Antonio Ricci

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S523A
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 88743
Emailaricci@yorku.ca

PhD, University of Toronto. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies-York Fellow, 2016-17

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History of the book (bibliography, the print culture of Renaissance Italy, reading in the medieval and early modern periods). Italian literature. The history of Italy, particularly cultural identity.

Area of Specialization

History of the Book

Degrees

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies


Research Interests

History of the Book, Italian Literature and Culture, Renaissance Studies

Selected Publications

“Real Presences: Literature and Artifacts in Early Modern Italy.” In Rituals of Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Edward Muir. Eds. M. Jurdjevic & R. Strom-Olsen. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2016. 235–257.

Selected Publications

“Real Presences: Literature and Artifacts in Early Modern Italy.” In Rituals of Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Edward Muir. Eds. M. Jurdjevic & R. Strom-Olsen. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2016. 235–257.

All Publications

Book Chapters

“Real Presences: Literature and Artifacts in Early Modern Italy.” In Rituals of Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Edward Muir. Eds. M. Jurdjevic & R. Strom-Olsen. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2016. 235–257.

“The Business of Print in Ducal Florence: The Case of Anton Francesco Doni.” In Dissonanze Discordi [Discordant Dissonances]. Ed. Giovanna Rizzarelli. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2013. 45–70.

“Lorenzo Torrentino and the Cultural Programme of Cosimo I de’ Medici.” In The Cultural Politics of Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. Ed. K. Eisenbichler. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001. 103–119.

Journal Articles

“Et in arcadia ego: La nascita della tradizione bibliografica ariostesca.” Italica 93.3 (Fall 2016): 433–56.

“The Renaissance in Toronto: Early Modern Italian Books in the Collections of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.” Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme 37.3 (2014): 181–212.

Conference Papers

“The Making of a Renaissance Bestseller: Giolito and the Orlando Furioso.” Witches and Fairies before and after Ariosto. The Center for Italian Studies at U. of Pennsylvania, April 2017 (plenary, invited).

“Men in Black: Collectors and Bibliographers of the Orlando Furioso.” Ariosto After 500 Years: A Symposium. The Graduate Center – CUNY & New York U. 20.X.2016 (plenary, invited).

“Literature and Artifacts: Ariosto among the Bibliographers.” Philological Concerns: Textual Criticism throughout the Centuries. U. of Toronto, 2013.

“Anton Francesco Doni e la stampa fiorentina nel principato mediceo.” Dissonanze concordi: Temi, questioni e personaggi intorno ad Anton Francesco Doni, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 2012 (invited).

“Orlando Furioso and the History of the Book.” Ariosto: Roundtable on Trends in Criticism. American Association for Italian Studies. Pittsburgh, 2011.

“The Culture and Business of Print in Ducal Florence.” Rethinking Early Modern Print Culture. Centre for Ref. and Ren. Studies, Victoria U. in the U. of Toronto, 2010.

“The Prince and his Publishers: The Politics and Practice of Printing in Sixteenth-Century Florence.” Further Transactions of the Book: A Conference at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, 2006 (org. by Anthony Grafton, Ann Blair, and Kathleen Lynch; invited.)

“‘Il noi diviso’: The Discourse of National Identity in Contemporary Italian Culture.” AAIS. Genoa, 2006.

“Texts, Books and Readers: Printing Ariosto in the Sixteenth Century.” Varieties of Textual Experience (symposium), U. of Western Ontario, 2005.

Book Reviews

Angela Nuovo. The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance. Trans. L.G. Cochrane. Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2013. In SHARP News 23.4 (Autumn 2014): 17.

Arnaldo Ganda. Filippo Cavagni da Lavagna: Editore, tipografo, commerciante a Milano nel Quattrocento. Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2006. In Renaissance Quarterly LXI.2 (2008): 507–509.

Public Lectures

“The Book: From Print to Digital.” Keynote lecture and round-table on “The Book and Cultural Diversity”, held as part of UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day. Univ. of Toronto, 2010.

“The Publishing Industry in Italy Today.” Introductory lecture and round-table on “Italian Books,” held as part of UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto, 2006.

“On the Origins of Florence: History and Myth in the Cinquecento.” Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies, 2005.

Conferences

Convenor and organizer: “The Orlando Furioso from Print to Digital: Five Centuries of Reading Ariosto,” international symposium, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria College in the U. of Toronto, Nov 11 & 12, 2016.

Other

The Early Extant Manuscripts of Baldassar Castiglione’s “Il libro del cortegiano” (Transcriptions of “The Book of the Courtier” Manuscript.) Transcribed by Olga Zorzi Pugliese, together with Lorenzo Bartoli, Filomena Calabrese, Adriana Grimaldi, Ian Martin, Laura Prelipcean, and Antonio Ricci. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32401. Issue date: 30 June 2012. (Digital Edition, member of editorial team)

“Printing and Publishing.” In Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies. Eds. Gaetana Marrone, Paolo Puppa, Luca Somigli. 2 vols. New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2007. 1504–1509. (Enclopedia article)

Approach To Teaching

Graduate: GS/HUMA 6334 3.0 & EN 6334 3.0. A History of Reading: Texts and Artifacts from Antiquity to the Digital Age Undergraduate: HUMA1751/IT1751 9.0, Italian Culture: The Great Ideas and the Masterworks (gen. ed.); HUMA3312/IT3775 & 4775 6.0, Media and the Idea of Italy; IT4300 3.0, Italian Renaissance Literature; IT4400 3.0, Orlando Furioso: Renaissance Bestseller; IT3370 3.0, Boccaccio; IT4330 3.0, The Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri; IT2200 3.0, Introduction to Italian Literature; IT3760 / IT3761 3.0, Italian Medieval and Renaissance Civilization (in Florence)

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/IT1751 6.0  Italian Culture: The Great Ideas and the Masterworks LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/IT2200 3.0  Gateways to Italian Literature SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/IT3775 6.0  Media and the Idea of Italy LECT  


PhD, University of Toronto. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies-York Fellow, 2016-17


History of the book (bibliography, the print culture of Renaissance Italy, reading in the medieval and early modern periods). Italian literature. The history of Italy, particularly cultural identity.

