The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.440 Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Date: November 12, 2014 at 10:47:50 AM EST
Subject: Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies Series
Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies Series - latest publications
I am pleased to announce the publication of the following new books in the Ashgate series “Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies”:
A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603–1642, compiled by Soko Tomita and Masahiko Tomita (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
A sequel to Tomita’s A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558-1603, this volume provides the data for the succeeding 40 years (during the reign of King James I and Charles I) and contributes to the study of Anglo-Italian relations in literature through entries on 187 Italian books (335 editions) printed in England. The Catalogue starts with the books published immediately after the death of Queen Elizabeth I on 24 March 1603, and ends in 1642 with the closing of English theatres. It also contains 45 Elizabethan books (75 editions), which did not feature in the previous volume.
Formatted along the lines of Mary Augusta Scott’s Elizabethan Translations from the Italian (1916), and adopting Philip Gaskell’s scientific method of bibliographical description, this volume provides reliable and comprehensive information about books and their publication, viewed in a general perspective of Anglo-Italian transactions in Jacobean and part of Caroline England.
Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance: Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition, edited by Michele Marrapodi (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance investigates the works of Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists from within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, from within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of classical, coeval, and contemporary culture. In contrast to previous studies, the critical perspectives pursued in this volume’s tripartite organization take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the ‘aesthetics’ or ‘politics’ of intertextuality.
Contributors perceive the presence of the Italian world in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition through a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion.
University of Palermo, Italy.