Studied by Luigi de Nardis in 1962, Mallarmé’s irony is a literary phenomenon not completely explored by modern criticism. While in the first phases of his production irony is generally consists in a practice of deconstruction and reformulation of meaning, in his more mature lyrics it becomes more reflective, generating a sort of auto-parody in which Mallarmé cites his own style and some recurring themes of his poetry.
During the 19th century, investigations become extremely important in several different fields such as social science, criminology, demography and economics. This period is also regarded as the century of history; the Greek meaning of the word “history” (“investigator”, “witness”): the etymology of this term highlights its strong relationship to some genres like reports in newspapers and reviews and testimony in autobiographical literature.
Through the analysis of corpus of texts by Balzac, Maupassant and Zola, this conference discusses the notion of “public literature” from the critical point of view of gender studies and press studies.
Frequently used by 19th Century’s authors and critics, the metaphor of “literary prostitution” allows a representation of the writer dealing with the commercialization and democratisation of literary works.
The prostitute-writer, paid by the director of a given periodical, reaches new domains where he gains an absolute power and becomes a meta-poetic figure, the double of a writer hoping to reach to an increasingly bigger reading public.
Biblioteca Dipsum, Edificio D3, III piano
Prof. Claudio Griggio
Università di Udine
Prof. Sebastiano Martelli
Università degli Studi di Salerno
Biblioteca di Studi Letterari e Linguistici
Università di Trieste
The publication of the volume La Bibbia nella letteratura italiana. VI. Dalla Controriforma all’Età napoleonica, Brescia, Morcelliana, edited by me, has concluded the twenty year-long project about the sacred aspects of the Italian literature coordinated by Piero Gibellini. I joined in that research since its beginning with the study of the classical myth in the literature (6 volumes), investigating the connections between Montale’s poetry and the classical myth, and with the study of the sacred Scriptures (6 volumes), deepening the interpretation that Leopardi made of the Bible.
12:00-14:00, Sala CIRC
Prof.ssa. Andrea Cadelo
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana/Colombia