Dante’S Understanding Of The Two Ends Of Human Desire And The Relationship Between Philosophy And Theology, 2011 Saint Xavier University
Dante’S Understanding Of The Two Ends Of Human Desire And The Relationship Between Philosophy And Theology, Jason Aleksander
I discuss Dante’s understanding that human existence is “ordered by two final goals” and how this understanding defines philosophy’s and theology’s respective scopes of authority in guiding human conduct. I show that, while Dante devalues the philosophical authority associated with the traditional Aristotelian emphasis on the significance of contemplative activity, he does so in order to highlight philosophy’s ethico-political authority to guide human conduct toward its “earthly beatitude.” Moreover, I argue that, although Dante subordinates earthly beatitude to spiritual beatitude, he nonetheless maintains that philosophy’s authority to reveal a path to spiritual beatitude requires its ...
The Inner Life Of Women In Medieval Romance Literature: Grief, Guilt And Hypocrisy, 2010 Wesleyan University
The Inner Life Of Women In Medieval Romance Literature: Grief, Guilt And Hypocrisy, Jeff Rider, Jamie Friedman
Recent research suggests that emotions are largely constructed and performed and that narrative is one of the most important practices through which people become emotionally aware. Narrative literature thus offers a privileged means of exploring the emotional standards and styles of the past. The essays collected here explore medieval, romance emotional communities through both fictional and non-fictional narratives in French, Spanish, and Italian texts ranging from the twelfth through fifteenth centuries. By following these women characters in their considerations, we can hope both to learn something about the times the women were writing in, while to enriching and enlarging our ...
The Paternal Mystery Of Alexandre Dumas, 2010 Kenyon College
The Paternal Mystery Of Alexandre Dumas, Simone Dubrovic
Translating Women In Early Modern England: Gender In The Elizabethan Versions Of Boiardo, Ariosto And Tasso, 2010 University of Kentucky
Translating Women In Early Modern England: Gender In The Elizabethan Versions Of Boiardo, Ariosto And Tasso, Joshua S. Reid
Joshua S. Reid
The Eternity Of The World And Renaissance Historical Thought, 2010 Seton Hall University
The Eternity Of The World And Renaissance Historical Thought, William J. Connell
Alessandro Baricco: A Modern Homer / Alessandro Baricco: Omero Modern, 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs
Alessandro Baricco: A Modern Homer / Alessandro Baricco: Omero Modern, Whitney Losapio
Honors Scholar Theses
Alessandro Baricco is an Italian author, pianist, journalist and music critic, among a wide range of many other talents. His novels have won great critical acclaim in Italy and France and are popular around the world. While generally considered among the postmodern writers, some critics have accused him of being a forerunner in a 1990s movement dubbed letteratura giovanile, that is juvenile literature that is simplistic, targets a young audience and is created for the sole purpose of making money. This criticism is unwarranted. Baricco is a multitalented author who pays strict attention to the quality of his work and ...
A Postcard From The Library: A Study Of Perceptions Of Italy And Foreigners Abroad Through Time, 2010 Syracuse University
A Postcard From The Library: A Study Of Perceptions Of Italy And Foreigners Abroad Through Time, Kathlyn Valianti Collins
Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects
A representative selection of European and American literature reveals a culturally constructed function ofItalyas the place of revelation for foreign visitors. This literary construction, founded in a long history of travel from pilgrimage to mass tourism, contextualizes the experience of American students such as myself when we live and study in Italy whether we realize it or not.
Still Figures: Photography, Modernity And Gender In Neera’S Fotografie Matrimoniali, 2010 Florida State University
Still Figures: Photography, Modernity And Gender In Neera’S Fotografie Matrimoniali, Silvia Valisa
This essay discusses author Neera's early novel "Fotografie matrimoniali" (1883) in light of its ambiguous engagement with modernity. I argue that modernity takes on different meanings and ideological connotations in the text, in particular in its discussion of gender, while participating in a nationalist rhetoric that simultaneously gives room to and ‘frames’ its female subjects. I thus investigate how the representation of gender roles is impacted by the changes brought forward by modernity, and discuss whether Neera’s formal (photographic) choice succeeds in opening a different narrative and ideological space.
Storia, Fiaba, E Un Decennio Di Calvino, 2010 Claremont McKenna College
Storia, Fiaba, E Un Decennio Di Calvino, William Carney
CMC Senior Theses
An exploration of the similarities and differences between two major works of the writer Italo Calvino, this thesis delves into the use of historical background and fable as allegory for 1945-1956 Italy.
Review Of Maureen Mcneil's Feminist Cultural Studies Of Science And Technology, 2009 Macalester College
Review Of Maureen Mcneil's Feminist Cultural Studies Of Science And Technology, Sonita Sarker
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