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Embodied Cognition And The Grotesque In Calvino's La Giornata D'Uno Scrutatore And Sanguineti's Capriccio Italiano, Marco Caracciolo 2014 Purdue University

Embodied Cognition And The Grotesque In Calvino's La Giornata D'Uno Scrutatore And Sanguineti's Capriccio Italiano, Marco Caracciolo

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Embodied Cognition and the Grotesque in Calvino's La giornata d'uno scrutatore and Sanguineti's Capriccio italiano" Marco Caracciolo analyzes the multiple dimensions of embodied experience and how they can be brought to bear on literary texts. Drawing on scholarship in cognitive science, he argues that the embodiment of people's engagement with the world emerges from the interaction between the physical structure of the body and socio-cultural practices. Caracciolo shows how such nexus of biological make-up and culture can give rise to particularly complex meanings in the representation of grotesque bodies. In order to illustrate ...


An Imaged Life. Wanda Wulz And The Familiar Archive, Silvia Valisa 2013 SelectedWorks

An Imaged Life. Wanda Wulz And The Familiar Archive, Silvia Valisa

Silvia Valisa

This essay reviews Italian photographer Wanda Wulz's (1903-1984) artistic production in light of the family archive it belongs to, and it proposes an in-depth reading of Wulz's most famous avant-garde photograph, "Io + gatto." The Trieste-based Wulz family -Wanda's grandfather Giuseppe, her father Carlo, sisters Marion and Wanda- produced an impressive body of work that crosses genres, generations and styles. In particular, Wanda Wulz, an established professional in an epoch in which women were most often only the targets of the photographic gaze, brought a new sensibility to Italian photography, and contributed some of the most original Italian ...


Saints' Bones Or Sinner's Words?: Rhetorical Destabilization, Chaucer's Pardoner, And Boccaccio's Frate Cipolla, Christopher Samuel Striker 2013 Dickinson College

Saints' Bones Or Sinner's Words?: Rhetorical Destabilization, Chaucer's Pardoner, And Boccaccio's Frate Cipolla, Christopher Samuel Striker

Honors Theses By Year

The essay that follows this Preface has little to do with the question I set about answering in January of 2013 when I first sat down to write about relics, rhetoric, Chaucer’s “Pardoner’s Tale,” and Boccaccio’s Decameron character Frate Cipolla. As I delved into the “Pardoner’s Tale,” looking at how the Pardoner treated his relics and how he presented them to his audiences, I realized that the Pardoner’s words meant different things to different people and that this idea was a primary focus of the text. I also realized that the process of denoting particular ...


Intersections In Immanence: Spinoza, Deleuze, Negri, Abigail Lowe 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Intersections In Immanence: Spinoza, Deleuze, Negri, Abigail Lowe

Dissertations & Theses, Department of English

The connection between French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and Italian political theorist Antonio Negri has drawn attention in academic publications over the last decade. For both thinkers, the philosophical concept of immanence is central to how both respectively conceptualize the world. However, in order to consider their work with regard to a metaphysical grounding, one may benefit from turning to each thinker’s engagement with Jewish Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza whose immanent ontology, or monism, was indeed his Ethics. This essay concentrates on drawing out an ontological distinction between the philosophical projects of Deleuze and Negri by way of a close ...


Beyond The Suffering Of Being: Desire In Giacomo Leopardi And Samuel Beckett, Roberta Cauchi-Santoro 2013 Western University

Beyond The Suffering Of Being: Desire In Giacomo Leopardi And Samuel Beckett, Roberta Cauchi-Santoro

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In this dissertation, I question critical approaches that argue for Giacomo Leopardi’s and Samuel Beckett’s pessimism and nihilism. Beckett quotes Leopardi when discussing the removal of desire in his monograph Proust, a context that has spurred pessimist and nihilist readings, whether the focus has been on one writer, the other, or both. I argue that the inappropriateness of the pessimist and nihilist label is, on the contrary, specifically exposed through the role of desire in the two thinkers. After tracing the notion of desire as it developed from Leopardi to key twentieth-century thinkers, I illustrate how, in contrast ...


