Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies

The Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies is an interdisciplinary journal published by the Institute of Anglo-Italian Studies under the general editorship of Professor Peter Vassallo.

The journal is devoted to current research in the history of cultural relations between England and Italy from 1300 to the present. Articles focus on cross-cultural literary and historical studies as well as on related disciplines such as History of Art and Architecture.

The first issue was published in 1991. To date fourteen volumes have been produced The Journal, which is listed in the Modern Languages Association Directory of Learned Journals, has established itself as one of the leading journals in this interdisciplinary field of studies.

Its advisory committee is composed of scholars of international repute in this field of study and includes Piero Boitani (Rome), Peter Brand (Edinburgh), Lilla Maria Crisafulli (Bologna), David Farley Hills (Swansea), John Gatt Rutter (La Trobe), Gloria Lauri-Lucente (Malta), Francesco Marroni (Pescara), Sergio Rossi (Milan), Corinna Salvadori Lonergan (Dublin), Valeria Tinkler-Villani (Leiden) and John Woodhouse (Oxford).

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Volume Editor: Gloria Lauri-Lucente

Contents

  • “A Woman of infinite wit, and agreeable conversation, always entertained me:” The Countess of Pomfret and Italian Hospitality – Anne M. Mckim
  • “veder quel che tutt’i ciechi non veggono:” Gabriele Rossetti e il materialismo esoterico della Commedia nel carteggio con Charles Lyell – Raffaella Antinucci
  • “Rome disappoints me much:” Clough, Rome, and Amours de Voyage – Phillip Mallett
  • “The Italian Method” and the “Italian Gesture.” Musico-Literary considerations on W.B. Yeats, Italian music and Italian composers – Enrico Reggiani
  • D.H. Lawrence, Montecassino and the “Spirit of Place” – Peter Vassallo
  • Naples and the Anglo-American Allied Forces: John Horne The Gallery and Francesco Rosi’s “Napoli ’44” – Gaetana Marrone
  • Notes on Contributors

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Volume Editor: Gloria Lauri-Lucente

Contents

  • Turning to Dante: Shelley’s Adonais Reconsidered – Michael O’Neill
  • The Journal of Samuel Rogers: An Alternative Version of Italy – Timothy Webb
  • Beyond the Grand Tour: Unearthly Italy – Jane Stabler
  • Julia Wedgwood on Robert Browning’s ‘Italian Murder Thing’ – Sue Brown
  • ‘The seed that we have sown will remain’: Giuseppe Mazzini and the ‘hero’ of Arthur Hugh Clough’s Amours de Voyage – Rose Sneyd
  • A Chief Secretary in Malta: Henry Lushington and the Italian Question – Petra Caruana Dingli
  • Garibaldi and the Mille in the British press – Giovanni Iamartino
  • Sensational Artists of Italy: Mid-Victorian Variations of the Künstlerroman Plot –  Mariaconcetta Costantini
  • John Ruskin, D.H. Lawrence and an Idea of Italy – Michela Marroni
  • A Victorian on the Continent: George Meredith’s Response to Italy – Anna Enrichetta Soccio
  • ‘... a people so chained up’: Frances Trollope and Italy – Francesca D’Alfonso
  • ‘Off the Beaten Track’: Travel and Ontological Regeneration in Forster’s A Room with a View – Tania Zulli
  • ‘Translating Dante’s Divine Comedy’ An Interview with Robert Hollander by Gloria Lauri-Lucente – Robert Hollander and Gloria Lauri-Lucente
  • Notes on Contributors

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Volume Editor: Gloria Lauri-Lucente

Contents:

  • Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Virgil’s Aeneid: Gonzalo on Claribel and ‘Widow Dido’ – Robert Hollander
  • Dante, ‘The Prophet of Liberty’: The Mainstream Ideological Paradigm in Romantic Britain vis-à-vis Isaiah Berlin’s Reflections on Liberty – Edoardo Crisafulli
  • The Humanist Petrarch in Medieval and Early Modern England – Alessandra Petrina
  • ‘Mia Bella Italia’: Mary Shelley’s Italies – Timothy Webb
  • ‘The Burning Bush’: Browning’s First Visit to Asolo, June 1838 – Sue Brown
  • ‘This Extraordinary Apathy’: Wilkie Collins, Italy and the Contradictions of the Risorgimento – Mariaconcetta Costantini
  • The Italian Scenes in Anthony Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right – David Farley-Hills
  • Gendering Madness: Shakespeare’s Macbeth re-visited by Verdi – Maria Frendo
  • John Ruskin, Venice, and the ‘Stones’ of an Italian Utopia – Michela Marroni
  • William Morris’s Mediaevalism between Dante and Boccaccio: A Cognitive Approach to Literature – Eleonora Sasso
  • By the Southern Sea: Gissing’s Meridian Flight from the Realm of Modernity – Luigi Cazzato
  • Modernist Myths. A Comparison between La cognizione del dolore and Ulysses – Valentino Baldi
  • Mysterious Apparitions in the Land of Darkness: The Influence of Conrad in Buzzati’s Short Fiction – Valentina Polcini
  • The Narrative of Realism and Myth in Francesco Rosi’s Salvatore Giuliano and Michael Cimino’s The Sicilian – Gloria Lauri-Lucente
  • Betrayal Italian Style – Sara Soncini
  • Counterfeit Classics: Shakespeare/Camilleri Joking with Masks, Translations and Traditions – Carla Dente
  • Conducting the Orchestra: Recent Experiences in Translating Italian Fiction into English – Silvester Mazzarella 

