The Oxford Handbook of Dante

ISBN : 9780198820741

Manuele Gragnolati; Elena Lombardi; Francesca Southerden
784 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Dante contains forty-four specially written chapters that provide a thorough and creative reading of Dante's oeuvre. It gathers an intergenerational and international team of scholars encompassing diverse approaches from the fields of Anglo-American, Italian, and continental scholarship and spanning several disciplines: philology, material culture, history, religion, art history, visual studies, theory from the classical to the contemporary, queer, post- and de-colonial, and feminist studies. The volume combines a rigorous reassessment of Dante's formation, themes, and sources, with a theoretically up-to-date focus on textuality, thereby offering a new critical Dante. The volume is divided into seven sections: 'Texts and Textuality'; 'Dialogues'; 'Transforming Knowledge'; Space(s) and Places'; 'A Passionate Selfhood'; 'A Non-linear Dante'; and 'Nachleben'. It seeks to challenge the Commedia-centric approach (the conviction that notwithstanding its many contradictions, Dante's works move towards the great reservoir of poetry and ideas that is the Commedia), in order to bring to light a non-teleological way in which these works relate amongst themselves. Plurality and the openness of interpretation appear as Dante's very mark, coexisting with the attempt to create an all-encompassing mastership. The Handbook suggests what is exciting about Dante now and indicate where Dante scholarship is going, or can go, in a global context.


Manuele Gragnolati, Elena Lombardi, and Francesca Southerden: Introduction. Dante Unbound: A Vulnerable Life and the Openness of Interpretation
Part I: Texts and Textuality
1 Justin Steinberg: The author
2 Lina Bolzoni: Memory
3 Mary Carruthers: Reading
4 Martin Eisner: Materiality of the text and manuscript culture
5 Fabio Zinelli: The manuscript tradition, or on editing Dante
6 Luca Fiorentini: Commentary (both by Dante and on Dante)
7 Akash Kumar: Digital Dante
Part II: Dialogues
8 Zygmunt G. Baranski: The Classics
9 Antonio Montefusco: Roman de la Rose
10 William Burgwinkle: Troubadours
11 Roberto Rea: Early Italian lyric
12 Fabian Alfie: Comic culture
13 Gervase Rosser: Visual culture
Part III: Transforming Knowledge
14 Franziska Meier: Encyclopaedism
15 Natascia Tonelli: Medicine
16 Simon Gilson: Visual theory
17 Diego Quaglioni: The law
18 Tristan Kay: Politics
19 Pasquale Porro: Philosophy and theology
20 Alessandro Vettori: Religion
21 Elena Lombardi: Poetry
Part IV: Space(s) and places
22 Giuliano Milani: Florence and Rome
23 Elisa Brilli: Civitas/Community
24 Karla Mallette: The Mediterranean
25 Brenda Deen Schildgen: The East
26 Johannes Bartuschat: Exile
27 Theodore J. Cachey, Jr.: Travelling/wandering/mapping
28 Peter Hawkins: Dante's other worlds
Part V: A passionate selfhood
29 Manuele Gragnolati: Eschatological anthropology
30 Heather Webb: Language
31 Bernard McGinn: The mystical
32 Cary Howie: Bodies on fire
Part VI: A non-linear Dante
33 Nicolo Crisafi: The master narrative and its paradoxes
34 Jennifer Rushworth: Conversion, palinody, traces
35 Francesca Southerden: The lyric mode
36 Teodolinda Barolini: Errancy: A brief history of Dante's Ferm Voler
Part VII: Nachleben
37 Martin McLaughlin: Translations
38 Rossend Arques Corominas: Dante and the performing arts
39 John David Rhodes: Dante on screen
40 Daniela Caselli: Modernist Dante
41 Lino Pertile: Dante and the Shoah
42 Jason Allen-Paisant: Dante in Caribbean poetics: Language, power, race
43 Gary Cestaro: Queering Dante
44 Marguerite Waller: A decolonial feminist Dante: Imperial historiography and gender


Manuele Gragnolati, Co-editor, is Professor of Medieval Italian Literature at Sorbonne Universite, Associate Director of the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, and Senior Research Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford. He is the author of Experiencing the Afterlife: Soul and Body in Dante and Medieval Culture (2005) and Amor che move. Linguaggio del corpo e forma del desiderio in Dante and Medieval Culture (2013), and the co-editor of several volumes, including Desire in Dante and the Middle Ages (2012) and Vita nova. Fiore. Epistola XIII (2018).; Elena Lombardi is Professor of Italian Literature at Oxford, and the Paget Toynbee Fellow at Balliol College. She is the author of The Syntax of Desire: Language and Love in Augustine, the Modistae and Dante (2007), The Wings of the Doves: Love and Desire in Dante and Medieval Culture (2012), and Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante (2018). ; Francesca Southerden is Associate Professor of Medieval Italian at Somerville College, Oxford. She has written several articles on Dante and Petrarch and is author of Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni (2012). She is currently working on Dante and Petrarch in the Garden of Language.