American Dante Bibliography for 2017

Compiled by Giacomo Berchi

This bibliography is intended to include all publications relating to Dante (books, articles, translations, reviews) published in North America in 2017, including reviews published in North American journals of books published elsewhere.

The following entries are also included in the comprehensive Bibliografia Dantesca Internazionale/International Dante Bibliography database, maintained by the Società Dantesca Italiana with the collaboration of the Dante Society of America since 2017; see: https://bibliografia.dantesca.it/.

Please send notices of any corrections or omissions to dantesociety@gmail.com.

Translations

Alighieri, Dante. Paradiso. annotated by Alison Cornish, transl. by Stanley Lombardo. Indianapolis - Cambridge: Hackett, 2017.

[Dante Alighieri]. The “Comedy” of Dante Alighieri, Florentine by birth, but not by character. Canticle three. “Paradiso”. Transl by Tom Simone. Indianapolis-Cambridge: Focus-Hackett Publishing, 2017.

Alighieri, Dante. The Inferno. transl. by Peter Thornton. New York: Arcade Publishing, 2017.

Books

Bisbocci, Eric L. Unveiling the Mystery of Dante: An Esoteric Understanding of Dante and his “Divine Comedy”. Great Barrington, MA: Lindisfarne Books, 2017.

Brockman, David Dean. A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2017.

Burke, Milton. Words Unbound. Teaching Dante’s Inferno in the High-School Classroom. Fayetteville, Ark.: The University of Arkansas Press, 2017.

Cook, Christopher D. The 1965 United States Dante Stamp. Columbus: Silver Anchor Press, 2017.

Crews, Michael Lynn. Books Are Made Out of Books: A Guide to Cormac McCarthy’s Literary Influences, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017. [Dante at pp. 64-65]

DeLorenzo, Leonard J. and Vittorio Montemaggi, eds. Dante, Mercy and the Beauty of the Human Person. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017.

Falkeid, Unn. The Avignon Papacy Contested: An Intellectual History from Dante to Catherine of Siena, Cambridge (U.S.) - London: Harvard University Press, 2017.

Krcma, Ed, and Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg/Dante: Drawing a modern Inferno , New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017.

Martinez, Ronald L. Cleansing the Temple: Dante, defender of the Church. Olivia Holmes, ed. Binghamton, NY: Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2017.

Masciandaro, Franco, Peter Booth, Nicola Masciandaro, and Öykü Tekten. Dante/Hafiz: Reading on the Sigh, the Gaze, and Beauty, New York: KAF Press, 2017.

Melaney, William D. Alterity and Criticism: Tracing Time in Modern Literature, London - New York: Rownman & Littlefield International, 2017.

Rauschenberg, Robert, Leah Dickerman, Robert Coste Lewis, and Kevin Young. Robert Rauschenberg: Thirty-four Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2017. [with illustrations]

Smith, Tim, and Marco Sonzogni. To Hell and Back: An Anthology of Dante’s “Inferno” in English translation (1782-2013). Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017.

Sweeney, Jon L., and R. Rohr. Inventing Hell: Dante, the Bible and Eternal Torment . Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2017. [First edition: New York: Jericho Books, 2014]

Dissertations

Flack, Corey James. True Flesh: Pilgrimage, Measure, and Perfecting the Human in Dante’s “Commedia”: PhD Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2017.

Gianferrari, Filippo. Dante and the Thirteen-century Latin Education: Reading the Auctores Minores : PhD Dissertation, University of Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017.

Keenan, Thomas Francis. Dante Alighieri and “Master and Margarita”‘s Italian Ancestor: PhD Dissertation, Yale University: Proquest Dissertations Publishing, 2017.

Loubet-Senear, Christina. The Decolonizing Western Epic: The Odyssey, The Divine Comedy and Paradise Lost as Postcolonial Works: PhD Dissertation, University of Colorado Boulder: ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2017.

Rana, Shieh. The Fedeli d’Amore of Persia and of the West: A Comparative Study: PhD Dissertation, The George Washington University: Proquest Dissertation Publishing, 2017.

