American Dante Bibliography for 2005

Richard Lansing

This bibliography is intended to include all publications on Dante (books, articles, translations, reviews) appearing in North America in 2005, as well as reviews from foreign sources of books published in the United States and Canada. 



Abramson, Glenda. “Dante and Modern Hebrew Literature.” In Semitic Studies in Honour of Edward Ullendorff, edited by Geoffrey Khan (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2005), 323–37.

Alfie, Fabian. “Dante’s Purgatorio as Text.” Romance Philology 59 (Fall, 2005): 121–28.

Baker, Christopher and Richard Harp. “Jonson’s Volpone and Dante.” Comparative Drama 39/1 (Spring, 2005): 55–74.

Barolini, Teodolinda. “Lifting the Veil? Notes Toward a Gendered History of Early Italian Literature.” In Medieval Constructions in Gender and Identity (q.v.), 169–88.

Barolini, Teodolinda. “Multiculturalismo medievale e teologia dell’Inferno dantesco.” Dante: Rivista internazionale di studi su Dante Alighieri 2 (2005): 11–32.

Barolini, Teodolinda. “‘Sotto benda’: The Women of Dante’s Canzone ‘Doglia mi reca’ in the Light of Cecco d’Ascoli.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 83–88.

Bigongiari, Dino, Anne Paolucci, and Henry Paolucci. Backgrounds of The Divine Comedy. Dover, Del.: Griffon, for Bagehot Council, 2005.

Birk, Sandow, et al. Dante’s Purgatorio. San Francisco, Calif.: Chronicle, 2005.

Botterill, Steven. “American Dante Bibliography for 2005.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 165–170.

Botterill, Steven. “The Trecento Commentaries on Dante’s Commedia.” In The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 2: The Middle Ages (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2005), 590–611.

Brown, Bill. “The Dark Wood of Postmodernity (Space, Faith, Allegory).” PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 120/3 (May, 2005): 734–50.

Butler, George F. “Statius and Dante’s Giants: The Thebaid and the Commedia.” Forum Italicum 39/1 (Spring, 2005): 5–17.

Cacciaglia, Norberto. “L’esperienza del mondo e il tema della conoscenza nella Divina Commedia.” Forum Italicum 39/1 (Spring, 2005): 18–48.

Casagrande, Gino and Christopher Kleinhenz. “Alan of Lille and Dante: Questions of Influence.” Italica 82/3–4 (Autumn–Winter, 2005): 356–65.

Cestaro, Gary P. “The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.” In Italian Literature and Its Times (Detroit, Mich.: Thomson Gale, 2005), 129–40.

Cignatta, Maria Cristina. “William Hazlitt and Dante as the Embodiment of ‘Power, Passion, Self–Will’.” In British Romanticism and Italian Literature: Translating , Reviewing, Rewriting (New York: Rodopi, 2005), 69–79.

Cloonan, William. “La Barque de Dante: Delacroix, Michelangelo and the Anxiety of Influence.” In Modern Perspectives on the Early Modern: Temps recherché, temps retrouvé, ed. Anne L. Birberick and Russell Ganim (Charlottesville: Rookwood Press, 2005), 60–76.

Copley, J. H. “Plurilingualism and the Mind of Europe in T. S. Eliot and Dante.” Yeats Eliot Review: A Journal of Criticism and Scholarship 22/1 (Spring, 2005): 2–24.

Cox, Catherine S. The Judaic Other in Dante, the Gawain Poet, and Chaucer. Gainesville, Fla.: University Press of Florida, 2005.

Dante & the Unorthodox: The Aesthetics of Transgression. Edited by James Miller. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2005).

Dasenbrock, Reed Way. “Paradiso ma non troppo: The Place of the Lyric Dante in the Late Cantos of Ezra Pound.” Comparative Literature 57/1 (Winter, 2005): 45–60.

