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Literature, Pandemic, And The Insufficiency Of Survival: Boccaccio’S Decameron And Emily St. John Mandel’S Station Eleven, Anthony P. Russell 2022 University of Richmond

Literature, Pandemic, And The Insufficiency Of Survival: Boccaccio’S Decameron And Emily St. John Mandel’S Station Eleven, Anthony P. Russell

Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies

The question of literature’s utility in relation to the “real world” has been asked since at least the time of Plato. This essay examines an extreme instance of this problem by investigating two works, Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron (1349-1353) and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (2016), that argue for the value of art in the midst of catastrophe. Boccaccio’s collection of 100 tales, written in the context of the Black Plague, and Mandel’s post-apocalyptic novel about a world devastated by a killer flu, overlap and diverge in instructive ways in making their cases for the important role of literature in …


Review Of The Life And Legend Of Catterina Vizzani: Sexual Identity, Science And Sensationalism In Eighteenth-Century Italy And England, By Clorinda Donato, Ula E. Lukszo Klein 2022 UW-Oshkosh

Review Of The Life And Legend Of Catterina Vizzani: Sexual Identity, Science And Sensationalism In Eighteenth-Century Italy And England, By Clorinda Donato, Ula E. Lukszo Klein

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Review of The Life and Legend of Catterina Vizzani: Sexual Identity, Science and Sensationalism in Eighteenth-Century Italy and England, by Clorinda Donato, written by Ula Lukszo Klein. Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, Liverpool University Press, 2020, 347 pp., 3 b/w images. ISBN: 978-1-789-62221-8


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 …


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

Publications and Research

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 …


Beatrice: A Representation Of Christ, Michelle Wincell 2022 Augsburg College

Beatrice: A Representation Of Christ, Michelle Wincell

Augsburg Honors Review

Everyone is subject, at some time in life, to an astonishment of the mind resulting from an awareness of something wonderful. Such an awareness creates awe and curiosity and makes one want to know more. In Dante's life, it was simply the sight of the Italian girl Beatrice that moved him to such a state. Beatrice was the image that inspired all of his work and increased his worship and knowledge of God. She was an image of many things, in particular, virtue, redemption, new life, light and God are symbolized. But her representation as a Christ figure is most …


L’Italia, L’Altrove Luoghi, Spazi E Attraversamenti Nel Cinema E Nella Letteratura Sulla Migrazione, Simone Brioni Dr. 2022 Stony Brook University

L’Italia, L’Altrove Luoghi, Spazi E Attraversamenti Nel Cinema E Nella Letteratura Sulla Migrazione, Simone Brioni Dr.

Department of English Faculty Publications

This monograph is a meditation on how transnational migrations have influenced how the sense of place and the politics of space are represented in literature and film about migration to, from and within Italy. It examines work produced in Italian and English, and it emphasizes how culture and national identity can be reconsidered in a more inclusive way within a world marked by increased mobility. The text is divided into three main sections – “Places”, “Spaces” and “Crossings” – each of which contains two chapters. Chapter 1 argues that bridges, as they are represented in literature, movies and paintings about …


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 16: Guerino Meschino, Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 16: Guerino Meschino, Dot Porter

Collation Models

Romance about Guerino, son of an Italian prince. Separated from his parents as a baby and deprived of his royal status (dubbed "Meschino," "Wretched"), he embarks on a number of chivalric adventures, travels the world, discovers his identity, and returns to recapture his kingdom. This work is also known as Guerino il Meschino, Guerrino detto il Meschino and Meschino da Durazzo.


Collation Model For Oversize Ms. Codex 331: Miracoli E Leggende, Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Oversize Ms. Codex 331: Miracoli E Leggende, Dot Porter

Collation Models

Collection of miracle stories and lives of the saints told in the style of contemporary novels, with the intention of making the average reader realize the punishment for sinful actions and the reward for virtuous life. Includes paraphrases of miraculous stories and legends of the Virgin and of the saints. Many of the latter category are based on early Christian literature, such as the Lives of the Fathers, which in many cases are cited as the source. The individual stories appear to be unpublished, except for the story of the childless queen. Appears to be incomplete, with one or more …


Rethinking Italy’S Margins Through Walking: Mobility, Activism And Positionality In Wu Ming 2’S Il Sentiero Luminoso (2016) And Giuliano Santoro’S Su Due Piedi (2012), Simone Brioni Dr. 2022 Stony Brook University

Rethinking Italy’S Margins Through Walking: Mobility, Activism And Positionality In Wu Ming 2’S Il Sentiero Luminoso (2016) And Giuliano Santoro’S Su Due Piedi (2012), Simone Brioni Dr.

