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The Levels of Empathy. A Phenomenological Contribution to Psychopathology

Anna Donise
The first aim of this paper is to outline some peculiar characteristics of Husserl’s concept of «empathy», that is developed over the years through critical confrontation with Theodor Lipps. Husserl will always be opposed to interpretations of empathy that give too much space to the instinctive and immediate level of the relationship, which seems to him to be a prelude to a failed recognition of otherness. Rather, he will think of empathy as an encounter...

Flight of Ideas or Flight from Ideas? A Schelerian Contribution to the Symptomatology of “Flight of Ideas”

Alexander Nicolai Wendt
In psychiatric symptomatology, “flight of ideas” is commonly understood as a symptom of a formal thought disorder which is typical for bipolar illnesses. Notwithstanding, there is a historical controversy that preceded this classification. Neither the nature nor the meaning of the symptom is self-explanatory. Psychology of thought, especially in the works of Hugo Liepmann and Oswald Külpe, has tried to grasp its actual complexity. Yet, they could not advance beyond the presuppositions of their own...

Phenomenological Psychopathology of Common Sense and Medicalization Blankenburg and Kimura on Schizophrenia and Depersonalization

Kohji Ishihara
In the tradition of phenomenological psychopathology, common sense has been focused upon as a key term. Blankenburg characterizes schizophrenia as a lack of common sense that enables an individual to understand a situation and cope with the environment and other people. The Japanese psychopathologist Kimura Bin has adapted the common sense approach to depersonalization, drawing on Blankenburg’s theory and Nishida Kitaro’s concept of “active intuition”. Phenomenological psychopathology of common sense theory risks medicalizing common sense...

Leonardo Buonomo, Immigration, Ethnicity, and Class in American Writing, 1830-1860: Reading the Stranger

Vincenzo Bavaro
Review of the volume Immigration, Ethnicity, and Class in American Writing, 1830-1860: Reading the Stranger by Leonardo Buonomo.

The New England Yeoman: Noah Webster and the Defining of American English (1758-1843)

Luisanna Fodde
Writing and reflecting on the works of a late eighteenth-century lexicographer today may seem a little unusual and perhaps outdated. Why should linguists and cultural analysts be interested in such a scholar, when so many changes have recently occurred in the English language with the advent of the Internet, digital communication and social media that require our attention? What is the sense nowadays of concentrating our attention on language phenomena and discussions occurred 200 years...

Music, Sampling, and Musical Intertextuality in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

Amaia Ibarraran-Bigalondo
According to both critics and the general public, Quentin Tarantino is probably one of the most respected, applauded—and despised—contemporary directors. Some of his movies will forever be regarded as revolutionary in the history of cinema and he has created his own style, the Tarantino style. This consists of the blending of different genres, the representation of violence in an aestheticized way, non-chronological storylines, and the centrality of music in his films (Barnes Hearn 6; Rennet...

Tom Kromer, Un pasto caldo e un buco per la notte

Elisa Bordin
Review of Un pasto caldo e un buco per la notte, by Tom Kromer

Winx, Orzowei, Pik e altre rappresentazioni della razza. Una prospettiva comparata sui libri per l'infanzia in Italia

Renata Morresi
Children’s literature seems to occupy a secondary position compared to general literature in terms of relevance for the cultural debate. Actually, being on the margins of ‘serious’ literature allows it to avoid the canonical control over literary appropriateness and to introduce “subversive” elements. As an academic subject, a commercial business and a cultural phenomenon, children’s books move more freely between mass culture, entertainment, and educational environments: they can become the symbol of transnational cultural struggles,...

Yasemin Bayyurt e Sumru Akcan (a cura di), Current Perspectives on Pedagogy for English as a Lingua Franca

Valeria Franceschi
Review of Current Perspectives on Pedagogy for English as a Lingua Franca.

Karolina Kalocsai, Communities of Practice and English as a Lingua Franca,

Paola Vettorel
Review of Communities of Practice and English as a Lingua Franca.

Loren Kajikawa, Sounding Race in Rap Songs

Camilla Fascina
Review of Sounding Race in Rap Songs.

Politiche della razza all'opera. L'Aida in Egitto come caso studio

Maria Elena Paniconi
In this article I emphasize the key-role played by the representation of a racial hierarchy in Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, showing how, in its fortunate Egyptian re-edition, this Opera is still represented as a perpetual mise en scène of a racial stereotype. After tracing the genesis of Aida I explain how, since its première in Cairo in 1871, this magnificent opera has become representative of a whole set of modern symbolic values for the Egyptian...

