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Journeys through Changing Landscapes

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Journeys through Changing Landscapes
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titolo Journeys through Changing Landscapes
sottotitolo Literature, Language, Culture and their Transnational Dislocations
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editore Pisa University Press
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pubblicazione 2017
ISBN 9788867418930
 

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This volume explores the dimension of the transnational impact of literature as influence of individual works across space and
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This volume explores the dimension of the transnational impact of literature as influence of individual works across space and time, dissemination of books and myths, re-writes and translations, modifications and contaminations of languages as a result of contacts with ‘the foreign’, influence of cultures as consequence of movements and migrations, formation of hybrid identities and of national stereotypes. To what extent our contemporary transnational readership can find interest in the ways in which authors’ nationality or gender impact their artistic choices and achievements? The idea is that Literature communicates with each of us across national borders, often reconstructing our very notion of nationhood, and can do that only after serious analyses of historical frameworks, of cultural, political and identitarian agendas, of modifications of genres and dislocations of issues throughout Western culture. Case studies are: Dante among some English essay writers of the nineteenth century, the cultural impact of the successive translations of The Divine Comedy in English, the almost unsurmountable problems of translating into Italian a text like Joyce’s Finnegans, the conflicting versions of the myth of Joan of Arc in France and in England, its move to Germany in Schiller’s hands, the journey of Mary Stuart myth from England to Italy, the representation in contemporary theatre of such problems of transnational communication, the dislocation of classic dramatic texts and authors on our stages and contexts.

This mapping of a vast territory starts to highlight the traits some literary phenomena have in common, but also how they differ: this operation might become a transnational tool for exploring how we should think of nations and nationalism and of which aspects a culture is composed.

Contributors to the volume: Dominique Goy-Blanquet, Nick Havely. Vincenzo Orioles, Enrico Terrinoni, Michael Wyatt and, with various roles in the Pisa University Research Group on ‘Transnational dislocations’, Marco Battaglia, Paolo Bugliani, Nicoletta Caputo, Giovanni Carlotti, Carla Dente, Enrico Di Pastena, Francesca Fedi, Roberta Ferrari, Sylvia Greenup, Angelo Monaco, Beatrice Montorfano, Filippo Motta, Andrea Nuti, Silvia Riccardi, Francesco Rossi, Anita Simonini, Sara Soncini.

 
 

Biografia degli autori

Carla Dente

Carla Dente is professor of English Literature at the University of Pisa, where she has also held the chair of History of English Theatre and Drama for many academic terms. She has been one the founders and the fi rst President of IASEMS – Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies. Her research interests mainly focus on early modern theatre and culture, with occasional incursions into the theatrical history of other periods (especially contemporary theatre) and into other literary genres, especially fi ction (Iris Murdoch and Patrick White). Shakespearian theatre and its reception have been the subject of many recent volumes, such as Dibattito sul teatro (ETS 2006); Crossing Time and
Space. Translations in present-day Europe (PLUS 2008), edited with Sara Soncini, Shakespeare and Confl ict. A European Perspective (Palgrave 2013), with Soncini again, and Off stage and Onstage Liminal Forms of Theatre and Their Enactments in Early Modern English Drama to the Licensing Act, with Jesús Tronch (ETS 2015). She has published extensively on Shakespearian plays (MV, CoE, Ham.) often following Law and Lit. perspectives and sometimes focusing on their Italian reception (Pirandello and Camilleri).

Francesca Fedi

Francesca Fedi is Associate Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Pisa. She holds a PhD from the
Scuola Normale Superiore and has also taught at the University of Zurich, the ETH Zürich, and the University
of Parma. Her research interests lie in early 16th century and Enlightenment literature, the aesthetics and poetics
of Neoclassicism, Giacomo Leopardi’s figurative art and political thought. She has published essays and book
chapters on Machiavelli, Parini, Alfieri, Monti, Foscolo, Leopardi, Alexander Pope’s Italian afterlife and the
relations between masonic culture and literary production during the 18th century. She has recently become
involved in European research network exploring the role of diplomatic networks in the promotion and circulation
of literary texts.

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