Translating Hegel’s Aesthetics in France and Italy: A Comparative Approach

Di Francesca Iannelli, Alain Patrick Olivier

In: Hegel and/in/on Translation XLIX , No. 1-2 ( 2020 )

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This essay aims to reconstruct the most significant stages that have marked the history of translations of Hegel’s Aesthetics in France and Italy. This history, far from being exclusively national, has seen repeated intersections between French and Italian scholarship over the centuries and until now. However, each country has developed in its own personal reading – more conservative or more innovative – of Hegel’s Aesthetics, also and above all as a result of the translation choices and the impact that translations have had in different cultural and political contexts.