Babelare: un’interpretazione delle invenzioni lessicali di Amelia Rosselli

This entry is part 5 of 23 in the series Vol 3-2018

Abstract: In the first part of this paper I briefly present the life and work of multilingual poet Amelia Rosselli (1930-1996). I then focus on – often multilingual – lexical fusions and distortions in Rosselli’s texts, questioning Pasolini’s interpretation based on the notion of Freudian slip. After a detailed analysis of a poem and a range of textual examples, and with the aid of hermeneutical tools borrowed from the philosophy of language, I claim that Rosselli’s poetry aims on the one hand at mirroring reality, and on the other at making textual experience potentially infinite, thus engaging the reader in a never-ending interpretation.

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Wittgenstein’s philosophy of seeing-as: multiple ways to philosophical perspicuity

This entry is part 15 of 33 in the series Vol 2-2017

Abstract: The article explores the broad issue of aspectuality in Wittgestein’s philosophy arguing that Kippbilder, aspect change, perception of aspect, aspect blindness and Bedeutungserlebnis are related to a meditation on specific forms of subjectivity. Analysing different grammatical configurations of ambiguous images in (visual, acustic, sensomotiric) perception, in language and in art he also shows how aspectual structures combine simultaneous perception of two elements (et-et model, for exemple physiognomy and its expression) and mutually exclusive aspect perception (aut-aut model as in the duck-rabbit Kippbild). Wittgenstein seems to believe that this double model somewhat challenges classical rationality and that aspectual experiences should have a more relevant place in our form of life.

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