Reach, Vivian Lee. A Choreographer’s Voyage Within Dante’s “Inferno”: PhD Dissertation, University of California, Irvine: ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2017.

Shanti, Aliyah M. Musical descents: Creating and re-creating Hell in Italian opera, 1600-1680: Dissertation, Princeton University: ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2017.

Witten, Derek. Participation and Particularity in Dante’s “Commedia” and Philosophical Works: Establishing the Centrality of Participation of Being and Participation of Effect with Cause: PhD Dissertation , Regent College: 2017.

Articles

Alfie, Fabian. “‘Quel Folletto’: Notes on a Hapax”. Dante Notes, (2017) [online: https://dantesociety.org/node/119]

Allen, Kristen. ““Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em”: The Desperate and Joyful Implications of Gambling in Dante’s Commedia”. Andrée, Alexander, Giulio Silano, Isabelle Cochelin, Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Abigail Firey, Tristan Sharp and Joseph Goering, eds. From Learning to Love: Schools, Law, and Pastoral Care in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Joseph W. Goering, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2017: 692-717.

Applauso, Nicolino. “Dante, Berlusconi, and the Bordello State: Paolo Sylos Labini’s and James Walston’s Democratic Dante at the Ebb of the Seconda Repubblica”. Mediaevalia 38, (2017): 249-278.

Arthos, John. “The Disorientation of Figures: The Palio Simile and a Theory of Tropes”. Exemplaria. Medieval, Early Modern, Theory XXIX.2, (2017): 157-74.

Ascoli, Albert Russell. “Performing Salvation in Dante’s Commedia”. Dante Studies 135, (2017): 74-106.

Bonfatti, Rossella. “Performing Dante or Building the Nation? The Divina Commedia between Dramaturgy of Exile and Public Festivities”. Mediaevalia 38, (2017): 37-67.

Borelli, Elena. “Dante in Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Poetry and Prose: From Mystical Lover to Poeta Vate”. Mediaevalia 38, (2017): 111-127.

Caselli, Daniela. “Dante’s Pilgrimage in Dorothy Richardson”. Comparative Literature 69.1, (2017): 91-110.

Cavadini, John C. “The Kingdom of Irony: Augustine, Sin, and Dante’s Inferno”. DeLorenzo, Leonard J. and Vittorio Montemaggi, eds. Dante, Mercy and the Beauty of the Human Person. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017: 29-44.

Crews, Michael Lynn. “Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)”. Crews, Michael Lynn. Books Are Made Out of Books: A Guide to Cormac McCarthy’s Literary Influences, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017: 64-65.

Cursi, Marco. “Boccaccio Between Dante and Petrarch: Manuscripts, Marginalia, Drawings”. Heliotropia. Forum for Boccaccio Research and Interpretation 14, (2017): 11-46.

DeLorenzo, Leonard J. “Hastening to Heal: To Read, Pray, and Move in the Order of Grace”. DeLorenzo, Leonard J. and Vittorio Montemaggi, eds. Dante, Mercy and the Beauty of the Human Person. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017: 98-119.

Di Fenza, Antonio. “Excessive Poetry: The Use of Superchio in Michelangelo’s Verses”. Modern Language Notes 132.1, (2017): 47-67.

Elsky, Martin. “The Sexcentenary Commemoration of Dante’s Death and the German Re-Confessionalization of Dante: Friedrich Muckermann”. Mediaevalia 38, (2017): 129-168.

Fritz-Morkin, Maggie. “Dante’s Blood Elegies”. Dante Studies 135, (2017): 107-135.

Gamberini, Diletta. “The Artist as a Dantista: Francesco da Sangallo’s Dantism in Mid-Cinquecento Florence”. Dante Studies 135, (2017): 169-191.

Gianferrari, Filippo.Pro patria mori: From the Disticha Catonis to Dante’s Cato”. Dante Studies 135, (2017): 1-30.