 General Editor: Peter Vassallo

 Contents

  • What Chaucer Really did to Il Filostrato: The Ending of the Troilus and its Italian Sources – Robert Hollander
  • Il Petrarca di Thomas Wyatt: Transizione Epistemica e Traduzione Culturale di un Modello – Francesco Marroni
  • Viaggiatori anglosassoni a Genova e guide di viaggio locali: Thomas Nugent, alcune considerazioni – Giulia Savio
  • ‘The Pale Magician of the Bow’: Leigh Hunt’s ‘Paganini’ – Vivienne Suvini-Hand
  • The Sense of an Italian Love Song: A Reading of Persuasion – Sylvia Greenup
  • The Fairest Words on Truest Lips: The Italian Translations of Elizabeth Siddal’s Pre-Raphaelite Poems – Eleonora Sasso
  • Un nocchiero celeste: Dante nella narrativa di E.M. Forster – Raffaella Antinucci
  • Carlo Linati e la recezione italiana delle opere di J.M. Synge – George Talbot
  • The Fatal Allure of Sicily in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Trilogy – Gloria Lauri-Lucente
  • JAIS Reviews

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Volume Editor: Patricia Ellul-Micallef

This issue carries papers which were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Britain and Italy: Literary and Cultural Relations from 1300 to the present day which was hosted by the Institute in September 2008.

Contents
  • Romantic ‘Dantism,’ Travel, Visions and Exile: Byron, Ugo Foscolo and Henry Francis Cary – Susan Oliver, University of Salford
  • ‘Admirable for Conciseness and Vigour’: Dante and Romantic Epic – Michael O’Neill, Durham University  
  • John Keats on the Appian Way – Nicholas Roe, University of St. Andrews
  • 'Under Italian Skies,' the 6th Duke of Devonshire, Canova and the formation of the Sculpture Gallery at Chatsworth House – Alison Yarrington, University of Glasgow
  • Joseph Severn and the establishment of the British Academy in Rome – Sue Brown     
  • ‘Soft Bastard Latin’: Byron and the Attractions of Italian – Timothy Webb, University of Bristol
  • Lady Morgan and Thomas Moore: Irish Perceptions of Italy and the Uses of National Images in the Nineteenth Century – Donatella Abbate Badin, University of Torino
  • The Italianate Aspect of the Pre-Raphaelite Journal The Germ – Valeria Tinkler-Villani, University of Leiden
  • E.M. Forster, John Ruskin and the ‘pernicious charm’ of Italy – Peter Vassallo, University of Malta   
  • Anna Banti and Virginia Woolf: A Grammar of Responsibility – Lucia Boldrini, Goldsmiths University of London   
  • Robert Browning and Enrico Nencioni: A Story of Friendship and Devotion – Simonetta Berbeglia   
  • D’Annunzio as a Reader and Translator of Browning via Shelley – Angelo Righetti, University of Verona
  • T.S. Eliot and Eugenio Montale: ‘Similar Flowers on Distant Branches?’ – Gloria Lauri-Lucente, University of Malta 
  • 'Translating Style': Tim Parks and the Tradition of Anglo-Italian Literary Relations – Ivan Callus, University of Malta  
  • ‘I am Montalbano / Montalbano sono’: Fluency and Cultural Difference in Translating Andrea Camilleri’s Fiction – Saverio Tomaiuolo, University of Cassino   

