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  • The Illustrated Fiction between 19th and 20th Century

    • Authors: Claudia Cao, Giuseppe Carrara, Beatrice Seligardi
      Pages: i - xviii
      Abstract: The issue The Illustrated Fiction between the 19th and 20th Century fits into the fields of the icono-textual and visual studies. It focuses on the publishing choices in the 19th and 20th centuries and their aesthetic implications. The contributions collected in this volume discuss both theoretical and methodological aspects, especially significant when the authors take part actively in the drawing process. The papers analyse national and international macro-trends, matters related to reception, contamination, influences in European production, and aesthetic issues regarding the relationship between word and image. This volume aims at examining case studies from a theoretical-comparative perspective, focusing on some successful illustrated novels published in Europe between the 19th and 20th century, in order to highlight their relevance to the above-mentioned field of studies.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5814
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • From paper to film: historical and cultural implications of Italian
           illustrated editions of Little Women (1908-1945)

    • Authors: Valentina Abbatelli
      Pages: 1 - 23
      Abstract: This article analyses Italian illustrated editions of Little Women published between 1908 and 1945. After an overview of the publishing history of the novel in Italy, the paper will examine Italian illustrations as hermeneutic tools in order to examine their ideological function in the representation of gender. The belated reception of Alcott’s novel in Italy, caused by its representation of a nonconformist educational model for girls, is mirrored in the tension between the nationalistic drive and the influence of foreign models that can be pinpointed in the illustrated editions. By analyzing adaptations of American illustrations, original Italian creations, and omissions of iconic illustrations, this paper will unveil how much the visual element is embedded in the Italian historical and cultural context, as the choice (or omission) of particular images impacted the interpretation of the book. By examining the Italian editions of Little Women published in this time frame, we will also be able to retrace the links with the American illustrated history of the book and bear testimony to the powerful impact of the 1934 film version on printed editions.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5438
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Quand l’illustration refait le texte : Banalité de Léon-Paul Fargue et
           les « compositions » de Lorris et Parry

    • Authors: Jan Baetens
      Pages: 25 - 43
      Abstract: In the history of modern illustration, that is in the modernist years 1910-1930, Banalité by Léon-Paul Fargue (texte), with « compositions » by Fabien Loris and Roger Parry, is a truly innovative volume, which maintains however certain aspects of the traditional illustrated book. What is new in this publication is the merger of a classic format, well-known by bibliophile readers, and a new medium, photography, still discarded from the market of rare and expensive books. The authors’ attempt to introduce the new into the old is quite similar to what one finds in French modernist typography, as represented by the magazine Arts et métiers graphiques, which adapts the Bauhaus revolution to a broader French audience. At first sight, the book limits itself to conventionally adding images to text, yet these illustrations are complemented by a collective work on the work’s layout, which transforms the fundamentally nostalgic text by Fargue into a crucial step in experimental book design in French.
      PubDate: 2023-05-03
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5295
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Tears and middle-class decorum in the iconotext of the first Italian
           edition of David Copperfield

    • Authors: Eleonora Gallitelli
      Pages: 45 - 67
      Abstract: This essay examines the role of the iconotext of the first Italian edition of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, published in the magazine Il Romanziere contemporaneo illustrato in 1868-1869. After a consideration of the complementarity of typescript and images in the original edition, Le memorie di Davide Copperfield is placed in the context of the Milanese publishing world in the decade following the Italian Unification before proceeding to a contrastive analysis of how the illustrations of the Treves edition differ from those of the original. The impression of greater respectability given by the Italian edition is mainly due to the different treatment of the female characters, who are never shown as ‘fallen women’. With undignified themes and irony entirely eliminated, the novel is drained of its tragicomic vitality and reduced to a one-dimensional romantic sentimentalism typical of Italian versions of foreign novels in this period.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5363
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Boring postcards. Spaces and places in the photographic frontispieces to
           Henry James’s New York Edition

    • Authors: Donata Meneghelli
      Pages: 69 - 103
      Abstract: The essay offers a new reading of the photographic frontispieces produced by Alvin Langdon Coburn for the New York Editon of Henry James’s novels and tales published between 1907 and 1909. This reading is grounded in three main moves. First, taking as a starting point the overall project of the New York Edition and the multiple textual layers with which the images interact in the material support (not only the literary texts, but also the prefaces that James specifically wrote for the edition, and even the captions that accompany each of the images). Second, considering the frontispieces as a series of images related to one another and to several texts at the same time, in an intersectional pattern that goes beyond the mere one-to-one association. Third, situating the frontispieces in the context of James’s spatial imagination, the uses of photography in late nineteenth-century visual culture, and literary tourism. Thanks to these critical moves, it is possible to reflect upon the images’ force and the multifaceted intermedial relations they trigger, within what one may call a performative framework.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5450
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Illustrated itineraries in Madame de Staël's Corinne ou