Domini, John. “Rings, Planets, Poles, Inferno, Paradise: A Poetics for W. G. Sebald.” Southwest Review 90/1 (2005): 96.

Eisner, Martin George. “Boccaccio between Dante and Petrarch: The Chigiano Codex, Terza Rima Trilogy, and the Shaping of Italian Literary History.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 66/5 (November, 2005): 1759.

Elder, R. Bruce. “Driftworks, Pulseworks, Lightworks: The Letter to Dr. Henderson.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 450–88.

Elder, R. Bruce. “‘Moving Visual Thinking’: Dante, Brakhage, and the Works of Energeia.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 394–449.

Feltham, Mark and James Miller. “Original Skin: Nudity and Obscenity in Dante’s Inferno.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 182–206.

Ferrante, Joan M. “Women in the Shadows of the Divine Comedy.” In Reading Medieval Culture: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Hanning. Edited by Robert M. Stein and Sandra Pierson Prior (Notre Dame, Ind: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005), 409–27.

Fichera, Eduardo. “Ineffabilità e crisi poetica nella Vita nuova.” Italian Quarterly 42/163–164 (January, 2005): 5–22.

Fosca, Nicola. “Ancora sul ‘quodammodo’ di Monarchia III.xv.17.” Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America: posted May 5, 2005, at > Publications > EBDSA.

Fraser, Jennifer. “Dante/Fante: Embryology in Purgatory and Paradise.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 290–309.

Gerhard, Mira. “Sacrificing Virgil.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 107–19.

Gilson, Simon A. “Notes on the Presence of Boccaccio in Cristoforo Landino’s Comento sopra la Comedia di Danthe Alighieri.” Italian Culture 23 (2005): 1–30.

Gilson, Simon A. “Science in and between Dante and His Commentators: The Case of Cristoforo Landino’s Comento sopra la Comedia di Danthe Alighieri.” Annali d’Italianistica 23 (2005): 31–54.

Gittes, Tobias Foster. “‘O vendetta di Dio’: The Motif of Rape and Retaliation in Dante’s Inferno.” MLN 120/1 (January, 2005): 1–29.

Gleave, Alan. “Reading Dante.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 163.

Gnappi, Carla Maria. “The Sunflower and the Rose: Notes Towards a Reassessment of Blake’s Illustrations of Dante.” In British Romanticism and Italian Literature: Translating , Reviewing, Rewriting, edited by Laura Bandiera and Diego Saglia (New York: Rodopi, 2005), 55–68.

Gragnolati, Manuele. Experiencing the Afterlife: Soul and Body in Dante and Medieval Culture. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005.

Hawkins, Peter S. “Moderno uso.” Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics 13/1 (2005 Spring–Summer, 2005): 161–84.

Herzman, Ronald. ‘‘‘Io non Enëa, io non Paolo sono’: Ulysses, Guido da Montefeltro, and Franciscan Traditions in the Commedia.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 23–69.

Heschel, Susannah. “Judaism, Dante, and the World Trade Center.” PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 120/3 (May, 2005): 877–79.

Hollander, Robert.Paradiso 4.14: Dante as Nebuchadnezzar?” Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America: posted November 30, 2005, at > Publications > EBDSA.

Hollander, Robert.  “The ‘miglior voci’ of Paradiso 1.35.” Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America: posted May 17, 2005, at > Publications > EBDSA.

Hurley, Michael D. “Interpreting Dante’s Terza Rima.” Forum for Modern Language Studies 41/3 (July 2005): 320–31.

Iannucci, Amilcare A. “Dante’s Limbo: At the Margins of Orthodoxy.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 63–82.

King, Ed. “Saving Virgil.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 83–106.

Kleiner, John. “Criminal Invention: Dante, Ovid, and the Bull of Phalaris.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 71–81.

Kleinhenz, Christopher. “Rome and Florence in Dante’s Divine Comedy.” In De sens rassis: Essays in Honor of Rupert T. Pickens, edited by Keith Busby et al. (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005), 339–52.

