Very interesting. “It is well-known that the most important innovations in Leopardi’s language affect the signifiers more than the signified: traditional literary language is used to convey contents of compelling modernity, so that it sounds old-fashioned, backward and dull. “
Lessico leopardiano – a new project about Giacomo Leopardi’s thought
by Martina Piperno (University of Warwick)
Lessico leopardiano is an interdisciplinary and inter-faculty project that was started in La Sapienza, Università di Roma and is directed by Prof Novella Bellucci, Franco D’Intino and Stefano Gensini. The research team is composed mainly of PhD students, post-docs and young researchers, and is one of the widest in the academic world, involving around thirty people. The project was launched in 2011: a conference on this topic was organized in Frascati (Rome) in May 2011 and in the same year the first publication was released, Per un lessico leopardiano (Rome: Palombi, 2011).
The project was re-funded in 2012, and the team is now working on a new publication, expected for the end of 2013. The 2011 book was extremely dynamic and various, comparing different methodological approaches; the research group is now working on a…
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