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Conversations with Kenelm

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ISBN: 9781909188082 9781909188006 Year: Pages: 201 DOI: 10.5334/baa Language: English
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In a celebratory moment of the Paradiso, Dante has Thomas go round the circle of sage spirits identifying each in turn in point of proper calling and confirming how it is that self is everywhere present to the other-than-self as a co-efficient of being in the endless and endlessly varied instantiation of that being. The image, at once perfectly Dantean and perfectly resplendent, underlies and informs these conversations of mine with Kenelm; for if in reading and rereading the cherished text, I have from time to time felt the need to enter a qualification, it is a matter here, as in the high consistory of paradise, of otherness as both contained and as authorized by sameness, as conditioned and set free by it for a life of its own. Never, in other words, is it a question in what follows of the stark alternativism of the sed contra, but instead a matter of formed friendship, of the kind of friendship which, conceived in love, makes for a sweet choreography of the spirit. (DOI: 10.5334/baa)

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La letteratura in laboratorio

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Book Series: digitalis purpurea: Saggi di Digital Humanities in Letteratura, Linguistica, Filologia ISBN: 9788868870515 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 443 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-051-5 Language: ita
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
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Literature in Laboratory is a collection of 12 Pamphlets published by the Stanford Literary Lab under the direction of its founder, Franco Moretti, from 2011 to 2017. Already translated into several languages, Moretti’s Literary Lab Pamphlets have opened up a new chapter in the fields of literary and digital studies by creating a new way of critically approaching texts. Moretti and his group of co-authors focused their experiments on the basic element by which literature is composed – namely, the language –, and conducted deep investigations on existing databases and unassisted corpus aiming at defining both a theoretical method and a precise technical procedure to be applied to literature. The essays presented in this book approach literature ranging from micro-linguistic dimensions to the larger scales of literary forms and genres through a series of quantitative measurements in order to increase, improve and develop a more precise understanding of ltheory and history of iterature.

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Dante --- Malebolge --- Comedy --- Hell

Unless As Stone Is

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ISBN: 9780615983929 Year: Pages: 40 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0058.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The sestina is a form in which words repeat regularly, intricately, appearing and reappearing in new contexts with new meanings. Sam Lohmann’s Unless As Stone Is emerged from a few years of living with Dante’s sestina, “Al poco giorno e al gran cerchio d’ombra.” He allowed the text to appear in its own new — if irregularly scheduled — contexts. New translations, new scenery, new meanings; new phrases entered the poem (from García Lorca, from Sappho, from strangers and from loved ones) and found their own patterns. What resulted is a serial poem in seven movements, incorporating several strategies of reincorporation. “Quandunque i colli fanno più nera ombra” — “All our oddity operates / on changing verity.”

Ethics, Politics and Justice in Dante

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ISBN: 9781787352278 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787352278 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Ethics, Politics and Justice in Dante presents new research by international scholars on the themes of ethics, politics and justice in the works of Dante Alighieri, including chapters on Dante’s modern ‘afterlife’.

Together the chapters explore how Dante’s writings engage with the contemporary culture of medieval Florence and Italy, and how and why his political and moral thought still speaks compellingly to modern readers. The collection’s contributors range across different disciplines and scholarly traditions – history, philology, classical reception, philosophy, theology – to scrutinise Dante’s Divine Comedy and his other works in Italian and Latin, offering a multi-faceted approach to the evolution of Dante’s political, ethical and legal thought throughout his writing career.

Cultura come cibo

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ISBN: 9788867056286 9788855260947 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Ledizioni - LediPublishing Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104898
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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I contributi hanno come tema la centralità della cultura, richiamandosi alla metafora dantesca del banchetto sapienziale e della «cultura come cibo». Gli interventi intendono stimolare l’avvio di una riflessione interdisciplinare sulle materie umanistiche nella loro accezione di campo complesso e pratica creativa. Partendo da discipline diverse – dalla filosofia alla letteratura e all’antropologia – e attraverso il dialogo fra letterati di varia estrazione, si propone una prospettiva che incoraggi l’incontro fra “alto” e “basso” e fra cultura d’élite e cultura folclorica. L’arco d’interessi spazia dai testi della letteratura indiana antica, al Graal di Chrétien de Troyes e alla formazione filosofica offerta al pubblico del Convivio di Dante; dall’affascinante stratificazione dei saperi tradizionali nei Lunari, alle pratiche folcloriche carnevalesche e all’immaginario del Paese di Cuccagna; e ancora dall’utilizzo del cibo come appartenenza negli scritti di emigrati italiani in America,

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Literature --- Food --- Culture --- Medieval Literature --- Dante

Dante and Aquinas

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ISBN: 9781909188037 Year: Pages: 170 DOI: 10.5334/bad Language: English
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Subject: Religion --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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Christopher Ryan’s study of Dante and Aquinas, touching on issues of nature and grace, of explicit and implicit faith, and of desire and destiny, is intended to mark the difference between them in key areas of theological sensibility. Re-shaped and revised by John Took on the basis of papers made available to him from Christopher Ryan’s estate, it seeks to deepen our understanding of one of the great cultural encounters in European letters. (DOI: 10.5334/bad)

Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Volume 1

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ISBN: 9781783741748 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 288 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0066 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this is the first time that the approach has been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem. This collection – to be issued in three volumes – offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the whole poem. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante."

Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy

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ISBN: 9781783742554 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 304 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0100 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this is the first time that the approach has been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem. This collection – to be issued in three volumes – offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the whole poem. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante."

Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Volume 3

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ISBN: 9781783743582 9781783743605 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 264 DOI: http://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0119 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this is the first time that the approach has been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem.This collection in three volumes offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the whole poem. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante.The volume has its origin in a series of thirty-three public lectures held in Trinity College, the University of Cambridge (2012-2016) which can be accessed at the Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy website.

Chaucer and the Poets

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ISBN: 9781501707230 Year: Pages: 256 Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Subject: Multidisciplinary
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In this sensitive reading of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, Winthrop Wetherbee redefines the nature of Chaucer’s poetic vision. Using as a starting point Chaucer’s profound admiration for the achievement of Dante and the classical poets, Wetherbee sees the Troilus as much more than a courtly treatment of an event in ancient history—it is, he asserts, a major statement about the poetic tradition from which it emerges. Wetherbee demonstrates the evolution of the poet-narrator of the Troilus, who begins as a poet of romance, bound by the characters’ limited worldview, but who in the end becomes a poet capable of realizing the tragic and ultimately the spiritual implications of his story.

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