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Contents

  • Shakespeare’s visit to Italy – Roger Prior
  • Fielding and the Castrati – Charles Trainer
  • Alcune pagine dal giornale della vita di S.M. la Regina Vittoria nell’Alta Scozia (1862-1882) — Storia di una traduzione – Simonetta Berbeglia
  • The 1848-1849 Revolutions and the Italian Body Politic: Barrett Browning, Clough, Garibaldi and Mazzini – Arnold A. Schmidt
  • Imagining Italy and the Italians in the “Age of Machinery”: Spectres of Industrial Modernity in the Italianate Visions of John Ruskin and D. H. Lawrence – Christopher Thorpe
  • Providence in the Marketplace: Vico’s Philology and the Immanence of Language in Joyce’s Later Narrative – Ruben Borg
  • Refractions of the Poetic Text: Translating W. H. Auden into Italian – Saverio Tomaiuolo

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Volume Editor: Patricia Ellul-Micallef

This issue carries several papers which were presented at the Fifth International Conference on England and Italy: Literary and Cultural Relations from 1300 to the present day which was hosted by the Institute in September 2005.

Contents
  • From Leon Battista Alberti to Jane Austen via Giacomo Leoni and BBC Drama – John Woodhouse, Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Absence, Desire and the Female Other in Petrarch and Wyatt – Gloria Lauri Lucente, University of Malta
  • Mary Shelley, Anglo-Italicus: Female Self-Assertion and the Politics of Distinction – Maria Schoina, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Presence and Absence in Byron's The Prophecy of Dante – Valeria Tinkler-Villani, University of Leiden
  • Enchantment and Disenchantment: English Romantic Visions of Italy – Manfred Pfister, Free University Berlin
  • 'A Freak of Freedom': British travellers to the Republic of San Marino – Maurizio Ascari, University of Bologna
  • Leigh Hunt in Italy 1822-1825 – Nicholas Roe, University of St. Andrews
  • 'Walking in the footsteps of the Illustrious Dead': Nineteenth-century Travellers in Southern Italy – Sharon Ouditt, Nottingham Trent University
  • Authenticating Italy:  Poetry, Tourism and Browning's The Ring and the Book – Christopher M. Keirstead, Auburn University, Alabama
  • 'A real picture of natural and feminine feeling': Anna Jameson's Diary of an Ennuyée – Kate Walchester, Liverpool John Moores University
  • 'Fashioned from His Opposite': Yeats, Dante and Shelley – Michael O'Neill, Durham University
  • D.H.Lawrence and the Sicilian myth of Persephone – Peter Vassallo, University of Malta
  • Angels and Vagabonds: Breaking through Barriers in the Anglo-Italian Encounter – Sally Collins, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • 'Dark juxtaposition' : D.H. Lawrence, Verga and Cultural Difference – Michael Cronin, University of Calabria
  • Writing the familial past: historical and personal memoir in Sicily and England: Political and Social Reminiscences, 1848-1870 by Tina Scalia Whitaker – Giorgia Alù, University of Warwick
  • The Romance of Anglo-Italian Studies: Brief Fictions of Francesco Marroni – Allan C. Christensen, John Cabot University, Rome

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Contents

  • Shakespeare's Debt to Berni – Roger Prior, Queen's University, Belfast
  • Verba versus Res in Shakespeare's Reversal of Petrarchan Epideictic Rhetoric – Gloria Lauri Lucente, University of Malta
  • Henry Francis Cary and John Taaffe Junior: The Translator of Dante and a Comment on The Divine Comedy – Antonella Braida, University of Durham
  • Portraits in Italy: Lord Byron and the Countess Guiccioli – Edna C. Southard, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio
  • Florentine Shadows: Death, Duty and Santa Croce in George Eliot's Romola – Anne O'Brien, University of Birmingham
  • Ruskin, Vernon Lee and the Cultural Possession of Italy – Francis O'Gorman, University of Leeds
  • Living with Dante and Petrarch. Monna Innominata by Christina Rossetti – Francesco Marroni, Università di Pescara

This issue carries several papers which were presented at the Fourth International Conference on England and Italy: Literary and Cultural Relations from 1300 to the present day which was hosted by the Institute in September 2000.

