RiCOGNIZIONI. Rivista di Lingue e Letterature straniere e Culture moderne https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni <p><em>RiCognizioni</em>&nbsp;is an open access, peer review journal hosting research on modern languages, literature and culture from both a disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. Its aim is to stimulate a dialogue between related scientific fields and encourage contact between different approaches.</p> <p>The journal welcomes contributions from scholars and young researchers on:</p> <ol> <li>writers, movements, world cultures</li> </ol> <ol start="2"> <li>new and still unexplored areas of language, literature and culture</li> </ol> <p>CrOCEVIA features papers dealing with different linguistic and cultural domains, converging around a common thematic core</p> <p>InCONTRI hosts debates on current issues related to the social and cultural scene in the form of a round table forum</p> <p>ItINERARI is a miscellaneous section with contribution from different areas of language, literature and culture</p> <p>PaSSAGGI features unpublished translations and provides a critical forum on the role of translators</p> <p>SeGNALI offers readers conference reports, book reviews and information about ongoing research projects&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ISSN 2384-8987</p> <p>* * *</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Università di Torino en-US RiCOGNIZIONI. Rivista di Lingue e Letterature straniere e Culture moderne 2384-8987 <p><em>RiCognizioni</em> is published under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p><p>With the licence CC-BY, authors retain the copyright, allowing anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy their contribution. The work must be properly attributed to its author.</p><p>It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author or journal board.</p> An Itinerary among the Itineraries. Linguistic, Cultural and Literary Reflections of the Sephardic Diaspora https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4659 <p>This article outlines a virtual research itinerary in the history and memory<br>of the Sephardic communities of Europe, as it emerges from the original papers that specialists from<br>different fields have contributed to the monographic section Reflections of Sepharad. Traces of the<br>Judeo-Spanish Presence in Modern and Contemporary Europe. The author highlights how the study<br>of Sephardic exile and its linguistic and cultural reverberation can be a contribution to the understand-<br>ing of modern and contemporary Europe as a whole.</p> Paola Calef ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-30 2020-06-30 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4659 Spanish Jews in Rome after the expulsion: Delicado and La Lozana Andaluza https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4478 <p>Spanish Jews in Rome after the expulsion: Delicado and La Lozana Andaluza.&nbsp;La Lozana Andaluza (c. 1530), a playful work by the Spanish presbyter Francisco Delicado, written and set in Rome in the years preceding the imperial sack of 1527, portrays, together with the protagonist, a Spanish woman from Córdoba, also the city itself, seen through the eyes of those who immigrated, like almost all the 125 characters who animate this curious dialogued novel. The protagonist, like the author himself, is of Jewish origin and her frequentations, especially at the beginning, were confined to the Roman quarters inhabited mainly by Spanish Jews and <em>conversos</em>. For this reason, the work is a source of information on the daily life of these two communities and their relationships both with Christians and with Jews of other nationalities.</p> Silvia Monti ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4478 The role of merchants in the linguistic history of the Sephardic Jews https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4493 <p>The article deals with the merchants’ contribution to the history of Sephardic Spanish (Ladino). It examines some samples of merchants letters (15<sup>th</sup>-18<sup>th</sup> c.) and surveys their general patterns, which were relatively stable through the centuries. Moreover, it sketches the role of the merchants as a social group first in the diffusion and normativization of the Sephardic vernacular, and later in its confrontation with Western European languages.</p> Laura Minervini ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4493 The Sephardic Communities in the Romanian Principalities https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4477 <p>The paper traces the history of the Sephardic Jewish community of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia, from its origins in the 16<sup>th</sup> century to the mid-20<sup>th </sup>century, illustrating some of its pivotal moments and its most influent members. Based on official documents and narrative sources, the settlement of the Sephardim in the medieval Romanian Principalities is reconstructed in its social, economic, linguistic and cultural complexity: the author discusses Sephardic settlement from within the Ottoman Empire, but also from Italy and Central-Western Europe, reconstructs the relations with the Ashkenazi community, especially in modern and contemporary times, and presents some prominent figures of the Sephardic community and their contribution to the development of modern Romania economy and politics</p> Felicia Waldman ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4477 The Sefardite World in German Literature from Lessing to Canetti https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4237 <p class="abstractCxSpFirst"><span lang="EN-GB">The article explores the presence of Sephardic culture in German literature between the 18<sup>th</sup> and 20<sup>th</sup> centuries, through the work of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Heinrich Heine and Elias Canetti.