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Orality and Literacy in Modern Italian Culture 9781904350736

Orality and Literacy in Modern Italian Culture

ISBN-10: 1904350739
ISBN-13: 9781904350736
PUBLISHER: Maney Publishing
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Product Description: In our highly literate culture, orality is all-pervasive. Different kinds of media and performance -- theatre, film, television, story-telling, structured play -- make us ask what is the relation between improvisation and premeditation, between transcription and textualization, between rehearsal, recollection and re-narration. The challenge of writing down what is spoken is partly technical, but also political and philosophical. How do young writers represent the spoken language of their contemporaries? What are the rules governing the transcription of oral evidence in fiction and non-fiction? Is the relationship between oral and written always a hierarchical one? Does the textualization of the oral destroy, more than it commemorates or preserves, the oral itself? Twelve wide-ranging essays, the majority on contemporary Italian theatre and literature, explore these questions in the most up-to-date account of orality and literacy in modern Italian culture yet produced.With the contributions:Michael Caesar, Marina Spunta-- IntroductionMichael Caesar-- Voice, Vision and Orality: Notes on Reading Adriana CavareroArturo Tosi-- Histrionic Transgressions: The Dario Fo-Commedia dell'Arte Relationship RevisitedGerardo Guccini-- Le poetiche del 'teatro narrazione' fra 'scrittura oralizzante' e oralita-che-si-fa-testoRichard Andrews-- Composing, Reciting, Inscribing and Transcribing Playtexts in the Community Theatre of MonticchielloDavid Forgacs-- An Oral Renarration of a Photoromance, 1960Alessandra Broccolini-- Identita locali e giochi popolari in Italia tra oralita e scritturaMarina Spunta-- The Facets of Italian Orality: An Overview of the Recent DebateKate Litherland-- Literature and Youth in the 1990s: Orality and the Written in Tiziano Scarpa's Cos'e questo fracasso? and Caliceti and Mozzi's Quello che ho da dirviElena Porciani-- Note su oralita e narrazione inattendibileMarco Codebo-- Voice and Events in Manlio Calegari's Comunisti e partigiani: Genova 1942-1945Hanna Serkowska-- Oralita o stile? La trasmissione orale e le modalita narrative ne La Storia di Elsa MoranteCatherine O'Rawe-- Orality, Microhistory and Memory: Gesualdo Bufalino and Claudio Magris between Narrative and History

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CATEGORY: Language Arts & Disciplines, Literary Criticism, Social Science
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