Faculty Books

Giuseppe Mazzotta

Christiana Purdy Moudarres

This volume aims to assess the longstanding debate over the role played by the Italian Renaissance in the history of European intellectual culture. The authors engage in an interpretative conversation with thinkers such as Jacob Burckardt, Ernst Cassirer, Eugenio Garin, Paul Oskar Kristeller, whose...
Christiana Purdy Moudarres

This volume is comprised of a selection of revised and expanded papers presented at ‘Table Talk: Perspectives on Food in Medieval Italian Literature,’ a panel held at the 40th annual convention of the Northeast Modern Langauge Association (Boston, February 26 March 1, 2009). Taken together, these...
Millicent Marcus

The last decade has witnessed an outpouring of Italian films that deal with Fascism, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. This would appear to mark a distinct change from the postwar reluctance to represent such an infamous history. Roberto Benigni’s popular Life is Beautiful (1997) is an obvious...
Giuseppe Mazzotta

Norwegian translation of the American version of Cosmopoiesis: The Renaissance Experiment
Giuseppe Mazzotta

Italian translation of the American version of Cosmopoiesis: The Renaissance Experiment
Giuseppe Mazzotta

This Norton Critical Edition of Dante’s masterpiece is based on Michael Palma’s verse translation, which is acclaimed for its elegant rendering of Dante’s triple-rhyme scheme into contemporary English. Richard Wilbur praises Palma’s translation as “accurate as to sense, fully rhymed, and easy, as a...
Millicent Marcus

Over the past twenty-five years, Italy’s film industry has produced a remarkable number of award-winning international art-house hits, among them Cinema Paradiso and Life Is Beautiful. Despite these successes, Italian cinema is in a state of crisis: ticket sales for domestic films, which...