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The Disperata, From Medieval Italy To Renaissance France, Gabriella Scarlatta Aug 2017

The Disperata, From Medieval Italy To Renaissance France, Gabriella Scarlatta

Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Rich with morose invectives, the Italian lyric genre of the disperata builds toward a crescendo of despair, with the speakers damning and condemning their beloved, their enemy, their destiny, Fortune, Love, and often themselves. Although Petrarch and Petrarchism have been amply analyzed as fertile sources for late Renaissance poets in France, the influence of the Italian disperata in this context has yet to receive proper scholarly attention. This study explores how the language and themes of the disperata - including hopelessness, death, suicide, doomed love, collective trauma, and damnations - are creatively adopted by several generations of poets from its beginning in ...


John Joseph Guilbeau Papers - Accession 188, John Joseph Guilbeau Jan 1978

John Joseph Guilbeau Papers - Accession 188, John Joseph Guilbeau

Manuscript Collection

John Joseph Guilbeau [1913-1990] was a Professor of French at Winthrop College (1965-1978). The Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, research papers and articles concerning Guilbeau’s interest and research in the French language and folklore, particularly in Louisiana (1956-1973); his service on the corporation visiting committee of the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at MIT (1973-1977); his association with the South Central Modern Language Association (1958-1965); and his tenure as a professor in the Winthrop Modern and Classical Languages Department (1965-1978).