Gianferrari, Filippo. “Did Dante Know the Ilias latina? Textual Echoes in the Prologue to the Purgatorio”. Dante Notes, (2017) [online: https://dantesociety.org/node/120]

Grove, Kevin GSC. “Becoming True in the Purgatorio. Dante on Forgetting, Remembering, and Learning to Speak”. DeLorenzo, Leonard J. and Vittorio Montemaggi, eds. Dante, Mercy and the Beauty of the Human Person. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017: 45-64.

Johnson, Paul Michael. “The End(lessnes)s of Infamy: Agamben, Enjambment, and Embodiment in a Cervantine Stanza”. Modern Language Notes 132.2, (2017): 494-506.

Keating, Jessica. “Love’s Recollection: Paradiso and Healed Memory”. DeLorenzo, Leonard J. and Vittorio Montemaggi, eds. Dante, Mercy and the Beauty of the Human Person. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017: 161-178.

Looney, Dennis. “Dante Politico: An Introduction”. Mediaevalia 38, (2017): 1-12.

Mantovani, Mattia. “Le lettere mozze di Federico III di Sicilia e il liber mortis di Dante”. Dante Studies 135, (2017): 31-73.

Marazzi, Martino. “Our Brother Dante: Dantesque Reappropriations in Italian America”. Mediaevalia 38, (2017): 69-109.

Melaney, William D. “Eliot and the Uses of Dante”. Melaney, William D. Alterity and Criticism: Tracing Time in Modern Literature. London - New York: Rownman & Littlefield International, 2017: 83-95.

Moevs, Christian. “Dante: Knowing Oneself, Knowing God”. DeLorenzo, Leonard J. and Vittorio Montemaggi, eds. Dante, Mercy and the Beauty of the Human Person. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017: 65-80.

Montemaggi, Vittorio. “Encountering Mercy. Dante, Mary, and Us”. DeLorenzo, Leonard J. and Vittorio Montemaggi, eds. Dante, Mercy and the Beauty of the Human Person. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017: 10-25.

O’Regan, Cyril. “The Paradiso and the Overcoming of Rivalry”. DeLorenzo, Leonard J. and Vittorio Montemaggi, eds. Dante, Mercy and the Beauty of the Human Person. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017: 179-195.

Parker, Deborah. “Bronzino’s Dante”. Dante Studies 135, (2017): 156-168.

Pepper, Stephen C. CSC. “Uniting the Eyes: From Fixation to Fascination in the Easter Tuesday Cantos”. DeLorenzo, Leonard J. and Vittorio Montemaggi, eds. Dante, Mercy and the Beauty of the Human Person. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017: 120-139.

Placidi, Andrea. “Dante and Cangrande”. Dante Notes, (2017) [online: https://www.dantesociety.org/publicationsdante-notes/dante-and-cangrande]

Robins, William. “The Case of the Court Entertainer: Popular Culture, Intertextual Dialogue, and the Early Circulation of Boccaccio’s Decameron”. Speculum 92.1, (2017): 1-35. [Dante alle pp. 5-8 e passim]

Schöntag, Roger. “Il dibattito intorno al volgare antico tra Leonardo Bruni e Flavio Biondo sullo sfondo della cognizione linguistica di Dante”. Forum Italicum. A Journal of Italian Studies 51.3, (2017): 553-572.

Selenu, Stefano. “Reading Dante Impolitically: Gramsci’s Contrapuntal Criticism of Inferno 10”. Mediaevalia 38, (2017): 209-248.

Stocchi-Perucchio, Donatella.Dante Politico: Toward a Mapping of Dante’s Political Thought”. Mediaevalia 38, (2017): 13-36.

Stocchi-Perucchio, Donatella. “Giovanni Gentile’s Reading of Dante as Prophet of the State in interiore homine”. Mediaevalia 38, (2017): 169-207.

Tardelli Terry, Claudia. “Reading Aristotle through Dante: the case of Meteorologica in Francesco da Buti’s Commento”. Medium Aevum LXXXVI.2, (2017): 350-364.

