• 19 Aprile 2021

    Arturo Cattaneo racconta Literary Journeys

    Obiettivi Literary Journeys nasce da un viaggio attraverso la letteratura di lingua inglese, da intraprendere con gli occhi e la sensibilità di chi vive nel XXI secolo. Il risultato è una antologia, che parte dalla consapevolezza delle difficoltà che si incontrano in un percorso di studi tanto affascinante quanto impegnativo, e propone una serie di…
  • 17 Marzo 2022

    Slavery Old and New: The Tempest, Robinson Crusoe, Oliver Twist, 1984

    Il Tema Slavery has taken many forms in the past few centuries, most of which are reflected in some of the best works of English literature. The archetypal work in this tradition is certainly Shakespeare’s The Tempest, where the relation between colonizer and colonized (or master and slave) is given its basic traits. These are…
  • 24 Marzo 2022

    The Rhetoric of War: Henry V, WWI poets, John Donne and the Falklands War

    Il Tema Rhetoric has always been put to the service of political causes, wars being no exception. And the works of the greatest writers have been used, or misused, every time a war has broken out. In Shakespeare’s Henry V we have a powerful example of this: the famous St. Crispin’s speech by King Henry…
  • 09 Febbraio 2022

    Romantic Ecology and Mass Tourism: Wordsworth, Thomas Hardy, Derek Walcott

    Il Tema English Romantic writers were not simply singing the beauties of an idyllic countryside: they were seriously concerned with the risk of playing foul with the environment, as the Industrial Revolution was all too plainly doing in England. This is reflected in the poetry of William Wordsworth and the writings of several other authors…
  • 16 Aprile 2021

    Letteratura inglese - The Effects of Scientific Manipulation on Humans: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    Obiettivi: Robert Louis Stevenson’s best-known novel is a mystery story of the kind highly popular at the time of its publication. Its mystery story features are clear from its title, language and plot, but the novel is also about the effects of scientific manipulation on humans: as such, it raised (and it still raises) ethical…