Italian Perspectives publishes books and collections of essays on any aspect and period of Italian literature, language, history, culture, politics, art, and media, as well as studies which take an interdisciplinary approach and are methodologically innovative. At a time of growing academic interest, the series aims to bring together different scholarly perspectives on Italy and its culture.
The series was founded by Maney Publishing under the imprint of the Northern Universities Press, and moved to the Legenda imprint in 2005. As a result, manuscripts now need to follow the MHRA Style Guide, rather than that of the Italianist journal, as used before 2005.
- Dr Simon Gilson, University of Warwick (General Editor)
- Dr Francesca Billiani, University of Manchester
- Dr Manuele Gragnolati, Somerville College, Oxford
- Dr Catherine Keen, University College London
- Professor Martin McLaughlin, Magdalen College, Oxford
- Professor Zygmunt Baranski, Cambridge University
- Professor Anna Laura Lepschy, University College London
Advisory Board: Patrick Boyde, UK; Patricia Brown, USA; Victoria De Grazia, USA; John Gatt-Rutter, Australia; Paul Ginsborg, Italy; Guglielmo Gorni, Switzerland; Giulio Lepschy, UK; Millicent Marcus, USA; Giuseppe Mazzotta, USA; Martin McLaughlin, UK; Lino Pertile, USA; Eduardo Saccone, Ireland; Rebecca West, USA; Diego Zancani, UK.
The eleven titles published in the series under the Northern Universities Press imprint are:
|11||Camorristi, Politicians and Businessmen: The Transformation of Organized Crime in Post-war Naples |
|10||Contesting the Monument: The Anti-Illusionist Italian Historical Novel |
|9||Fragments of Impegno |
|8||Comedy and Culture: Cecco Angiolieri’s Poetry and Late Medieval Society |
|7||Playing with Gender: The Comedies of Goldoni |
|6||Italo Calvino and the Landscape of Childhood |
|5||Origin and Identity: Essays on Svevo and Trieste |
|4||Elio Vittorini: The Writer and the Written |
|3||Speculative Identities: Contemporary Italian Women’s Narrative |
|2||Nelle Carceri di G. B. Piranesi |
|1||The Letters of Giacomo Leopardi 1817-1837 |
Edited by Prue Shaw