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Italian Jews: A Surprising And Understudied Influence In The Enlightenment, Lura Martinez 2020 Liberty University

Italian Jews: A Surprising And Understudied Influence In The Enlightenment, Lura Martinez

Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History

The experience of Italian Jews during the Enlightenment is deserving of much more attention. Not only did Italian Jews such as Moshe Ḥayyim Luzzatto, a man born in a ghetto, later embrace a form of secularism, but his works and others written by his peers made an impact on the Italian Enlightenment and seemingly contributed to the practice of toleration that appeared in sporadic installments throughout Europe. While the Jewish experience in Europe hails from a long tradition of persecution, with sporadic and incomplete periods of toleration at various points in its history, it is clear that through a ...


Walking And Cycling As Modalities Of Political Enunciation In Paolo Rumiz’S A Piedi (2012 ‘On Foot’) And Tre Uomini In Bicicletta (2002 ‘Three Men On Their Bikes’), Barbara Siller 2020 University College Cork

Walking And Cycling As Modalities Of Political Enunciation In Paolo Rumiz’S A Piedi (2012 ‘On Foot’) And Tre Uomini In Bicicletta (2002 ‘Three Men On Their Bikes’), Barbara Siller

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The great number of travel narratives written by Paolo Rumiz from Trieste, Italy, include books about walking and cycling, as well as travelling by train or ferry. On the one hand, these accounts present detailed descriptions of the routes taken on these journeys, depict illustrations of historic buildings, and display various types of maps, and as such, are meant to serve as walking guides (Rumiz 2012, 12). On the other hand, they become a space of reflection for a wide range of themes, including walking slowly as a way to clear your mind, to comfort your heart, and to heal ...


Narrating Intensity: History And Emotions In Elsa Morante, Goliarda Sapienza And Elena Ferrante, Stefania Porcelli 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Narrating Intensity: History And Emotions In Elsa Morante, Goliarda Sapienza And Elena Ferrante, Stefania Porcelli

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation examines the representation of emotions in My Brilliant Friend and in two Italian novels written between the 1960s and the 1970s – La Storia (1974, History: A Novel) by Elsa Morante (1912-1985) and L’arte della gioia (The Art of Joy, 1998/2008) by Goliarda Sapienza (1924-1996). However, rather than remaining centered on these works’ emotive landscapes alone, I seek instead to trace the continuities that link these two “historical” novels of the past to Ferrante’s successful and more recent tetralogy. I look at the representation of emotions and at what I call “moments of intensity” – moments of ...


The Transmission Of The Somniale Danielis, From Latin To Vernacular Italian (Laurenziano Martelli 12 And Riccardiano 859), Valerio Cappozzo 2020 University of Mississippi

The Transmission Of The Somniale Danielis, From Latin To Vernacular Italian (Laurenziano Martelli 12 And Riccardiano 859), Valerio Cappozzo

Translat Library

The Somniale Danielis is a dream manual widely circulated in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is structured through dream symbols and their concise explanation. Medieval manuscripts of the Somniale—from the ninth century to the end of the fifteenth century—generally bear the same dreams, but show changes in the structure of their entries. The coherence of its symbology throughout several centuries allows for a linguistic analysis across these dream manuals that situates them in specific cultural contexts. This article focuses on two manuscripts, each containing a Latin and an Italian version of the Somniale, and aims to ...


Il Giudizio Universale Tra La Scolastica Medievale E La Divina Commedia Di Dante, Amanda R. Latrenta 2020 CUNY Hunter College

Il Giudizio Universale Tra La Scolastica Medievale E La Divina Commedia Di Dante, Amanda R. Latrenta

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

In The Divine Comedy, Dante presents his readers with an interpretation of The Last Judgement. Although this interpretation bears distinct markers of Dante’s originality, it also closely aligns with medieval scholastic writings on the phenomenon. This thesis examines how Dante’s interpretation aligns with or diverges from medieval theology.


Scrivere Di Islam. Raccontare La Diaspora, Simone Brioni Dr., Shirin Ramzanali Fazel 2020 Stony Brook University

Scrivere Di Islam. Raccontare La Diaspora, Simone Brioni Dr., Shirin Ramzanali Fazel

Department of English Faculty Publications

Scrivere di Islam. Raccontare la diaspora (Writing About Islam. Narrating a Diaspora) is a meditation on our multireligious, multicultural, and multilingual reality. It is the result of a personal and collaborative exploration of the necessity to rethink national culture and identity in a more diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist way. The central part of this volume – both symbolically and physically – includes Shirin Ramzanali Fazel’s reflections on the discrimination of Muslims, and especially Muslim women, in Italy and the UK. Looking at school textbooks, newspapers, TV programs, and sharing her own personal experience, this section invites us to change the way ...


