Critical Theory & Poetics

Valentina Adami
Research Scholarship Holders
Chiara Battisti
Associate Professor
Yvonne Bezrucka
Full Professor
Daniela Carpi
Full Professor
Sidia Fiorato
Assistant Professor
Annalisa Pes
Assistant Professor
Angelo Righetti
Teaching Assistant
Massimo Salgaro
Assistant Professor
Carla Sassi
Associate Professor
Susanna Zinato
Associate Professor
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Topic People Description ISI-CRUI
Law and the Body Valentina Adami
Chiara Battisti
Yvonne Bezrucka
Daniela Carpi
Sidia Fiorato
The body is the focus of the social, legal, and cultural imagination and the privileged metaphor for specific cultural discourses and political practices. The Renaissance literature particularly echoes these topics.
Ecocriticism and British Literature/culture Valentina Adami
Chiara Battisti
Carla Sassi
Ecocriticism deals with the ecological approach to literary studies. It aims at bringing a transformation of literary studies by linking literary criticism and theory with the ecological issues at large. Ecocriticism is directly concerned with both nature (natural landscape) and the environment (landscape both natural and urban)as described in literary texts .
English Literature, Colonial & Postcolonial Literature in English, Apartheid- and Post-apartheid South African Literature in English; Susanna Zinato
Starting from a diacronic view respectful of the phenomenology of literary history, in which one can safely place the analysis focused on the specificities of the literary language of the text being studied and of the contextual dynamics underlying its production, the general area of competence of Susanna Zinato is English Literature and Colonial& Postcolonial Literature in English, with a special interest in Apartheid- and Post-Apartheid South African literature in English.Her programmatically hermeneuticala and strongly textual approach relies on the tools provided by rhetoric and literary theory, as well as by contextual(cultural, historical, political) studies in general, and, more particularly, by Postcolonial Studies when dealing with Anglophone literatures.
Equity: literary and juridical intersections Valentina Adami
Chiara Battisti
Yvonne Bezrucka
Daniela Carpi
Sidia Fiorato
Carla Sassi
Equity is a protean concept that covers the fields of law, philosophy of law, and morality. In the history of human ideas the problem of equity has been inseparable from that of justice. This theme is re-echoed throughout English literature in particular in Shakespeare's plays.
Estetica e letteratura Yvonne Bezrucka
J.M. Coetzee Susanna Zinato
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Madness in postcolonial fiction in English Annalisa Pes
Susanna Zinato
A study of the postcolonial narrative in English having madness as its thematic core. When perceived through the experience of madness, the alienation and psychopathology always entailed in the the ideology and practice of colonialism is magnified and charged with a destabilizing force of questioning that lays bare political, as well as existential and moral, urgencies
Rhetoric and libertinism in the theatre and culture of Restoration England Susanna Zinato
A study of the links between rhetoric, theatre, and libertine culture in England,in the second half of the seventeenth century.
Shame in colonial and postcolonial literature in English Annalisa Pes
Angelo Righetti
Susanna Zinato
A study of a the theme of shame that, due to the in-human staged in the colonial theatre and perpetrated till nowadays in new versions after decolonization, has been running through decades of colonial/postcolonial literature in English.The study, which avails itself of contributions from international scholars,involves reflections both on 'white' shame, i.e. the shame of the masters/colonizers and their 'tainted' descendants,as well of the shame of the colonized, originating in the power politics exerted on their bodies and minds. The relationship between shame and literary writing is a parallel theme that demands reflection. No need to underline the urgency of this theme, as witnessed every day by the refugees and asylum-seekers running for their bare lives to Europe- a 'boomerang invasion'.
Stilometry Massimo Salgaro
Use of stilometry and instruments of the digital humanities to explore the stylistic patterns of authors and critics. Authorship attribution.
Walter Scott e il romanzo storico Carla Sassi

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