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Life and disease in Leopardi and Svevo

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This thesis looks at Giacomo Leopardi’s and Italo Svevo’s works from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. The elusive presence of Leopardi in Svevo is followed and justified via two sets of coordinates: both writers are connected via techniques of hybridization between medical and literary discourse, and via the goal of narrating a shared notion of vita as male or malattia. Through the four chapters of this thesis – focusing on ineptitude as physiological illness (Chapter I), e...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Role:
Author

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Supervisor
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-2445-7331
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Name:
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Funding agency for:
Calzolari, OA
Grant:
AH/L503885/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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