Treherne, Matthew. “Beginning Midway: Dante’s Midlife, and Ours”. DeLorenzo, Leonard J. and Vittorio Montemaggi, eds. Dante, Mercy and the Beauty of the Human Person. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017: 83-97.

Verdicchio, Massimo. “Poetic Authority in Dante and Virgil”. Italica. Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian 94.2, (2017): 413-430.

Reviews

Alighieri, Dante. .Dante’s lyric poetry: poems of youth and of the “Vita Nuova”. Teodolinda Barolini, Manuele Gragnolati eds, transl. by Richard Lansing and Anthony Frisardi, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. Reviewed by:

Arduini, Beatrice. Renaissance Quarterly LXX.2, (2017): 797-798.

Bacchini, Lorenzo Filippo. in Italica. Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian 94.2, (2017): 372-374.

Alighieri, Dante. Opere. II. “Convivio”. “Monarchia”. “Epistole”. “Egloge”. Gianfranco Fioravanti, Claudio Giunta, Diego Quaglioni, Claudia Villa and Gabriella Albanese, eds., Marco Santagata dir., Milano: Mondadori, 2014. Reviewed by:

Celati, Marta. The Modern Language Review 112.1, (2017): 262-264.

Ardissino, Erminia. L’umana “Commedia” di Dante. Ravenna: Longo, 2016. Reviewed by:

Coluzzi, Federica. Forum Italicum. A Journal of Italian Studies 51.3, (2017): 817-819.

Ardizzone, Maria Luisa. Reading as the angels read: speculation and politics in Dante’s “Banquet”. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. Reviewed by:

Aleksander, Jason. Renaissance Quarterly LXX.4, (2017): 1625-1627.

 

Baranski, Zygmunt G. and Lino Pertile, eds. Dante in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Reviewed by:

Cornish, Alison. Forum Italicum. A Journal of Italian Studies 51.3, (2017): 810-876.

Tessicini, Dario. Medium Aevum LXXXVI.2, (2017): 387-388.

Barnes, John and Daragh O’Connell, eds. War and peace in Dante. Essays literary, historical and theological. Dublin: Four Courts Press - UCD Foundation for Italian Studies, 2015. Reviewed by:

Ginsberg, Warren. Speculum 92.1, (2017): 212-213.

Marples, Kevin. The Modern Language Review 112.2, (2017): 513-514.

Varade, Kristina. Forum Italicum. A Journal of Italian Studies 51.3, (2017): 819-821.

Bloch, R. Howard, Alison Calhoun, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Joachim Küpper and Jeanette Patterson, eds. Rethinking the new medievalism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Reviewed by:

Kinoshita, Sharon. Speculum 92 .2, (2017): 500-502.

Casagrande, Carla, and Silvana Vecchio. Passioni dell’anima. Teorie e usi degli affetti nella cultura medievale. Firenze: Sismel-Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2015. Reviewed by:

Veratelli, Federica. Speculum 92.3, (2017): 799-800.

Chance, Jane. Medieval Mythopraphy. 3. The Emergence of Italian Humanism, 1321-1475. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014. Reviewed by:

Rolfe Prodan, Sarah. Speculum 92.3, (2017): 802-803.

Ciabattoni, Francesco, Elsa Filosa and Kristina Olson, eds. Boccaccio 1313-2013. Ravenna: Longo, 2015. Reviewed by:

Nicosia, Roberto. Italian Culture XXXV.1, (2017): 53-54.

Ciabattoni, Francesco. La citazione è sintomo d’amore. Cantautori italiani e memoria letteraria. Roma: Carocci, 2016. Reviewed by:

Cavatorta, Beppe. Italica. Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian 94.1, (2017): 194-196.

Di Fonzo, Claudia. Dante e la tradizione giuridica. Roma: Carocci, 2016. Reviewed by:

Nagy, József. Forum Italicum. A Journal of Italian Studies 51.3, (2017): 814-816.

