolation Of Philosophy And Later Western Literatures, Francis J. Hunter

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Often referred to as the last Roman and first medieval, Boethius, author of The Consolation of Philosophy, has been widely received as an unoriginal philosopher who sought to preserve Platonic thought as the Western Roman Empire fell. However, this essay features an investigation into the literary originality of Boethius who initiates a line of Christian and Platonic literatures to follow in the medieval European tradition. Boethius demonstrates himself to be a poet who makes great use of philosophy rather than as a philosopher writing poetry. Boethius’ poetic influence is felt most strongly in major aspects of Dante’s Divine Comedy and …


The Divine Comedy: A Work Of Medieval Mythology, Jamie Alexander 2024 University of Northern Colorado

The Divine Comedy: A Work Of Medieval Mythology, Jamie Alexander

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Prior to The Divine Comedy (1308-1321), ideas about Purgatory were in the early stages of development. Purgatory had loose rituals surrounding its existence and it lacked depiction in written works. Yet in the following centuries, the fear of Purgatory and the practices of penance and indulgences reached a fever pitch, ultimately leading to the Protestant Reformation. Purgatory as a celestial location, and not just the “purgatorial fires” of the Bible, only began to develop in the twelfth century, but its fearful description and imagery in The Divine Comedy not only solidified previously nebulous understandings of Purgatory, but also increased anxiety …


Recognizing Traps And Frightening Wolves: Foxes And Lions As A Representative Of Machiavellian Political Ideology In Shakespeare’S Comedies, Grace A. Powell 2024 University of Lynchburg

Recognizing Traps And Frightening Wolves: Foxes And Lions As A Representative Of Machiavellian Political Ideology In Shakespeare’S Comedies, Grace A. Powell

Student Scholar Showcase

While William Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets have been discussed time and time again over the past few centuries, one topic that has been less traversed is the connection between his Comedies and Niccolò Machiavelli’s political ideologies. This project will explore references of lions and foxes in Shakespeare’s Comedies and the leaders and monarchs within them to determine how beliefs about Machiavelli’s political ideology influenced Shakespeare’s literature and became symbols for leadership and power. This project will be important for gaining historical context on Machiavellian political discourse and how it was represented in the contemporary dramatic literature of William Shakespeare. I …


Deconstructive Analysis Of "Six Characters In Search Of An Author ", Nathan L. Dahlberg 2024 Kennesaw State University

Deconstructive Analysis Of "Six Characters In Search Of An Author ", Nathan L. Dahlberg

FUSION

This analysis applies deconstruction theory to Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, exploring diverse perspectives, fragmented reality, and language ambiguity. It emphasizes the dynamic nature of meaning and offers a fresh perspective on the play's complexity through visual representations and engaging discussions. It contributes to the discourse on deconstruction in World Literature.

This project was created in response to an assignment prompt that asked students to apply a literary theory to Pirandello's play. Students explored their chosen theory through visualizations of its major concepts using text and images. They then connected examples from the play to …


Prendersi Cura: Taking Care Of Nature In Perugia, Italy, Katharine Kurtz 2024 Bowdoin College

Prendersi Cura: Taking Care Of Nature In Perugia, Italy, Katharine Kurtz

Other student scholarship

Cities need more green spaces to adapt to climate change and facilitate community resilience. However, successfully managing green spaces is challenging. City governments consistently employ top-down management practices that limit the benefits, usage, and perception of such spaces as Nature. Further, current management practices overlook socio-cultural factors important to residents. Using the existing categories of urban green spaces (UGS) and informal green spaces (IGS), this article situates the cultural practice prendersi cura as a way to conceptualize successful, bottom-up green space management. The term prendersi cura, meaning “to take care of” in Italian, emerged through interviews in Perugia, Italy, and …


L’Evoluzione Della Bella Figura A Tavola Nell'italia Rinascimentale, Lilian Gallardo 2023 University of San Diego

L’Evoluzione Della Bella Figura A Tavola Nell'italia Rinascimentale, Lilian Gallardo

Italian Renaissance Foodways

Questo Advanced Integration Project utilizza un approccio sociologico per analizzare l'evoluzione delle maniere nell'Italia rinascimentale, con un focus specifico sull'influenza della classe sociale negli standard di etichetta e in particolare quelli relativi al cibo. Analizzando la transizione dal controllo esterno degli standard di autoregolamentazione interna attraverso lo studio dell’etichetta a tavola, questa ricerca mostra la tavola da pranzo come un luogo in cui affinare e pacificare la società. Lo studio delle maniere nell'Italia del Rinascimento è un riflesso dell'epoca, mostrando come nuovi standard di etichetta emergano da una società sempre più eterogenea. Queste maniere sono un aspetto integrante del processo …


Cibo E Comunità, Richard McWilliam 2023 University of San Diego

Cibo E Comunità, Richard Mcwilliam

Italian Renaissance Foodways

Questa Zine riguarda gli studi sul cibo rinascimentale e indigeno. La cultura rinascimentale presentava il cibo come una gerarchia in cui i poveri mangiavano certi cibi e i ricchi mangiavano certi cibi. Le culture indigene avevano l'idea che la preparazione e il consumo del cibo servissero a creare forti relazioni nella comunità. Durante il colonialismo, la cultura alimentare degli europei e dei nativi americani è cambiata quando queste due culture hanno interagito. Finalmente, le conseguenze di questo contatto possono essere viste oggi.


I Banchetti Rinascimentali Come Una Forma Di Relazioni Internazionali, Sofia Gatti 2023 University of San Diego

I Banchetti Rinascimentali Come Una Forma Di Relazioni Internazionali, Sofia Gatti

Italian Renaissance Foodways

I banchetti rinascimentali italiani hanno un'importanza fondamentale nella storia della diplomazia e delle relazioni internazionali. I banchetti avevano la possibilità di influenzare la politica con i discorsi tra nobili e i diplomatici. I banchetti rinascimentali procuravano la scenografia per gli scambi culturali, economici, e politici. I tipi di cibi e l'allestimento della tavola dimostrano il potere di una governanta o una monarca di una regione. Oltre a i banchetti formali, i nobili e i diplomatici avevano anche dei pasti più informali per discutere la politica in un modo meno formale. Una nuova pratica che emerge durante il Rinascimento è l’uso …


Studi Alimentari Italiani E Geologia: Vino E Vulcani Da Diverse Prospettive, Maria Varriale Gomez 2023 University of San Diego

Studi Alimentari Italiani E Geologia: Vino E Vulcani Da Diverse Prospettive, Maria Varriale Gomez

Italian Renaissance Foodways

Nel mio progetto di integrazione avanzata, mi impegnerò in un'esplorazione interdisciplinare del vino. Analizzerò il vino utilizzando gli studi alimentari italiani e la geologia, concentrandomi in particolare sugli effetti che i vulcani hanno avuto sul vino in Italia sin dal Medioevo e dal Rinascimento. Nel corso della storia, il vino è stato una parte cruciale della cultura italiana e i vulcani del paese hanno influenzato la produzione della bevanda in modi diversi come la varietà delle uve coltivate e il suo sapore basato sulla composizione del terreno vulcanico. Le numerose regioni in Italia producono vino diverso in gran parte a …


Rivista Della Convivialità, Lili Kim 2023 University of San Diego

Rivista Della Convivialità, Lili Kim

Italian Renaissance Foodways

No abstract provided.


Le Donne E Il Prigione Domestico, Montserrat Ventura 2023 University of San Diego

Le Donne E Il Prigione Domestico, Montserrat Ventura

Italian Renaissance Foodways

No abstract provided.


Pasta And Politics: A Taste Of Culinary Xenophobia In Italy, Rachel Berns 2023 Chapman University

Pasta And Politics: A Taste Of Culinary Xenophobia In Italy, Rachel Berns

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Italy has become a common “landing country” for many European and Asian immigrants, creating a perception of invasion that has led to cultural reactionism masked in the reinforcement of “traditional cuisine.” For so-called traditional foods to endure, they must continually be reinvented, bearing different meanings and social values throughout time and space while accumulating rich, cultural baggage that serves as a powerful marker of identity in a given society. This project explores the role of traditional cuisine in Italian national identity and pride, and the subsequent historical culinary antagonism maintained in widespread attitudes toward ethnic cuisine in Italy. Through an …


The Middle Of The Middle: Purgatory, Pilgrimage, And Human And Plant Mobility In A Time Of Climate Crisis, Stephen S. Collis 2023 Simon Fraser University

The Middle Of The Middle: Purgatory, Pilgrimage, And Human And Plant Mobility In A Time Of Climate Crisis, Stephen S. Collis

The Goose

This paper, adapted from a talk given for the Institute of the Humanities at Simon Fraser University on April 26 2023, explores intersecting issues taken up by an in-progress long poem I am currently writing. That long poem, “The Middle,” explores questions of climate displacement, migration, and refuge via a writing-though of Dante’s Purgatorio—itself a poem of pilgrimage. A further context for both the poem and the paper about the poem is an ongoing project of walking in solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers, and immigration detainees that the author has been involved with since 2015. In seeking to “override …


Smarginatura: The Art And Politics Of Elena Ferrante, Ryan A. Lillestrand 2023 Pitzer College

Smarginatura: The Art And Politics Of Elena Ferrante, Ryan A. Lillestrand

Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

In the Neapolitan Quartet, a sprawling epic following the lives of two women in post-war Italy, the author, Elena Ferrante, explores the intimate relationship between politics and art, pushing at the borders we often construct between the two. At a particularly critical moment in the novels, the central character, Elena Greco, a poor girl from Naples who rises to the position of a successful novelist, is told by her more politically radical friends that she is not doing enough, that “this, objectively, is not the moment for writing novels.” But then, when is? The current political climate in Italy is …


Il Cibo E Il Corpo Nell’Immagine- I Dipinti Rinascimentale Del Cibo E Del Corpo, Lainey Tomasoski 2023 University of San Diego

Il Cibo E Il Corpo Nell’Immagine- I Dipinti Rinascimentale Del Cibo E Del Corpo, Lainey Tomasoski

Italian Renaissance Foodways

Questo progetto esamina il modo in cui l'arte rinascimentale rappresentava la cultura del cibo nella prima era moderna e cosa dice questo sulle dinamiche sociali dell'identita.


Il Digiuno Delle Donne Religioso Durante Il Rinascimento, Alessia Nicosia 2023 University of San Diego

Il Digiuno Delle Donne Religioso Durante Il Rinascimento, Alessia Nicosia

Italian Renaissance Foodways

Mio advanced integration project è trovare la connessione tra religione e la cultura italiana. Il digiuno ha una relazione per dimostrare la dedizione a Dio, le donne religiosi avevano. Può vedere la intersezione tra religione e cultura con i libri di Laura Giannetti, Caroline Bynum, e Rudolph Bell, per scoprire l'identità italiana e la spiritualità di queste donne religiosi (in particolare Caterina di Benincasa (Catherine of Siena), Beata Colomba di Rieti (olumba of Rieti) e Santa Clare of Assisi) il ruolo il cibo aveva con loro, per esempio nel il digiuno e la eucaristia.


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