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Irresistible signs : the genius of language and Italian national identity, Paola Gambarota

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Irresistible signs : the genius of language and Italian national identity
Title
Irresistible signs
Title remainder
the genius of language and Italian national identity
Statement of responsibility
Paola Gambarota
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Language is now understood as a key component of cultural identity, but discourses on linguistic nationalism are only a few centuries old. In Irresistible Signs, Paola Gambarota investigates the connection between Italian language and national identity over four hundred years, from late-Renaissance linguistic theories to nineteenth-century nationalist myths
  • Challenging the consensus that linguistic nationalism originated with nineteenth century German philosophers, Irresistible Signs advances a more nuanced theory of how culture and language become inextricably linked through literary and rhetorical elements. Gambarota combines Anglo-American theories of the nation with the most advanced Italian scholarship on language ideology and delves into ideas from Giambattista Vico, Giacomo Leopardi, and Melchiorre Cesarotti. Irresistible Signs also explores how images of national communities are represented within vernaculars, affirming their influence in shaping contemporary models of monolingual nationhood."--
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Gambarota, Paola
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies series
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  • National characteristics, Italian, in literature
  • Italian literature
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Irresistible signs : the genius of language and Italian national identity, Paola Gambarota
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Scripts of vernaculars and collective characters in early modern Europe -- 2. Ut lingua, natio: Dominique Bouhours' genius of the nation and Ludovico Antonio Muratori's Italian republic of letters -- 3. Giambattista Vico, the vernacular, and the foundations of modern Italy -- 4. Translating genius: Cesarotti, Ossian, and the question of national character -- 5. Toward sameness: Leopardi's critique of character and the end of the nation -- 6. Irresistible signs? A postscript and the question of media
Control code
FIEb17771195
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 349 pages
Isbn
9781442642980
System control number
(OCoLC)669242359
Label
Irresistible signs : the genius of language and Italian national identity, Paola Gambarota
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Scripts of vernaculars and collective characters in early modern Europe -- 2. Ut lingua, natio: Dominique Bouhours' genius of the nation and Ludovico Antonio Muratori's Italian republic of letters -- 3. Giambattista Vico, the vernacular, and the foundations of modern Italy -- 4. Translating genius: Cesarotti, Ossian, and the question of national character -- 5. Toward sameness: Leopardi's critique of character and the end of the nation -- 6. Irresistible signs? A postscript and the question of media
Control code
FIEb17771195
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 349 pages
Isbn
9781442642980
System control number
(OCoLC)669242359

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