Dante's Vita Nova: A Collaborative Reading (Paperback)

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Dante's Vita Nova: A Collaborative Reading (Paperback)

By Zygmunt G. Baranski (Editor), Heather Webb (Editor)


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This original volume proposes a novel way of reading Dante's Vita nova, exemplified in a rich diversity of scholarly approaches to the text.

This groundbreaking volume represents the fruit of a two-year-long series of international seminars aimed at developing a fresh way of reading Dante's Vita nova. By analyzing each of its forty-two chapters individually, focus is concentrated on the Vita nova in its textual and historical context rather than on its relationship to the Divine Comedy. This decoupling has freed the contributors to draw attention to various important literary features of the text, including its rich and complex polysemy, as well as its structural fluidity. The volume likewise offers insights into Dante's social environment, his relationships with other poets, and Dante's evolving vision of his poetry's scope. Using a variety of critical methodologies and hermeneutical approaches, this volume offers scholars an opportunity to reread the Vita nova in a renewed context and from a diversity of literary, cultural, and ideological perspectives.

Contributors: Zygmunt G. Barański, Heather Webb, Claire E. Honess, Brian F. Richardson, Ruth Chester, Federica Pich, Matthew Treherne, Catherine Keen, Jennifer Rushworth, Daragh O'Connell, Sophie V. Fuller, Giulia Gaimari, Emily Kate Price, Manuele Gragnolati, Elena Lombardi, Francesca Southerden, Rebecca Bowen, Nicol Crisafi, Lachlan Hughes, Franco Costantini, David Bowe, Tristan Kay, Filippo Gianferrari, Simon Gilson, Rebekah Locke, Luca Lombardo, Peter Dent, George Ferzoco, Paola Nasti, Marco Grimaldi, David G. Lummus, Helena Phillips-Robins, Aiste Kiltinavičiūte, Alessia Carrai, Ryan Pepin, Valentina Mele, Katherine Powlesland, Federica Coluzzi, K. P. Clarke, Nicol Maldina, Theodore J. Cachey Jr., Chiara Sbordoni, Lorenzo Dell'Oso, and Anne C. Leone.

Zygmunt G. Barański is Serena Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, Emeritus R. L. Canala Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame, and co-editor of Dante's "Other Works" Assessments and Interpretations (University of Notre Dame Press, 2022).Heather Webb is professor of medieval Italian literature and culture at the University of Cambridge and author of Dante, Artist of Gesture.
Product Details ISBN: 9780268207403
ISBN-10: 0268207402
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2023
Pages: 518
Language: English