The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0047 Tuesday, 11 January 2005
From: Michele Marrapodi <
Date: Tuesday, 11 Jan 2005 14:16:58 +0100
Subject: Re: Shakespeare, Italy, and Intertextuality
SHAKSPEReans, interested in Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies, may like
to know the publication of the volume _Shakespeare, Italy, and
Intertextuality_, ed. M. Marrapodi (Manchester: Manchester University
Press, 2004), a collection of essays focusing on the structural
influence of Italian literature, culture, and society at large on
Shakespeare's dramatic canon.
By exploring recent methodological trends coming from Anglo-American new
historicism and cultural materialism and innovative analyses of
intertextuality, the volume proposes itself as a natural sequel to
_Shakespeare's Italy_ (Manchester University Press, 1993 and 1997). The
book's critical strategy, questioning the historical approach of the
past for its positivistic assumptions, displays a systematic division of
the subject matter into four parallel sections and an Afterword on Italy
as intertext. The four thematic parts deal with "Theory and Practice",
"Culture and Tradition", "Text and Ideology", and "Stage and Spectacle",
providing a variety of issues and responses to the unifying theme.
In their own views and critical perspectives, the individual chapters
throw fresh light on the dramatist's pliable technique of dramatic
construction and break new ground in the field of influence studies and
intertextuality as a whole.
Essays by Robert S. Miola, Keir Elam, Alessandro Serpieri, Mario
Domenichelli, Michele Marrapodi, Jason Lawrence, Charlotte Pressler,
Fernando Cioni, Anthony G. Barthelemy, Pamela Allen Brown, Michael J.
Redmond, Claudia Corti, J. R. Mulryne, Jeffrey A. Netto, Fran