This volume is the first comprehensive study of the influence of English Pre-Raphaelitism on Italian art and culture in the late nineteenth century. Analysis of the cultural relations between Italy and Britain has focused traditionally on the special place that Italy had in the British imagination, but the cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries have been much misunderstood. This book aims to correct this imbalance by placing Pre-Rapahelitism in its European context. It explores the nature of its influence on Italy, how it was transmitted, and how it was manifested, by focusing on the role of Italian Anglophiles, the English communities in Florence and Rome, the writings of Gabriele D'Annunzio, and a number of Italian artists active in Tuscany and Rome. The works of Cellini, Ricci, Gioja, De Carolis, and Sartorio in particular fully demonstrate the impact of Pre-Raphaelitism on the young Italian school of painting which found in the English movement an ideal link with its glorious past on which it could build a new artistic identity. These artists show that English Pre-Raphaelitism was one of the most powerful single influences on fin-de-siecle Italian culture.
IV AlmaTadema', in Scritti giornalistici, p. 130. Further references are given in the text. 92. 'L'adorazione', in La Chimera, 11. 1—4, in D'Annunzio, Versi d'amore e di gloria, 1, 562. 93. Il Marchese di Caulonia, 'Balli e serate', ...
Author: Giuliana Pieri
This book investigates the relationship between the ideas of nation and race among the nationalist intelligentsia of the Italian Risorgimento and argues that ideas of race played a considerable role in defining Italian national identity. The author argues that the racialization of the Italians dates back to the early Napoleonic age and that naturalistic racialism—or race-thinking based on the taxonomies of the natural history of man—emerged well before the traditionally presumed date of the late 1860s and the advent of positivist anthropology. The book draws upon a wide number of sources including the work of Vincenzo Cuoco, Giuseppe Micali, Adriano Balbi, Alessanro Manzoni, Giandomenico Romagnosi, Cesare Balbo, Vincenzo Gioberti, and Carlo Cattaneo. Themes explored include links to antiquity on the Italian peninsula, archaeology, and race-thinking.
Vincenzo Cuoco, Scritti giornalistici, vol. 1, Periodo milanese, 1801–1806, ed. Maurizio Martirano (Naples: Fredericiana Editrice Universitaria, 1999) 134–137; see, also Cuoco “Sullo studio dell'antichità,” Corriere di Napoli, no.
Author: Edoardo Marcello Barsotti
Flying and the pilot were significant metaphors of fascism's mythical modernity. Fernando Esposito traces the changing meanings of these highly charged symbols from the air show in Brescia, to the sky above the trenches of the First World War to the violent ideological clashes of the interwar period.
Morte di frate Ginepro” [orig.1918], in: D'Annunzio, Scritti giornalistici 1889–1938, vol. 2, Milan 2003, pp. 769–79. D'Annunzio, Gabriele: “Il primo olocausto” [orig.1919], in: D'Annunzio, L'Urna inesausta, in: D'Annunzio, ...
Author: Fernando Esposito
Category: Political Science
A natural heir of the Renaissance and once tightly conjoined to its study, continental philosophy broke from Renaissance studies around the time of World War II. In The Other Renaissance, Rocco Rubini achieves what many have attempted to do since: bring them back together. Telling the story of modern Italian philosophy through the lens of Renaissance scholarship, he recovers a strand of philosophic history that sought to reactivate the humanist ideals of the Renaissance, even as philosophy elsewhere progressed toward decidedly antihumanist sentiments. Bookended by Giambattista Vico and Antonio Gramsci, this strand of Renaissance-influenced philosophy rose in reaction to the major revolutions of the time in Italy, such as national unity, fascism, and democracy. Exploring the ways its thinkers critically assimilated the thought of their northern counterparts, Rubini uncovers new possibilities in our intellectual history: that antihumanism could have been forestalled, and that our postmodern condition could have been entirely different. In doing so, he offers an important new way of thinking about the origins of modernity, one that renews a trust in human dignity and the Western legacy as a whole.
On Cuoco's activity as a journalist, see Maurizio Martirano, “Politica e cultura negli scritti giornalistici di Vincenzo Cuoco (1801–1806), in Scritti giornalistici, by Vincenzo Cuoco, 2 vols. (Naples: Fridericiana Editrice ...
Author: Rocco Rubini
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Januar 1882 und 1. November 1882, in: Renato Chiesa, L'altra musica tedesca. 26 Ettore Paratore, D'Annunzio e Wagner, S. 103. 27 Gabriele d'Annunzio, „Arte ed artisti“, Tribuna 28. Juni 1886, in: derselbe, Scritti giornalistici, Bd. 1, ...
