From Margins to Mainstream

From Margins to Mainstream

Author: Carol Lazzaro-Weis

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812206708

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Carol Lazzaro-Weiss studies the fiction of twenty-five contemporary Italian women writers. Arguing for a notion of gender and genre, she runs counter to many Anglo-American and French feminist theorists who contend that traditional genres cannot readily serve as vehicles for feminist expression.

Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy

Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy

Author: Michael J. Redmond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317056195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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The use of Italian culture in the Jacobean theatre was never an isolated gesture. In considering the ideological repercussions of references to Italy in prominent works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Michael J. Redmond argues that early modern intertextuality was a dynamic process of allusion, quotation, and revision. Beyond any individual narrative source, Redmond foregrounds the fundamental role of Italian textual precedents in the staging of domestic anxieties about state crisis, nationalism, and court intrigue. By focusing on the self-conscious, overt rehearsal of existing texts and genres, the book offers a new approach to the intertextual strategies of early modern English political drama. The pervasive circulation of Cinquecento political theorists like Machiavelli, Castiglione, and Guicciardini combined with recurrent English representations of Italy to ensure that the negotiation with previous writing formed an integral part of the dramatic agendas of period plays.

Grotesk!

Grotesk!

Author: Stefan Hulfeld

Publisher: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 9783990129371

Category: Art

Page: 372

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Kuriose Figuren, minutiöse Studien nicht ebenmäßiger Gesichter, szenische ›Wimmelbilder‹ und Maskenfiguren der Commedia all'improvviso: 125 Zeichnungen Lodovico Ottavio Burnacinis (1636–1707) im Bestand des Theatermuseums in Wien sind den Themen Groteske und Comoedie zuzuordnen. Geprägt von leuchtenden Farben und lustvoller Veränderung ›natürlicher‹ Proportionen, zeugen sie von einem Menschenbild, in dem die Grenzen zwischen dem Pflanzlichen, Tierischen, Mechanischen und Humanen verschwimmen. In dieser Konfusion erzeugt die Unheimlichkeit des Un- oder Andersförmigen das Lachen. Die Wiederentdeckung der ikonografisch bemerkenswerten Blätter Burnacinis regte zu einer multidisziplinären Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema der Groteske und ihrer Rezeption an. Die zwei Abschnitte dieses Bandes befassen sich mit den Vorbildern Burnacinis und der zeitgenössischen Ikonografie des Grotesken, mit grotesken Praktiken in Literatur, Theater und Film bis in die Gegenwart sowie mit der Groteske als ästhetischer Kategorie.

Dantean Dialogues

Dantean Dialogues

Author: Margaret (Maggie) Kilgour

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442668621

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Dantean Dialogues is a collection of essays by some of the world's most outstanding Dante scholars., These essays enter into conversation with the main themes of the scholarship of Amilcare Iannucci (d. 2007), one of the leading researchers on Dante of his generation and arguably Canada’s finest scholar of the Italian poet. The essays focus on the major themes of Iannucci’s work, including the development of Dante’s early poetry, Dante’s relation to classical and biblical sources, and Dante’s reception. The contributors cover crucial aspects of Dante’s work, from the authority of the New Life to the novelty of his early poetry, to key episodes in the Comedy, to the poem’s afterlife. Together, the essays show how Iannucci’s reading of central cruxes in Dante’s texts continues to inspire Dante studies – a testament to his continuing influence and profound intellectual legacy.

Formulas of Repetition in Dante's Commedia

Formulas of Repetition in Dante's Commedia

Author: Lloyd Howard

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773521925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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The approach offered in this study differs from both traditional ways of reading Dante, pursuing an alternate path outside the chronology set out in the "Commedia"--The dark wood to the empyrean - and outside the canto order - first "Inferno", then the "Purgatorio", and lastly the "Paradiso".

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies: A-J

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies: A-J

Author: Gaetana Marrone

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579583903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1504

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Containing almost 600 entries, this impressive 2-volume reference presents detailed and authoritative treatment of the field of Italian literature, with attention both to the work and influence of individual writers of all genres and to movements, styles, and critical approaches.

Critical Companion to Dante

Critical Companion to Dante

Author: Jay Ruud

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108414

Category: Dante Alighieri

Page: 577

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Dante Alighieri is one of the greatest poets in world history. His brilliant epic, "The Divine Comedy", an imagined journey through Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, continues to captivate readers. This work provides an information on his life and work. It covers Dante's canon, including his love poems in "La Vita Nuova" and his philosophical works.