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I Tatti Renaissance Library


Charles Fantazzi. Angelo Poliziano. Sylvae. The I Tatti Renaissance Library (Harvard U. Press 2004).
Angelo Poliziano (1454-1494) was one of the great scholar-poets of the Renaissance and a leading figure in the circle of Lorenzo de'Medici "il Magnifico" in Florence. His "Silvae" are poetical introductions to his courses in literature at the University of Florence, written in Latin hexameters. They not only contain some of the finest Latin poetry of the Renaissance, but also afford unique insight into the poetical credo of a brilliant scholar as he considers the works of his Greek and Latin predecessors as well as of his contemporaries writing in Italian.

Culture and Customs of Mexico

Peter Standish and Steven M. Bell. Culture and Customs of Mexico (Greenwood 2004).
Mexico, with some 90 million people, holds a special place in Latin America. It is a large, complex hybrid, a bridge between North and South America, between the ancient and the modern, and between the developed and the developing worlds. Mexico's importance to the United States cannot be overstated. The two countries share historical, economic, and cultural bonds that continue to evolve. This book offers students and general readers a deeper understanding of Mexico's dynamism: its wealth of history, institutions, religion, cultural output, leisure, and social customs.

Javier Lorenzo


Prof. Javier Lorenzo will spend Spring 2005 on his project to investigate the relationship between poetry and nationhood in early modern Spain. He focuses on the figure of Juan Boscan, a bourgeois poet from a Catalan (non-Castilian) background, who becomes the subject of a debate over how poetry should reflect the interests and spirit of the nation in sixteenth century Spain. Prof. Lorenzo's study concentrates on Fernando de Herrera's Anotaciones a las obras de Garcilaso (1580) and Jorge de Montemayor's prologue to his Cancionero (1554) or songbook. He examines the way these two authors appropriate and manipulate the image of Boscan in order to create two different views of the Spanish nation and the poetic canon: one that promotes all-Castilian, aristocratic models (Herrera) and one that acknowledges diversity and tries to incorporate the non-Castilian group. This study will be part of the first chapter of his book, Nuevos versos, nuevos casos: Juan Boscan y los discursos del renacimiento.



  • Given, John P. 2005. "Narrative Discontinuity and Identity in Greek Old Comedy and the American Concept Musical." Text and Presentation 25: 119-33.
  • Lorenzo, Javier D. 2004."After Tunis: Petrarchism and Empire in the Poetry of Garcilaso de la Vega." Hispanofila. 141: 17-30.
    2005. "Poetica e ideologia: la aristocratizacion del endecasilabo en la Carta a la Duquesa de Soma". Hispanic Review. 73.1: 25-40.
    2005. "Traduccion y cortesania: la construccion de la identidad cortesana en los prologos al libro del Cortesano de Juan Boscan". Modern Language Notes. 120.2: 249-61.
  • Standish, Peter. 2005. "Delvaux and Cortázar" Bulletin of Spanish Studies 82.3-4: 363-74.
    2005. "La (est)ética de Cortázar" Encuentro de Lenguas y Literaturas.
  • Twark, Jill. 2004. "Landscape, Seascape, Cyberscape: Narrative Strategies to Dredge up the Past in Günter Grass's Novella Im Krebsgang." Gegenwartsliteratur 3: 143-168.
  • Valko, Jennifer. 2004. "Roberto Arlt's Aguafuertes patagonicas." Brújula: revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos. 3: 28-34.