Department of English Faculty Publications

The article argues that Wu Ming 2’s Il sentiero luminoso (2016) and Giuliano Santoro’s Su due piedi. Camminando per un mese attraverso la Calabria (2012) describe walking as an activity which allows one to recognize the social modifications of space, and to rethink the geographies of suburban areas in Italy. This analysis resounds with Robert P. Marzec’s invitation to study how literature has represented the privatization and the capitalist and neoliberal organization of space, revealing forms of internal colonization which epitomize a pillar of colonial ideology. Il sentiero luminoso and Su due piedi reconfigure walking as an epistemological, ecocritical …


A House Of One’S Own: Challenges And Re-Definitions Of Female Subjectivity And Domestic Space In Italian Women Writers From The 1950s To The Early 2000s, Nicole Paronzini 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

A House Of One’S Own: Challenges And Re-Definitions Of Female Subjectivity And Domestic Space In Italian Women Writers From The 1950s To The Early 2000s, Nicole Paronzini

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

With an in-depth analysis of selected Italian novels written by female writers from the 1950s to the early 2000s, this dissertation addresses and discusses the challenging relationship between female identity and the home, perceived both as constraining space and metaphor of human interiority. The projects aim to show that these characters, as representative of the female individual, are capable to use the domestic space as a privilege universe in which re-defining themselves, modifying their own and other perception as passive objects of patriarchal society to the one of subjects in fieri.

If, on one hand, the house has been …


Maurice Scève Avant La Délie (1535–1544). Une Étude Des Genres Mineurs À L’Origine D’Une Nouvelle Esthétique Poétique, Elizaveta Lyulekina 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Maurice Scève Avant La Délie (1535–1544). Une Étude Des Genres Mineurs À L’Origine D’Une Nouvelle Esthétique Poétique, Elizaveta Lyulekina

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Cette thèse propose d’étudier l’influence du poète lyonnais Maurice Scève, actif entre 1535 et 1562, sur la formation de genres littéraires et le développement de la poésie française de la Renaissance. Elle explore également la contribution considérable du poète à la création de l’identité linguistique et culturelle française.

This dissertation studies the influence of the Lyonnais poet Maurice Scève, active between 1535 and 1562, on the formation of literary genres and the development of French Renaissance poetry. It also explores the poet’s considerable contribution to the creation of French linguistic and cultural identity.


Twenty-First-Century African And Asian Migration To Europe And The Rise Of The Ethno-Topographic Narrative, Nelson González Ortega, Olga Michael 2022 University of Oslo

Twenty-First-Century African And Asian Migration To Europe And The Rise Of The Ethno-Topographic Narrative, Nelson González Ortega, Olga Michael

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The first two decades of the twenty-first century have witnessed a rise in the publication of narratives concerning contemporary African and Asian migration to Europe, written individually or collectively, by Asian, African and/or European authors. While scholarly attention has increasingly turned to these texts, our purpose is to further investigate them from a pan-European perspective and to propose a model for their analysis as a distinct literary genre. We therefore introduce the "ethno-topographic narrative" to define, classify and systematically analyze twenty-first-century migration narratives published in Europe in relation to theory, method, corpus, generic type, individual or collective authorship, border and …


How Caregivers Experience Reading Aloud To Children In Kindergarten Through Second Grade: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Heidi B. Grimshaw 2022 Saint John's University, Jamaica New York

How Caregivers Experience Reading Aloud To Children In Kindergarten Through Second Grade: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Heidi B. Grimshaw

Theses and Dissertations

According to Hudson, Koh, Moore, and Binks-Cantrell, (2020), The National Assessment of Educational Progress’s (NAEP) 2019 testing data revealed that 32% of U.S. fourth-grade students are reading below basic levels. This issue calls for interventions to increase reading achievement levels for elementary students. One way to accomplish this is to increase studies regarding what motivates caregivers to read to children. This present study examines how caregivers perceived the at-home read-aloud experience for children in primary grades: kindergarten through second grade. This study employed Bandura’s observational theory. The study consisted of a qualitative interpretative phenomenological analysis of 20 caregivers of students …


“Orecchie Rose E Labbra Mozze” And Other Bodily Suffering In Alfonso Varano: Dantean Reminiscences In Eighteenth-Century Sepulchral Poetry, Simona Di Martino 2021 University of Warwick

“Orecchie Rose E Labbra Mozze” And Other Bodily Suffering In Alfonso Varano: Dantean Reminiscences In Eighteenth-Century Sepulchral Poetry, Simona Di Martino

