Bibliography: Dante Studies

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SELECTED TEXTS

Alessio, Gian Carlo-Hollander, Robert. (eds.)
Studi americani su Dante. Milano: Angeli, 1989.

Alison, Morgan.
Dante and the Medieval Other World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Auerbach, Erich.
Scenes from the drama of European literature, translated by Ralph Manheim, Catherine Garvin, and Erich Auerbach. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984 (first edition: 1954).

Auerbach, Erich.
Poet of the Secular World. University of Chicago Press, 1961.

Bàrberi Squarotti, Giorgio.
L’ombra di Argo: studi sulla Commedia. Torino: Genesi, 1992.

Barbi, Michele.
Life of Dante, translated by Paul Ruggiers. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1960.

Barolini, Teodolinda.
The Undivine Comedy: Detheologizing Dante. Princeton University Press, 1992.

Barolini, Teodolinda.
Dante’s Poets: Textuality and Truth in the Comedy. Princeton University Press, 1984.

Barblan, Giovanni. (ed.)
Dante e la Bibbia. Florence: Olschki, 1988.

Bergin, Thomas G.
Perspectives on the Divine Comedy. Rutgers University Press, 1967.

Botterill, Steve.
Dante and the Mystical Tradition: the Figure of St. Bernard in Dante’s Commedia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Boyde, Patrick.
Dante Philomythes and Philosopher: Man in the Cosmos. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Boyde, Patrick.
Perception and passion in Dante’s Comedy.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Cambon, Glauco.
Dante’s Craft. the University of Minnesota Press, 1969.

The Cambridge Companion to Dante. Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Cervigni, Dino.
Dante’s Poetry of Dreams. Florence: Olschki, 1986.

Chaytor, H.J.
The Troubadours of Dante. New York, AMS Press, 1974.

Contini, Gianfranco.
Un’idea di Dante: saggi danteschi. Turin: Einaudi, 1976.

Corti, Maria.
Dante a un nuovo crocevia. Florence: Sansoni, 1981.

Corti, Maria.
La felicità mentale: nuove prospettive per Cavalcanti e Dante. Turin:Einaudi, 1983.

Corti, Maria.
Percorsi dell’invenzione: il linguaggio poetico e Dante. Turin: Einaudi, 1993.

Curtius, Ernst Robert.
European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages, translated by Willard R. Trask. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973 (first edition: 1953).

Demaray, John G.
Dante and the Book of the Cosmos. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1987.

Dronke, Peter.
Dante and Medieval Latin Traditions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Farinelli, Arturo.
Michelangelo e Dante. Torino: Fratelli Bocca, 1918.

Ferrante, Joan M.
The Political Vision of the Divine Comedy Princeton University Press, 1984.

Freccero, John.
The Poetics of Conversion. Harvard University Press, 1986.

Freccero, John, ed.
Dante: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1965.

Gardner, Edmund Garratt.
Dante and the Mystics: A Study of the Mystical Aspect of the Divina Commedia and its Relations With Some of Its Mediaeval Sources. New York, Haskell House, 1968.

Gardner, Edmund G.
Dante’s Ten Heavens: A Study of the Paradiso. London, Archibald Constable and Co., Ltd., 1904.

Gilson, Etienne.
Dante and Philosophy, translated by David Moore. New York: Harper & Row, 1963.

Gorni, Guglielmo.
Il nodo della lingua e il verbo d’amore. Studi su Dante e altri duecentisti. Florence: Olschki, 1981.

Hollander, Robert.
Allegory in Dante’s Commedia. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969.

Hollander, Robert.
Il Virgilio Dantesco: Tragedia nella “Commedia”. Firenze: L.S. Olschki, 1983.

Hollander, Robert.
Dante’s Epistle to Cangrande. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1993.

Jacoff, Rachel. (ed.)
The Cambridge Companion to Dante. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Jacoff, Rachel-Schnapp, Jeffrey T. (eds.)
The Poetry of Allusion: Virgil and Ovid in Dante’s Commedia. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991.

Lane, William Coolidge.
The Dante Collections in the Harvard College and Boston Public Libraries. Cambridge, Mass., 1890.

Masciandaro, Franco.
The Myth of the Earthly Paradise and Tragic Vision in the Divine Comedy. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Matthews, Joseph Chelsey.
Dante’s Influence on American Writers. New York: Published for the Dante Society of America by Griffon House Publications, 1977.

Mazzeo, Joseph.
Medieval Cultural Tradition in Dante’s Comedy. Cornell University Press, 1960.

Mazzei, Vincenzo.
Dante e I Suoi Amici Nella Divina Commedia. Milano, Editrice Nuovi Autori, 1987.

Mazzotta, Giuseppe.
Dante’s Vision and the Circle of Knowledge. Princeton University Press, 1993.

Mazzotta, Giuseppe.
Dante, Poet of the Desert: History and Allegory in the Divine Comedy. Princeton University Press, 1979.

Mercuri, Roberto.
Semantica di Gerione: Il Motivo del Viaggio nella “Commedia” di Dante. Roma, Bulzoni, 1984.

Musa, Mark.
Advent at the Gates: Dante’s Comedy. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1974.

Nardi, Bruno.
Saggi e note di critica dantesca. Milano-Napoli: Ricciardi, 1966.

Nardi, Bruno.
Saggi di filosofia dantesca. Firenze: La Nuova Italia, 1967 (first edition: 1930).

