New Issue of «Studi Germanici», 17/2020

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October 12, 2020
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political History / Studies

«Studi Germanici», No. 17/2020


Founded in 1935 as Villa Sciarra’s research publication, «Studi Germanici» is Italy’s oldest surviving magazine of Germanic studies to whose history it has contributed enormously. While philological and literary studies are at its core, its focus has consistently been devoted to Germanic culture as a whole, throughout its geopolitical space as well as in its many variegated expressions: from linguistics, philosophy, art history and musicology to social sciences, history, cinema and archeology. A distinctive feature of the magazine (and of the Institute of which it is an expression) is how it has come to encompass the Scandinavian and Dutch areas, historically viewed as integral parts of the Germanic world and, as such, closely associated with it.

Starting from the issue being published today, issue no. 17/2020, «Studi Germanici» has a new joint editorial direction and a new internal subdivision, featuring four separate sections. The first, «Orizzonti», is aimed at provoking thought and discussion on topics of significant scientific and cultural interest through contributions by authoritative international scholars. The second, «Saggi», features peer-reviewed contributions in the spirit of the Institute's previously outlined research tradition. The third, «Resoconti, materiali e documenti, features reports on projects started by the Institute in addition to unpublished documents and past event materials that fall within the ambit of Villa Sciarra, particularly as regards cultural exchanges between Italy and the Scandinavian and German-speaking world, in cooperation with other international institutions. The fourth, «Osservatorio critico della germanistica», is dedicated to reviews.


Scientific Board:

Martin Baumeister (Roma), Luciano Canfora (Bari), Domenico Conte (Napoli), Markus Engelhardt (Roma), Christian Fandrych (Leipzig), Jón Karl Helgason (Reykjavik), Giampiero Moretti (Napoli), Robert E. Norton (Notre Dame), Giovanna Pinna (Campobasso), Hans Rainer Sepp (Praha), Vivetta Vivarelli (Firenze)


Editorial Board:
Marco Battaglia (Pisa), Irene Bragantini (Napoli, Roma);  Fabrizio Cambi (Trento), Marcella Costa (Torino), Luca Crescenzi (Trento, Roma), Luigi Reitani (Udine, Roma)



Luigi Reitani



Luisa Giannandrea



Table of Contents:





•   Angelo Bolaffi, «Ex malo bonum». Politics as a Vocation: From Max Weber to Angela Merkel

•   Giorgio Agamben, Hölderlin’s Anti-Tragic Breakthrough



•   Bruno Berni, Ancient Heroes from Parody to Philosophy. Ludvig Holberg and the Treatment of the Myth

•   Margherita Codurelli, «Hinter dem Stücke geht das Ich an». The Welttheater and Shakespeare’s Influence on «The Nightwatches of Bonaventura» (1804) by August Klingemann

•   Francesco Marola, Approximation to the Impossible. Friedrich Schlegel’s Neue Mythologie in the Dialectic of Irony

•   Giorgio Antonioli – Manuela Caterina Moroni, Intonation of Conversational Questions in German: A Corpus-Based Case Study at the Interface of Autosegmental Phonology and Interactional Prosody Research

•   Ingrid Basso, When «the author is akin to the reader». A Danse Macabre Between August Strindberg and Søren Kierkegaard

•   Stefania Ragaù, The Utopic Return to Zion. The Antinomies by Gershom Scholem in the Light of Some Criticisms by Jacob Taubes


Reports, Materials, Documents

• Italian-German Prize for Translation 2020

Valentina Mignano, The Project Digit.iisg and the Cultural Activities of the Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici

Simona Leonardi – Valentina Schettino, Places and Memory: Preliminary Thoughts on a Mapping of the Israelkorpus


Osservatorio critico della germanistica (Reviews)




The Authors


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Contact Info: 

Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici
via Calandrelli, 25
00153 - Roma - Italy

Luisa Giannandrea, Editor