Italian Perspectives

Legenda book series

Italian Perspectives publishes books and collections of essays on any aspect and period of Italian literature, language, history, culture, politics, art, and media, as well as studies which take an interdisciplinary approach and are methodologically innovative. At a time of growing academic interest, the series aims to bring together different scholarly perspectives on Italy and its culture.

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Review copies. Journals wishing to review books in this series should please contact legenda@mhra.org.uk to request copies.

Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.

History. Italian Perspectives is the only Legenda series to have begun elsewhere. It was founded by Zyg Baranski and Laura Lepschy in 1998, and volumes 1 to 11 were published by Maney Publishing under the imprint of the Northern Universities Press. In 2005 Legenda took the series over, acquiring rights to these earlier titles and issuing new ones from IP 12 onwards. A new General Editor, Simon Gilson, succeeded the founders in 2011.

Editorial Committee

  • General Editor: Dr Simon Gilson (University of Warwick)
  • Dr Francesca Billiani (University of Manchester)
  • Professor Manuele Gragnolati (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
  • Dr Catherine Keen (University College London)
  • Professor Martin McLaughlin (Magdalen College, Oxford)
  • Founding editor: Professor Zygmunt Baranski (Cambridge University)
  • Founding editor: Professor Anna Laura Lepschy (University College London)

Advisory Board

  • Patrick Boyde (UK)
  • Patricia Brown (USA)
  • Victoria De Grazia (USA)
  • John Gatt-Rutter (Australia)
  • Paul Ginsborg (Italy)
  • Guglielmo Gorni (Switzerland)
  • Giulio Lepschy (UK)
  • Millicent Marcus (USA)
  • Giuseppe Mazzotta (USA)
  • Lino Pertile (USA)
  • Eduardo Saccone (Ireland)
  • Rebecca West (USA)
  • Diego Zancani (UK)
37Chivalry, Academy, and Cultural Dialogues: The Italian Contribution to European Culture
Edited by Stefano Jossa and Giuliana Pieri 
Italian Perspectives 3719 December 2016
36Futurism: A Microhistory
Edited by Sascha Bru, Luca Somigli, and Bart Van Den Bossche 
Italian Perspectives 3615 June 2017
35Pasolini after Dante: The 'Divine Mimesis' and the Politics of Representation
Emanuela Patti 
Italian Perspectives 351 September 2016
34Laughter from Realism to Modernism: Misfits and Humorists in Pirandello, Svevo, Palazzeschi, and Gadda
Alberto Godioli
Italian Perspectives 349 October 2015
33The Somali Within: Language, Race and Belonging in ‘Minor’ Italian Literature
Simone Brioni
Italian Perspectives 3311 September 2015
32Rome Eternal: The City As Fatherland
Guy Lanoue
Italian Perspectives 328 June 2015
31The Italian Academies 1525-1700: Networks of Culture, Innovation and Dissent
Edited by Jane E. Everson, Denis V. Reidy and Lisa Sampson 
Italian Perspectives 311 September 2016
30Caravaggio in Film and Literature: Popular Culture's Appropriation of a Baroque Genius
Laura Rorato
Italian Perspectives 301 November 2014
29Gadda and Beckett: Storytelling, Subjectivity and Fracture
Katrin Wehling-Giorgi
Italian Perspectives 291 November 2014
28Leopardi's Nymphs: Grace, Melancholy, and the Uncanny
Fabio A. Camilletti
Italian Perspectives 284 December 2013
27The Tradition of the Actor-Author in Italian Theatre
Edited by Donatella Fischer
Italian Perspectives 2725 September 2013
26Edoardo Sanguineti: Literature, Ideology and the Avant-Garde
Edited by Paolo Chirumbolo and John Picchione
Italian Perspectives 2628 May 2013
25Dante and Epicurus: A Dualistic Vision of Secular and Spiritual Fulfilment
George Corbett
Italian Perspectives 2528 May 2013
24Disrupted Narratives: Illness, Silence and Identity in Svevo, Pressburger and Morandini
Emma Bond
Italian Perspectives 2410 October 2012
23Remembering Aldo Moro: The Cultural Legacy of the 1978 Kidnapping and Murder
Edited by Ruth Glynn and Giancarlo Lombardi
Italian Perspectives 2330 January 2012
22Giraffes in the Garden of Italian Literature: Modernist Embodiment in Italo Svevo, Federigo Tozzi and Carlo Emilio Gadda
Deborah Amberson
Italian Perspectives 2230 January 2012
21The Printed Media in Fin-de-siècle Italy: Publishers, Writers, and Readers
Edited by Ann Hallamore Caesar, Gabriella Romani, and Jennifer Burns
Italian Perspectives 216 July 2011
20Ugo Foscolo and English Culture
Sandra Parmegiani
Italian Perspectives 2012 May 2011
19Boccaccio and the Book: Production and Reading in Italy 1340-1520
Rhiannon Daniels
Italian Perspectives 1917 July 2009
18Imagining Terrorism: The Rhetoric and Representation of Political Violence in Italy 1969-2009
Edited by Pierpaolo Antonello and Alan O'Leary
Italian Perspectives 1817 July 2009
17Il teatro di Eduardo De Filippo: La crisi della famiglia patriarcale
Donatella Fischer
Italian Perspectives 1714 November 2007
16Sweet Thunder: Music and Libretti in 1960s Italy
Vivienne Suvini-Hand
Italian Perspectives 167 December 2006
15Pastoral Drama in Early Modern Italy: The Making of a New Genre
Lisa Sampson
Italian Perspectives 155 September 2006
14Orality and Literacy in Modern Italian Culture
Edited by Michael Caesar and Marina Spunta
Italian Perspectives 1424 May 2006
13From Florence to the Heavenly City: The Poetry of Citizenship in Dante
Claire E. Honess
Italian Perspectives 1324 May 2006