2007 / 14 Prospero. Rivista di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali

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Speciale Atti del Convegno Interdisciplinare “Transatlantici e altri bastimenti: transiti, desideri, memorie”

Roberta Gefter Wondrich
Introduzione

Parte I – Dalle leggende alla scena

Marco Piccat
Il motivo della ‘barca senza vele’ e varianti nelle letterature romanze medievali

Odile Malas
"La nef dans la tempête". La leggenda di Helsin tra dogma e realtà politica

Sara Trampuz
La pesca e i discorsi dei pescatori di Petar Hektorović: un’ecloga dalmata cinquecentesca

Sanja Roić
Barca in forma di sonetto

Gianni Ferracuti
La famosa comedia del Nuevo Mundo descubierto por Cristóbal Colón: una interpretazione critica di Lope de Vega

Gordon Poole
Scalo Marittimo di Raffaele Viviani: il Meridione come problema nazionale

Maria Mitrović
La nave sulla scena teatrale

Parte II – Europa e oltre

Béatrice Didier
Les navires d’Outre-tombe

Tiziana Goruppi
Veicoli di vita e veicoli di morte in Georges di Alexandre Dumas

Luciana Alocco
«rêve, plein de voilures et de mâtures»: vocabolario baudelairiano del viaggio per mare

Anna Zoppellari
Simenon in viaggio dentro l'Africa

Emilia Surmonte
La barque d’Œdipe di Henry Bauchau

Licia Reggiani
Humus di Fabienne Kanor: tuffarsi in mare per ritrovare le proprie radici

Arturo Larcati
Schiffe aus Papier. Zur nautischen Metaphorik im Werk von Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Alessandro Scarsella
La valigia di Karl. Metamorfosi e plagio della nave (note su Kafka, Fellini, Baricco e Spielberg)

Parte III – Dall’impero alla realtà globale

Marianna D'Ezio
Viaggiatrici britanniche verso l’India tra Sette e Ottocento: il viaggio, la nave e il mare come momenti di passaggio

Marilena Parlati
Tracing/Tracking History’s Nightmares. The Wreck of the Batavia as Australian Foundational Myth

Clara Bartocci
Speedwell, Mayflower e Arbella: vascelli verso la Terra Promessa

Cinzia Schiavini
Invisible rivers, evanescent ships: American society and the erasure of space in Herman Melville’s The Confidence Man

Mirella Vallone
Dall’Abruzzo in America: transiti e memorie in Son of Italy di Pascal D’Angelo e Personal Reminiscences di Francesco Ventresca

Sabina D'Alessandro
The Stratheden and the negotiation of the East-West trajectory: identity and migration in Ahdaf Soueif’s Aisha

Michela Gandolfo
La nave come microcosmo dell’attuale realtà globale nelle teorie letterarie della postcolonialità

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