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Dante’S Understanding Of The Two Ends Of Human Desire And The Relationship Between Philosophy And Theology, Jason Aleksander 2011 Saint Xavier University

Dante’S Understanding Of The Two Ends Of Human Desire And The Relationship Between Philosophy And Theology, Jason Aleksander

Faculty Publications

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, Jeff Rider, Jamie Friedman 2010 Wesleyan University

The Inner Life Of Women In Medieval Romance Literature: Grief, Guilt And Hypocrisy, Jeff Rider, Jamie Friedman

Jeff Rider

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, Simone Dubrovic 2010 Kenyon College

The Paternal Mystery Of Alexandre Dumas, Simone Dubrovic

Simone Dubrovic

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Translating Women In Early Modern England: Gender In The Elizabethan Versions Of Boiardo, Ariosto And Tasso, Joshua S. Reid 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

Book Review of Translating Women in Early Modern England: Gender in the Elizabethan Versions of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso, by Selene Scarsi.


The Eternity Of The World And Renaissance Historical Thought, William J. Connell 2010 Seton Hall University

The Eternity Of The World And Renaissance Historical Thought, William J. Connell

William Connell

This essay suggests that the Renaissance revolution in historical thought was encouraged by contemporary debates over the Aristotelian-Averroistic doctrine of the eternity of the world. In the early Renaissance eternalism came to be understood as a proposition with controversial consequences not only for the creation of matter e nihilo but also for the record of historical time. Modern scholarship, following Momigliano, believes that understandings of time had little effect on the practice of ancient historians. But that was not the view of Orosius, the most widely read historian during the Middle Ages, who condemned the pagan historians for their eternalism ...


Alessandro Baricco: A Modern Homer / Alessandro Baricco: Omero Modern, Whitney Losapio 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, Kathlyn Valianti Collins 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, Silvia Valisa 2010 Florida State University

Still Figures: Photography, Modernity And Gender In Neera’S Fotografie Matrimoniali, Silvia Valisa

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, William Carney 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, Sonita Sarker 2009 Macalester College

Review Of Maureen Mcneil's Feminist Cultural Studies Of Science And Technology, Sonita Sarker

Sonita Sarker

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Editing, Introduction And Contributions Of Zoom D'Oltreoceano—Istantanee Sui Registi Italiani E Sull'italia, A Cura Di Daniela De Pau E Simone Dubrovic, Simone Dubrovic 2009 Kenyon College

Editing, Introduction And Contributions Of Zoom D'Oltreoceano—Istantanee Sui Registi Italiani E Sull'italia, A Cura Di Daniela De Pau E Simone Dubrovic, Simone Dubrovic

Simone Dubrovic

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