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This paper attempts a reading of Alfonso Varano’s most famous work, Visioni sacre e morali, posthumously published in 1789, as one original response to the eighteenth-century reinstatement of Dante’s oeuvre. Notably, the goal of this contribution is to examine the semantics of bodily suffering in Varano’s Visioni. Such examination should highlight new elements on the way in which Varano directly employs Dantean references to construct his religious and sepulchral imagery. Indeed, drawing from the Dantean raw images, and particularly the infernal ones, which became popular in eighteenth-century Christianity due to their still relevant cautionary message, Varano builds an …


The Stuttgart 'Commedia'. New Investigation On A Famous Dante Manuscript, Cristina Teresa Penna 2021 University of Pavia

The Stuttgart 'Commedia'. New Investigation On A Famous Dante Manuscript, Cristina Teresa Penna

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This paper offers an investigation on an ancient witness of Dante’s Commedia, the “German” cod. poet. et phil. fol. 19 (Stocc), preserved in Stuttgart, Würt-tembergische Landesbibliothek. The codex became fortuitously famous in the second half of the 19th century, thanks to the attention of the great Dantista Adolfo Mussafia, who studied and entirely collated it, together with a second manuscript from Wien. But in recent years Stocc has returned to attract the scholars’ interest for its uncertain linguistic traits and for the possibility of a backdating within the chronological limit of the “antica vulgata” established by Giorgio Petrocchi. The …


Volgarizzamenti Italiani Del De Dictis Et Factis Alfonsi Regis Del Panormita // Italian Translations Of Il Panormita's De Dictis Et Factis Alfonsi Regis , Fulvio Delle Donne 2021 Università degli Studi della Basilicata

Volgarizzamenti Italiani Del De Dictis Et Factis Alfonsi Regis Del Panormita // Italian Translations Of Il Panormita's De Dictis Et Factis Alfonsi Regis , Fulvio Delle Donne

Translat Library

Antonio Beccadelli (called il Panormita) was the author of the De dictis et factis Alfonsi regis, a particularly important work for the cultural renewal centered on Alfonso the Magnanimous’s court in Naples. The large number of manuscripts, printed editions, and early translations of the De dictis attests to its widespread dissemination. This article examines two Italian translations of the De dictis from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries: New Haven, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, Beinecke ms. 588, and Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale “Vittorio Emanuele III”, ms. V. F. 36.


Dante's Dream: A Jungian Psychoanalytical Approach, Gwenyth E. Hood 2021 Marshall University

Dante's Dream: A Jungian Psychoanalytical Approach, Gwenyth E. Hood

Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

An artist or mystic can refresh and revive a culture’s imagination by exploring his personal dream-images and connecting them to the past. Dante Alighieri presents his Divine Comedy as a dream-vision, investing considerable energy in establishing and alluding to its dates (starting Good Friday, 1300). Modern readers will therefore welcome a Jungian psychoanalytical approach, which can trace both instinctual and spiritual impulses in the human psyche.


Mappare La Letteratura, Tessa Endresen 2021 Trinity College

Mappare La Letteratura, Tessa Endresen

Senior Theses and Projects

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Veni, Pati, Scripsi: The Maghrebi Diaspora In Driss Chraïbi’S Les Boucs And Salah Methnani-Mario Fortunato’S Immigrato, Mohamed Baya 2021 The University of Western Ontario

Veni, Pati, Scripsi: The Maghrebi Diaspora In Driss Chraïbi’S Les Boucs And Salah Methnani-Mario Fortunato’S Immigrato, Mohamed Baya

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The empire knows how to write back even after it shrinks, but the formerly colonized who move to the metropolis write differently. Two Maghrebi diasporic novelists – Driss Chraïbi, a Moroccan living in France and Salah Methnani, a Tunisian who found shelter in Italy --, scan the territories of their adoptive countries, produce maps of tortured inner experience, and amalgamate the autobiographic with the fictional. They write in the respective languages of their adoptive countries: Chraïbi, at the very beginning of the Maghrebi diasporic literature in France, published Les Boucs in 1955 and Methnani (in collaboration with Mario Fortunato), published …


The Surreal Voice In Milan's Itinerant Poetics: Delio Tessa To Franco Loi, Jason Collins 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Surreal Voice In Milan's Itinerant Poetics: Delio Tessa To Franco Loi, Jason Collins

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Over the course of Italy’s linguistic history, dialect literature has evolved a s a genre unto itself. The scope of research presented in this study examines the question of dialect literature as a valid genre which bears lines of demarcation that would assign it the distinction of genre. Research reveals that in fact the simple election of a language, or dialect, does not itself constitute a genre; moreover, most dialect literature bears characteristics that would neatly place it in another genre.

To examine this verity, this research compares two dialect poets who employ Milanese as a means of transmission …


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