Dante and Italy in British Romanticism by F. BurwickDante and Italy in British Romanticism by F. Burwick

Dante and Italy in British Romanticism

byF. Burwick

Hardcover | September 21, 2011

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From the artistic practice of improvisation to the politics of nationalism, the essays in this volume break new ground and significantly extend our understanding of the relations between British and Italian culture in its analysis of the reception of Dante and Italian literature in British Romanticism.
FREDERICK BURWICK is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.PAUL DOUGLASS is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University, California, USA.
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Title:Dante and Italy in British RomanticismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.94 inPublished:September 21, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230114482

ISBN - 13:9780230114487

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Table of Contents

Wordsworth in Italy; M.Gaull Sitting in Dante's Throne: Wordsworth and Italian Nationalism; B.Graver Byron between Ariosto and Tasso; N.Halmi Byron and Alfieri; P.Cochran "More than Half Erased": Shelley, Dante, and Realms Without a Name; M.O'Neill Epipsychidion and the Renewable Life; S.Curran Mary Shelley's Valperga : Romance, Philology and Historiography; T.Rajan Appropriating Dante in Felicia Hemans's 'The Maremma': Writing the Nation, Defining National Culture; D.Saglia De Staël's Corinne and the Performance of Romanticism; D.Hoeveler Importing Improvvisatori : The Culture of Poetic Improvisation in 1820s England; A.Esterhammer Masaniello on the London Stage; F.Burwick Revisioning Rimini : Reading Dante in the Cockney School; J.N.Cox Syllables of the Sweet South: Figuring the Sound of Italian in the Romantic Period; T.Webb

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“This volume, which brings together several of the most authoritative scholars in the field, represents a landmark in the study of Anglo-Italian literary and cultural relations in the Romantic period. It succeeds brilliantly in combining two very different but complementary virtues. On the one hand it revisits, in unexpected and illuminating ways, well-chartered territory such as the Romantic poets’ reading of Dante, their experience of the Grand Tour, their perception of Italian history and of modern Italy. On the other hand it opens up new areas of cultural investigation reflecting recent approaches to the canons and contexts of British Romanticism: these include the influence of Italian theatre, visual arts, grand opera, improvisational performance, not to mention the Italian language itself, on early nineteenth-century English literature and drama. Challenging new attention is paid to relatively non-canonical authors, among them hitherto little-discussed women writers and ‘illegitimate’ dramatists. Dante and Italy in British Romanticism throws much-needed light on a crucial period of political and social transformation in Italy, as seen from the critical but sympathetic viewpoint of contemporary British intellectuals, reaffirming the centrality of Dante’s role in the formation and interpretation of Italy’s late and contradictory identity as a nation.”--Lilla Maria Crisafulli, University of Bologna