Author: Udo Bermbach
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
A vividly written portrait of Benito Mussolini, whose passion for the theatre profoundly shaped his ideology and actions as head of fascist Italy This consistently illuminating book transforms our understanding of fascism as a whole, and will have strong appeal to readers in both theatre studies and modern Italian history.
In Gabriele D'Annunzio, Scritti giornalistici II, ed. Annamaria Andreoli and G. Zanetti (Mondadori, 2003), 265. 51 “La bestia elettiva,” in D'Annunzio, Scritti giornalistici II, 94. 52 The observation is Witt's, as is the translation ...
Author: Patricia Gaborik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Twentieth-century Italian poetry is haunted by countless ghosts and shadows from opera. Echoes of Opera in Modern Italian Poetry reveals their presence and sheds light on their role in shaping that great poetic tradition. This is the first work in English to analyze the influence of opera on modern Italian poetry, uncovering a fundamental but neglected relationship between the two art forms. A group of Italian poets, from Gabriele D’Annunzio to Giorgio Caproni, by way of Umberto Saba and Eugenio Montale, made opera a cornerstone of their artistic craft. More than an occasional stylistic influence, opera is rather analyzed as a fundamental facet of these poets’ intellectual quest to overcome the expressive limitations of lyrical poetry. This book reframes modern Italian poetry in a truly interdisciplinary perspective, broadening our understanding of its prominence within the humanities, in the twentieth century and beyond.
1996b. Scritti giornalistici (1881–1888), ed. Annamaria Andreoli. Milan: Mondadori. ———. 1998. Il trionfo della morte. Milan: Mondadori. ———. 2003. Scritti giornalistici (1889–1938), ed. Annamaria Andreoli. Milan: Mondadori. ———. 2005.
Author: Mattia Acetoso
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Literary Criticism
This book explores the role of Mediterranean imaginaries in one of the preeminent tropes of Italian history: the formation or 'making of' Italians. While previous scholarship on the construction of Italian identity has often focused too narrowly on the territorial notion of the nation-state, and over-identified Italy with its capital, Rome, this book highlights the importance of the Mediterranean Sea to the development of Italian collective imaginaries. From this perspective, this book re-interprets key historical processes and actors in the history of modern Italy, and thereby challenges mainstream interpretations of Italian collective identity as weak or incomplete. Ultimately, it argues that Mediterranean imaginaries acted as counterweights to the solidification of a 'national' Italian identity, and still constitute alternative but equally viable modes of collective belonging.
Scritti e discorsi fiumani. Edioted by Renzo de Felice. Milan: Mondadori, 1974. ———. Scritti giornalistici (1889–1938). Vol. 1. Edited by Annamaria Andreoli. Milano: Mondadori. 1996. ———. Scritti giornalistici (1889–1938). Vol. 2.
Author: Claudio Fogu
Publisher: Springer Nature
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) has often been considered a particularly British writer in part as his official post as Poet Laureate inevitably committed him to a certain amount of patriotic writing. This volume focuses on his impact on the continent, presenting a major scholarly analysis of Tennyson's wider reception in different areas of Europe. It considers reader and critical responses and explores the effect of his poetry upon his contemporaries and later writers, as well as his influence upon illustrators, painters and musicians. The leading international contributors raise questions of translation and publication and of the choices made for this purpose along with the way in which his ideas and style influenced European writing and culture. Tennyson's reputation in Anglophone countries is now assured, following a decline in the years after his death. This volume enables us to chart the changes in Tennyson's European reputation during the later 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
—(2003) Scritti giornalistici 1889–1938, ed. Annamaria Andreoli, Milan: A. Mondadori. Durbé, D. (1972) Aspetti dell'arte a Roma 1870–1914, exhibition catalogue, Rome: De Luca. Errico, Carmelo (1883) Scritti giornalistici, ...
Author: Leonee Ormond
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Beyond his pivotal place in the history of scientific thought, Charles Darwin's writings and his theory of evolution by natural selection have also had a profound impact on art and culture and continue to do so to this day. The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe is a comprehensive survey of this enduring cultural impact throughout the continent. With chapters written by leading international scholars that explore how literary writers and popular culture responded to Darwin's thought, the book also includes an extensive timeline of his cultural reception in Europe and bibliographies of major translations in each country.
—(1996) 'Per una festa della scienza', in Scritti giornalistici 1882–1888, ed. Annamaria Andreoli, Milan: Mondadori, 1: 943–51. De Roberto, Federico (2010) I Vicerè, Milan: Dalai. De Sanctis, Francesco (1952a) 'Il darwinismo nell'arte', ...
Author: Thomas F. Glick
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism