Dante For the New Millennium / Edition 1

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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 498
  • Sales rank: 1,150,508
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Teodolinda Barolini, past President of the Dante Society of America, is Lorenzo Da PonteProfessor of Italian at Columbia University. She is the author of Dante's Poets: Textuality andTruth in the Comedy and The Undivine Comedy: Detheologizing Dante, and the co-editor, with H. Wayne Storey, of Dante for the New Millennium (Fordham).

H. Wayne Storey, editor of the Fordham Series in Medieval Studies, teaches at Indiana University at Bloomington.

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Table of Contents

Notes for an Introduction
1 What Did the First Copies of the Comedy Look Like? 1
2 Early Editorial Forms of Dante's Lyrics 16
3 Material Philology, Conjectural Philology, Philology without Adjectives 44
Philologies: Works Cited 56
4 Beyond (Courtly) Dualism: Thinking about Gender in Dante's Lyrics 65
5 Queering Nature, Queering Gender: Dante and Sodomy 90
6 Does the Stilnovo Go to Heaven? 104
7 Love for Beatrice: Transcending Contradiction in the Paradiso 115
Appetites: Works Cited 131
8 Mysticism and Meaning in Dante's Paradiso 143
9 The Heaven of the Sun: Dante between Aquinas and Bonaventure 152
10 Vulgarizing Science: Vernacular Translation of Natural Philosophy 169
11 The Body and the Flesh in the Purgatorio 183
12 From Plurality to (Near) Unicity of Forms: Embryology in Purgatorio 25 192
13 Quando amor fa sentir de la sua pace 211
Philosophies: Works Cited 228
14 Virility, Nobility, and Banking: The Crossing of Discourses in the Tenzone with Forese 241
15 Scatology and Obscenity in Dante 259
16 On Dante and the Visual Arts 274
Reception: Works Cited 293
17 Dante's Jeremiads: The Fall of Jerusalem and the Burden of the New Pharisees, the Capetians, and Florence 301
18 From Francis to Solomon: Eschatology in the Sun 320
19 Already and Not Yet: Dante's Existential Eschatology 334
20 Dante after Dante 349
Histories: Works Cited 369
21 Ovid and the Exul Inmeritus 389
22 The Re-Formation of Marsyas in Paradiso I 408
23 Dante in England 422
24 Moby-Dante? 435
25 Still Here: Dante after Modernism 451
Rewritings: Works Cited 465
Notes on Contributors 474
Index 479
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