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Stefano Jossa, "From the Middle Ages to Modern Times: Legendary Heroes, Unheroic Italy"

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G-22

Stefano Jossa is currently Reader in Italian at the Royal Holloway, University of London.  He is the author of Un paese senza eroi. L'Italia da Jacopo Ortis a Montalbano (Roma-Bari: Laterza, 2013), a historical reconstruction of the cultural contribution of literary characters to national iconography. He is also the author of Ariosto​ (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2009) and of  L'Italia letteraria (Bologna: il Mulino, 2006), a broad exploration of the contribution of Italian literature to the Italian national identity, which had a significant impact on Italian public discourse and political debate. With Yolanda Plumley and Giuliano Di Bacco, he has co-authored and co-edited Citation, Intertextuality and Memory in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Exeter 2011).  This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies and the Renaissance Colloquium

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Rebecca Davidson

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Stefano Jossa

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Royal Holloway, University of London

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