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The Italianist, Vol. 37, No. 3: Realisms and Idealisms in Italian Culture 1300–2016

Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments)

Announcing the publication of The Italianist, Volume 37, Number 3: "Realisms and idealisms in Italian culture, 1300-2017"


This special issue of The Italianist collects ten essays that consider the multiple manifestations of realism and idealism in Italy from the Trecento to the present day. Notions of the ‘real Italy’ (and of ‘Italian realism’) remain fundamental for scholars working in various disciplines, while the exploration of the ideal Italies constructed throughout history continues to inspire innovative work on virtually every period of Italian culture. Rather than accepting the many assertions of realism and the many projections of idealism that have characterized Italian culture from its beginnings, this volume aims for a critical and multi-focal assessment of manifestations of realism and idealism in Italy.

RSA members may find the following articles of particular interest.

Brendan Hennessey, Laurence Hooper, and Charles Leavitt, "Introduction: Realisms and idealisms in Italian culture, 1300-2017."

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Laurence Hooper, "Characterization and eschatological realism from Dante to Petrarch"

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Maurizio Viroli, "Realism and prophecy in Machiavelli and in Italian political culture"

David Marshall, "Giambattista Vico, aphorism, and aphoristic machines"

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