Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Hardcover | April 18, 2012

EditorAida Audeh, Nick Havely

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This collection of essays by an international group of scholars offers an account of Dante's reception in a wide range of media: visual art, literature, theatre, cinema, and music, from the late eighteenth century through to the early twentieth. It thus explores various appropriations andinterpretations of his works and persona during the era of modernization in Europe, the United States, and beyond. It includes work by internationally recognized experts and a new generation of scholars in the field, and the eighteen essays are grouped in sections which relate both to themes andregions. The volume begins and ends by addressing Italy's reception of the national poet, and its other main sections show how a worldwide dialogue with Dante developed in France, Britain, Germany, the United States, Ireland, India, and Turkey. The whole collection demonstrates how this dialogue explicitlyor implicitly informed the construction, recovery or re-definition of cultural identity among various nations, regions and ethnic groups during the 'long nineteenth century'. It not only aims at wide coverage of the period's voices and concerns, and includes discussion of well-known writers such asUgo Foscolo, Giosue Carducci, Mary Shelley, John Ruskin, George Eliot, Charles Eliot Norton and Ralph Waldo Emerson - along with a large number of significant but less familiar figures. It also emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary and multilingual approach to the subject of Dante andnineteenth-century nationalism, and it will thus be of interest to scholars and students in comparative literary and nineteenth-century studies, as well as to those with a general interest in cultural studies and the history of ideas.

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This collection of essays by an international group of scholars offers an account of Dante's reception in a wide range of media: visual art, literature, theatre, cinema, and music, from the late eighteenth century through to the early twentieth. It thus explores various appropriations andinterpretations of his works and persona during ...

Aida Audeh is Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Studio Arts and Art History at Hamline University, Minnesota. She has published widely on French artists' interest in Dante in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with articles appearing in such publications as Annali d'Italianistica, Dante Studies, S...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:April 18, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of PlatesAcknowledgmentsNotes on the ContributorsAida Audeh and Nick Havely: Introduction1. Risorgimento: Italian Nationality and IdentityJoseph Luzzi: 'Founders of Italian Literature': Dante, Petrarch. and National Identity in Ugo FoscoloStefano Jossa: Politics vs. Literature - The Myth of Dante and the Italian National IdentityAntonella Braida: Dante and the Creation of the poeta vate in Nineteenth-Century ItalyBeatrice Arduini: Reading Dante in Nineteenth-Century ItalyGraham Smith: 'The Holy Stone where Dante Sat': Memory and OblivionMichael Caesar and Nick Havely: Politics and Performance: Gustavo Modena's dantate2. National Interests and AppropriationsAida Audeh: Dufau's La Mort d'Ugolin: Dante, Nationalism, and French Art, c.1800James Thomas: Dante and Fabre D'Olivet: the Pilgrim Romeo and the Construction of an Occitan Chant RoyalDiego Saglia: Dante and British Romantic Women Writers: Writing the Nation, Defining National CultureJulia Straub: Dante's Beatrice and Victorian Gender Ideology3. Emerging PowersEva Holter: Dante's Long Road to the German Library: Literary Reception from Early Romanticism to the Late Nineteenth CenturyChristian Y. Dupont: Charles Eliot Norton and the Rationale for American Dante StudiesKathleen Verduin: Emerson, Dante, and American NationalismDennis Looney: Dante Abolitionist and Nationalist in the Nineteenth Century: The Case of Cordelia Ray4. Recovering/ Re-defining IdentitiesGeorge Talbot: Lord Charlemont's Dante and Irish Culture: A Whig interpretation of Dante at the Turn of the Nineteenth CenturyBrenda Deen Schildgen: Dante and the Bengali RenaissanceCuneyd Okay: The Reception of Dante in Turkey through the Long Nineteenth CenturyEpilogue: Dante and Early Italian CinemaNick Havely: The 1911 Milano-Films Inferno and Italian NationalismAppendixMaria Ann Roglieri: Dante and Nineteenth-Century Music (listing and selective bibliography)Index