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Dante Worlds

Dante Worlds

Echoes, Places, Questions

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This collection of studies and essays, originally delivered at a conference held at Stony Brook University, NY, in December, 2015, but greatly recast and expanded, examines aspects of the large footprint Dante has left in Western societies. In particular, they explore the dynamic of worlding that the Florentine effects on a host of authors and contexts, from radical culture-changing proposals within his own socio-cultural mileau, to his regenerative power in entire cultures, such as the Spanish, Latin American, and Albanian, to his shaping trans-national processes, such as with travel, diaspora and immigrant writers.

Introduction by Peter Carravetta, Wordling. 5

Teodolinda Barolini, Dantes Limbo and the Cultural Other, Or: Injustice on the Banks of the Indus ,21.

Christopher S. Celenza, Echoes of Purgatorio XVI: notes on free will and politics in the fifteenth century,35.

Paolo A. Cherchi, Dante in the Spanish World, 45.

Roberta Morosini, The widest expanse of water inside shores: Spaces and Itineraries of Dantes Mediterranean. With a note on the voyages of Medusa and Hypsipyle ,65.

Andrea Fedi, Dante the master traveler, the master guide to Italy in Maurice Hewletts The Road in Tuscany,89.

Martino Marazzi, The double presence, or, the Italian American Dante,103.
Simone Brioni, Lorenzo Mari, Postcolonial Dante: Reading theCommedia in Mogadishu,113.

Teresa Caligiure, Echoes, texts and contexts. Aspects of Dantes reception in communist Albania in the twentieth century,131.

Rolando Pérez, On the Ontology of Aesthetic Objects: Graham Harmans Dantes Broken Hammer,151.

Contributor bionotes ,163.

Index of Names ,167.

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