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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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.
General Editor: Dr Simon Gilson (University of Oxford)
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 Barański (Cambridge University)
Founding editor: Professor Anna Laura Lepschy (University College London)