  • Cerutti, Steven. 2004. Forward for Archibald Maclardy's Completely Parsed Cicero. Bolchazy-Carducci.
  • Christian, Carol and Ann Borisoff-Rodgers 2004. Copyright registered for color-coded illustrated Spanish flashcards for students with language acquisition difficulties.
  • Daneri, Juan. 2004. Review of Jáuregui, Carlos. Querella de los indios en las "Cortes de la muerte". in Revista de estudios hispánicos. 38.2: 374-375.
  • Fallon, Paul with Judith Noval and Ramon Serrano. 2004. Aquí Estamos. A 26 minute film on the Latino/a community in the Greenville area.
  • Fantazzi, Charles. 2004. Entry for Juan Luis Vives in the New Dictionary of National Biography (OUP) Vol. 56: 569-72.
    2004. Review of Benedetto Clausi's Ridar voce all' antico padre in Renaissance Quarterly 57.3: 667-9.
    2004. Review of Yasmin Haskell's Loyola's Bees in Renaissance Quarterly 57.3: 1456-7.
    2005. Review of Theresa Coletti's Mary Magdalene and the Drama of the Saints in Choice 42: 3264.
    2005. Review of Peter Toohey's Melancholy, Love and Time in Choice 42: 2639.
    2004. Review of Theodore Ziolkowski's Hesitant Heroes in Choice 41: 6355.
    2005. Review of Juan Luis Vives' The Instruction of a Christen Woman (Tudor translation of Vives' De institutione feminae Christianae) trans. Richard Hyrde and ed. Virginia Walcott Beauchamp, Elizabeth H. Hageman, & Margaret Mikesell (Champaign, IL, 2001) in International Journal of the Classical Tradition 10, 3-4, Winter 2004, 488-493.
  • Given, John P. 2004. "Something Not So Familiar." The Sondheim Review 11.2: 18
    2004. Review of Franziska Egli's Euripides im Kontext zeitgenössischer intellektueller Strömungen: Analyse der Funktion philosophischer Themen in den Tragödien und Fragmenten. Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 189. München and Leipzig: 2003. Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2004.06.07.
  • Lorenzo, Javier. 2005. "Bernardino de Mendoza" in Great Lives from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600. (New York: Salem Press) 668-9.
  • Schinasi, Michael. 2005. Review of Edward V. Coughlin's La teoría de la sátira en el siglo XVIII in Bulletin of Spanish Studies 82.1: 122-23.





  • Fallon, Paul F. 2004. "La luna siempre será un amor difícil: Bordering on Consuming (and) Nationalizing Narratives." Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 8: 1-18.
  • Fantazzi, Charles E. 2003. "Vives' Fabula de homine as a Dramatic Representation of Pico's Oratio." Neolatinisten Nieuwsbrief, Constantijn Huygens Instituut. 15: 10-19. Also published as "La Fabula de homine como parodia de la oración de Pico de la Mirandola." pp. 79-87 in Jordi Perez Durá ed., La Universitat de València i l'Humanisme: Studia Humanitatis e renovació cultural a Europa i al Nou Mon. (Universitat de València 2003).
  • Twark, Jill and Kristie Foell. 2003. 'Bekenntnisse des Stasi-Hochstaplers Klaus Uhltzscht': Thomas Brussig's Comical and Controversial Helden wie wir pp.173-94 in Paul Cooke and Andrew Plowman eds. German Writers and the Politics of Culture: Dealing with the Stasi. Palgrave MacMillan.


  • Fantazzi, Charles E. 2004. Review of William J. Kennedy's The Site of Petrarchism : early modern national sentiment in Italy, France, and England. (Johns Hopkins 2003) in Choice 41: 5189.
  • Fantazzi, Charles E. 2004. Review of Bruce Mansfield's Erasmus in the Twentieth Century: Interpretations c 1920-2000 (University of Toronto Press 2003) in Choice 41: 3254.
  • Fantazzi, Charles E. 2003. Review of Eve Adler's Vergil's Empire. (Rowman & Littlefield 2003) in Choice 41: 1391.
  • Fantazzi, Charles E. May 2003. Review of Giordano Bruno's The Cabala of Pegasus. Translated and annotated by Sidney L. Sondergard and Madison U. Sowell. (Yale Univ. Press 2002) in Choice 40: 5110.
  • Fantazzi, Charles E. 2003. "The Two Cultures in the New Millennium." Occasional Paper of Thomas Harriot College.
  • Stevens, John A. 2003. Review of John G. Fitch's Seneca, Vol. VIII. Tragedies I: Hercules. Trojan Women. Phoenician Women. Medea. Phaedra. (Loeb Classical Library. Harvard U. Press 2003) in The Classical Bulletin 79.1: 159-62.
  • Stevens, John A. 2003. Review of Margaret Graver's Cicero on the Emotions: Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4. Translated with Commentary (U. Chicago 2002) in Ancient Philosophy 23: 244-247.