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The Formation of a National Audience in Italy, 1750-1890


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Acknowledgments Introduction by Jennifer Burns and Gabriella Romani. Readership and Consumerism 1.Giacomo Mannironi, The Economics of Reading: Cultural Consumption of Novels and letteratura amena in Eighteenth-Century Venice. 2.Roberto Risso, "The Virtue of Wanting." Galatei and Readers in Nineteenth-Century Italy: Training the Citizen and Educating the Public between Bourgeois Values and the Risorgimento. 3.Gabriella Romani, National Readership and Cultural Consumerism in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy: Edmondo De Amicis and the Sentimental Appeal of his Fiction. 4.Giulia Brian, A "Question of Rule of Thumb!" Antonio Fogazzaro between Publishers and Readers. Authorship, Readership and the Press 5.Martina Piperno, Constructing the Myth of Vico between Press and Literature (1802-1846). 6.Fabio Camilletti, Towards an Archaeology of Italian Modernity. Re-thinking the Classicist/Romantic Quarrel. 7.Federico Casari, Defining Young Audiences in Post-Unification Italy: Participation and Interaction in the Political and Literary Press. 8.Fabio Finotti, A Force Field: Literature, Journalism and the Market at the End of the Nineteenth Century. Gendered Readership and Spectatorship 9.Paola Giuli, From Academy to Stage: Improvisation, Gender and National Character. 10.Adriana Chemello, The Revolution in Reading: From Manzoni's "twenty-five readers" to the "twenty-five thousand female readers" of romanzi d'appendici. 11.Olivia Santovetti, Reading as "evasione militante": Fosca (1869) by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti. 12.Maria Grazia Lolla, Bovarysm in a New Key: The Reader of Novels and the Social Sciences in fin-de-siecle Italy. 13.Ombretta Frau and Cristina Gragnani, La Piccola Posta: Twitter for the Nineteenth-Century-Woman? 14.Katharine Mitchell, Evenings Out: Female Spectators of Opera and Theatre in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy. About the Contributors Index

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Gabriella Romani is associate professor of Italian at Seton Hall University Jennifer Burns is associate professor of Italian at University of Warwick

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