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Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Aida Audeh and Nick Havely

Abstract

This book offers an account of Dante's reception in a wide range of media: visual art, literature, theatre, cinema, and music, from the late eighteenth century through to the early twentieth. It thus explores various appropriations and interpretations of his works and persona during the era of modernization in Europe, the United States, and beyond. It includes work by internationally recognized experts and a new generation of scholars in the field, and the eighteen chapters are grouped in sections which relate both to themes and regions. The volume begins and ends by addressing Italy's recepti ... More

Keywords: Dante, modernization, Italy, cultural identity, long nineteenth century, reception, works, persona

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199584628
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aida Audeh, editor
Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Studio Arts & Art History, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Nick Havely, editor
Professor of English and Related Literature, University of York

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Contents

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Introduction

Aida Audeh and Nick Havely

I Risorgimento: Italian Nationality and Identity

II National Interests and Appropriations

III Emerging Powers

IV Recovering/Redefining Identities

16 Dante and the Bengali Renaissance

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