The Italian language and literature collection supports the teaching programs and research needs of students and faculty of the Italian section of the MLL department. The focus is on Dante, Renaissance literature and modern Italian literature, culture and cinema. Materials in art, folklore, and history are also purchased.
GENERAL SUBJECT BOUNDARIES
The focus of collection development is on medieval, Renaissance and modern literary works in the original and in translation. We are working to acquire critical editions of major 19th and 20th century Italian writers, as well as earlier texts that are central to the development of Western though, .e.g, Machiavelli, and translations of Dante’s work. We also acquire secondary works on Italian literature, film and culture, primarily in English.
TYPES OF MATERIALS COLLECTED
Monographs and a selection of periodicals constitute the core of the collection. Standard reference works dedicated to all periods of Italian cultural history are routinely collected.
FORMAT OF MATERIALS COLLECTED
Print materials make up the bulk of the collection, although audiovisual materials, especially films, are also acquired.
Italian is the primary language of the collection; English is the secondary language.
The collection emphasizes Italian language works published in Italy, the United States, and Europe. The collection includes critical works and translations published in the United States and Europe.
Medieval to present.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND MANUSCRIPTS
Holdings include: 18th century Storia della letteratura italiana and Petrarch’s Triumphi from 1481.
OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE
CONSORT and OhioLINK increase our access to less commonly-used materials. Students and faculty also make use of ILL for their research.
CREATION DATE AND REVISION HISTORY
Created January 2008 by Karen Greever, in consulation with Patricia Lyn Richards.