</span></p> Riccardo Morello ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4237 Albert Cohen écrivain séfarade? https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4226 <p>La réflexion qui suit se propose, notamment, de faire le point sur la manière dont la critique a reconnu en Cohen un écrivain&nbsp;<em>séfarade</em>&nbsp;– son acception exigera un éclaircissement d’ordre terminologique – en retournant pour cela aux origines corfiotes d’Albert Cohen telles que les révèle, d’une part, l’approche biographique, d’autre part, le versant autofictionnel de l’œuvre. L’article soulève notamment les questions suivantes&nbsp;: Est-il légitime de considérer Albert Cohen comme un écrivain séfarade à part entière&nbsp;? Quelle langue a bercé la tendre enfance de Cohen, et quels rapport entretiendra-t-il avec la langue première lorsque la langue seconde, le français, garant de l’intégration sociale prendra le pas sur la première&nbsp;? Quelles traces de la culture séfarade peut-on relever dans l’œuvre fictionnelle&nbsp;? La fière revendication d’une filiation séfarade par la branche ainée du héros Solal suffit-elle à justifier la «&nbsp;séfaradité&nbsp;» du petit monde juif des Valeureux de Céphalonie? Parmi les traits caractéristiques identifiés par Albert Bensoussan – nomadisme, lien viscéral à la mère, retour sur l’enfance, culture de la «&nbsp;table dressée&nbsp;», emphase verbale – nous avons opté pour une perspective d’ordre linguistique. Cet angle d’attaque permet en effet d’approfondir, d’abord, la question centrale de la langue maternelle, qui a partie lié avec le concept clé d’ancrage culturel et avec l’axiome langue-patrie, ensuite, l’isotopie de l’emphase et de la jouissance langagière chez les Valeureux, enfin, le lien symbolique existant entre l’amour des mots et celui des mets emblématiques de la tradition culinaire juive méditerranéenne. Dans l’espoir que s’ouvriront de nouveaux champs à défricher.</p> Laurence Audéoud ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4226 Salónica / Thessaloniki: Memory and Italian-Sephardic Identity in Flora Molcho https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4239 <p>Based on the analysis of the memoir <em>Anámnesis</em> (2014) by the writer and translator Flora Molcho, we intend to reflect on two aspects of the Sephardic community of Thessaloniki. On the one hand, Molcho’s family memories allow her to focus on the debate on historical memory, already very developed in Spain in regard to civil war and Franco’s regime, but perhaps still insufficient in regard to the recent memory of Eastern Sephardic communities, dragged before by Nazism and then by the Greek civil war. On the other hand, the narrative of Molcho allows us to reason once again on the identity issue of the Oriental Sephardic communities, but from a perhaps original perspective, that is to say, the author's double membership of both the linguistic community of origin (at the same time, Judeo-Spanish and Greek) as well as adoption (the Italian).<br> With this essay, we intend to offer new elements about the cultural heritage of the Sephardic community of Thessaloniki in our contemporary era, through the mediation of the literary language that Flora Molcho uses in her work.</p> Paola Bellomi ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4239 An analysis of the Compostelian linguistic landscape. The centrality of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4383 <p>On the brink of a cultural event with the magnitude of Xacobeo 2021, this article studies the linguistic landscape of the space considered as its epicenter: the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the squares surrounding it. The symbolic role of the temple throughout the centuries allows us to delve into the layers of Compostela’s past through the analysis of the marks that the actors in power left in the buildings of its squares. The centrality of the chosen areas forced us to take into consideration the material features of the texts, linked to the symbolic power of their source, as a fundamental piece to analyze the messages of the Compostelian landscape. This linguistic analysis also permits the identification of the actors and processes that currently have an impact on the city such as the religious order, touristification processes, transgressive and activist actions and community dispositions and regulations. The target of the messages (locals, students, travelers, etc.) predetermines the characteristics of the LL that hundreds of people see every day.</p> Clara Lago Caamaño Irma Silva Hervella Lidia Gómez Martínez ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4383 The use of "ganz" in addressing emotions in the corpus "Emigrantendeutsch in Israel: Wiener in Jerusalem" https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4472 <p>The corpus Emigrantendeutsch in Israel: Wiener in Jerusalem includes interviews with so called “Jeckes”, Jewish women and man who were born and grew up in Vienna and left Austria to Mandate Palestine after the Anschluss, mostly without parents. The interviews cover the biographies of the speakers before, during and after emigration, their childhood and youth in Austria, their anti-Semitic experiences, their emigration experiences, their new beginning and their cultural reorientation. During the interviews participants mainly elaborate on emotions from the past. They sometimes explicitly address them by naming and describing them in the narrative, sometimes they are implicit and can also be detected through paralinguistic features. The present study complements the previous analysis of the emotion vocabulary with findings on a new topic, intensifiers, which has so far received little attention in research. In particular, we will carry out a corpus-based analysis of the intensifier ganz. Focusing on different language levels (mainly semantics, syntax, prosody and other paraverbal features) we will investigate its role in the description and expression of emotions.