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.

Editorial Committee:

  • Dr Simon Gilson, University of Warwick (General Editor)
  • Dr Francesca Billiani, University of Manchester
  • Professor Manuele Gragnolati, Université Paris-Sorbonne
  • Dr Catherine Keen, University College London
  • Professor Martin McLaughlin, Magdalen College, Oxford

Founding Editors:

  • 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.

35 Pasolini after Dante: The ‘Divine Mimesis’ and the Politics of Representation
Emanuela Patti  
34 Laughter from Realism to Modernism: Misfits and Humorists in Pirandello, Svevo, Palazzeschi, and Gadda
Alberto Godioli  
33 The Somali Within: Language, Race and Belonging in ‘Minor’ Italian Literature
Simone Brioni  
32 Rome Eternal: The City As Fatherland
Guy Lanoue
31 The Italian Academies 1525-1700: Networks of Culture, Innovation and Dissent
Edited by Jane E. Everson, Denis V. Reidy and Lisa Sampson  
30 Caravaggio in Film and Literature: Popular Culture’s Appropriation of a Baroque Genius
Laura Rorato
29 Gadda and Beckett: Storytelling, Subjectivity and Fracture
Katrin Wehling-Giorgi
28 Leopardi’s Nymphs: Grace, Melancholy, and the Uncanny
Fabio A. Camilletti
27 The Tradition of the Actor-Author in Italian Theatre
Edited by Donatella Fischer
26 Edoardo Sanguineti: Literature, Ideology and the Avant-Garde
Edited by Paolo Chirumbolo and John Picchione
25 Dante and Epicurus: A Dualistic Vision of Secular and Spiritual Fulfilment
George Corbett
24 Disrupted Narratives: Illness, Silence and Identity in Svevo, Pressburger and Morandini
Emma Bond
23 Remembering Aldo Moro: The Cultural Legacy of the 1978 Kidnapping and Murder
Edited by Ruth Glynn and Giancarlo Lombardi
22 Giraffes in the Garden of Italian Literature: Modernist Embodiment in Italo Svevo, Federigo Tozzi and Carlo Emilio Gadda
Deborah Amberson
21 The Printed Media in Fin-de-siècle Italy: Publishers, Writers, and Readers
Edited by Ann Hallamore Caesar, Gabriella Romani, and Jennifer Burns
20 Ugo Foscolo and English Culture
Sandra Parmegiani
19 Boccaccio and the Book: Production and Reading in Italy 1340-1520
Rhiannon Daniels
18 Imagining Terrorism: The Rhetoric and Representation of Political Violence in Italy 1969-2009
Edited by Pierpaolo Antonello and Alan O’Leary
17 Il teatro di Eduardo De Filippo: La crisi della famiglia patriarcale
Donatella Fischer
16 Sweet Thunder: Music and Libretti in 1960s Italy
Vivienne Suvini-Hand
15 Pastoral Drama in Early Modern Italy: The Making of a New Genre
Lisa Sampson
14 Orality and Literacy in Modern Italian Culture
Edited by Michael Caesar and Marina Spunta
13 From Florence to the Heavenly City: The Poetry of Citizenship in Dante
Claire E. Honess
12 Speaking Out and Silencing: Culture, Society and Politics in Italy in the 1970s
Edited by Anna Cento Bull and Adalgisa Giorgio

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
Felia Allum
10 Contesting the Monument: The Anti-Illusionist Italian Historical Novel
Ruth Glynn
9 Fragments of Impegno
Jennifer Burns
8 Comedy and Culture: Cecco Angiolieri’s Poetry and Late Medieval Society
Fabian Alfie
7 Playing with Gender: The Comedies of Goldoni
Maggie Günsberg
6 Italo Calvino and the Landscape of Childhood
Claudia Nocentini
5 Origin and Identity: Essays on Svevo and Trieste
Elizabeth Schächter
4 Elio Vittorini: The Writer and the Written
Guido Bonsaver
3 Speculative Identities: Contemporary Italian Women’s Narrative
Rita Wilson
2 Nelle Carceri di G. B. Piranesi
Silvia Gavuzzo-Stewart
1 The Letters of Giacomo Leopardi 1817-1837
Edited by Prue Shaw

These titles remain available in paperback: please visit the website of our UK, Europe and ROW distributors or our North American distributors for details.