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.

LA SCUOLA E LE SUE IPOCRISIE

Dopo anni e anni di promozioni facili dispensate per far fronte alla competizione fra scuole, con la dignità professionale immolata sull’altare dell’autonomia didattica per non perdere clienti, per non perdere cattedre; sarebbe davvero vile se ci ricordassimo proprio ora di non avallare sanatorie.

Video Lesson n. 2 – English Literature in the Renaissance

In this second video lesson on English Literature in the Renaissance I analyse poetry and drama describing the specific peculiarities that make both unique. © L. R. Capuana

Video Lesson n. 2 – Reading and Commentary of Excerpt from “1984” – G. Orwell

Winston is being tortured by a party leader, O’Brien, in order to force him to submission and to give in to obedience, thus complying to self-destruction and obliterating any shred of memory he is clinging to.

Video Lesson n. 1- Reading and Commentary of Excerpt from “1984” – G. Orwell

In this first video lesson reading and commenting an excerpt taken from G. Orwell‘s best selling novel 1984, published in 1949, Wiston is talking with one of the partiy’s most … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 1- Reading and Commentary of Excerpt from “1984” – G. Orwell

Video-Lesson 0 -INTRODUCTION TO ORWELL’S EXCERPTS’ READINGS AND COMMENTARIES

This video lesson is an introduction to the other four video lessons regarding the readings and commentaries of the excerpts taken from both of G. Orwell‘s novels, each of the … Continue reading Video-Lesson 0 -INTRODUCTION TO ORWELL’S EXCERPTS’ READINGS AND COMMENTARIES

Video-lesson n. 3 Women’s Twentieth Century – English Literature

Shedding a Light on Women’s Emancipation The cornerstone of this group of video lessons is women’s emacipation and the prominent role that the 20th century played. After a brief look … Continue reading Video-lesson n. 3 Women’s Twentieth Century – English Literature

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Video-lesson n. 2 Women’s Twentieth Century – English Literature

Shedding a Light on Women’s Emancipation The cornerstone of this group of video lessons is women’s emacipation and the prominent role that the 20th century played. After a brief look … Continue reading Video-lesson n. 2 Women’s Twentieth Century – English Literature

Video-lesson n.1 Women’s Twentieth Century – English Literature

Shedding a Light on Women’s Emancipation The cornerstone of this group of video lessons is women’s emacipation and the prominent role that the 20th century played. After a brief look … Continue reading Video-lesson n.1 Women’s Twentieth Century – English Literature