Dain A. Trafton

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Tasso's Dialogue on the Court.   Amherst, Mass.: English Literary Renaissance and Dartmouth College, 1973.

Tasso's Dialogues: A Selection, with the Discourse on the Art of the Dialogue.   Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1982 (with Carnes Lord).

The Legacy of Benedetto Croce: Contemporary Critical Views.   Toronto, Buffalo, and London: University of Toronto Press, 1999 (Edited, with Jack D'Amico and Massimo Verdicchio).


"Structure and Meaning in The Courtier."   English Literary Renaissance 2 (1972), 283-297.

"On Corneille's Horace."   Interpretation 2 (1972), 183-193.

"Montaigne and the Origins of Modern Education: A New Lesson and a New Way of Teaching."   In TGM, a festschrift for T.G. Mallinson, eds. D.G. Williamson and B.S. Adams. Castle Cary (UK): Castle Cary Press, 1989.

"Ancients and Indians in Montaigne's Des coches."   Symposium 27 (1973), 76-90.

"Literature and Morality: the Case for Reviving an Old-Fashioned Point of View."   The Rockford Papers 2, No. 1 (1977), 1-6.

"Oh, How You Have to Cringe and Hide: On Lolita."   Chronicles of Culture 2, No. 1 (1978), 11-13.

"Shakespeare's Henry IV: A New Prince in a New Principality."   In Shakespeare as Political Thinker, ed. John Alvis and Thomas West. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 1981. Revised edition, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2000.

"Politics and the Praise of Women: Political Doctrine in The Courtier's Third Book."   In Castiglione: The Ideal and the Real in Renaissance Culture, eds. Robert Hanning and David Rosand. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1983.

"The Permanence of Jacob Burckhardt: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy and Contemporary Studies of the Italian Renaissance
."   Continuity 7 (l983), 55-76.

"In Praise of Three Traditional Ideas of Leisure."   In Transitions to Leisure: Conceptual and Human Issues, eds. B.G. Gunter et al. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1985.

"Coluccio Salutati's Consistency in De Tyranno."   In Renaissance Studies in Honor of Craig Hugh Smyth, eds. Andrew Morrogh et al. Florence: Giunti Barbera, 1985.

"A Road to Travel By: A Liberal Arts Curriculum for Dartmouth College."   The Dartmouth Review 10, No. 15 (Feb. 1990), 8-9 co-authored with Carnes Lord and Michael Platt).

"Torquato Tasso."   In Major Tudor Authors, ed. Alan Hager. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997.

"Edward Fairfax."   In Major Tudor Authors, ed. Alan Hager. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997.

"Political Doctrine in Benedetto Croce's Storia del Regno di Napoli."   In The Legacy of Benedetto Croce: Contemporary Critical Views, eds. Jack D'Amico, Dain A. Trafton, and Massimo Verdicchio. Toronto, Buffalo, and London: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1999.

"Torquato Tasso."   In The Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, eds. Paul F. Grendler et al. New York: Scribner's.

“Realms of Gold and Stout Cortez: Why Writers Ought to Read Widely and Well.” In A Syllable of Water. Ed. Emilie Griffin. Brewster, Mass: Paraclete Press. 2008. 36-47.

“Ye Shall be as Gods.” In Ambition. Eds. Luci Shaw and Jeanne Murray Walker. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Press. 41-54.


"Heroine and Witness: William Andrews' Monumental Statue of Hannah Duston." Outside the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England, Deerfield-Wellesley Symposium 2015, 14 March 2015, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA.

"An Introduction to the Life and Thought of Benedetto Croce (1866-1952): Philosopher of Naples." Smithsonian Institution, September 2005, Washington, D.C.


"Shakespeare as Spokesman for the Orthodoxies of His Time: The Validity of Some Modern Critical Assumptions" (a report on the International Shakespeare Association Congress, Washington, D.C., April, 1976).   The Shakespeare Newsletter 26, No. 4 (1976), 30.

Rev. of Lovers and Tyrants by Francine du Plessix Gray.   Chronicles of Culture 1, No.1 (1977), 6-7.

"Those Genial Murderers." Rev. of Falconer by John Cheever.   Chronicles of Culture 1, No. 2 (1977), 8-9.

"Lord Snow on Art & Life." Rev. of The Realists by C.P. Snow.   Chronicles of Culture 3, No. 6 (1979), 12-13.

Rev. of Courtly Performances: Masking and Festivity in Castiglione's "Book of the Courtier" by Wayne A. Rebhorn.   Renaissance Quarterly 32 (1979), 374-376.

Rev. of A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul and Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut.   Chronicles of Culture 4, No. 1 (l980), 14-16.

Rev. of Creation of the World by Torquato Tasso.   Trans. by Joseph Tusiani.   Italica 62 (1985), 330-332.

Rev. of Tasso and Milton by Judith Kates.   Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 13 (1986), 661-663.

Rev. of Five Cantos by Ludovico Ariosto.   Trans. by Leslie Z. Morgan.   Italica 71 (1994), 414.


"Jeremiah's Wrath."   Boulevard 14, No.3 (1999), 167-180.

"Burnt Meadow."   Unpublished.

Christ-Bearer: The Story of Saint Christopher.”  In The High Calling: A Website of the H.E. Butt Family Foundation.  (2004).

Until We Meet Again.”  In The High Calling: A Website of the H.E. Butt Family Foundation.  (2005).

The Best Horse in Town.”  In The High Calling: A Website of the H.E. Butt Family Foundation.  (2006).

Henry.”  In The High Calling: A Website of the H.E. Butt Family Foundation.  (2008).

Mr. Leavitt: Work’s a Gift and There’s a Giver.”  Unpublished.

Knight-Errant of God: The Story of Saint George, Including the Dragon.”  Unpublished.     


In a museum: to my granddaughters.” Stonework, Issue 5 (2007).

Jubilate Deo: the Trout.” Christianity and Literature 62, No. 2(2013). 223-224.

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