</p> Carolina Flinz Manuela Caterina Moroni ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-30 2020-06-30 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4472 The Influence of Western Literature on the Japanese Literature of the 20th Century https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4385 <p>The article aims to give an overview of the different ways in which Japanese writers of the 20<sup>th</sup> century dealt with the strong western influences that in the period between Taishō and Shōwa era brought about the birth of Japanese Modernism, a literary strand that brings together two great literary currents, the Shinkankakuha (School of Neosensimo) and Shinshinrigakuha (School of Neopsychology), whose main exponents are Yokomitsu Riichi (1898-1947), Itō Sei (1905-1969) and the future Nobel Prize winner Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972). Modernism represents an essential link between late 19<sup>th</sup> and modern 20<sup>th</sup> century Japanese literature, which attained global renown thanks to aesthetes like Tanizaki Jun'ichirō (1886-1965), Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972) and Mishima Yukio (1925-1970), but also to the decadent writers of the <em>Buraiha</em>, such as Dazai Osamu (1909-1948), and contemporaries authors such as the Nobel Prize Ōe Kenzaburō (1935-). Modernism represents the pinnacle of the study and assimilation of Western literature in Japan, an obsessive imitation of themes and style of European writers of the early 1900s; nevertheless, it also represents the achievement of the awareness of the impossibility of creating a truly modern and original Japanese literature through an empty imitation of writers such as James Joyce or Marcel Proust.</p> Emanuele Ciccarella ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4385 In memoriam Magda Olivetti (1935-2020) https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4587 <p>In memoriam Magda Olivetti (1935-2020)</p> Silvia Verdiani ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4587 In memoriam Manuel Alvar Ezquerra (1950-2020) https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4591 <p>In memoria Manuel Alvar Ezquerra (1950-2020)</p> Félix San Vicente ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4591 L'alternanza all'Università: un progetto https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4578 <p class="abstract"><span lang="EN-GB">This article reports on a project aimed to highlight the importance of raising language awareness in school curricula, with particular reference to languages for specific purposes. Focus of the project is the LSP of law: starting from the analysis of the Italian Constitution, students of two secondary schools have been trained to use the tools of linguistic research to develop and consolidate metalinguistic competences and language skills both in their mother tongue and foreign language studied at school.</span></p> Sarah Mantegna ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4578 VALICO & VINCA Corpora - [book review] E. Corino, C. Marello, “Italiano di stranieri. I corpora VALICO e VINCA”, Perugia, Guerra, 2017; E. Corino, C. Onesti (a c. di), “Italiano di apprendenti. Studi a partire da VALICO e VINCA”, Perugia, Guerra, 2018 https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4456 <p>[book review] E. Corino, C. Marello, “Italiano di stranieri. I corpora VALICO e VINCA”, Perugia, Guerra, 2017; E. Corino, C. Onesti (a c. di), “Italiano di apprendenti. Studi a partire da VALICO e VINCA”, Perugia, Guerra, 2018</p> Sandro Caruana ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4456 [book review] Stefania SINI, “Contrasti di forme. Boris Èjchenbaum teorico della letteratura”, Milano, Ledizioni, 2018 https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4450 <p>[book review Stefania SINI, “Contrasti di forme. Boris Èjchenbaum teorico della letteratura”, Milano, Ledizioni, 2018</p> Pino Menzio ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4450 [book review] Attilio BRILLI, con Simonetta NERI, “Le viaggiatrici del Grand Tour. Storie, amori, avventure”, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010 https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4529 <p>[book review] Attilio BRILLI, con Simonetta NERI, “Le viaggiatrici del Grand Tour. Storie, amori, avventure”, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010</p> Anna Fattori ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4529 [book review] Samuel FREDERICK, Valerie HEFFERNAN (eds.), “Robert Walser. A Companion”, Evanston (Illinois), Northwest University Press, 2018 https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni/article/view/4386 <p>[book review] Samuel FREDERICK, Valerie HEFFERNAN (eds.), “Robert Walser. A Companion”, Evanston (Illinois), Northwest University Press, 2018</p> Anna Fattori ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 7 13 10.13135/2384-8987/4386