Approaches to teaching the works of Italo Calvino /

"Italo Calvino, whose works reflect the major literary and cultural trends of the second half of the twentieth century, is known for his imagination, humor, and technical virtuosity. ... Given the range of his writing, teaching Calvino can seem a daunting task. This volume aims to help instruct...

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Other Authors: Ricci, Franco, 1953- (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : The Modern Language Association of America, 2013.
Series:Approaches to teaching world literature ; 125.
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520 |a "Italo Calvino, whose works reflect the major literary and cultural trends of the second half of the twentieth century, is known for his imagination, humor, and technical virtuosity. ... Given the range of his writing, teaching Calvino can seem a daunting task. This volume aims to help instructors develop creative and engaging classroom strategies. Part 1, "Materials," presents an overview of Calvino's writings, nearly all of which are available in English translation, as well as critical works and online resources. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," focus on general themes and cultural contexts, address theoretical issues, and provide practical classroom applications. Contributors describe strategies for teaching Calvino that are as varied as his writings, whether having students study narrative theory through If on a winter's night a traveler, explore literary genre with Cosmicomics, improve their writing using Six Memos for the Next Millennium, or read Mr. Palomar in a general education humanities course." -- Publisher website. 
505 0 |a Part One: Materials / Franco Ricci -- The instructor's library -- Works by Italo Calvino. Primary texts ; Translations in English -- Calvino and the Internet / Andrea Dini -- Part Two: Approaches. Introduction -- Historical contexts. The figure of the intellectual in Calvino's early fiction / Eugenio Bolongaro -- Calvino's essays / JoAnn Cannon -- Calvino's scientific humanism / Guy P. Raffa -- Intellectual contexts. Open encyclopedias : teaching Calvino's works from a comparative perspective / Anna Botta -- From fiction to theories : Calvino's art of narration and literary theories / Rocco Capozzi -- Proceed with caution : teaching symbolism and intertextuality in Calvino's fantasy novels / Andrew Martino -- Autobiography, history, and writing in Calvino : toward an ethics of the subject / Massimo Lollini -- Readerly expectations : identification and fantasy in Calvino's experimental fiction / Robert Rushing -- Reading Calvino's women / Carol Lazzaro-Weis -- Classroom contexts. Why read Calvino? What we tell our Italian language and literature students / Natasha V. Chang -- Reading, writing, desire, and closure : teaching Calvino to undergraduates in Italian / Julia M. Cozzarelli -- Teaching Il castello dei destini incrociati : an intuitive approach / Rita Gagliano -- Calvino, translations, and translatability / Giulia Guarnieri -- Teaching Calvino in creative writing classes / John Domini -- Using Mr. Palomar to question received truths in a general education course in the humanities / Joseph Francese -- Through the eyes of another : text as visual representation / Susan Rogers -- The invisible monster : Calvino and the contemporary city / Dean Swinford -- "Then she saw the surprise" : teaching writing with Six memos for the next millennium and Difficult loves / Douglas Basford. 
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