Between Tradition and Transgression: Amelia Rosselli’s Petrarch

Emmanuela Tandello

in Petrarch in Britain

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264133
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734649 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy 146

Between Tradition and Transgression: Amelia Rosselli’s Petrarch

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This chapter examines the influence of Petrarch on the poetry of Amelia Rosselli. It argues that Rosselli's poetry can be seen to reaffirm the enduring value of the Petrarchan legacy at the close of the second millennium and shows how Petrarchan discourse operates within her poetry as a veritable ghost in the machine. It suggests of Rosselli's three major books, Serie ospedaliera appears to be the one in which the dialogue with Petrarch is more explicitly and productively engaged.

Keywords: Amelia Rosselli; Petrarch; poetry; Petrarchan discourse; Serie ospedaliera

Chapter.  7298 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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