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Literary Criticism Medieval

Dantean Dialogues

Engaging with the Legacy of Amilcare Iannucci

edited by Margaret (Maggie) Kilgour & Elena Lombardi

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Medieval, Renaissance, Italian
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Dantean Dialogues is a collection of essays by some of the world's most outstanding Dante scholars., These essays enter into conversation with the main themes of the scholarship of Amilcare Iannucci (d. 2007), one of the leading researchers on Dante of his generation and arguably Canada’s finest scholar of the Italian poet.

The essays focus on the major themes of Iannucci’s work, including the development of Dante’s early poetry, Dante’s relation to classical and biblical sources, and Dante’s reception. The contributors cover crucial aspects of Dante’s work, from the authority of the New Life to the novelty of his early poetry, to key episodes in the Comedy, to the poem’s afterlife. Together, the essays show how Iannucci’s reading of central cruxes in Dante’s texts continues to inspire Dante studies – a testament to his continuing influence and profound intellectual legacy.

About the authors

Maggie Kilgour is Molson Professor of English Language and Literature in the Department of English at McGill University.

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Elena Lombardi is Paget Toynbee Lecturer in Italian Medieval Studies and a fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford.

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Editorial Reviews

‘With its wide and interdisciplinary variety of topics, Dantean Dialogues offers reflections on different aspects of Dante’s oeuvres upon the heels of Iannucci’s studies, a fitting "legacy" of his critical voice and contributions to the study of Dante.’

Italica vol 92:02:2015