    • Authors: Valentina Monateri
      Pages: 105 - 129
      Abstract: The essay aims to analyse an illustrated edition of de Staël’s 1807 novel Corinne ou l’Italie. This reference edition was printed in 1853 by the publisher Victor Lecou at the Plon Frères printing house, and it is today preserved at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. The scope of this essay is to analyse, through the lens of visual studies, the political datum of the iconographic representation of pre-Napoleonic Italy in Lecou’s edition. This research intends to highlight how the visual dimension of the fictional illustrations can increase the potentiality of reception of de Staël’s work.
      PubDate: 2023-05-03
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5367
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Rovani and the inter-iconic relationship with The Last Days of

    • Authors: Alejandro Patat
      Pages: 131 - 151
      Abstract: The simultaneous publication of two illustrated novels in Italy (Cento anni by Giuseppe Rovani in 1868-1869 and The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1870) highlights that a large part of the public of the time still preferred past-time stories duly documented, also from the visual point of view. However, the timing was not the only convergence between the two books. Rovani had read Bulwer-Lytton in the translation by the admired Francesco Cèusani and had appreciated the British writer so much that not only did he redeem him in the Preludio to his most important novel. From him, he also draws ideas and narrative formulas for his own work. This article intends to investigate the inter-iconic relationship that arises from both books in their illustrated version, focusing, in particular, on the question of their historical setting. Finally, two different ideas of catastrophe distinguish both books. However, the conviction that the past exerts its influence on the present remains.
      PubDate: 2023-05-30
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5386
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • The first illustrated edition of L’Assommoir (Marpon-Flammarion, 1878):
           writing and drawing the time of industrial capitalism

    • Authors: Nicole Siri
      Pages: 153 - 173
      Abstract: This essay is divided into three sections. The aim of the first section is to rethink, from a theoretical perspective, the role of images in the first French illustrated edition of Émile Zola’s masterpiece L’Assommoir. The second section provides a close reading of the five most experimental illustrations, and their relation to the aesthetics of Impressionism is explored. The third and last section aims at exploring a theoretical problem: if one of the main themes of both L’Assommoir and the ‘impressionist’ illustrations is time as it began to be understood and experienced under industrial capitalism, how do literature and illustration, respectively, deal with such an elusive category'
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5419
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Drawing the (Un)finished Line in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    • Authors: Saverio Tomaiuolo
      Pages: 175 - 202
      Abstract: Studies devoted to The Mystery of Edwin Drood have tended, in some cases, to dismiss it as a great albeit incomplete novel, whereas others have pushed forward, rather than backward, the speculations raised by this text, with a series of hypotheses regarding the disclosure of the mystery, and its possible epilogue. Notwithstanding the status of Dickens’s last novel as an unfinished text, The Mystery of Edwin Drood features a closed narrative structure and may be studied as a finished text. Charles Allston Collins’s sketched wrapper design and Luke Fildes’s wrapper and illustrations reflect the novel’s mixture of symbolic and realistic elements and feature a complete visualisation of its main themes. In this respect, these visual texts may be also analysed and “read” as original and independent, rather than derivative, works. Finally, the mystery the title alludes to suggests the actual impossibility of disclosing all of the novel’s (and illustrations’) enigmas and encapsulates a paradigm of unsolvability that is central to The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5348
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • «A monomaniac character of a novel and extraordinary form». The
           fantastic illustrations by Alberto Martini for Edgar Allan Poë’s tales.

    • Authors: Viviana Triscari
      Pages: 203 - 230
      Abstract: The general aim of this article is to question the opportunities offered by the tools of classical narratology for image analysis, particularly those images that accompany or derive from text. This would probe the legitimacy of parallelism between systems of description and interpretation, which could be used for both media (metarelations, according to Kibédi Varga’s theoretical indication). An attempt has been made to demonstrate the value of this proposal through a case study taken from the cycle of illustrations created by Alberto Martini (1876-1954) for E. A. Poe’s tales: specifically, the work related to his The Tell-Tale Heart. A comparison was made between the narratological categories associated with the fantastic genre by Tzvetan Todorov, and the dynamics of Martini’s visual syntax. A further comparison was made with illustrations inspired by the same text but created by different artists. The result of these correlations highlights a structural correspondence leading to the same reading effect, which is the peculiar feature of fantastic art.
      PubDate: 2023-05-03
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5431
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Memory as a means of struggle: from a meeting with Annie Ernaux

    • Authors: Francesca Maffioli
      Pages: 227 - 235
      Abstract: In October 2022, a few weeks after the announcement of the Nobel Prize, Annie Ernaux premiered in Italy her first film, Les Années Super8, released with her son David Ernaux-Briot. The extract below corresponds to a part of the dialogue between the French author and Francesca Maffioli, which took place in Bologna at Salaborsa Library during the XV edition of Archivio Aperto, the festival of Home Movies – National Family Film Archive.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5799
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • The Experience of CLC Web. With an Interview with Brittany Murray

