The Middle Ages between inhabited solitude and journeys through memory lane
Institutional Communication Service
11 May 2020
Francesca Galli, lecturer at the Institute of Italian Studies, tells us about the sense of being restrained and the desire to escape, about journeys and places of memory, introducing us to authors and figures of medieval literature.
From our homes, medieval literature can in fact bring us on a journey thorough time and space, accompany us in the exploration of places within, giving voice to the perception of absence. The short path proposed in the video is accompanied by some reading suggestions since, as Augustine said "what cheers up the mind also nourishes it" (Conf. XIII 27).
Giulio Busi, Marco Polo, Milan 2018
Italo Calvino, The Invisible Cities, Turin 1972
Roberta De Monticelli, L'allegria della mente: dialogando con Agostino, Milan 2004
Chiara Frugoni, Una solitudine abitata. Chiara d’Assisi, Roma 2006
Ivan Illich, In the vineyard of the text. For an ethology of reading, Milan 1994
Jaufre Rudel, L'amore di lontano, a c. di G. Chiarini, Rome 2003
Alessandro Scafi, A history of heaven on earth. Mapping the Garden of Eden, Milan 2007