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Antonio Ricci

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Department of Humanities

Associate Professor

Phone: (416) 736-2100
Email: aricci@yorku.ca

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PhD, University of Toronto

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The history of the book (the print culture of Renaissance Italy, reading in the medieval and early modern periods, bibliography). The cultural history of Italy. European Literature and Culture.

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

, History of the Book, European Literature and Culture, The Cultural History of Italy, Renaissance Studies
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“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.

2016

“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.

2013

“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.

2001

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

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.

2013

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.

2008

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

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

2016

“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.

2014

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“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).

2017

“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).

2016

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

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).

2012

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

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.

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.)

2006

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

2006

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

“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.

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.

2010

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

2005

Conferences

Publication
Year

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.

2016

Other

Publication
Year

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)

2012

“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)

2007

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

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1125 9.0 A Medieval and Renaissance Europe LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1125 9.0 A Medieval and Renaissance Europe TUTR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/HUMA4630 3.0 M Text and Interpretation SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1125 9.0 A Medieval and Renaissance Europe LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1125 9.0 A Medieval and Renaissance Europe TUTR


PhD, University of Toronto

The history of the book (the print culture of Renaissance Italy, reading in the medieval and early modern periods, bibliography). The cultural history of Italy. European Literature and Culture.

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

, History of the Book, European Literature and Culture, The Cultural History of Italy, Renaissance Studies

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“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.

2016

“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.

2013

“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.

2001

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

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.

2013

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.

2008

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

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

2016

“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.

2014

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“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).

2017

“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).

2016

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

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).

2012

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

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.

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.)

2006

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

2006

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

“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.

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.

2010

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

2005

Conferences

Publication
Year

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.

2016

Other

Publication
Year

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)

2012

“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)

2007

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

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1125 9.0 A Medieval and Renaissance Europe LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1125 9.0 A Medieval and Renaissance Europe TUTR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/HUMA4630 3.0 M Text and Interpretation SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1125 9.0 A Medieval and Renaissance Europe LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1125 9.0 A Medieval and Renaissance Europe TUTR