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)
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”.
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.
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
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
This is the second video of a group of two about Modal Verbs. Here I discuss in brief detail WILL/WOULD – SHALL/SHOULD – MUST/OUGHT TO. © L. R. Capuana
This is the first video of a group of two about Modal Verbs. Here I explain why they are so peculiar by listing their main characteristics and I discuss in … Continue reading Video Lesson n.1 – Modal Verbs: Can/Could – May/Might
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.
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
This first video lesson on English Literature in the Renaissance describes what led to Humanism and, later at its peak, to Renaissance. It concerns it general aspects and an analysis of prose writing.
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.
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