American Dante Bibliography for 2005

Richard Lansing

This bibliography is intended to include all publications on Dante (books, articles, translations, reviews) appearing in North America in 2005, as well as reviews from foreign sources of books published in the United States and Canada. 



Abramson, Glenda. “Dante and Modern Hebrew Literature.” In Semitic Studies in Honour of Edward Ullendorff, edited by Geoffrey Khan (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2005), 323–37.

Alfie, Fabian. “Dante’s Purgatorio as Text.” Romance Philology 59 (Fall, 2005): 121–28.

Baker, Christopher and Richard Harp. “Jonson’s Volpone and Dante.” Comparative Drama 39/1 (Spring, 2005): 55–74.

Barolini, Teodolinda. “Lifting the Veil? Notes Toward a Gendered History of Early Italian Literature.” In Medieval Constructions in Gender and Identity (q.v.), 169–88.

Barolini, Teodolinda. “Multiculturalismo medievale e teologia dell’Inferno dantesco.” Dante: Rivista internazionale di studi su Dante Alighieri 2 (2005): 11–32.

Barolini, Teodolinda. “‘Sotto benda’: The Women of Dante’s Canzone ‘Doglia mi reca’ in the Light of Cecco d’Ascoli.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 83–88.

Bigongiari, Dino, Anne Paolucci, and Henry Paolucci. Backgrounds of The Divine Comedy. Dover, Del.: Griffon, for Bagehot Council, 2005.

Birk, Sandow, et al. Dante’s Purgatorio. San Francisco, Calif.: Chronicle, 2005.

Botterill, Steven. “American Dante Bibliography for 2005.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 165–170.

Botterill, Steven. “The Trecento Commentaries on Dante’s Commedia.” In The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 2: The Middle Ages (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2005), 590–611.

Brown, Bill. “The Dark Wood of Postmodernity (Space, Faith, Allegory).” PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 120/3 (May, 2005): 734–50.

Butler, George F. “Statius and Dante’s Giants: The Thebaid and the Commedia.” Forum Italicum 39/1 (Spring, 2005): 5–17.

Cacciaglia, Norberto. “L’esperienza del mondo e il tema della conoscenza nella Divina Commedia.” Forum Italicum 39/1 (Spring, 2005): 18–48.

Casagrande, Gino and Christopher Kleinhenz. “Alan of Lille and Dante: Questions of Influence.” Italica 82/3–4 (Autumn–Winter, 2005): 356–65.

Cestaro, Gary P. “The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.” In Italian Literature and Its Times (Detroit, Mich.: Thomson Gale, 2005), 129–40.

Cignatta, Maria Cristina. “William Hazlitt and Dante as the Embodiment of ‘Power, Passion, Self–Will’.” In British Romanticism and Italian Literature: Translating , Reviewing, Rewriting (New York: Rodopi, 2005), 69–79.

Cloonan, William. “La Barque de Dante: Delacroix, Michelangelo and the Anxiety of Influence.” In Modern Perspectives on the Early Modern: Temps recherché, temps retrouvé, ed. Anne L. Birberick and Russell Ganim (Charlottesville: Rookwood Press, 2005), 60–76.

Copley, J. H. “Plurilingualism and the Mind of Europe in T. S. Eliot and Dante.” Yeats Eliot Review: A Journal of Criticism and Scholarship 22/1 (Spring, 2005): 2–24.

Cox, Catherine S. The Judaic Other in Dante, the Gawain Poet, and Chaucer. Gainesville, Fla.: University Press of Florida, 2005.

Dante & the Unorthodox: The Aesthetics of Transgression. Edited by James Miller. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2005).

Dasenbrock, Reed Way. “Paradiso ma non troppo: The Place of the Lyric Dante in the Late Cantos of Ezra Pound.” Comparative Literature 57/1 (Winter, 2005): 45–60.

Domini, John. “Rings, Planets, Poles, Inferno, Paradise: A Poetics for W. G. Sebald.” Southwest Review 90/1 (2005): 96.

Eisner, Martin George. “Boccaccio between Dante and Petrarch: The Chigiano Codex, Terza Rima Trilogy, and the Shaping of Italian Literary History.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 66/5 (November, 2005): 1759.

Elder, R. Bruce. “Driftworks, Pulseworks, Lightworks: The Letter to Dr. Henderson.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 450–88.

Elder, R. Bruce. “‘Moving Visual Thinking’: Dante, Brakhage, and the Works of Energeia.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 394–449.

Feltham, Mark and James Miller. “Original Skin: Nudity and Obscenity in Dante’s Inferno.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 182–206.

Ferrante, Joan M. “Women in the Shadows of the Divine Comedy.” In Reading Medieval Culture: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Hanning. Edited by Robert M. Stein and Sandra Pierson Prior (Notre Dame, Ind: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005), 409–27.

Fichera, Eduardo. “Ineffabilità e crisi poetica nella Vita nuova.” Italian Quarterly 42/163–164 (January, 2005): 5–22.

Fosca, Nicola. “Ancora sul ‘quodammodo’ di Monarchia III.xv.17.” Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America: posted May 5, 2005, at > Publications > EBDSA.

Fraser, Jennifer. “Dante/Fante: Embryology in Purgatory and Paradise.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 290–309.

Gerhard, Mira. “Sacrificing Virgil.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 107–19.

Gilson, Simon A. “Notes on the Presence of Boccaccio in Cristoforo Landino’s Comento sopra la Comedia di Danthe Alighieri.” Italian Culture 23 (2005): 1–30.

