Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century

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Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century, ed. Aida Audeh and Nick Havely (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). xiv + 400 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-958462-8. £65.00. This very important and wide-ranging volume of essays draws together the leading scholars in the field of the nineteenth-century reception of Dante, ranging across a variety of geographical and linguistic borders throughout Europe and the United States and Bengal. ItwiU become a work of reference for all further work in this field. The essays contained therein are: Joseph Luzzi, "'Founders of Italian literature": Dante, Petrarch, and national identity in Ugo Foscolo'; Stefano Jossa, 'Politics vs. literature: the myth of Dante and the Italian national identity'; Antonella Braida, 'Dante and the creation of the poeta vate in nineteenth-century Ital/; Beatrice Arduini, 'Reading Dante in nineteenth-century I taly'; Graham Smith, 'The holy stone where Dante sat: memory and oblivion'; Michael Caesar and Nick Havely, 'Politics and performance: Gustavo Modena's dantate\ Aida Audeh, 'Dufau's La Mort d'Ugolin: Dante, nationalism, and French art, c. 1800'; James W. Thomas, 'Dante and Fabre D'Olivet: the pilgrim Romeo and the construction of an Occitan chant royal ; Diego Saglia, 'Dante and British Romantic women writers: writing the nation, defining national culture'; Julia Straub, 'Dante's Beatrice and Victorian gender ideology'; Eva Hölter, 'Dante's long road to the German library: literary reception from early Romanticism until the late nineteenth century'; Christian Y. …

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