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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

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