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Volume Editor: Patricia Ellul-Micallef

Contents
  • 'With a wild surmise': on translating Lorenzo de' Medici's Ambra two hundred years after William Roscoe –Corinna Salvadori Lonergan, Trinity College Dublin
  • 'He that travelleth into a country ... goeth to school: ' il viaggio di Sir John North verso l'Italia e ritorno (1575-1579) – Mariagrazia Bellorini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
  • Jonson, Shakespeare and the Italian Theorists – David Farley-Hills, University of Wales, Swansea
  • 'That Italian Didapper:' Giordano Bruno and England – John Gatt-Rutter, La Trobe University
  • Sir Philip Sidney 'inward Sunne to Heroicke minde' and Giordano Bruno's 'sole intelligenziale' in De Gli Eroici Furori – Daniel Massa, University of Malta
  • Italian Pride and English Prejudice: The Reception of Otherness in the Renaissance – Patricia Ellul-Micallef, University of Malta
  • Felicia's Fantasy: The Vespers of Palermo – Roderick Cavaliero
  • Figuring Disorder: Women Travellers in Italy – Jane Stabler, University of Dundee
  • 'All that I have dreamed and more': Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Florence – Alison Chapman, University of Glasgow
  • Shelley's Perception of Italian Art – Lilla Maria Crisafulli, University of Bologna
  • Cathestant or Protholic? Shelley's Italian Imaginings – Michael O'Neill, University of Durham
  • The Fallen/Unfallen Woman in Manzoni and Dickens – Allan C. Christensen, John Cabot University, Rome
  • La visita di Garibaldi a Malta ed in Inghilterra: L'euforia collettiva per un eroe scomodo – Abraham Borg, University of Malta
  • The Rossetti siblings in the correspondence of their father – John Woodhouse, Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Exiles at Home: The Case of the Rossettis – Valeria Tinkler-Villani, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 'Daughter of th' Italian Heaven': Madame de Stael's Corinne in England – Petra Bianchi, University of Malta
  • T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats and the Dantean 'familiar compound ghost' in Little Gidding – Peter Vassallo, University of Malta

This special double issue also carries several papers which were presented at the Third International Conference on England and Italy: Literary and Cultural Relations from 1300 to the present day which was hosted by the Institute in September 1997. It is dedicated to the memory of Gregory L. Lucente, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who was a member of the Journal's Advisory Editorial Board and who died prematurely in 1997.

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Contents

  • Dante in Inghilterra – Piero Boitani
  • Chaucer's Knight's Tale – From Boccaccio to Heresy - Anthony M. Schembri
  • Who are the Philistines? the 'Unsearchable Dispose' of Tragedy from Della Valle's Mary Queen of Scots to Milton's Samson – John Gatt Rutter
  • 'Accioch' ognuno le possa intendere: The use of Italian as a Lingua Franca on the Barbary Coast of the Seventeenth Century. Evidence from the English – Joe Cremona
  • 'The Niobe of Nations': A Romantic View of Italy, 1815-1840 – Roderick Cavaliero
  • Britain and The Italian Risorgimento – Denis Mack Smith
  • 'Ivanoè' Dal romanzo al pasticcio – Abraham Borg
  • Rispetti and Sonnets: The Anglo-Italian Context of Augusta Webster's Later Poetry (1881-1893) – Petra Bianchi
  • The Italian Heritage in the Poetry of Christina Rossetti – Valeria Tinkler-Villani
  • Scenari italiani per un poema inglese: The Ring and the Book di Robert Browning – Mariagrazia Bellorini
  • Vernon Lee and Mantua – Rita Severi
  • Healing Agents in Novels by Alessandro Manzoni and Charles Kingsley – Allan C. Christensen
  • D'Annunzio and Yeats – John Woodhouse
  • Giorgio Bassani, James Joyce and the Storie Ferraresi – Brian Moloney Lo Shakespeare di Lampedusa - Agostino Lombardo
  • Un' altra America: echi Eliotiani nelle poesie fiorentine di Eugenio Montale – Paola Sica
  • 'E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle'...but there are no stars – Corinna Salvadori Lonergan

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Contents

  • 'Absolute Milan' Two types of colonialism in The Tempest – Lisa Hopkins
  • 'Observation with Extensive View'? English-Italian Narratives 1700-1820 – Jack Lynch
  • The Phenomenon of Italomania in the Nineteenth Century – Andrew Brayley
  • Linking England to Italy: The Brownings' Poetry of The Risorgimento – Matthew Reynolds
  • Minding their own business: British Diplomacy and the conflict between Italy and The Vatican during the Pontificate of Leo XIII 1878-1903 – Dominic Fenech
  • I Sonetti di Belli e di Burgess – Alida Poeti
  • Seamus Heaney's Northern Irish Ugolino: An 'Original Reproduction' of the Dantean Episode – Maria Cristina Fumagalli

This special double issue also carries several papers which were presented at the Second International Conference on England and Italy: Literary and Cultural Relations from 1300 to the present day which was hosted by the Institute in September 1993. It is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Professor Alphonse Sammut, Head of the Department of Italian, University of Malta, who died prematurely in 1994.

