Parution : Marco Faini et Paola Ugolini (dir.), A Companion to Pietro Aretino, Leyde, Brill, 2021

A Companion to Pietro Aretino offers exhaustive yet accessible essays aimed at understanding this complex and fascinating author. Its scope extends beyond the field of Italian studies, and includes references to other European literatures, visual arts, music, performance studies, gender studies, and social and religious history. It explores previously neglected areas of Aretino’s literary and biographical identity: in particular, his religious writings and their fortune, his relationships to visual arts and music and his fashioning of a public persona. The essays here included support the current scholarly trend that no longer considers Aretino merely as a pornographer, but interpret his work in the light of the contemporary religious debate and cultural crisis.

Paola Ugolini, Ph.D. (2011), New York University, is Assistant Professor of Italian at the University at Buffalo. She is the author of The Court and Its Critics. Anti-Court Sentimens in Early Modern Italy (University of Toronto Press, 2020).

Marco Faini, Ph.D. (2005), University of Urbino, is Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at the Universities of Venice and Toronto. He is the co-editor of Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy and Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World (Brill, 2018).

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