Gilson, Simon A. “Science in and between Dante and His Commentators: The Case of Cristoforo Landino’s Comento sopra la Comedia di Danthe Alighieri.” Annali d’Italianistica 23 (2005): 31–54.

Gittes, Tobias Foster. “‘O vendetta di Dio’: The Motif of Rape and Retaliation in Dante’s Inferno.” MLN 120/1 (January, 2005): 1–29.

Gleave, Alan. “Reading Dante.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 163.

Gnappi, Carla Maria. “The Sunflower and the Rose: Notes Towards a Reassessment of Blake’s Illustrations of Dante.” In British Romanticism and Italian Literature: Translating , Reviewing, Rewriting, edited by Laura Bandiera and Diego Saglia (New York: Rodopi, 2005), 55–68.

Gragnolati, Manuele. Experiencing the Afterlife: Soul and Body in Dante and Medieval Culture. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005.

Hawkins, Peter S. “Moderno uso.” Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics 13/1 (2005 Spring–Summer, 2005): 161–84.

Herzman, Ronald. ‘‘‘Io non Enëa, io non Paolo sono’: Ulysses, Guido da Montefeltro, and Franciscan Traditions in the Commedia.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 23–69.

Heschel, Susannah. “Judaism, Dante, and the World Trade Center.” PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 120/3 (May, 2005): 877–79.

Hollander, Robert.Paradiso 4.14: Dante as Nebuchadnezzar?” Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America: posted November 30, 2005, at > Publications > EBDSA.

Hollander, Robert.  “The ‘miglior voci’ of Paradiso 1.35.” Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America: posted May 17, 2005, at > Publications > EBDSA.

Hurley, Michael D. “Interpreting Dante’s Terza Rima.” Forum for Modern Language Studies 41/3 (July 2005): 320–31.

Iannucci, Amilcare A. “Dante’s Limbo: At the Margins of Orthodoxy.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 63–82.

King, Ed. “Saving Virgil.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 83–106.

Kleiner, John. “Criminal Invention: Dante, Ovid, and the Bull of Phalaris.” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 71–81.

Kleinhenz, Christopher. “Rome and Florence in Dante’s Divine Comedy.” In De sens rassis: Essays in Honor of Rupert T. Pickens, edited by Keith Busby et al. (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005), 339–52.

Lovell, Alison Baird. “The Shadow of Dante in Maurice Scève’s ‘Délie’.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 66 (2005): 2948–49. City University of New York, 2005.

Lund–Mead, Carolynn. “Dido Alighieri: Gender Inversion in the Francesca Episode.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 121–50.

MacLachlan, Bonnie. “The Cyprian Redeemed: Venereal Influence in Paradiso.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 310–25.

MacMillan, Alex. “L’effetto voluto: Dantesque Allusion in the Romantic Period.” Italianist: Journal of the Department of Italian Studies, University of Reading 25/1 (2005): 5–34.

Mazzaro, Jerome. “Exception and Rule in Dante’s Purgatorio.” Forum Italicum 39/2 (Fall 2005): 311–25.

Mazzotta, Giuseppe. Cosmology and the Kiss of Creation (Paradiso 27–29).” Dante Studies 123 (2005): 1–21.

Medieval Constructions in Gender and Identity: Essays in Honor of Joan M. Ferrante. Edited by Teodolinda Barolini. Tempe, Ariz.: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005.

Miller, James. “Anti-Dante: Bataille in the Ninth Bolgia.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 207–48.

Miller, James. “Introduction: Retheologizing Dante.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 1–62.

Miller, James. “Calling Dante: Notes on the Artists.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 505–8.

Miller, James. “Curatorial Essay: Prophet of the Paragone.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 490–504.

Miller, James. “Rainbow Bodies: The Erotics of Diversity in Dante’s Catholicism.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 249–89.

Moevs, Christian. The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Mulchahey, M. Michele. “Education in Dante’s Florence Revisited: Remigio de’ Girolami and the Schools of Santa Maria Novella.” In Medieval Education, ed. Ronald B. Begley and Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2005), 143–81.

Mulvaney, Beth A. “‘I speak not yet of proof’: Dante and the art of Assisi.” In The Art of the Franciscan Order in Italy, ed. William R. Cook (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2005).

Newman, Barbara. “The Artifice of Eternity: Speaking of Heaven in Three Medieval Poems.” Religion and Literature 37/1 (Spring 2005): 1–24.

Nordell, Joan. “Search for the Ten Privately Printed Copies of Longfellow’s Translation of the Divine Comedy. Harvard Library Bulletin 16/3 (2005): 5–36.

Okay, Cüneyd. “Dante's Introduction into Turkey and His Influence until 1928.” Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America: posted March 14, 2005, at > Publications > EBDSA.

Pawlowski, Andrew and James Miller. “Calling Dante: From Dante on the Steps of Immortality.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 517–29.

Pertile, Lino. La punta del disio: semantica del desiderio nella Commedia. Fiesole: Cadmo, 2005.

Pugliese, Guido. “Heresy and Politics in Inferno 10.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 170–81.

Ramsburgh, John S. “Writing Medieval Lives in Dante and Chaucer.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 65/10 (April, 2005): 3797.

Reynolds, Matthew. “Ezra Pound in the Earthly Paradise.” In Dante & the Unorthodox (q.v.), 346–66.

Robertson, Ben P. “In the Name of Matilda: Feminine Transgression and Romantic Conceit.” Names: A Journal of Onomastics 53