Experimenting CLIL: school subjects in English / literature

THE INEPTITUDE IN ITALO SVEVO’S WORKS

Today I’m going to talk about a theme that, according to me, is particularly interesting. I’ve discovered this literary “topos” during the Italian Literature lesson and I want to share with you my thoughts about it. The figure that I want to analyse is the INEPT, the main character in Italo Svevo’s works. The author, writing in the … Continue reading

Experimenting CLIL: school subjects in English / literature

The three women of “Divina Commedia”

Today I want to talk about the  female figures that are present in one of the most extraordinary works of art in Italian literature: the “Divina Commedia” by Dante. In his masterpiece Dante describes the imaginary travel from Hell, dark and full of suffering, where the sinners’ souls are in an eternal state of pain, … Continue reading

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A Mid-Winter Morn’s Dream

Everybody has a hero (very often, more than one!). Mine is a strange sailor with a strange name: Corto Maltese Corto Maltese, a cult favourite in one of the best European graphic novels, is a veritable legend in twentieth century literature. He’s a traveller – a sailor who combines Mediterranean looks with Anglo-Saxon culture. Corto, … Continue reading

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A Way Through the Forest

Once I read a story about the American poet Robert Frost. Somebody asked him why he insisted in writing poems with rhymes (rhymes were considered unfashionable  in the modernist 20th Century). He simply answered: “Writing poems without rhymes would be like playing tennis without the net”. I don’t know if the story is true; it … Continue reading