Area of Specialization

History of the Book

Degrees

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests:

History of the Book, Italian Literature and Culture, Renaissance Studies

All Publications

Book Chapters

“Real Presences: Literature and Artifacts in Early Modern Italy.” In Rituals of Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Edward Muir. Eds. M. Jurdjevic & R. Strom-Olsen. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2016. 235–257.

“The Business of Print in Ducal Florence: The Case of Anton Francesco Doni.” In Dissonanze Discordi [Discordant Dissonances]. Ed. Giovanna Rizzarelli. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2013. 45–70.

“Lorenzo Torrentino and the Cultural Programme of Cosimo I de’ Medici.” In The Cultural Politics of Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. Ed. K. Eisenbichler. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001. 103–119.

Journal Articles

“Et in arcadia ego: La nascita della tradizione bibliografica ariostesca.” Italica 93.3 (Fall 2016): 433–56.

“The Renaissance in Toronto: Early Modern Italian Books in the Collections of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.” Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme 37.3 (2014): 181–212.

Conference Papers

“The Making of a Renaissance Bestseller: Giolito and the Orlando Furioso.” Witches and Fairies before and after Ariosto. The Center for Italian Studies at U. of Pennsylvania, April 2017 (plenary, invited).

“Men in Black: Collectors and Bibliographers of the Orlando Furioso.” Ariosto After 500 Years: A Symposium. The Graduate Center – CUNY & New York U. 20.X.2016 (plenary, invited).

“Literature and Artifacts: Ariosto among the Bibliographers.” Philological Concerns: Textual Criticism throughout the Centuries. U. of Toronto, 2013.

“Anton Francesco Doni e la stampa fiorentina nel principato mediceo.” Dissonanze concordi: Temi, questioni e personaggi intorno ad Anton Francesco Doni, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 2012 (invited).

“Orlando Furioso and the History of the Book.” Ariosto: Roundtable on Trends in Criticism. American Association for Italian Studies. Pittsburgh, 2011.

“The Culture and Business of Print in Ducal Florence.” Rethinking Early Modern Print Culture. Centre for Ref. and Ren. Studies, Victoria U. in the U. of Toronto, 2010.

“The Prince and his Publishers: The Politics and Practice of Printing in Sixteenth-Century Florence.” Further Transactions of the Book: A Conference at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, 2006 (org. by Anthony Grafton, Ann Blair, and Kathleen Lynch; invited.)

“‘Il noi diviso’: The Discourse of National Identity in Contemporary Italian Culture.” AAIS. Genoa, 2006.

“Texts, Books and Readers: Printing Ariosto in the Sixteenth Century.” Varieties of Textual Experience (symposium), U. of Western Ontario, 2005.

Book Reviews

Angela Nuovo. The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance. Trans. L.G. Cochrane. Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2013. In SHARP News 23.4 (Autumn 2014): 17.

Arnaldo Ganda. Filippo Cavagni da Lavagna: Editore, tipografo, commerciante a Milano nel Quattrocento. Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2006. In Renaissance Quarterly LXI.2 (2008): 507–509.

Public Lectures

“The Book: From Print to Digital.” Keynote lecture and round-table on “The Book and Cultural Diversity”, held as part of UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day. Univ. of Toronto, 2010.

“The Publishing Industry in Italy Today.” Introductory lecture and round-table on “Italian Books,” held as part of UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto, 2006.

“On the Origins of Florence: History and Myth in the Cinquecento.” Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies, 2005.

Conferences

Convenor and organizer: “The Orlando Furioso from Print to Digital: Five Centuries of Reading Ariosto,” international symposium, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria College in the U. of Toronto, Nov 11 & 12, 2016.

Other

The Early Extant Manuscripts of Baldassar Castiglione’s “Il libro del cortegiano” (Transcriptions of “The Book of the Courtier” Manuscript.) Transcribed by Olga Zorzi Pugliese, together with Lorenzo Bartoli, Filomena Calabrese, Adriana Grimaldi, Ian Martin, Laura Prelipcean, and Antonio Ricci. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32401. Issue date: 30 June 2012. (Digital Edition, member of editorial team)

“Printing and Publishing.” In Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies. Eds. Gaetana Marrone, Paolo Puppa, Luca Somigli. 2 vols. New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2007. 1504–1509. (Enclopedia article)


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching
Graduate: GS/HUMA 6334 3.0 & EN 6334 3.0. A History of Reading: Texts and Artifacts from Antiquity to the Digital Age Undergraduate: HUMA1751/IT1751 9.0, Italian Culture: The Great Ideas and the Masterworks (gen. ed.); HUMA3312/IT3775 & 4775 6.0, Media and the Idea of Italy; IT4300 3.0, Italian Renaissance Literature; IT4400 3.0, Orlando Furioso: Renaissance Bestseller; IT3370 3.0, Boccaccio; IT4330 3.0, The Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri; IT2200 3.0, Introduction to Italian Literature; IT3760 / IT3761 3.0, Italian Medieval and Renaissance Civilization (in Florence)


Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/IT1751 6.0  Italian Culture: The Great Ideas and the Masterworks LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/IT2200 3.0  Gateways to Italian Literature SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/IT3775 6.0  Media and the Idea of Italy LECT