Zygmunt G. Barański, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio. Literature, Doctrine, Reality, Cambridge, Legenda, 2020.
Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio: Literature, Doctrine, Reality is an important collection of nineteen essays that originally appeared between 1991 and 2017. Twelve essays are devoted to Dante, four to Petrarch, two to Boccaccio and one to Cavalcanti, offering an overarching exemplary record of Zyg Barański’s studies in the field of medieval Italian literature and culture, spanning a great part of his career at the diverse universities at which he taught in the UK and the US. In close dialogue with the scholarly tradition on medieval Italian literature, the author explores how each of the tre corone self-fashioned their own identity and literary authority as they conceived new literary forms, testing the potentials and the boundaries of vernacular literature in fourteenth-century Italy.
Zygmunt G. Barański is Emeritus R. L. Canala Professor of Romance Languages and Literaures at the University of Notre Dame and Serena Professor of Italian Emeritus at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous studies on Dante’s work and its reception, on the medieval Italian literary tradition with particular focus on Cavalcanti, Petrarch and Boccaccio, on contemporary Italian literature, culture and cinema and especially Pasolini. Among his books: The New Italian Novel (with Lino Pertile) (1993); “Libri poetarum in quattuor species dividuntur”. Essays on Dante and ‘Genre’ (1995); “Luce nuova, sole nuovo”. Saggi sul rinnovamento culturale in Dante (1996); The “Fiore” in Context: Dante, France, Tuscany (with Patrick Boyde) (1997); Pasolini Old and New. Surveys and Studies (1999); Dante e i segni. Saggi per una storia intellettuale di Dante (2000); “Chiosar con altro testo”. Leggere Dante nel Trecento (2001; Valle dei Trulli prize for literary criticism); Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture (with Rebecca West) (2001); Petrarch and Dante. Anti-Dantism, Metaphysics, Tradition (with Theodore J. Cachey Jr.) (2009); Dante in Context (with Lino Pertile) (2015); The Cambridge Companion to Dante’s “Commedia” (with Simon Gilson) (2019); Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio. Literature, Doctrine, Reality (2020).
In dialogue with the author, Giuseppe Ledda (Università di Bologna) e Anna Pegoretti (Università Roma Tre)
The meeting is part of the series Le Tre Corone: testi e contesti dell’Italia medievale, co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway, the Center for Italian Studies and Devers Family Program in Dante Studies at Notre Dame, the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, the Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, and is coordinated by Luca Lombardo (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) and Chiara Sbordoni (Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway).
Originally published at rome.nd.edu.