Nardi, Bruno.
Dante e la cultura medievale, ed. Paolo Mazzantini. Roma: Laterza, 1983 (first edition: 1942).

Padoan Giorgio.
Il pio Enea, l’empio Ulisse. Ravenna: Longo, 1977.

Petrocchi, Giorgio.
Viat di Dante. Bari: Laterza, 1983.

Renucci, Paul.
Dante humaniste. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1952.

Renucci, Paul.
Dante, disciple et juge du monde gréco-latin. Clermont-Ferrand: G. de Bussat, 1954.

Rossetti, Maria.
A Shadow of Dante. New York, Kennikat Press, 1901.

Salvetti, Guido.
La Componenete Musicale nel Mondo Poetico di Dante. Milano, Cisalpino-Goliardica, 1988.

Schnapp, Jeffrey T.
The Transfiguration of History at the center of Dante’s Paradiso. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Scott, John A.
Dante magnanimo: studi sulla Commedia. Florence: Olshki, 1977.

Singleton, Charles Southward.
Commedia: Elements of Structure. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.

Singleton, Charles T.
Dante Studies I. Elements of Structure. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954.

Singleton, Charles T.
Dante Studies II. Journey to Beatrice. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1958.

Wilkins, Ernest Hatch.
A Concordance to the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965.

Williams, Charles.
The Figure of Beatrice: A Study in Dante. New York, Octagon Books, 1972.

TRANSLATIONS AND COMMENTARY

Ciardi, John.Dante: The Divine Comedy. New York, Norton, 1977.

Halpern, Daniel, ed.Dante’s Inferno: Translations by 20 Contemporary Poets. Ecco Press, 1993.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. Houghton, Mifflin, and Co., 1895.

Mandelbaum, Allen.The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. University of California Press, 1980.

Pinsky, Robert.The Inferno of Dante. Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1994.

Sapegno, Natalino.Dante Alighieri: La Divina Commedia. La Nuova Italia Editrice, Scandicci, 1985.

Sinclair, John.Dante: The Divine Comedy. Oxford University Press, New York, 1939.

Singleton, Charles. Dante: The Divine Comedy. Princeton University Press, 1970.


OTHER WORKS BY DANTE ALIGHIERI

Vita Nuova. c1292-93.

De Vulgari Eloquentia. c1304-07.

Convivio. c1304-07.

De Monarchia. c1317.


SELECTED FILMS/VIDEO

COLLAGE 13 min. color. 16mm and video. 1972. United States. English.
Presents the work of collage artist John Sennhauser who demonstrates his technique of pasting pieces onto a large linen surface. Shows the artist at work on his current project: creating a collage for each of the one hundred cantos of Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.

DANTE’S INFERNO: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI 90 min. black and white. 35mm and video. 1967. Great Britain. English. Director/Producer: Ken Russell. BBC-TV.
A dramatic portrait of British painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), who led a private life that could be characterized by the title of a section, Hell, of the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Contrasts the idealized representations of Rossetti’s wife in his poems and paintings with the less pleasant facts of her drug addiction. Recreates the period atmosphere and the lives of Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite circle of artists.

L’ ENFER DE RODIN 16 min. black and white. 16mm and video. 19??. France. Nonverbal. Director: Henri Alekan. Producer: Andre Costey. Mondial Productions.
Uses the sculpture of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) to give visual form to the descriptions of Hell in Dante’s Inferno.

NEW VISION, A: THE LIFE AND WORK OF BOTTICELLI Series Title: Great Masters, The 42 min. color. Video. 1984. Great Britain. English. Director: John Halas. Producer: John Halas. Great Masters Ltd.
One in a three-part series which combines computer animation, conventional animation, graphics, and still photographs to profile great artists of the Western tradition. This program explores the life and career of Italian artist Sandro Botticelli (ca.1447-1510), examining Renaissance Florence society, his depictions of the classical world, his patrons, and major works. Paintings shown include Primavera, The Birth of Venus, The Adoration of the Magi, Venus and Mars, Saint Augustine, Weeping Woman, and The Mystical Nativity. Includes an animated segment based on Botticelli’s illustrations for The Divine Comedy by Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). The Great Masters series, one of three.

LA PORTE DE L’ENFER D’AUGUSTE RODIN 46 min. color. 35mm. 1991. France. French. Director: Philippe Sollers. Producer: Laurene L’Allinec. Plaisance Films; Musee Rodin; FR3 Oceaniques.
Examines The Gates of Hell by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). On August 16, 1880, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs commissioned Rodin to create a sculpted bronze door based on the work of Italian poet Dante Alighieri. Over thirty years in creation, the door was never completed. Based on an original text by Philippe Sollers.

TV DANTE Series Title: TV Dante 34 programs, 11 min. ea. color. Video. 1985. Great Britain. English. Directors: Peter Greenaway; Tom Phillips. Producer: Sophie Bolhetchet. Artifax Ltd.; CAL Videographics Ltd.; Channel Four Television; RM Arts; Elsevier-Vendex Film; VPRO.
Filmmaker Peter Greenaway and British painter Tom Phillips (b.1937) present a video adaptation of Dante’s Inferno combining archival and new footage with computer-generated paintbox images. Dante’s text, translated by Phillips, is juxtaposed with images from modern times that conjure up a contemporary vision of Hell: a vast bureaucracy shaped by two world wars and daily tabloid headlines. Each of the thirty-four cantos are presented as individual segments.