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VMO - The Sound of St Mark's - Choirbook 7

Luigi Collarile & David Douglas Bryant
This publication contains: i) a complete digital reproduction of volume 7 of the 17th- and 18th-century choirbooks with polyphonic music belonging to the ducal chapel of St Mark’s, Venice; ii) a critical transcription of the music therein; and iii) a digital catalogue of the volume with historical and bibliographical metadata, including call-mark, title, foliation/pagination, materials, dating, copyist, references in historical inventories, bibliography and miscellaneous notes (for the manuscript as object), and captions, textual incipits, composers,...

Diritto e mercato

<div> <p>Il presente contributo è volto ad esaminare il rapporto tra diritto e mercato in una prospettiva giuridica trasversale. Gli autori, dopo aver sintetizzato l’evoluzione nel tempo di tale rapporto, in particolare, cercano di evidenziare come le logiche di mercato abbiano determinato un processo di «funzionalizzazione» del diritto, in forza del quale il diritto sembra conformarsi alle modalità di funzionamento del mercato e non viceversa. In questo processo emerge come fondamentale l’apporto della <i>soft law</i>,...

Nós, o outro e os outros: a constituição multiétnica capixaba no caldeirão cultural do Espírito Santo, Brasil

Maria Cristina Dadalto & Luis Fernando Beneduzi
<div> <p>This paper aims to analyse the multiethnic constitution of Espírito Santo starting from the report book <i>Encontro das Raças</i>, published in 1997 by the journalist Rogério Medeiros. The book presents interviews with narratives of European immigrants and descendants – Pomeranians, Dutch, Italians, Polish, German, Tyrolean, and Swiss. During its historical, socio-cultural and demographic constitution, Espírito Santo also counted with the participation of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants – in the 19th and early 20th centuries...

Reflejos de la otredad

Eduardo Ramos-Izquierdo
<div> <p>The article proposes some general reflections on the subject of the other to make a reading of this subject in the work of classic Latin American authors of the 20th century.</p> </div>

Alterità e inesperienza nell’opera di Don DeLillo

Alessandro Cinquegrani
<div> <p>Don DeLillo is one of the most important interpreters of the West. One of the key points of his work is the analysis of the effects of the “end of the history” (Fukuyama). The protagonist of <i>Underworld</i> says “I long for days of disorder”. History is represented in the first part of his works (<i>Running Dog</i>, <i>White Noise</i>) as Nazism and Hitler’s legacy, while later, in <i>Cosmopolis</i> and in <i>Zero K</i>, it is embodied...

La literatura de los otros es mi propia literatura

Branka Ramšak
<div> <p>This essay attempts to reveal the sophisticated relations of texts, continuations, imitations and quotations between the first modern novel of western literature, <i>Don Quixote</i> de Cervantes, and its first continuation, <i>Don Quixote</i> de Avellaneda. It seems that there has been an autobiographical text by Gerónimo de Passamonte (hypothetically its author is Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda) before the first part of <i>Don Quixote</i> that served as a palimpsest to Cervantes. Avellaneda, whose identity is unknown...

“The Limits of My Language Mean the Limits of My World”: Translated Migrations in Xiaolu Guo’s Novels

Martina Codeluppi
<div> <p>In the case of migrant writers, the representation of the female body can be considered the most intimate expression of individuality, as well as an expression of the dislocation that often transpires from their stories. In the context of contemporary Chinese literature, which has now become transnational, Xiaolu Guo is a representative example of <i>féminité migrante</i>. Raised in China, she emigrated to the UK as an adult, and relies mainly on the English language...

Le lingue in Italia, le lingue in Europa

The Logic of Excess

Carmen Gallo
<div> <p>This paper investigates John Donne’s rhetorical strategies and lyrical outcomes in the light of the increasing scepticism, following the crisis of the century-old epistemological and religious framework undermined by the Reform and the new science. It focuses, in particular, on the recurring use of paradox in the profane context of <i>Songs and Sonnets</i>, which shows how Donne draws upon the religious discourse preserving its ‘sacred’ form but adapting it to secular contents and persuasive...

Sceptical Responses in Early Modern Plays

Lucia Nigri
<div> <p>Defined for the first time by Sir Thomas Elyot as a «secte of Phylosophers, whiche affirmed nothynge» (1538), the term ‘scepticism’ appears in all its variants only too rarely in the drama of the period. Chadwyck Healey databases (Early English Books Online and Literature Online) record only four different occurrences (Tomkis 1607; Jonson 1640; Cartwright 1651; Massinger 1655), in a span of time which runs from 1550 to 1655, although scepticism as a way...

