Dantean Dialogues: Engaging with the Legacy of Amilcare Iannucci

Edited by Maggie Kilgour and Elena Lombardi

© 2013

Dantean Dialogues is a collection of essays by some of the world's most outstanding Dante scholars., These essays enter into conversation with the main themes of the scholarship of Amilcare Iannucci (d. 2007), one of the leading researchers on Dante of his generation and arguably Canada’s finest scholar of the Italian poet.

The essays focus on the major themes of Iannucci’s work, including the development of Dante’s early poetry, Dante’s relation to classical and biblical sources, and Dante’s reception. The contributors cover crucial aspects of Dante’s work, from the authority of the New Life to the novelty of his early poetry, to key episodes in the Comedy, to the poem’s afterlife. Together, the essays show how Iannucci’s reading of central cruxes in Dante’s texts continues to inspire Dante studies – a testament to his continuing influence and profound intellectual legacy.

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  • Series: Toronto Italian Studies
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  • Page Count: 352 pages
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  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.9in x 9.3in
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Together, the essays show how Iannucci’s reading of central cruxes in Dante’s texts continues to inspire Dante studies – a testament to his continuing influence and profound intellectual legacy.

Dantean Dialogues: Engaging with the Legacy of Amilcare Iannucci

Edited by Maggie Kilgour and Elena Lombardi

© 2013

Dantean Dialogues is a collection of essays by some of the world's most outstanding Dante scholars., These essays enter into conversation with the main themes of the scholarship of Amilcare Iannucci (d. 2007), one of the leading researchers on Dante of his generation and arguably Canada’s finest scholar of the Italian poet.

The essays focus on the major themes of Iannucci’s work, including the development of Dante’s early poetry, Dante’s relation to classical and biblical sources, and Dante’s reception. The contributors cover crucial aspects of Dante’s work, from the authority of the New Life to the novelty of his early poetry, to key episodes in the Comedy, to the poem’s afterlife. Together, the essays show how Iannucci’s reading of central cruxes in Dante’s texts continues to inspire Dante studies – a testament to his continuing influence and profound intellectual legacy.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Toronto Italian Studies
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 352 pages
  • Illustrations: 1
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.9in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    ‘With its wide and interdisciplinary variety of topics, Dantean Dialogues offers reflections on different aspects of Dante’s oeuvres upon the heels of Iannucci’s studies, a fitting "legacy" of his critical voice and contributions to the study of Dante.’


    Isabella Magni
    Italica vol 92:02:2015

    Dantean Dialogues is an original, substantial, and fitting tribute to one of the leading figures in contemporary Dante scholarship. The wide-ranging selection of essays in this volume represents a number of important new directions in the study of Dante’s works.”


    Vittorio Montemaggi, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame
  • Author Information

    Maggie Kilgour is Molson Professor of English Language and Literature in the Department of English at McGill University.

    Elena Lombardi is Paget Toynbee Lecturer in Italian Medieval Studies and a fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford.
  • Table of contents

    Preface

    Bibliography of works by Amilcare Iannucci (University of Toronto, Comparative Literature)

    List of Contributors

    Note on Editions and Acknowledgements

    Chapter 1: Zygmunt G. Barański (University of Cambridge, Italian)
    ‘Lascio cotale trattato ad alto chiosatore’:
    Form, Literature and Exegesis in Dante’s Vita Nova

    Chapter 2: Teodolinda Barolini (Columbia University, Italian)
    A Cavalcantian Vita Nuova: Dante’s Canzoni
    Lo doloroso amor che mi conduce and E’ m’incresce di me sì duramente

    Chapter 3: Robert Hollander (Princeton University, European Literature)
    Dante’s Cato Again

    Chapter 4: Elena Lombardi (Jesus College Oxford, Italian)
    ‘Che libido fe’ licito in sua legge’:
    Lust and Law, Reason and Passion in Dante

    Chapter 5: Carolynn Lund-Mead (Independent scholar)
    The Vulgata in the Commedia: Self-Interpreting Texts

    Chapter 6: Maggie Kilgour (McGill University, English)
    Dante’s Ovidian Doubling

    Chapter 7: Massimo Ciavolella (University of California Los Angeles, Italian)
    Esoteric Interpretations of the Divine Comedy

    Chapter 8: Piero Boitani (University of Rome, Comparative Literature)
    Ersed Irredent: The Irish Dante

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