Making Italy (ITAL 10080)
For lectures 1-4:
Core readings - indicated selections from the following texts:
ITAL10080 Lecturettes.Very short texts accompanying the lectures (as opposed to replacing them). Available on Blackboard.
Dalby, A. 2004. Italian. In Dalby, A. 2004. Dictionary of languages. London: Bloomsbury. Available on Brightspace.
Lepschy, A.L. and Lepschy, G. 1988. The Italian Language Today, London. Pp. 11-40. [3 copies, 450 LEP] - it’s recommended to buy this book, which is available in the campus bookshop.
Maiden, M. 1995. A Linguistic History of Italian, London: Longman, pp. 3-7. Available on Brightspace. [450.9 MAI, SLC 450.9 MAI]
Parry, M. Italian (Romance vernaculars). In G. Price, Encyclopedia of the languages of Europe. Oxford: Blackwell. Available on Brightspace.
Richardson, B. ‘Questions of Language’, in West, R and Barański, Z. (eds). 1995. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture. Esp. pp.63-79 [306.0945 BAR, 2 copies SLC 306.0945 BAR]
Historical background: at least one of the following:
Duggan, C. 1994. A Concise History of Italy. Cambridge University Press.
Hearder, H. Italy: A Short History. Cambridge, 1990. [2 copies, SLC 945 HEA]
Hearder, H. and Waley, D. P. A Short History of Italy. Cambridge, 1963 [3 copies, SLC 945 HEA]
Procacci, G. 1970. History of the Italian People. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. [945/PRO]
Schumann, R. Italy in the last 15 hundred years. University Press of America, 1986. [3 copies SLC 945 SCH]
General literary and linguistic histories (for reference, useful for selected topics)
Italian Literature, in Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th ed., 1974 . (accessible online via Brightspace)
Italian History, in Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th ed., 1974 . (accessible online via Brightspace)
Migliorini, B. and Griffith, G. 1966. The Italian Language. London. [2 copies, 450.9 MIG]
For lectures 5-8: Beecher, Donald, Massimo Chiavolella, and Roberto Fedi, eds. Ariosto Today: Contemporary Perspectives. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003. [851/ARI/B]
Black, Robert. Machiavelli. London: Routledge, 2013. [320/MAC/B]
Burke, Peter. The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. [945.05/BUR]
Jacoff, Rachel, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Dante. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. [851/DAN/J]
Mazzotta, Giuseppe. ‘Italian Renaissance Epic’, in The Cambridge Companion to the Epic, ed. Catherine Bates. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 93-118. [809.1/BAT]
Migiel, Marilyn, The Ethical Dimension of the Decameron. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015 [853 BOC/M]
Scott, John A. Understanding Dante. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. [851/DAN/S]
Skinner, Quentin. Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. [854/MAC/S]
Wallace, David, Decameron. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991 [853 BOC/W]
Online Resources* All the Dante resources contain the full text of the Inferno, plus commentaries *
Dante Worlds Project (University of Texas, Austin). www.danteworlds.laits.utexas.edu
World of Dante Project (University of Viriginia)
Digital Dante Project (Columbia University)
Discover Dante Project (University of Leeds)
Internet Medieval Sourcebook (Fordham University). Full text of Machiavelli’s The Prince, searchable
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, entry on Machiavelli www.plato.stanford.edu/entries/machiavelli
Extracts (in English) from Dante,Boccaccio, Machiavelli and Ariosto will be on Brightspace. Various editions and translations are also available in the library and in the bookshop.
For lectures 9-12: 19th-20th centuries booklet (on Unification, Fascism, Ginzburg short story) will be posted on Brightspace – this will be needed for tutorials/seminars in weeks 9-12
Z.G. Barański & R.J. West (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001)
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Fascist Modernities: Italy, 1922-1945 (University of California Press, 2001), available as long loan, SLC and as e-book from library
R.J.B. Bosworth, Mussolini's Italy: Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship (Penguin, 2007) - long loan, week loan & SLC
P. Ginsborg, Italy and its discontents: family, civil society, state, 1980-2001 (London, Penguin, 2003)
Axel Korner, The Politics of Culture in Liberal Italy: From Unification to Fascism (Routledge Studies in Modern European History, 2008) - available as long loan, week loan & e-book through the library
L. Riall, Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero (New Haven, Yale University Press, 2007)
A. Stiles, The Unification of Italy: 1815-70 (London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2001)
J. Whittam, Fascist Italy (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1995)
The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2002)
The Cambridge History of Italian Literature (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996)