Acknowledgements Maurizio ASCARI and Adriana CORRADO: Introduction 1. The Grand Tour and the Mediterranean Manfred PFISTER: Travelling in the Traces of...Italian Spaces and the Traces of the Other Edward CHANEY: Egypt in England and America: The Cultural Memorials of Religion, Royalty and Revolution Marino NIOLA: The Invention of the Mediterranean Alvio PATIERNO: Vesuvius for Everyone in 19th Century France Paola PAUMGARDHEN: Goethe and Von Archenholz in Naples in 1787: Views of the City between Myth and Reality Adriana CORRADO: Glances at Naples, Centre of Campania Felix: First Step towards a Complex Cultural Theme 2. Water and Cultural Memory David SKILTON: Water and Memory David SKILTON: Ruin and the Loss of Empire: From Venice and New Zealand to the Thames Eleonora FEDERICI: Rose Macaulay's Fabled Shore: Driving through Cities and Landscapes Franca Zanelli QUARANTINI: Water, Mourning and the Quest for Origin in Irene Nemirovsky's Works Olga BINCZYK: The Modern Voyage: In Search of Identity in the Light of Selected Works of English Writers of the 1930s 3. Literature and Cityscapes Monica SPIRIDON: The City of Texts Susan BASSNETT: Seismic Aftershocks: Responses to the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 Katia PIZZI: Sites of Exchange and Topographies of Memory at the Northeastern Borders of Italy Monica SPIRIDON: Memories of a Post-Metropolis: "Torre e Tasso" across the Atlantic Peter VASSALLO: Valletta (meta)fictionalised historiographically in Thomas Pynchon's V 4. Borders and Conflicts Maurizio ASCARI: Borders, Frontiers and Boundaries Maurizio ASCARI: Shifting Borders: The Lure of Italy and the Orient in the Writings of 18th and 19th Century British travellers Graham DAWSON: The 'Ulster'-Irish Border, Protestant Imaginative Geography and Cultural Memory in the Irish Troubles Jola SKULJ: Cultural Spaces in Border Territories Paola VILLANI: The Redemption of the Siren Dianna PICKENS: Captive Naples Adriana CORRADO: Concluding Remarks Notes on Contributors
Maurizio Ascari is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bologna (Italy). He is the author of In the Palatial Chamber of the Mind (1997), La leggibilita del male (1998) and I linguaggi della tradizione (2005). He has also edited and translated works by Henry James, Katherine Mansfield, William Faulkner, Jack London and William Wilkie Collins. Adriana Corrado is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Universita degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples, Italy. She has published several books, essays and articles, mostly in the field of Utopian literature and the English Gothic novel. To mention but a few: William Godwin illuminista romantico (1988); Da un'isola all'altra. Il pensier utopico nella narrativa inglese da Thomas More ad Aldous Huxley (1988); Mary Shelley, donna e scrittrice. Una rilettura (2000); Quattro storie di vampiri nell'Inghilterra dell'Ottocento, ed. by Adriana Corrado (2002); Dall'utopia all'utopismo. Percorsi tematici, ed. by Vita Fortunati, Raymond Trousson and Adriana Corrado (2003).