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The Rhyme: Theory and History of the rhyme in Italian and European literature

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city: BERLIN
postcode: 14195

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
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 Total cost 159˙460 €
 EC max contribution 159˙460 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-11-01   to  2018-10-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN DE (BERLIN) coordinator 159˙460.00


 Project objective

The objective of the present research proposal is to outline a general theory of the rhyme which might fully explain the meaning of such a device, filling a very significant gap in metrics and literary theory. The research has already started with a forthcoming article and a 3,5 months DAAD scholarship at the Freie Univestität Berlin: the present research proposal aims at developing it into a monograph. The already written chapters concern the general theory (1-Figurative function of the rhyme; 2-Outlines of a semiotics of the rhyme) and the intertextual implications of the rhyme. The new chapters to be written from scratch will concern: 1) the outlines of a general history of the rhyme (still lacking), from its origins up to the 20th Century; 2) the analysis, from the outlined theoretical perspective, of the main traditional rhyming structures (terzina, ottava, sonetto, canzone etc.) and their significance to the text; 3) an account of the partial revival of rhyme in present-day literature, in the attempt to answer the question if rhyme is still possible today and to what extent; 4) the relation of rhyme and psychoanalysis; 5) the question – hardy ever dealt with – of the relation of rhyme and rhyme patterns to music; 6) a survey of the use of rhyme in non-literary text, such as nursery rhymes, pop music lyrics, advertisements, to check the validity and the limits of the theory beyond literature and also to address a wider audience; 7) the outline of a “philosophy of rhyme”, examining the aesthetical conception implied by such a device; 8) an analysis of the use of the word “rhyme” when it appears in rhyme producing a metadiscourse in metrics and poetics. Besides the monograph, an important result will be the development of a refined rhyme-search software for digitized text corpora. The research results will be disseminated also through the web (wikies, websites, high-profile literary blogs) and through participation in workshops and international conferences.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Federico Di Santo
Rima e psicanalisi
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Studies in Honor of Guido Paudano on his 75th Birthday - Studi Classici e Orientali 2019-10-09
2019 Federico Di Santo
Il rapporto tra rima e melodia e l\'origine della poesia romanza: ipotesi andalusa e mediolatina a confronto
published pages: , ISSN: 1865-9063, DOI:
Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 2019-10-09
2019 Federico Di Santo (edited by)
\"Proceedings of the workshop \"\"La rima tra filologia, metrica e musica dal Medioevo al Rinascimento\"\", Freie Universität Berlin, 22nd June 2018\"
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Schriften des Italienzentrums () 2019-10-09
2019 Federico Di Santo
\"\"\"Motz ab lo son acorda\"\". L\'origine della rima e la musica trobadorica\"
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Federico Di Santo
La rima. Teoria e storia della rima nella letteratura italiana ed europea
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2019 Federico Di Santo
Verso sciolto, formularità, struttura narrativa: Omero e la rifondazione del genere epico nel Rinascimento italiano
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Proceedings of the congress Homer between two worlds. The reception of Homer in the Renaissance, from Byzantion to the West (Sassari, 21 Novembre 2017) 2019-10-09
2019 Federico Di Santo
Rima e musica nella poesia romanza delle origini: l’acort fra motz e son
published pages: , ISSN: 0390-0711, DOI:
Medioevo Romanzo 2019-10-09
2019 Federico Di Santo
La rima fra testo e melodia nel De vulgari eloquentia e la questione del “divorzio” fra poesia e musica
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Le forme del comico. Proceedings of the 21st Congress of ADI – Associazione degli Italianisti (Firenze, 6-9 settembre 2017), 2019-10-09
2019 Federico Di Santo
Schemi di rime e fraseologia musicale: l’attendibilità della teoria dantesca della canzone
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Proceedings of the Workshop La rima tra filologia, metrica e musica dal Medioevo al Rinascimento, organized by the applicant – Freie Universität Berlin, 22nd June 2018 2019-10-09
2019 Federico Di Santo
Per una semiotica della rima
published pages: , ISSN: 1613-0413, DOI:
Romanistisches Jahrbuch 2019-10-09
2017 Federico Di Santo
Rhyme: figurality, memory, intertextuality
published pages: 131-152, ISSN: 0016-8904, DOI:
Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 67.2 2019-05-20

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