Chivalry, Academy, and Cultural Dialogues
The Italian Contribution to European Culture
Essays in Honour of Jane E. Everson

Edited by Stefano Jossa and Giuliana Pieri

Italian Perspectives 37

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19 December 2016  •  276pp

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The Italian critic Francesco De Sanctis (1817-1883) identified Italianness with backwardness in order to oppose it to European modernity and promote a process of Europeanization of Italy. Two targets stood out in his attack on Italian backwardness: Chivalry and the Academies. A century and a half later we are able to acknowledge the continuity rather than the break between Italian early modernity and European modernity, revisiting a biased paradigm that no longer works and reassessing the historical importance of Chivalry and the Academies as cultural mediators. Divided into three sections devoted to chivalric poems, academic debates and Anglo-Italian relations, and dedicated to the work of Jane E. Everson, who has highly contributed to the re-evaluation of Italian early modernity, this volume gathers together some of the major experts of early modern Italy and highlights the relevance of Italian early modernity in framing and shaping European culture well into our contemporary world.

Jane E. Everson is Professor Emerita of Italian at Royal Holloway University of London. Stefano Jossa is Reader in Italian, and Giuliana Pieri Professor of Italian and the Visual Arts, at Royal Holloway University of London.

Reviews:

  • ‘An interesting aspect is the rhythmical alternation of the contributions, organized in an almost Dantesque numerological order. Each section counts six chapters and is opened by an extraordinarily distinguished scholar [...] discussing challenging topics that escape traditional frames of literary studies: vocal transmissions of Petrarch’s verse, Camillo’s theater of memory, and Berni’s Rifacimento of Boiardo’s Innamorato between oral and written language... These eminent scholars and their fifteen fellow authors form a remarkable group shot of different generations of Italianists between two continents.’ — Alessandro Giammei, Renaissance Quarterly 71.9, October 2018, 1196-98
  • ‘This broad and enterprising survey is provided by some of the foremost names in early modern Italian Studies... Though the volume is ambitious and highly diverse, editors Stefano Jossa and Giuliana Pieri have ensured a smooth transition of thought between the essays, and the structure of the book itself is instinctive and accessible... A substantial contribution to early modern Italian Studies, and scholars from a range of disciplines will find it a valuable and thought-provoking read.’ — Lucy Rayfield, Modern Language Review 114.1, January 2019, 150-51 (full text online)

Contents:

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Acknowledgements
S.J., G.P.
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x-xiv

Notes On the Contributors
Stefano Jossa, Giuliana Pieri
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1-8

Introduction
Stefano Jossa, Giuliana Pieri
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11-16

Chapter 1 Musings On Berni’s Rifacimento of Boiardo
Anna Laura, Giulio Lepschy
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17-31

Chapter 2 Ariosto and Lucian of Samosata: Partners in Ambivalence, Together With St John
Letizia Panizza
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32-42

Chapter 3 ‘A Difesa Di Sua Santa Fede’. Il Poema Cristiano Dell’ariosto (orlando Furioso, Xxxiv 54–67)
Stefano Jossa
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43-53

Chapter 4 Illegitimate Texts, Illegitimate Heroes: Ariosto’s Aeneas and the Querelle Des Femmes
Eleonora Stoppino
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54-64

Chapter 5 Forme Dell’intreccio Nel Mambriano Di Francesco Cieco
Annalisa Izzo
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65-80

Chapter 6 Corpi Guerrieri, Corpi Ama(n)ti. Significati E Simbologie Di Rinaldo Ferito in Alcuni Poemi Cavallereschi Italiani Tra Quattrocento E Cinquecento
Annalisa Perrotta
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83-92

Chapter 7 I Vari Volti Del Teatro Di Giulio Camillo (attraverso Nuovi Manoscritti)
Lina Bolzoni
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Chapter 8 Le Origini Dell’accademia Degli Intronati E Un Componimento Inedito Di Marcantonio Piccolomini
Franco Tomasi
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107-122

Chapter 9 Performing Female Cultural Sociability Between Court and Academy: Isabella Pallavicino Lupi and Angelo Ingegneri’s Danza Di Venere (1584)
Lisa Sampson
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123-134

Chapter 10 Treasures of Knowledge: Thesoro As A Handbook in the Sixteenth Century
Simone Testa
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135-152

Chapter 11 From Woodblock To Copper Engraving: Illustrating the Italian Learned Academies, 1525–1700
Denis V. Reidy
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153-164

Chapter 12 Galileo and the Moon
Mark Davie
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167-180

Chapter 13 ‘Voi Ch’ascoltate’: Reciting Petrarchan Verse in Renaissance Italy
Brian Richardson
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181-191

Chapter 14 Machiavelli’s Use of Jokes in Il Principe
Matteo Favaretto
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192-209

Chapter 15 History in A Painting: Sebastiano Del Piombo’s Portrait of Andrea Doria (1526)
Carlo Caruso
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210-222

Chapter 16 Shelley, Italy, and Dante’s ‘Inextinguishable Thought’
Daniela Cerimonia
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223-235

Chapter 17 Between Two Worlds: Gramsci, Sardinia and the Early Italian Reception of Kipling
Alessandro Carlucci
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236-246

Chapter 18 La Giacca Verde Di Mario Soldati. Una Rilettura
Luciano Parisi
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247-252

Publications of Jane E. Everson
Stefano Jossa, Giuliana Pieri
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253-262

Index
Stefano Jossa, Giuliana Pieri
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Bibliography entry:

Jossa, Stefano, and Giuliana Pieri (eds), Chivalry, Academy, and Cultural Dialogues: The Italian Contribution to European Culture, Italian Perspectives, 37 (Legenda, 2016)

First footnote reference: 35 Chivalry, Academy, and Cultural Dialogues: The Italian Contribution to European Culture, ed. by Stefano Jossa and Giuliana Pieri, Italian Perspectives, 37 (Legenda, 2016), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Jossa and Pieri, p. 47.

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Jossa, Stefano, and Giuliana Pieri (eds). 2016. Chivalry, Academy, and Cultural Dialogues: The Italian Contribution to European Culture, Italian Perspectives, 37 (Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Jossa and Pieri 2016: 21).

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