Freccero, John. In Dante’s wake. Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian tradition. Danielle Callegari and Melissa Swain, eds. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. Reviewed by:

Bowe, David. The Modern Language Review 112.2, (2017): 523-524.

Herzman, Ronald. Speculum 92.2, (2017): 526-527.

Kay, Tristan. Dante’s Lyric Redemption. Eros, Salvation, Vernacular Tradition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Reviewed by:

Hooper, Laurence. Renaissance Quarterly LXX.3, (2017): 1205-1206.

Todorovic, Jelena. The Medieval Review, (2017) [online: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/article/view/23255]

Mackin, Zane D. R.. “Dante, the Rhetoric of Crisis, and Vigilante Preaching”. Annali d’Italianistica XXXIV, (2016) [monographic issue: «Speaking Truth to Power from Medieval to Modern Italy»]. Reviewed by:

Ferguson, Ronnie. in Italian Studies 72.3, (2017): 338-340.

Modesto, Filippa. Dante’s Idea of Friendship. The Transformation of a Classical Concept. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. Reviewed by:

Calabrese, Michael. Comitatus. A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 48, (2017): 239-242.

Nasti, Paola and Claudia Rossignoli, eds. Interpreting Dante. Essays on the tradition of Dante commentary. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013. Reviewed by:

Full, Bettina. Medievalia et Humanistica 42, (2017): 98-110.

Nievergelt, Andreas, Rudolf Gamper, Marina Bernasconi Reusser, Birgit Ebersperger and Ernst Tremp, eds. Scriptorium. Wesen - Funktion - Eigenheiten: Comité international de paléographie latine, XVIII. Kolloquium, St. Gallen, 11.-14. September 2013, München: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften - Beck, 2015. Reviewed by:

Pani, Laura. Speculum 92.3, (2017): 869-871.

Olson, Kristina M.. Courtesy lost. Dante, Boccaccio, and the literature of history. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. Reviewed by:

Morosini, Roberta. Speculum 92.3, (2017): 873-875.

Petrus Iohannis Olivi. Lectura super Apocalypsim. Warren Lewis, ed. Saint Bonaventure (NY): Franciscan Institute Pulications, 2015. Reviewed by:

Lerner, R.E. Speculum 92.2, (2017): 558-560.

Picone, Michelangelo. Scritti danteschi. Antonio Lanza ed., preface by Marcello Ciccuto. Ravenna: Longo, 2017. Reviewed by:

Cherchi, Paolo. Forum Italicum. A Journal of Italian Studies 51.3, (2017): 812-814.

Reynolds, Suzanne, ed. A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library at Holkham Hall. Volume I. Manuscripts from Italy to 1500. Part I. Shelfmarks 1-399. Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. [Dante passim]. Reviewed by:

Mulas, Pier Luigi. Speculum 92.2, (2017): 574-575.

Roush, Sherry. Speaking Spirits. Ventriloquizing the Dead in Renaissance Italy . Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. Reviewed by:

Olson, Kristina M. Speculum 92.2, (2017): 580-581.

Santagata, Marco. Dante. The Story of his Life, transl. by R. Dixon, Boston: Belknap-Harvard University Press, 2016. Reviewed by:

Clarke, K. P. Renaissance Quarterly LXX.3, (2017): 1203-1205.

Tavoni, Mirko. Qualche idea su Dante. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2015. Reviewed by:

Arduini, Beatrice. The Medieval Review, (2017) [online: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/article/view/24078]

Grimaldi, Emma. Forum Italicum. A Journal of Italian Studies 51.1, (2017): 290-93.

Webb, Heather. Dante’s Persons. An Ethics of the Transhuman. Oxford - New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Reviewed by:

Cornish, Alison. Renaissance Quarterly LXX.3, (2017): 1208-1207.

Ginsberg, Warren. The Medieval Review, (2017) [online: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/article/view/23317]

Ziolkowski, Jan M., ed. Dante and Islam. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. Reviewed by:

Webb, Heather. The Modern Language Review 112.1, (2017): 261-262.