Lovell, Alison Baird. “The Shadow of Dante in Maurice Scève’s ‘Délie’.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 66 (2005): 2948–49. City University of New York, 2005.

Lund–Mead, Carolynn. “Dido Alighieri: Gender Inversion in the Francesca Episode.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 121–50.

MacLachlan, Bonnie. “The Cyprian Redeemed: Venereal Influence in Paradiso.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 310–25.

MacMillan, Alex. “L’effetto voluto: Dantesque Allusion in the Romantic Period.” Italianist: Journal of the Department of Italian Studies, University of Reading 25/1 (2005): 5–34.

Mazzaro, Jerome. “Exception and Rule in Dante’s Purgatorio.” Forum Italicum 39/2 (Fall 2005): 311–25.

Mazzotta, Giuseppe. Cosmology and the Kiss of Creation (Paradiso 27–29).” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 1–21.

Medieval Constructions in Gender and Identity: Essays in Honor of Joan M. Ferrante. Edited by Teodolinda Barolini. Tempe, Ariz.: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005.

Miller, James. “Anti-Dante: Bataille in the Ninth Bolgia.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 207–48.

Miller, James. “Introduction: Retheologizing Dante.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 1–62.

Miller, James. “Calling Dante: Notes on the Artists.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 505–8.

Miller, James. “Curatorial Essay: Prophet of the Paragone.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 490–504.

Miller, James. “Rainbow Bodies: The Erotics of Diversity in Dante’s Catholicism.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 249–89.

Moevs, Christian. The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Mulchahey, M. Michele. “Education in Dante’s Florence Revisited: Remigio de’ Girolami and the Schools of Santa Maria Novella.” In Medieval Education, ed. Ronald B. Begley and Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2005), 143–81.

Mulvaney, Beth A. “‘I speak not yet of proof’: Dante and the art of Assisi.” In The Art of the Franciscan Order in Italy, ed. William R. Cook (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2005).

Newman, Barbara. “The Artifice of Eternity: Speaking of Heaven in Three Medieval Poems.” Religion and Literature 37/1 (Spring 2005): 1–24.

Nordell, Joan. “Search for the Ten Privately Printed Copies of Longfellow’s Translation of the Divine Comedy. Harvard Library Bulletin 16/3 (2005): 5–36.

Okay, Cüneyd. “Dante's Introduction into Turkey and His Influence until 1928.” Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America: posted March 14, 2005, at > Publications > EBDSA.

Pawlowski, Andrew and James Miller. “Calling Dante: From Dante on the Steps of Immortality.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 517–29.

Pertile, Lino. La punta del disio: semantica del desiderio nella Commedia. Fiesole: Cadmo, 2005.

Pugliese, Guido. “Heresy and Politics in Inferno 10.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 170–81.

Ramsburgh, John S. “Writing Medieval Lives in Dante and Chaucer.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 65/10 (April, 2005): 3797.

Reynolds, Matthew. “Ezra Pound in the Earthly Paradise.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 346–66.

Robertson, Ben P. “In the Name of Matilda: Feminine Transgression and Romantic Conceit.” Names: A Journal of Onomastics 53/3 (September, 2005): 169–201.

Rubin, Harriet. Dante in Love: The World’s Greatest Poem and How It Made History. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Sayers, William. “‘Or da poggia, or da orza’ (Purg. 32): Nautical Deixis in Dante’s Commedia.” Romanic Review 96/1 (January, 2005): 67–84.

Shapiro, Marianne. From the Critic’s Workbench: Essays in Literature and Semiotics. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.

Simeroth, Rosann. “Lady Philosophy and the Construction of Poetic Authority in Jean de Meun, Dante, and Chaucer.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 66/6 (December, 2005): 2207–8.