    • Authors: Marina Guglielmi
      Pages: 235 - 248
      Abstract: --
      PubDate: 2023-05-30
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5810
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Daniele Comberiati - Chiara Mengozzi (eds.), Storie condivise
           nell’Italia contemporanea. Narrazioni e performance transculturali

    • Authors: Mattia Bonasia
      Pages: 253 - 258
      Abstract: Review of the book Storie condivise nell'Italia contemporanea. Narrazioni e performance transculturali edited by Daniele Comberiati and Chiara Mengozzi.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5726
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Emanuela Piga Bruni, La macchina fragile. L’inconscio artificiale fra
           letteratura, cinema e televisione

    • Authors: Giorgio Busi Rizzi
      Pages: 259 - 264
      Abstract: Review of Emanuela Piga Bruni's La macchina fragile. L’inconscio artificiale fra letteratura, cinema e televisione.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5796
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Simona Corso – Florian Mussgnug – Jennifer Rushworth (eds.), Dwelling
           on Grief. Narratives of Mourning Across Time and Forms

    • Authors: Claudia Cao
      Pages: 261 - 265
      Abstract: Review of the book Dwelling on Grief. Narratives of Mourning Across Time and Forms edited by Simona Corso, Florian Mussgnug, Jennifer Rushworth. 
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5768
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • John T. Hamilton, France/Kafka: An Author in Theory

    • Authors: Corrado Confalonieri
      Pages: 270 - 274
      Abstract: John T. Hamilton, France/Kafka: An Author in Theory
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5773
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Maurizio Pirro – Luca Zenobi (eds.), Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Friedrich
           Schiller, Carteggio 1794-1805. Edizione integrale

    • Authors: Anna Chiara Corradino
      Pages: 275 - 279
      Abstract: Review of Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Carteggio 1794-1805. Edizione integrale, edited by Maurizio Pirro and Luca Zenobi.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5811
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Riccardo Castellana, Lo spazio dei Vinti. Una lettura antropologica di

    • Authors: Marco Fontana
      Pages: 280 - 284
      Abstract: Review of Riccardo Castellana's Lo spazio dei Vinti. Una lettura antropologica di Verga.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5762
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Arturo Mazzarella, La Shoah oggi. Nel conflitto delle immagini

    • Authors: Guido Mattia Gallerani
      Pages: 285 - 290
      Abstract: Review of Arturo Mazzarella, La Shoah oggi. Nel conflitto delle immagini.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5776
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Lucia Esposito, Oltre la mappa. Lo spazio delle storie nell’immaginario
           moderno. Shakespeare, Beckett, Danielewski

    • Authors: Giulio Iacoli
      Pages: 291 - 296
      Abstract: Review of Lucia Esposito's Oltre la mappa. Lo spazio delle storie nell’immaginario moderno. Shakespeare, Beckett, Danielewski.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5793
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Giacomo Tinelli, L’io di carta. L’autorappresentazione contemporanea:
           Walter Siti ed Emmanuel Carrère

    • Authors: Lorenzo Marchese
      Pages: 297 - 302
      Abstract: Book review of Giacomo Tinelli's L’io di carta. L’autorappresentazione contemporanea: Walter Siti ed Emmanuel Carrère.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5748
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Isotta Piazza, «Canonici si diventa». Mediazione editoriale e
           canonizzazione nel e del Novecento

    • Authors: Simone Marsi
      Pages: 303 - 307
      Abstract: Book review of Isotta Piazza's «Canonici si diventa». Mediazione editoriale e canonizzazione nel e del Novecento.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5729
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Lelio La Porta – Francesco Marola (eds.), L'Europa di Gramsci.
           Filosofia, letteratura, traducibilità

    • Authors: Luca Mozzachiodi
      Pages: 308 - 313
      Abstract: Review of L'Europa di Gramsci. Filosofia, letteratura, traducibilità edited by Lelio La Porta e Francesco Marola.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5746
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Davide Carnevale, Narrare l’invasione. Traiettorie e rinnovamento del
           fantastico novecentesco

    • Authors: Mattia Petricola
      Pages: 314 - 318
      Abstract: -
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5761
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Michele Cometa (ed.), Autopatografie. Cura e narrazioni di

    • Authors: Vincenzo Spanò
      Pages: 319 - 324
      Abstract: Book review of Autopatografie. Cura e narrazioni di sé a edited by Michele Cometa.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5739
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
  • Beniamino Della Gala - Lavinia Torti (eds.), Pixel. Letteratura e
           media digitali

    • Authors: Marco Tognini
      Pages: 325 - 330
      Abstract: Review of the book Pixel. Letteratura e media digitali edited by Beniamino Della Gala and Lavinia Torti.
      PubDate: 2023-05-31
      DOI: 10.13125/2039-6597/5764
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 25 (2023)
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