Looking for Kunta Kinte: Alex Haley's Roots and African American Genealogies

Elisa Bordin
As the 30th anniversary 2006 edition recalls, Alex Haley’s Roots: The Saga of an American Family was a big popular success: in 1976, the year it was published, “the book sold over one million copies” and in 1977 the miniseries created out of it “was watched by an astonishing 130 million people.” David Chioni Moore reports that the book “was translated into twenty-four languages, and sat atop the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list for...

Filogenesi interrotte: prove di riscrittura del passato nell'opera di Djuna Barnes

Vincenzo Birra
Anche se spesso si commette l’errore di leggere il macrotesto di Djuna Barnes come un grande roman à clef, non è del tutto insensato ripensare al rapporto tra biografia e opera della scrittrice americana. Soprattutto negli scritti che riprendono il plot preferito da Djuna, cioè la storia della famiglia Barnes, la vita della scrittrice appare come un intertesto riscritto di continuo quasi a sottolineare la centralità delle relazioni familiari, dell’infanzia e dell’educazione nella sua produzione...

Gerald Horne, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America; Sylviane A. Diouf, Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroon

Matteo Sanfilippo
Review of The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America by Gerald Horne, and Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons by Sylviane A. Diouf.

True and Fair: a Truly Fair Hendiadys or a Fairly True Tautology? Considerations on a Specialized Formulaic Item

Annalisa Zanola
Fairness is not a description, it is an evaluation. As for truth, the concept represents the real facts about a situation, an event, a person. What is true is real and reliable, and what is fair is good. In general English, there is no need to describe anything as both fair and true, but strangely enough the two adjectives are strictly joined in the accountancy domain. Ultimately, the use of such terms seems to raise...

The Master of Petersburg: Coetzee and Dostoevsky Merging Through Fiction

Alice Civieri
In 1994, John Maxwell Coetzee, the white South African writer recipient of the Nobel prize for literature in 2003, writes The Master of Petersburg, a novel different in style and narrative structure from his previous works that features the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky as its main character. The article aims to focus on the functions of biography and autobiography (or better, autre-biography) in the novel. The ‘lies’ of identity and of History, an important theme...

Beyond Myth:The Memory of Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

Michela Compagnoni
Since her death in 1603, Queen Elizabeth I has been remembered in ways that increasingly depart from history (Doran and Freeman 2003). Soon after James I was enthroned, mythical representations of Elizabeth – the warrior queen epitomizing chastity and national glory – were revived in popular recollections and literary eulogies, while the more controversial aspects of her reign were being partly repressed. Shakespeare’s treatment of Elizabeth’s legacy in his Jacobean plays was however different from...

Da Gordon a Django. Figurazioni dell'eroismo e memoria della schiavitù negli Stati Uniti

Anna Scacchi
Even before its release in 2012 Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained was the object of hot transatlantic discussions, mostly criticizing the film as one more item to add to the long list of “white savior narratives” produced by Hollywood and questioning the right of white authors to appropriate black stories. Indeed, unlike the Caribbean and other former slave countries, where the public memorialization of the abolition of slavery and the slave trade has recently shifted its...

Colloquio con Fred Kuwornu

Tatiana Petrovich Njegosh
Interview with Fred Kuwornu.

Riding the Populist Wave. Metaphors of Populism and Anti-Populism in the Daily Mail and The Guardian

Massimiliano Demata, Michelangelo Conoscenti & Yannis Stavrakakis
This paper addresses the construction of the concepts of populism and anti-populism and their metaphorical realisations in British news discourse, and specifically in the Daily Mail and The Guardian, in 2016, a crucial year for populist politics. The analysis of two corpora made of articles from the two newspapers is based on the methodology offered by Corpus Linguistics and Corpus Approach to Critical Metaphor Analysis. The metaphors of populism emerging from the analysis highlight a...

Traduzione dell'intervista a Thomas Bonfiglio

Stefano Bosco & Thomas Bonfiglio
Traduzione dell'intervista a Thomas Bonfiglio

La risposta di Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol & Stefano Bosco
La risposta di Jonathan Kozol

Interview with Thomas Bonfiglio

Stefano Bosco & Thomas Bonfiglio
Interview with Thomas Bonfiglio

Foreign language acquisition in the case of d/Deaf learners: conceptualising compliments through original subtitles

Sara Corrizzato
The consistently increasing use of inter-lingual subtitles in audiovisual products has become an extraordinarily interesting area of research in many fields, such as the academic and the professional dimension. In fact, the discipline of translating audiovisual product dialogues from the original to the target language is now considered a common practice, which has led to several investigations into face-to-face communicative exchanges. Because of the frequent production of American and English TV series, cartoons, and films,...

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