Spence, Sarah. “The Straits of Empire: Sicily in Vergil and Dante.” In Medieval Constructions in Gender and Identity (q.v.), 133–49.

Stillman, Mimi. “The Music of Dante’s Purgatorio.” Hortulus, 1/1 (2005): 13–21.

Stone, Gregory. “Sodomy, Diversity, Cosmopolitanism: Dante and the Limits of the Polis.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 89–132.

Storey, H. Wayne. “Following Instructions: Remaking Dante’s Vita Nova in the Fourteenth Century.” In Medieval Constructions in Gender and Identity (q.v.), 117–32.

Surette, Leon. “‘Dantescan Light’: Ezra Pound and Eccentric Dante Scholars.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 327–45.

Tambling, Jeremy. “Thinking Melancholy: Allegory and the ‘Vita nuova’.” Romanic Review 96/1 (January, 2005): 85–105.

Tarantino, Elisabetta. “The Dante Anecdote in Gower’s Confessio Amantis, Book VII.” Chaucer Review: A Journal of Medieval Studies and Literary Criticism 39/4 (2005): 420–35.

Testa, Bart. “Dante and Cinema: Film across a Chasm.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 367–93.

Thorp, John. “Fuming Accidie: The Sin of Dante’s Gurglers.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 151–69.

Verduin, Kathleen. “Dante’s Inferno, Jonathan Edwards, and New England Calvinism.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 133–161.

Vitullo, Marina. “The Heritage of the ‘Song of Songs’ in Three Italian Poets of the Thirteenth Century (Giacomo da Lentini, Guido Guinizzelli and Dante Alighieri).” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 66 (2005): 4383. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2005.

Watt, Mary. “Fellini, Dante and Paul: The Homo Viator and the Road to Conversion.” Spunti e Ricerche: Rivista d’Italianistica 20 (2005): 59–78.

Watt, Mary. The Cross That Dante Bears: Pilgrimage, Crusade, and the Cruciform Church in the Divine Comedy. Gainesville, Fla.: University Press of Florida, 2005.

Williams, Pamela. “Dante’s Heaven of the Sun and the Wisdom of Solomon.” Italica 82/2 (Summer, 2005): 165–79.



Alfie, Fabian. Comedy and Culture: Cecco Angiolieri’s Poetry and Late Medieval Society. Leeds: Northern Universities Press, 2002. Reviewed by:

            Steven Botterill, Modern Language Review, 100 (2005): 1125–27.

Inferno: A New Verse Translation. Translated by Michael Palma. New York: Norton, 2002. Reviewed by:

            Barbara Reynolds, Translation and Literature 14, No. 1 (2005): 97–104.

Alighieri, Dante. Purgatorio. Translated by Jean Hollander and Robert Hollander. New York: Doubleday, 2003. Reviewed by:

            Charles Jernigan, Speculum, 80, No. 4 (2005): 1259–62.

Alighieri, Pietro. Comentum super poema Comedie Dantis. A Critical Edition of the Third and Final Draft of Pietro Alighieri's "Commentary" on Dante's "The Divine Comedy. Edited by Massimiliano Chiamenti. Tempe, Ariz.: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 2003. Reviewed by:

         Dino S. Cervigni, Annali d'Italianistica, 23 (2005): 249–51.

Ardizzone, Maria LuisaGuido Cavalcanti: The Other Middle Ages. Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press, 2002. Reviewed by:

            Donatella Stocchi‐Perucchio, Modern Philology, 103, No. 2 (2005): 236–39.

Battaglia Ricci, Lucia. Leggere Dante. Ravenna: Longo, 2004. Reviewed by:

            Bruno Ferraro, Annali d'Italianistica, 23 (2005): 255–57.

Carugati, Giuliana. Il ragionare della carne. Dall'anima "mundi" a Beatrice. San Cesario di Lecce: Manni, 2004. Reviewed by:

         Daniela Boccassini, Annali d'Italianistica, 23 (2005): 259–60.