Instructional Practices For Joint Scaffolded Disciplined Meaning-Making (Academic Exchange Quarterly, Table 1), Nicole A. Mills 2013 SelectedWorks

Instructional Practices For Joint Scaffolded Disciplined Meaning-Making (Academic Exchange Quarterly, Table 1), Nicole A. Mills

Nicole A Mills

No abstract provided.


Teacher Research Beliefs Questionnaire (Apppendix A, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2013), Nicole A. Mills 2013 SelectedWorks

Teacher Research Beliefs Questionnaire (Apppendix A, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2013), Nicole A. Mills

Nicole A Mills

No abstract provided.


Foreign Language Teacher Beliefs Questionnaire (Appendix B, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2013), Nicole A. Mills 2013 SelectedWorks

Foreign Language Teacher Beliefs Questionnaire (Appendix B, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2013), Nicole A. Mills

Nicole A Mills

No abstract provided.


Action Research: Bridging Theory And Practice, Nicole A. Mills 2013 SelectedWorks

Action Research: Bridging Theory And Practice, Nicole A. Mills

Nicole A Mills

This article explored a two year action research course aimed at linking theory and practice within the Masters of Arts in the Teaching of Second Language program for practicing foreign language teachers at Bennington College. Findings revealed that through self-reflection, participants were able to self-evaluate their teaching practices and beliefs, modify subsequent pedagogical approaches, and gain the tools necessary to engage in lifelong professional development.


Pasolini's Laugh: Joyful Ignorance In The Decameron, Andrea Privitera 2013 Western University

Pasolini's Laugh: Joyful Ignorance In The Decameron, Andrea Privitera

Modern Languages and Literatures Annual Graduate Conference

In this paper, I discuss Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron and its 1971 film adaptation by Pier Paolo Pasolini. To be more precise, I focus on the fifth novella of the sixth day, the one about Giotto and Forese, and its audiovisual re-elaboration, which can be seen as a very brief and at the same time very vivid example of Pasolini’s ideas on society, language and communication.


On The Cutting Edge: Innovative Services That Blend Technology With Purpose, Helen Y. Chu 2013 SelectedWorks

On The Cutting Edge: Innovative Services That Blend Technology With Purpose, Helen Y. Chu

Helen Y. Chu

Join this lively session for a look at three exciting and innovative services being offered to meet new challenges on our campuses including data management, the need to rethink and repurpose physical spaces, and the growing services required to support the mobile tsunami.

- Providing Data Management Support for Faculty at Trinity University

- Mobile Services for Faculty and Students at Baylor University

- A New Look into Space at the University of Oregon


A New Perspective On Dante’S Dream Of The Siren, Tomás Antonio Valle 2013 University of South Carolina

A New Perspective On Dante’S Dream Of The Siren, Tomás Antonio Valle

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


Apulia: Undiscovered Italy, Richard Griscom 2013 University of Pennsylvania

Apulia: Undiscovered Italy, Richard Griscom

Alumni Travel Reading Lists

Suggested readings for the Penn Alumni Travel event in Apulia. See the Library Guide for this bibliography here.


Chaucer's Clerk's Tale And Boccaccio's Decameron X.10, Jessica Harkins 2013 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Chaucer's Clerk's Tale And Boccaccio's Decameron X.10, Jessica Harkins

English Faculty Publications

Many readers find that Chaucer's Clerk's Tale profoundly critiques Petrarch's methods of translation, but hesitate to claim that Chaucer knew the text Petrarch was translating: Boccaccio's version of the Griselda story from the Decameron. This hesitation goes back to J. Burke Severs's assertion that Chaucer did not know Boccaccio's text. David Wallace began to undermine this argument by drawing attention to shared textual traits of these two versions of the story, but only John Finlayson has advanced the case directly against Severs by arguing that Boccaccio must be a source. What has perhaps most ...


