I teach English Literature and I very much enjoy my field of work. I also enjoy writing about the topics I deal with in my class lessons, but writing in general is an activity that enriches me deeply as it allows me to stop and ponder on various issues taking due time to express my thoughts thoroughly and carefully. Blogging, then, gives me the opportunity to look at life, and not only literature or art, at a slower pace to drink in all its beauty. Insegno inglese in un liceo linguistico e lo faccio con grande entusiasmo e piacere. Mi diverto anche a preparare dispense per i miei studenti, ma la scrittura in generale mi appassiona perché mi consente di riflettere su svariati argomenti prendendomi il tempo necessario per analizzarli ed esprimerli con cura. Tenere un blog, dunque, mi offre la possibilità di osservare la vita, e non solo la letteratura o l’arte in genere, con uno sguardo più attento per coglierne tutta la bellezza.

Video Lesson n.1 – Comparing Virginia Woolf’s and James Joyce’s Stream of Consciousness

Virginia Woolf and James Joyce are the most representantive writers of the Stream of Consciousness technique which has so greatly influenced the prose of the twentienth century and Beyond.

The neutral pronoun “IT” and spelling skills

This short video is meant to help those who want to learn English with few essential tips. In this specific case I discuss why the third person singular pronoun “IT”, the neutral pronoun, is so important; why short answers are important too and why (especially for Italians) is it crucial to learn spelling skills.

UNA MODESTA PROPOSTA: IL 10 PER TUTTI!

Una proposta, ma soprattutto un appello al senso del dovere e della responsabilità (quelli veri però) per tutti i docenti italiani. Non c’è niente da firmare, c’è solo da agire in scienza e coscienza, secondo l’art. 33, e tutelando il diritto allo studio degli studenti, secondo l’art. 34, della Costituzione!

How to write a professional email

This is an informative video in which I give some tips on writing professional emails, how to distinguish between formal and informal language registers and to introduce yourself in a polite way especially to people you have never met before, or in a professional setting.

Video Lesson n. 2 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

The topic discussed in this second video on the English bard is his tragedies and comedies, moreover the reasons that make him and his art immortal and universal. Image taken … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 2 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Video Lesson n. 1 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

The topic of discussion in this group of video lessons is William Shakespeare, true talent, as it often happens, is revealed by uniqueness. This is definately the case with this … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 1 – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Video Lesson n. 4 – James Joyce and the themes of Paralysis and Epiphany

In this last video lesson of the group dedicated to V. Woolf, J. Joyce and the Stream of Consciousness I analyse Joyce’s main themes: “paralysis” and “epiphany”.

Video Lesson n. 3 – James Joyce and the Stream of Consciousness (part 1)

James Joyce (1882-1941), a controversial writer who brought the stream of consciousness to its extremes aiming at achieving the complete impersonality of the author, thus portraying life as it really was, as objectively as possible.

Video Lesson n. 2 – Virginia Woolf and the Stream of Consciousness

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was the first English writer to experiment and develop the Stream of Consiousness that derives from the interior monologue and aims at investigating the characters’ inner existence, … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 2 – Virginia Woolf and the Stream of Consciousness

Video Lesson n. 1 – V. Woolf, J. Joyce and the Stream of Consciousness

In this first video lesson of the series I outline the historical and intellectual factors influencing the development of the avant-garde literary technique: The Stream of Consciousness. © L. R. … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 1 – V. Woolf, J. Joyce and the Stream of Consciousness