Incontri. Rivista europea di studi italiani <p>Since 1985, <em>Incontri. Rivista europea di Studi Italiani</em> has been an international forum for academic publications related to Italian history and culture. As an interdisciplinary journal, <em>Incontri</em> publishes both academic research in various fields (history, literature, linguistics, philosophy, art history, music, cinema and theatre etc.) and contributions that cross the boundaries of traditional Humanities disciplines.</p> <p><em>Incontri</em> is the journal of the<a title="wis" href=""> Werkgroep Italië Studies</a> (WIS), an Italian Studies workgroup based in the Dutch and Flemish academic research community.</p> en-US <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <p>a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p> <p>b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</p> (Lies Verbaere) (openjournals) Fri, 29 Mar 2024 21:29:48 +0100 OJS 60 The Grand (Ducal) Finale <p>The San Lorenzo Basilica in Florence is renowned for its Medici-infused Renaissance program, but there is a lesser-known phase of the Medici family's history in the basilica that unfolded in the 18th century. Between 1738 and 1743, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the last surviving member of the Medici line, oversaw extensive architectural and decorative interventions within the San Lorenzo complex. Her efforts to maintain the cultural heritage of her ancestors were heavily shaped by the imminent end of the Medici bloodline and the difficult transition of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany to the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.</p> <p>This article explores Anna Maria's motivations for her elaborate renovation projects in the basilica, with a particular focus on two of her most notable commissions: Vincenzo Meucci's cupola fresco in the nave of the basilica and the new bell tower designed by architect Ferdinando Ruggieri. These two projects, the only ones completed by Anna Maria before her death, demonstrate her ambitions within the San Lorenzo and help to uncover several underlying premises for their conceptions.</p> Sointu Cantell Copyright (c) 2024 Sointu Cantell Fri, 29 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0100 L’arte del processo nella narrativa di Anna Banti <p><strong>The art of the trial in Anna Banti’s narrative</strong></p> <p>Starting from a series of works by the Italian writer Anna Banti, the aim of this essay is to carry out a thematic analysis around the theme of the narrative ego in the different declinations that it takes − real but also fictional or merely psychological − specifically within the trial form. Starting from the novel <em>Artemisia</em> (1947), subsequently connecting to the theatrical gestation that Anna Banti herself wanted to attribute to the theme of the debate in <em>Corte Savella</em> (1959), and then going back to the other two works, respectively <em>Il bastardo</em> (1953) and <em>Insufficienza di prove</em> ( 1975), the study aims to give evidence and concreteness to the drama and intrinsic psychological tension of the different characters represented, but with an explicit reference, ultimately, to the figure of the narrator herself. Conclusively, through the story <em>La signorina </em>(1975), this time in a form not directly connected to the trial theme, we intend to show how the trial of the various characters is oriented towards a trial of one’s own ego.</p> Sonia Rivetti Copyright (c) 2024 sonia Fri, 12 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0200 ‘Italiani brava gente’. L’identità nazionale italiana <p>Recensione di: Beatrice Falcucci, Emanuele Giusti &amp; Davide Trentacoste (a cura di), <em>Rereading Travellers to the East. </em><em>Shaping Identities and Building the Nation in Post-unification Italy</em>, Firenze, Firenze University Press, 2022, 229 p., ISBN: 978-88-5518-578-3, € 16,90.</p> Ellen Patat Copyright (c) 2024 Ellen Patat Fri, 29 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0100 A Poisonous Legacy <p>Review of Alisha Rankin, The Poison Trials: Wonder Drugs, Experiment and the Battle for Authority in Renaissance Science (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2021), pp.329.</p> Neil Tarrant Copyright (c) 2024 Neil Tarrant Fri, 29 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0100 The The Comic Dynamic in Italian Renaissance Literature <p>Review of Massimo Scalabrini, <em>Commedia e civiltà. Dinamiche anticonflittuali nella letteratura italiana del Cinquecento. </em>Ravenna: Longo Editore, 2022.</p> Laurie Shepard Copyright (c) 2024 Laurie Shepard Fri, 29 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Sogno d’un mattino di primavera <p>Recensione di: Cecilia Gibellini (a cura di), Gabriele d’Annunzio, <em>Sogno d’un mattino di primavera</em>, Gardone Riviera, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, 2023, CLXIII, 102 p., ISBN: 9788889320105</p> Emanuele Delfiore Copyright (c) 2024 Emanuele Delfiore Fri, 29 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Tracing Receptions of Etruscan culture in Italian and European Modernism (c. 1890-1950) <p>Review of: Chiara Zampieri, Martina Piperno &amp; Bart Van den Bossche (eds.), <em>Modern Etruscans. Close Encounters with a Distant Past</em>, Leuven, Leuven University Press, 2023, 187 p., ISBN: 9789462703797, € 30,00 (also available in Open Access).</p> Louis Verreth Copyright (c) 2024 Louis Verreth Fri, 29 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Forcellino, 'Sofonisba Anguissola: Portrettist van de Renaissance'; Jansen, 'The New Renaissance: Regenerating the nation, and d’Annunzio' Maria Forcellino, Monica Jansen Copyright (c) 2024 Emma Grootveld; Maria Forcellino, Monica Jansen Fri, 29 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0100