Approaches to Teaching the Works of Italo Calvino

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Italo Calvino

by Franco Ricci
     
 

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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,… See more details below

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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.

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"The volume's readability and bibliographic and pedagogical detail and each essay's careful framework render the volume valuable for nonspecialists, for Italianists, and for Calvino specialists, too."

--Tommasina Gabriele, Wheaton College, Massachusetts

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ISBN-13:
9781603291248
Publisher:
Modern Language Association of America
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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