Dante For the New Millennium / Edition 1

Dante For the New Millennium / Edition 1

by Teodolinda Barolini, H. Storey
     
 


The twenty-five original essays in this remarkable book constitute both a state of the art survey of Dante scholarship and a manifesto for new understandings of one of the world's great poets. The fruit of an historic conference called by the Dante Society of America, the essays confront a range of important questions. What theories, methods, and issues are unique… See more details below

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The twenty-five original essays in this remarkable book constitute both a state of the art survey of Dante scholarship and a manifesto for new understandings of one of the world's great poets. The fruit of an historic conference called by the Dante Society of America, the essays confront a range of important questions. What theories, methods, and issues are unique to Dante scholarship? How are they changing? What is the essence of the distinctive American Dante tradition? Why-and how-do we read Dante in today's global, postmodern culture? From John Ahern on the first copies of the Commedia to Peter Hawkins and Rachel Jacoff on Dante after modernism, the essays shed brilliant new light on Dante's texts, his world, and what we make of his legacy. The contributors: John Ahern, H. Wayne Storey, Guglielmo Gorni, Teodolinda Barolini, Gary P. Cestaro, Lino Pertile, F. Regina Psaki, Steven Botterill, Giuseppe Mazzotta, Alison Cornish, Robert M. Durling, Manuele Gragnolati, Giuliana Carugati, Susan Noakes, Zygmunt Baranski, Christopher Kleinhenz, Ronald L. Martinez, Ronald Herzman, Amilcare Iannucci, Albert Russell Ascoli, Michelangelo Picone, Jessica Levenstein, David Wallace, Piero Boitani, Peter Hawkins, and Rachel Jacoff.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823222728
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Fordham Series in Medieval Studies Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
498
Sales rank:
1,247,353
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Notes for an Introduction
Abbreviations
1What Did the First Copies of the Comedy Look Like?1
2Early Editorial Forms of Dante's Lyrics16
3Material Philology, Conjectural Philology, Philology without Adjectives44
Philologies: Works Cited56
4Beyond (Courtly) Dualism: Thinking about Gender in Dante's Lyrics65
5Queering Nature, Queering Gender: Dante and Sodomy90
6Does the Stilnovo Go to Heaven?104
7Love for Beatrice: Transcending Contradiction in the Paradiso115
Appetites: Works Cited131
8Mysticism and Meaning in Dante's Paradiso143
9The Heaven of the Sun: Dante between Aquinas and Bonaventure152
10Vulgarizing Science: Vernacular Translation of Natural Philosophy169
11The Body and the Flesh in the Purgatorio183
12From Plurality to (Near) Unicity of Forms: Embryology in Purgatorio 25192
13Quando amor fa sentir de la sua pace211
Philosophies: Works Cited228
14Virility, Nobility, and Banking: The Crossing of Discourses in the Tenzone with Forese241
15Scatology and Obscenity in Dante259
16On Dante and the Visual Arts274
Reception: Works Cited293
17Dante's Jeremiads: The Fall of Jerusalem and the Burden of the New Pharisees, the Capetians, and Florence301
18From Francis to Solomon: Eschatology in the Sun320
19Already and Not Yet: Dante's Existential Eschatology334
20Dante after Dante349
Histories: Works Cited369
21Ovid and the Exul Inmeritus389
22The Re-Formation of Marsyas in Paradiso I408
23Dante in England422
24Moby-Dante?435
25Still Here: Dante after Modernism451
Rewritings: Works Cited465
Notes on Contributors474
Index479

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