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  • Weeping and smiling in Dante's works 

    Bonaldi, Giulia (Trinity College Dublin. School of Lang, Lit. & Cultural Studies. Discipline of Italian, 2022)
    This study shows the function and significance of tears and smiles in two of Dante's major works, the Vita Nuova and the Commedia, filling a lacuna in the existing literature: this dissertation constitutes the first ...
  • Identities in Progress: Coming of Age in Contemporary Italian literature 

    Mendola, Martina (Trinity College Dublin. School of Lang, Lit. & Cultural Studies. Discipline of Italian, 2022)
    This doctoral dissertation presents a comparative study of the challenges of growth portrayed in contemporary Italian literature, by looking at six coming-of-age stories published at the turn of the millennium. These novels ...
  • Editing and translating he young Mario Praz: A journey through his unpublished juvenilia 

    Orrù, Paola (Trinity College Dublin. School of Lang, Lit. & Cultural Studies. Discipline of Italian, 2020)
    This doctoral thesis aims to present the first ever edition and translation of three unpublished juvenile texts written by Mario Praz, who is considered the godfather of Comparative and Cultural Studies. The first text I ...
  • 'Figlio d'esseri umani': Animals in Italo Calvino's War Novels and Novellas (1947-1957) 

    TANIS, MOLLY ABIGAIL (Trinity College Dublin. School of Lang, Lit. & Cultural Studies. Discipline of Italian, 2020)
    On November 17, 1946, the former Partisan and budding Italian writer, essayist, and intellectual, Italo Calvino, wrote an article for L'Unità against the atomic bomb testing done in the Bikini Atoll of the Marshall Islands. ...
  • The literary patronage of Lodovico II Gonzaga, Marchese of Mantua 1444-1478 

    Hare, Paul (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Italian Department, 2010)
    The scope of my research was to bring to life the figure of Lodovico Gonzaga as an erudite humanist statesman. Although he is often framed in such terms, conventional definitions such as "pupil of Vittorino da Feltre" ...

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