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14/05/21-The Eighteenth-Century Novel: sociability, public spirit and Enlightenment pedagogy

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14/05/21-The Eighteenth-Century Novel: sociability, public spirit and Enlightenment pedagogy

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Sebastiano Martelli
Università degli Studi di Salerno

In the Enlightenment Europe the foundation and codification of the novel directly relates to the redefinition of the social, anthropological and cultural framework. To the novel, new literary genre of modernity, is assigned an important role as vehicle of the Enlightenment sociability and sensibility; instrument for the reforming plans and for the centrality of education; driving force for the change of customs and for the rooting of public spirit and moral and civil “virtues”. Particular attention must be paid to the recent critical edition of Giuseppe Maria Galanti’s Osservazioni intorno a’ romanzi, the most significant Italian contribution to the 18th-century theory and sociology of the novel. Galanti, indeed, from a comparative angle and by focusing on the English and French fiction of the eighteenth century, identifies as peculiarities of the new literary genre the communication and circulation of Enlightenment culture.

Coordinator
Domenica Falardo
Università degli Studi di Salerno

Course Info

Course Start Date 14/05/2021
Course End Date 14/05/2021
Time15:00

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