Understanding Presence, Affordance And The Time/Space Dimensions For Language Learning In Virtual Worlds, Susanna Nocchi, Françoise Blin 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology

Understanding Presence, Affordance And The Time/Space Dimensions For Language Learning In Virtual Worlds, Susanna Nocchi, Françoise Blin

Articles

Notwithstanding their potential for novel approaches to language teaching and learning, Virtual Worlds (VWs) present numerous technological and pedagogical challenges that require new paradigms if the language learning experience and outcomes are to be successful. In this presentation, we argue that the notions of presence and affordance, together with the time/space dimensions of interactions in virtual worlds (e.g. Bakhtin’s (1981) chronotope, Foucault’s (1984) heteropia, and Lemke’s (2000) heterochrony), provide new insights into language learners’ trajectories as they attempt to carry out tasks that are designed to make use of virtual worlds’ characteristics and potentialities. We ...


"Il Signor Mengele Di Bolzano": L'Alto Adige Come Via Di Fuga Dei Criminali Nazisti (1945-1951), Gerald Steinacher 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

"Il Signor Mengele Di Bolzano": L'Alto Adige Come Via Di Fuga Dei Criminali Nazisti (1945-1951), Gerald Steinacher

Faculty Publications, Department of History

Il tecnico altoatesino Richard Klement, il meccanico bolzanino Helmut Gregor: apparentemente semplici cittadini emigrati in Argentina dopo le devastazioni della seconda guerra mondiale. Ma questi nomi ne celano altri ben più noti: Adolf Eichmann e Josef Mengele. Sono solo due delle migliaia di nazisti che dopo la sconfitta, attraverso l'Alto Adige e il porto di Genova, riuscirono a raggiungere terre più sicure come Spagna, Sudamerica, Medio Oriente. Eichmann e Mengele si erano avvalsi per la loro fuga oltreoceano nel 1950 di documenti rilasciati loro in Alto Adige dopo aver assunto una nuova identità. Perché il prototipo del "burocrate dello ...


Blood, Organs And Other Tissues For Sale: Diamela Eltit's Impuesto A La Carne And The Afterwards Of The Neoliberal Development In Latin America., Wanda I. Ocasio- Rivera 2012 Western University

Blood, Organs And Other Tissues For Sale: Diamela Eltit's Impuesto A La Carne And The Afterwards Of The Neoliberal Development In Latin America., Wanda I. Ocasio- Rivera

Hispanic Studies Publications

Abstract

Blood, organs and other tissues for sale: Diamela Eltit's Impuesto a la carne and the afterwards of the neoliberal development in Latin America.

As Marx elaborated in Capital: Volume I at the moment human labour is sold, the subject participates in an ominous plot where she/he becomes a commodity. In a capitalist mode of production, the subject’s alienation from his/her humanity occurs because the individuals can only express labor through a privately-owned system of production in which he/she is an instrument, an object. This dehumanization process submits the subject under the exchange transactions of ...


On Translating Burns: A Heavenly Paradise And Two Versions Of "A Red, Red, Rose", Marco Fazzini 2012 University of South Carolina

On Translating Burns: A Heavenly Paradise And Two Versions Of "A Red, Red, Rose", Marco Fazzini

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses, and prints, two different verse-translations from Scots into Italian of Robert Burns's well-known song "O, My Luve is Like a Red, Red, Rose," with brief comment on earlier Italian Burns translations. .


The "Light Of The Intellect": Botticelli's Drawings For Dante's Divine Comedy, Kelsey Fox 2012 University of San Francisco

The "Light Of The Intellect": Botticelli's Drawings For Dante's Divine Comedy, Kelsey Fox

Student Research & Creativity - Day of Celebration

Dante’s Divine Comedy had a substantial history of illustration before Sandro Botticelli (1444/5-1510) was commissioned by Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici to produce 102 drawings to accompany the text. Botticelli is often described as a studious, humanist artist, incorporating his understanding of classical texts and observational knowledge into his works. This research paper will explore the innovative nature of Botticelli’s series of drawings, especially as it relates to his graphic style, varying modes of composition, and conceptual priorities. It will also analyze the conceptual differences between the Inferno and Paradiso.


Vincenzo Has Died, Michael Vocino 2012 University of Rhode Island

Vincenzo Has Died, Michael Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Short story of life and a death in a Southern Italian town.


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