This special issue of the Italianist collects ten essays that consider the multiple manifestations of realism and idealism in Italy from the Trecento to the present day. Notions of the ‘real Italy’ (and of ‘Italian realism’) remain fundamental for scholars working in various disciplines, while the exploration of the ideal Italies constru…[Read more]
Mary Gallucci deposited Textual Masculinity and the Exchange of Women in Renaissance Venice. Courtney Quaintance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. x + 260 pp. $70. in the group LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian on MLA Commons 7 months ago
I review Quaintance’s study of homosocial culture in Renaissance Venice. I analyze the issues of gender, sexual violence, and humor discussed in the book.
Mary Gallucci deposited The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de’ Medici. Catherine Fletcher. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. xxvii + 308 pp. $29.95. in the group LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian on MLA Commons 7 months ago
As the first biography in English of Alessandro de’ Medici, this important book raises questions about how historical narratives are constructed and how race has evolved into a critical, if contested, category.
In this essay I discuss the racial formations of Alessandro de’ Medici, first duke of Florence. These formations derive from different sources: verbal descriptions, portraiture, and the material evidence of Alessandro’s remains. I examine whether a painted “description” tallies with a verbal one, considering the variety of terms used to describ…[Read more]
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Alessandro de’ Medici’s life and its representation reveal important beliefs about family, politics,
and genealogy during the Italian Renaissance. Duke Alessandro’s government marked the end of
the Florentine Republic and the beginning of hereditary rule. Many scholars interpret Alessandro’s
assassination as a fitting end to…[Read more]
This article analyzes the Vita Caroli of the Italian humanist Donato Acciaiuoli, and the translation done by Alfonso de Palencia, chronicler of the Spanish Catholic Kings.
Elizabeth Coggeshall started the topic 2017 Dante Prize and Charles Hall Grandgent Award / June 30 deadline in the discussion Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 4 months ago
Did any of your students write an outstanding essay on Dante this past year? We invite you to encourage them to submit their essay for the annual <b>Dante Prize</b> or <b>Charles Hall Grandgent Award</b> sponsored by the Dante Society of America.
The Dante Prize ($500) is offered for the best essay submitted by an unde…[Read more]
Elizabeth Coggeshall started the topic 2017 Durling Prize for excellence in teaching Dante at the secondary level in the discussion Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 4 months ago
The Dante Society of America is currently accepting nominations and self-nominations for its second annual Robert M. Durling Prize competition.
The Durling Prize recognizes excellence in the teaching of Dante’s life, time, and works by educators working in North American secondary schools (i.e., high school and middle school). T…[Read more]
Carol Zuses started the topic Please Submit Suggestions for 2017 Forum Delegate Election in the discussion Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 11 months ago
The next election of a Delegate Assembly representative for this forum is scheduled for the fall of 2017; the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2017 convention in Philadelphia. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to…[Read more]
In the year 1903 Manuel de Montoliu published the first Catalan version, in prose and poetry, of “La Vida Nova”, which meant an important stage within the history of pre-Raphaelitism and modernism in Catalonia. In this article the first Dantesque influences in the poetic production of the translator will be detected, the stage of preparation and…[Read more]
NOTIFICATION OF EXTENDED DEADLINES
Session/Roundtable proposals with calls for abstracts: February 20, 2016.
Individual paper proposals: February 20, 2016.
<u>Completed Sessions and Roundtables</u> with all relevant information, as per guidelines (attached): March 1, 2016.
FOR QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT AATI NAPLES COMMITTEE CHAIR, CO…[Read more]
Information about the four Convention sessions sponsored by the Division on Medieval and Renaissance Literature may be found at: