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Petrarch and His Legacies

This book gathers cutting-edge articles by prominent scholars reflecting on Petrarch’s poetry and his long legacy, from the Renaissance to the present day. The scholars engaged in this volume read Petrarch in the context of his own world and with a variety of theoretical and critical approaches, never overlooking the opportunity for an interdisciplinary reading that combines poetry and visual arts. The volume includes scholars from the United States and Europe (Italy, in particular), thus offering the opportunity to compare different theoretical approaches.  

The articles in the second half of the volume celebrate Petrarch’s legacies beyond the historically fundamental Renaissance Petrarchism, while exploring the presence of Petrarch’s poetry in several cultural realities. The scholars also read Petrarch with necessary attention to new disciplines such as digital humanities. The richness of the volume lies in these innovative perusals of Petrarch’s works not only through the critical lens of dedicated scholars, but also through their readings of artists who throughout the centuries appreciated and revived Petrarch’s poetry in their own literary endeavors.

348 pages | 35 halftones, 3 line drawings | 6 x 9

Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies

Literature and Literary Criticism: Romance Languages

Medieval Studies

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction - by Ernesto Livorni and Jelena Todorovic
I. Petrarch and His Chartae
New Excavations of the Early Fourteenth-Century Forms of the Canzoniere: Manuscript 41.15 in the Biblioteca Mediceo-Laurenziana in Florence - by Carlo Pulsoni and Marco Cursi
Petrarch and his Mothers - by Kristen Ina Grimes
Treasures of the Lilly Library: The Poole 26 Historia Griseldis - by Beatrice Arduini
The Legacy of Petrarch’s Chartae - by H. Wayne Storey
Petrarch’s Open Book from the Editio Princeps (Inc. Queriniano G V 15) to Digital Culture - by Massimo Lollini
Incunabula of the Genetic Edition: Petrarch between Ubaldini and Appel (Seen from up Close) - by Furio Brugnolo
II. Petrarch and His Legacies
Tracing Parody in Comic-Realist Poetry from Cecco Angiolieri to Burchiello - by Antonio Lanza
Petrarch and the Italian Madrigal Tradition - by Christopher Kleinhenz
Eternal Ink: Giorgio Vasari and Francesco Petrarca Remembering Simone Martini - by C. Jean Campbell
Legacies of Rime sparse 267 (Petrarch, Ronsard, Scève) - by Ullrich Langer
Petrarch’s Legacy on the Seventeenth-Century Spanish Stage - by David J. Hildner
Alfieri’s Petrarch - by Stefania Buccini
Russian Imitations of Petrarch and Modern Imitatio - by Tom Dolack

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