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Contents

  • Rev. Professor Alphonse Sammut: An Appreciation – John R. Woodhouse
  • In gentil hertes ay redy to repaire: Guinizzelli, Francesca e Troilo – Piero Boitani
  • The 'Doom of Mynos' and the Christian connection in The Troilus – Anthony M. Schembri
  • L'evoluzione del personaggio di Tristano dal mito al racconto d'avventura: la versione inglese e la versione italiana – Cecilia Petropoli
  • Italian Romance and Elizabethan Comedy: Ariosto, Robert Greene and Shakespeare – Peter Brand
  • Ben Jonson and the Italian Neo-Classical Theorists – David Farley Hills
  • The Perils of Inter-Cultural Relations: The Commedia dell'arte and The Restoration Stage – Kenneth Richards
  • Mrs. Aphra Behn and The Commedia dell'arte – Vicki Ann Cremona
  • Shelley 'Translated' by the Italian Decadent Movement: The Case of Adolfo De Bosis – Lilla Maria Crisafulli
  • Behind The Black Veil: Italian Terror and English Imagination – Roderick Cavaliero
  • Anglo-Italian Love in the Novels of Giovanni Ruffini – Allan C. Christensen
  • Viaggiatori a teatro: appunti sul teatro italiano nelle relazioni inglesi del Grand Tour – Mariagrazia Bellorini
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Casa Guidi Windows, Arthur Hugh Clough's Amours de Voyage and the Italian National Uprisings of 1847-49 – Joe Phelan
  • The Englishing of D'Annunzio or Thomas Bowdler Rites Again – John R. Woodhouse
  • Dante, Garibaldi, Mazzini: Some English Interpretations of Italian Historical Figures – Valeria Tinkler-Villani
  • Cognitive Relativism and The Narrative Technique of Multiple Points of View in Luigi Pirandello and Ford Madox Ford – Vita Fortunati
  • The Myth of the Orient Passes through Ravenna: English and Italian Artists of the Fin de Siècle – Giovanna Franci
  • Ungaretti e Blake – Agostino Lombardo
  • The Value of Literary Curiosity: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's Letteratura inglese – Iain Halliday
  • The Role of Dialects in Anthony Burgess's Abba Abba – Arnold Cassola

Chaney, E. & Vassallo, P. (eds.)

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Contents
  • Love, Pity and Reason in The Troilus – Anthony M. Schembri
  • Tamburlaine and the Mad Priest of the Sun – David Farley Hills
  • The Anti-Dukes of Northumberland – Hugh Trevor-Roper
  • Milton, Salvator Rosa and Baroque Representations of Battle – Michael Hollington
  • From Arlecchino to Harlequin: Italian Actors on the English Stage – Vicki Ann Cremona
  • Proud to Catch Cold at a Venetian Door: Pope and Palladianism – Malcolm Kelsall
  • The Accomplished Maria Cosway: Anglo-Italian Artist, Musician, Salon Hostess and Educationalist (1759-1838) – Stephen Lloyd
  • Wyndham versus Bonaparte; The Tuscan Crisis of 1796-97 – William Collier
  • Coleridge's Translations of Gabriello Chiabrera – Arnold Cassola
  • Viaggiatori Pugliesi in Inghilterra – Federica Troisi
  • Croce, Praz e L'Anglistica italiana – Vittorio Gabrieli

Chaney, E. & Vassallo, P. (eds.)

General Editor: Peter Vassallo

Contents

  • A Memoir of Mario Praz – Vittorio Gabrieli
  • Gabriele Baldini discepolo e amico – Mario Praz
  • Some developments in The Courtesy Manual after Castiglione – John Woodhouse
  • Disguise and Recognition in Renaissance Comedy – Peter Brand
  • Astrology and Le Vice anglais – Vittorio Gabrieli
  • Giovanni Torriano: Il primo insegnante di inglese in Italia – Sergio Rossi
  • Giovanni Francesco Biondi: An Italian Historian of The Wars of The Roses – Daniella Savoia
  • The Grand Tour in the Seventeenth Century – John Stoye
  • Architectural Taste and The Grand Tour: George Berkeley's evolving Canon – Edward Chaney
  • Translations as a Metaphor for Salvation: Eighteenth century English versions of Dante's Commedia – Valeria Tinkler-Villani
  • From Petrarch to Dante: The discourse of disenchantment in Shelley's The Triumph of Life - Peter Vassallo
  • Wordsworth and Italy – Alan G. Hill
  • Dickens and Italy – Michael Hollington
  • L'Italia di Samuel Butler – Mariagrazia Bellorini
  • Documents – Edward Chaney

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