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Dante and Italy in British Romanticism
 
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Dante and Italy in British Romanticism
 
 
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21 Sep 2011
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From the artistic practice of improvisation to the politics of nationalism, the essays in this volume break new ground and significantly extend our understanding of the relations between British and Italian culture in its analysis of the reception of Dante and Italian literature in British Romanticism.


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From the artistic practice of improvisation to the politics of nationalism, the essays in this volume break new ground and significantly extend our understanding of the relations between British and Italian culture in its analysis of the reception of Dante and Italian literature in British Romanticism.


Reviews

'Burwick and Douglass are to e congratulated for marshalling an array of stimulating papers which add much to our understanding of the profound but paradoxical nature of the British Romantics' relationship with Italy.' - TLS


Contents

Wordsworth in Italy; M.Gaull
Sitting in Dante's Throne: Wordsworth and Italian Nationalism; B.Graver
Byron between Ariosto and Tasso; N.Halmi
Byron and Alfieri; P.Cochran
"More than Half Erased": Shelley, Dante, and Realms Without a Name; M.O'Neill
Epipsychidion
and the Renewable Life; S.Curran
Mary Shelley's Valperga: Romance, Philology and Historiography; T.Rajan
Appropriating Dante in Felicia Hemans's 'The Maremma': Writing the Nation, Defining National Culture; D.Saglia
De Staël's Corinne and the Performance of Romanticism; D.Hoeveler
Importing Improvvisatori: The Culture of Poetic Improvisation in 1820s England; A.Esterhammer
Masaniello on the London Stage; F.Burwick
Revisioning Rimini: Reading Dante in the Cockney School; J.N.Cox
Syllables of the Sweet South: Figuring the Sound of Italian in the Romantic Period; T.Webb


Authors

FREDERICK BURWICK is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
 
PAUL DOUGLASS is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University, California, USA.