Call for PapersRenaissance Society of America 2023 Annual Convention San Juan, Puerto Rico, 9–11 March Panel Sponsored by the Dante Society of America
Dante’s Echoing Woods in Renaissance Pastoral
During the last year of his life, while working on the final cantos of the Paradiso, Dante penned two Latin eclogues in reply to Giovanni del Virgi…[Read more]
This essay explores Dante Alighieri’s notion of projectile motion in relation to spiritual fulfillment in the first canto of Paradiso. The notion of impetus, or projectile motion, stood at the confluence of Greek philosophical rationality (mediated by a substantial Arabic corpus) and Christian thought, and it provides a unique window through…[Read more]
This chapter examines the plight of Fra’ Alberigo in light of philosophical questions of personal identity and embodiment. I argue that Fra’ Alberigo’s individuality and his punishment in Tolomea provides insight into Dante’s unique interpretation of the complex relationship between body and spirit and the issue of material continuity in the…[Read more]
Taking a page from eighteenth century philosopher Gianbattista Vico, this is a brief reflection on how Italian Studies scholars might view their work differently in light of the digital turn.
The article details how to lead students through Dante’s Divine Comedy using low stakes writing assignments to seed a web-based resource for writing about the Comedy.
The rediscovery of the manuscript containing a translation by Maragall of Vita Nuova XIX sheds new light on Maragall’s Danteism and helps in clarifying certain obscure points in a
version published by the journal Lletra, which never formed part of the Obres Completes. The current study places Maragall’s version within the environment of the Cat…[Read more]
Daniela D'Eugenio started the topic Jane Tylus_What Does it Take to Make a Saint Medieval Women, Yesterday and Today in the discussion LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian on MLA Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
The Italian Program at the University of Arkansas would like to invite you to a lecture by Prof. Jane Tylus (Yale University), “What Does it Take to Make a Saint? Medieval Women, Yesterday and Today,” on Monday, March 22, at 6:00pm CST.
Dennis Looney deposited Dennis Looney, Paper delivered at session on pedagogy of Early Modern Period, MLA Convention, December 2005 in the group LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian on MLA Commons 2 years, 5 months ago
A paper describing an undergraduate course on science and literature in the Italian cultural tradition.
Aileen A. Feng started the topic CFP: “Dante’s Legacy in Renaissance Politics & Religion” — RSA 2021 (Dublin) in the discussion LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian on MLA Commons 2 years, 6 months ago
Renaissance Society of America (RSA), 2021 Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021 (https://www.rsa.org/page/RSADublin2021)
“Dante’s Legacy in Renaissance Politics & Religion” sponsored by the Dante Society of America (DSA; https://www.dantesociety.org/)
Organized by Erminia Ardissino, with Aileen A. Feng (DSA representative to…[Read more]
Prendendo spunto dal sonetto 94 delle Rime di Gaspara Stampa, il mio saggio si propone di analizzare l’atteggiamento di sottomissione nei confronti dell’amato da parte della poetessa, contrastandolo con i momenti in cui Stampa ricatta l’amato, minacciando di offuscarne la gloria grazie al proprio ruolo di autrice. A partire da queste dichi…[Read more]
Paola Ugolini deposited Self-Portraits of a Truthful Liar: Satire, Truth-Telling, and Courtliness in Ludovico Ariosto’s Satire and Orlando Furioso in the group LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian on MLA Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
Composed during the most difficult years of Ludovico Ariosto’s relationship with the Este court, the Satire are known for presenting a picture of their author as a simple, quiet-loving man, and also as a man who can speak only the truth. However, the self-portrait offered by the Satire of the author as a man incapable of lying stands in direct c…[Read more]
Please join us at MLA Seattle for the following panels, sponsored by the LLC Medieval-Renaissance Italian forum exec committee (Aileen A. Feng, chair; Susan Gaylard, secretary; James Coleman; Kristina Olson):
Session 152. Italian Literary Mythologies (1200–1600)
THURSDAY, 9 JANUARY 5:15 PM-6:30 PM, 212 (WSCC)
Chair: Aileen A. Feng (U of Ar…[Read more]
Aileen Feng started the topic CFP: RSA 2020 (Philadelphia) panels sponsored by Dante Society of America in the discussion LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian on MLA Commons 3 years, 6 months ago
Dear Med-Ren Italian colleagues,
It is my pleasure to announce that the Dante Society of America will be sponsoring 4 panels at the upcoming Renaissance Society of America’s Annual Conference in Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2020 (https://www.rsa.org/page/2020Philadelphia):
- “Dante and Measurement”
- “Echoes of Dante in Boccaccio”
“Italian Humor and Humanity (1200-1600)”
Panel on the role of the spoken word & humor to restore/redefine humanity, through witticisms (pronte risposte), practical jokes or even deception (such as beffe). 200-word abstract & 1-page CV to Aileen A. Feng (firstname.lastname@example.org). deadline: March 15, 2019
“Italian Literary Mythologies (12…[Read more]
Carlo M. Bajetta deposited Elizabeth I ‘in Sight and View of all the World’: An Unpublished Spanish Letter (UPDATED VERSION) in the group LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian on MLA Commons 4 years, 2 months ago
Prints an unpublished Spanish letter signed by Elizabeth I and addressed to Maria of Austria
Version (MA level) of a course I taught in several iterations at the University of Pittsburgh between 1995 and 2006.
Version (BA level) of a course I taught at the University of Pittsburgh over several iterations between 1995 and 2006. Team taught in 2006 with Peter Machamer, professor in HPS at Pitt.
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 4 years, 10 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 4 years, 10 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.
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