The Prince -- Brief Synopsis -- Powerpoint, Zach Davidson 2020 CUNY Guttman Community College

The Prince -- Brief Synopsis -- Powerpoint, Zach Davidson

Open Educational Resources

This is a very brief PowerPoint covering some key ideas in Machiavelli's THE PRINCE.


Other Voices: Storie E Esperienze Delle Donne Migranti E Straniere In Italia, Thao Williams 2020 Vassar College

Other Voices: Storie E Esperienze Delle Donne Migranti E Straniere In Italia, Thao Williams

Senior Capstone Projects

The influx of migrants into modern day Italy created a new literary genre, stories of migration and acculturation. Women migrants are excluded on two levels from the canon, being women and being migrants. This series of translations uses a sexual difference and intersectional feminist frameworks to help amplify the otherized voices of female migrants or second-generation writers with political undercurrents.


Latin Poetry. Ludovico Ariosto. Ed. And Trans. Dennis Looney And D. Mark Possanza. The I Tatti Renaissance Library 84. Cambridge, Ma: Harvard University Press, 2018., Alessandro Giammei 2020 Bryn Mawr College

Latin Poetry. Ludovico Ariosto. Ed. And Trans. Dennis Looney And D. Mark Possanza. The I Tatti Renaissance Library 84. Cambridge, Ma: Harvard University Press, 2018., Alessandro Giammei

Italian Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Chaucer's Critique Of Romance: Anelida And Arcite, Troilus And Criseyde, And The "Knight's Tale", Vivian (Yuwei) Han 2020 Bard College

Chaucer's Critique Of Romance: Anelida And Arcite, Troilus And Criseyde, And The "Knight's Tale", Vivian (Yuwei) Han

Senior Projects Spring 2020

As the Father of English Literature and a significant figure who brought the tradition of romance into the Middle English vernacular, Chaucer developed a remarkable refinement and precision of use of his language in fully taking the tradition of romance from the French courtly literature into his own way of demonstration as well as adapting and transforming the innovative form of historical romance, or romanticized epic, from the Italians into his originality. This project analyses Chaucer's Anelida and Arcita, Troilus and Criseyde, and the "Knight's Tale" as his critique of romance and its ideals. is concerned with how ...


La Compiuta Donzella Of Florence (Ca. 1260): The Complete Poetry, Fabian Alfie 2019 University of Iowa

La Compiuta Donzella Of Florence (Ca. 1260): The Complete Poetry, Fabian Alfie

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

Translation into English of extant poems of the thirteenth-century Italian poet La Compiuta Donzella of Florence with poems addressed to her by Mastro Torrigiano and a letter to her from Guittone d'Arezzo.


The Venetian Arsenal And Dante's Poetic Purpose, Eliot Davila 2019 University of Maryland

The Venetian Arsenal And Dante's Poetic Purpose, Eliot Davila

Augsburg Honors Review

John Ruskin remarked that if we were to pick an "honestly studious" three or four out of every hundred of Dante's admirers, then "we should rarely find one who knew why the Venetian Arsenal was described." Indeed, the wonderfully elaborate description of the Arsenal in Inferno XXI has long posed a problem for readers of the Commedia. This paper approaches Dante's representation of the Arsenal from a new perspective and finds that a more complete understanding of the image offers readers an original insight into what can be called the poetic purpose of Dante. For clarity of presentation ...


Primo Levi’S Journey Home From Auschwitz In The Light Of Ancient Civic Pilgrimage: Levi’S The Truce As A Form Of Theōria, Robert Pirro 2019 Georgia Southern University

Primo Levi’S Journey Home From Auschwitz In The Light Of Ancient Civic Pilgrimage: Levi’S The Truce As A Form Of Theōria, Robert Pirro

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Primo Levi, a Jewish-Italian chemist captured with other members of a partisan band in German-occupied northern Italy and deported to Auschwitz, survived his ordeal to write one of the more acclaimed testimonies of Nazi inhumanity, Se questo è un uomo (Survival in Auschwitz). Taking as a starting point a parallel Levi explicitly draws between the aims of postwar pilgrimages to Auschwitz commemorations and the effect he hoped his books would have on his readers, this article shows how his second book, La tregua (The Reawakening), which relates his roundabout and oft-delayed journey home to Turin after the Red Army’s ...