Cassell, Anthony K. The Monarchia Controversy: An Historical Study with Accompanying Translations of Dante Alighieri’s Monarchia, Guido Vernani’s Refutation of the “Monarchia” Composed by Dante, and Pope John XXII’s Bull Si fratrum. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2004. Reviewed by:

            Peter Carravetta, Renaissance Quarterly, 58 (2005): 157–58.

            Bruno Ferraro, Translation and Literature, 14, No. 1 (2005): 97–104.

Cestaro, Gary P. Dante and the Grammar of the Nursing Body. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003. Reviewed by:

                Marguerite Waller, Speculum, 80, No. 3 (2005): 852–53.

                Francesca Galligan, Medium Ævum, 74 (2005): 145–46.

Crisafulli, Edoardo. The Vision of Dante: Cary’s Translation of the Divine Comedy. Market Harborough: Troubador, 2003. Reviewed by:

            Alison Milbank, Modern Language Review, 100 (2005): 838–39.

Landino, Cristoforo. Comento sopra la Comedia. 4 vols. Edited by Paolo Procaccioli. Rome: Salerno Editrice, 2001. Reviewed by:

            Deborah Parker, Renaissance Quarterly, 58, No. 3 (Fall 2005): 896–98.

Fraser, Jennifer Margaret. Rite of Passage in the Narratives of Dante and Joyce. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002. Reviewed by:

            Heather Webb, Italica, 82 (2005): 126–27.

Hagedorn, Suzanne C. Abandoned Women: Rewriting the Classics in Dante, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. Reviewed by:

            Michael A. Calabrese, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 104 (2005): 400–402.

            James Fumo, Speculum, 80, No. 4 (2005): 1291–93.

            Robert R. Edwards, Modern Philology, 103 (2005): 240–43.

Havely, Nick. Dante and the Franciscans: Poverty and the Papacy in the ‘Commedia.’ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Reviewed by:

            Corinna Salvadori Lonergan, Annali d'Italianistica, 23 (2005): 261–62.

Hawkins, Peter S. Dante's Testaments: Essays in Scriptural Imagination. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999. Reviewed by:

            Paul J. Contino, Religion & Literature, 37, No. 2 (Summer, 2005): 115–18.

Kirkpatrick, Robin. Dante, The Divine Comedy: A Student Guide. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Reviewed by:

         Tonia Bernardi Triggiano, Annali d'Italianistica, 23 (2005): 257–59.

Ottaviani, Didier. La philosophie de la lumière chez Dante: Du Convivio à la Divine comédie. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2004. Reviewed by:

            Steven Botterill, Renaissance Quarterly, 58, No. 4 (2005): 1290–92.

The Poets’ Dante. Edited by Peter S. Hawkins and Rachel Jacoff. New York:  Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2001. Reviewed by:

            Barbara Reynolds, Translation and Literature 14, No. 1 (2005): 97–104.

Roush, Sherry. Hermes’ Lyre: Italian Poetic Self–Commentary from Dante to Tommaso Campanella. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. Reviewed by:

            Simon Gilson, Modern Language Review, 100 (2005): 230–32.

            William J. Kennedy, Speculum, 80, No.1 (2005): 317–19.

Scott, John A. Understanding Dante. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. Reviewed by:

            Sherry Roush, Annali d'Italianistica, 23 (2005): 254–55.

Seriacopi, Massimo. Bonifacio VIII nella storia e nell’ opera di Dante. Florence: Libreria Chiari, 2003. Reviewed by:

            Richard Kay, Italica, 82, No. 1 (Spring, 2005): 125.

Stewart, Dana E. The Arrow of Love: Optics, Gender, and Subjectivity in Medieval Love Poetry. Lewisburg, Penn.: Bucknell University Press, 2003. Reviewed by:

            Gary Cestaro, Italica, 82, No. 2 (Summer, 2005): 248–49.