On the Era of Yazdegard III and the Cycles of the Iranian Solar Calendar

Simone Cristoforetti
<div> <p>The well-known Persian solar era (Yazdegardī era) presents some problems. It is believed to have started with the official rise to the throne of the last Sasanian sovereign Yazdegard III in 632 CE and it is characterized by the one-day backward motion of all dates of the relative calendar every four Julian years. Are here analyzed some arabic and persian sources of the Islamic age in order to establish the kind of cycle or...

Webster's Geometry; or, the Irreducible Duchess

Benjamin Bertram
This study of geometry, gender, and skepticism in John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi argues that the play leaves us in a hall of mirrors, a horror show of optical tricks, delusion, narcissism, and perspectivism from which there seems to be no escape, no masterpiece of God’s creation upholding reality beyond sensory images. In the absence of a transcendental referent, the Duchess’ willful and fearful journey «into the wilderness» – the life she leads as...

Radical Carnivalisation of Religion in Erasmus’s <i>The Praise Of Folly</i>

Sarbani Chaudhury
<div> <p>This article delineates the conceptual, thematic and structural links of Erasmus’s <i>The Praise of Folly</i> to popular culture and the dynamics of this incorporation that subsumes moral righteousness in riotous wonder (Gordon 121) and lends an anarchic quality to the text despite authorial attempts to inscribe it within the framework of orthodox Christian scepticism. The inability of the ‘professed’ programme to contain and channel the means adopted for its propagation generates a hectic spill-over...

«Let savage Beasts lodge in a Country Den»

Milena Romero Alluè
<div> <p>Moving from his peculiar way of mingling poetry and natural philosophy, his composing lyrics with the condensation of good prose and his writing essays in a poetical language, these pages investigate the ambiguous attitude towards the natural world and, in particular, towards the animal dimension that marks Abraham Cowley’s writings. Close to Andrew Marvell, Richard Lovelace, John Evelyn and Samuel Pepys, for instance, Cowley seems to be torn between Descartes’s mechanistic approach and Gassendi’s...

Happiness and Ideological Reconfiguration in the Revolutionary Novels of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Hays (1788-1799)

Isabelle Bour
In the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Hays, the attack on patriarchy paradoxically does not leave much room for happiness, as it is combined with an inscription of femininity within the paradigm of sensibility. Sensibility, though reviled by Wollstonecraft in some of her works, functions as a plot matrix, which neutralizes the rational arguments of the female protagonist (in fiction) or the pamphleteer (in polemical essays). Furthermore, Wollstonecraft and Hays are more concerned with...

Menegale M. (ed.) (2013). <i>Autonomy in Language Learning: Getting Learners Actively Involved</i> [ePub], Canterbury, UK: IATEFL

Ada Bier
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Abdelilah-Bauer, B. (2013).<i> Guida per genitori di bambini bilingui.</i> Milano: Raffaello Cortina

Luisa Canuto
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A propósito del sistema estético de Luis Buñuel

Rafael Bonilla Cerezo
This review of Pedro Poyato’s book, El sistema estético de Luis Buñuel (Bilbao, University of País Vasco, 2011), highlights aspects such as the impulse-images of Calanda’s genius; the ‘ugly-ist’ iconography; the suspension of the meaning of the narrative; the declarative statements turned into terms of aggression; the ‘diminished’ narrators; the free adaptation that turns the literary text of departure into the final film; and the construction of the surrealist form, which does not so much...

Arqués, Rossend; Padoan, Adriana (2012).<i> Il grande dizionario di Spagnolo </i>(dizionario spagnolo-italiano). Bologna: Zanichelli, pp. 2816

José Portolés
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Bravi, Adrián N. (2013). <i>L’albero e la vacca.</i> Milano: Feltrinelli; Nottetempo, pp. 127

Patrizia Spinato B.
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Cervantes and the Short Story

María Jesús Zamora Calvo
<div> <p>In addition to the literary value inherent in Cervantes’s last work <i>Los trabajos de Persiles y Segismunda</i>, the short stories intercalated in the novel that constitute our corpus are culturally complex and fascinating. The narration is marked by traditional components signaling both oral and written transmission. Therein lies the purpose of this study, which is to examine the characteristics that mark and define the stories from both of these traditions that have been inserted...

Imparare a leggere e scrivere in età adulta

Giulia Bertolotto
<div> <p>The topic of illiteracy, in its various meanings and cultural conceptions, has become matter of debate among teachers of Italian as a second language (L2) as a result of migration flows towards Italy of unschooled or poorly schooled citizens. Learn how to read and how to write in adulthood and in a language that is not their own is a formidable challenge, even for the teachers who specialize in facilitating this process and transmitting...

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