The Body And Its Signifiers: Bodily Depictions In Niccolò De’ Conti And Odorico Da Pordenone, Antonella Dalla Torre 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Body And Its Signifiers: Bodily Depictions In Niccolò De’ Conti And Odorico Da Pordenone, Antonella Dalla Torre

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation examines textual, bodily depictions in two western European, medieval and late-medieval travel accounts, which describe the eastern travels of the Venetian merchant Niccolò de’ Conti and those of the Franciscan friar Odorico da Pordenone. My analysis show how a connection between the characterizations of the body and the process of identity definition is forged and sustained in these texts.

Through a cultural-studies perspective, my work focuses specifically on depictions of the body in Poggio Bracciolini’s account of the travels of Niccolò de’ Conti and in the text of a vernacular rendition of Odorico da Pordenone’s Relatio ...


Italian Americans In Bronx Doo Wop-The Glory And The Paradox, Mark Naison 2019 Fordham University

Italian Americans In Bronx Doo Wop-The Glory And The Paradox, Mark Naison

Occasional Essays

No abstract provided.


Uncovering The Sources: Historical Characters In Dante's Divine Comedy, Vanessa Dimaggio 2019 University of Pennsylvania

Uncovering The Sources: Historical Characters In Dante's Divine Comedy, Vanessa Dimaggio

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

A lack of citation of Dante’s specific source material for historical characters who appear in the Divine Comedy is widespread throughout the commentary tradition. I performed a close textual analysis of the Divine Comedy’s historical characters, comparing them with the chronicles, annals and histories of Dante’s time, using both archival research and secondary histories to do so, and interpreted those primary historical texts as potential sources consulted by Dante. The historical characters I focused on fell into three categories: 1) characters involved in the battles of Montaperti and Colle Val d’Elsa, 2) characters belonging to or ...


Trecento Variations In The Epic Tradition: Dante's Commedia, Boccaccio's Teseida, And Petrarch's Africa, Andrea Gazzoni 2019 University of Pennsylvania

Trecento Variations In The Epic Tradition: Dante's Commedia, Boccaccio's Teseida, And Petrarch's Africa, Andrea Gazzoni

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This study investigates the transformations of the epic code of Western tradition in Dante’s Commedia, Boccaccio’s Teseida, and Petrarch’s Africa. Although none of the foundational works of early Italian literature between XIII and XIV century can be defined as an epic in the canonical sense of the term, in that age of cultural transition in which vernacular culture emerged and new subjectivities took shape, an “epic intention” was at work in a culture that was in search of new articulations for its sense of beginning, continuity, and totality. In particular, a new relation to the past, especially ...


Anilda Ibrahimi, Rosso Come Una Spose : Traduzione E Analisi (Capitoli Viii-Xvii), Kyra Benforte 2019 University of Richmond

Anilda Ibrahimi, Rosso Come Una Spose : Traduzione E Analisi (Capitoli Viii-Xvii), Kyra Benforte

Honors Theses

La mia tesi di laurea per Italian Studies consiste nella traduzione ed analisi di alcuni capitoli di Rosso come una sposa di Anilda Ibrahimi.


Textual Physiognomy: A New Theory And Brief History Of Dantean Portraiture, Joshua Reid 2018 East Tennessee State University

Textual Physiognomy: A New Theory And Brief History Of Dantean Portraiture, Joshua Reid

Joshua S. Reid

Dante Alighieri, as we understand him and read his poetry, is a construct crafted from posthumous portraiture. Dante’s famous profile appears at a pivotal transition point from icon to image, where the aura of the saint is transferred to the poet. In this aesthetic creation of identity, portraits and visual representations of Dante are influenced by, and in turn influence, commentaries, translations, and biographies of the poet. This visual and textual synergy is called textual physiognomy, and it reaches an important juncture point in the 19th century, when Dante Gabriel Rossetti—as both artist, critic, and translator of Dante ...


Review Of Printers Without Borders: Translation And Textuality In The Renaissance, Joshua Reid 2018 East Tennesee State University

Review Of Printers Without Borders: Translation And Textuality In The Renaissance, Joshua Reid

Joshua S. Reid

Review of Selene Scarsi . Translating Women in Early Modern England: Gender in the Elizabethan Versions of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso. Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies Series. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2010. x + 207 pp. index. bibl. $99.95. ISBN: 978–0–7546–6620–2.


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