Giampaolo Spinato e “Bartleby – Pratiche della Scrittura e della Lettura” su NEW WRITING

New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge)

New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge)The Project and the Surprise: Invisible, ‘ Sensitive Space ’ and Meanings in Writing and Reading Stories


su NEW WRITING: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing,  Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), 06.03.2015 – DOI: 10.1080/14790726.2015.1016042

Presentato a Torino, alla IGEL Conference 2014, The Project and the Surprise: invisible, ‘sensitive space’ and meanings in writing and reading stories (Il Progetto e la Sorpresa: invisibile, ‘spazio sensibile’ e significati nella scrittura e nella lettura di storie) ripercorre, a vent’anni dall’ideazione del progetto, l’esperienza di “Bartleby – Pratiche della Scrittura e della Lettura“, introducendo pedagogie e strumenti inediti e soffermandosi con rigore ma non senza ironia e originalità su alcune dinamiche della fruizione e della produzione di testi letterari, osservate in due decenni di insegnamento della scrittura creativa e della scrittura per il teatro.

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This collection of empirical observations argues for a more flexible and receptive approach to the dynamics of production and participation in fiction and literary texts. Sketching out both the actors in and the stages of these activities from a bird’s eye view, this paper explores their relationships, plunging into the multi-layered nature of texts. Additionally, its ecological orientation takes up a new challenge, that is, to grasp the inescapable role played by the Invisible in the devising and creation of stories. Outlined within a framework of practical tests and best practices, the hypothesis of a sensitive space together with its features, summarised by the triad simultaneity-compresence-multiplicity, allows sensing, in the symbolic guise of stop-motion frames or watermarks, the intense activity of the meanings that filter through the gestures of writing and reading stories.


From the Escalator to a Copepod-shaped Module?
Just a foreword

Roots of a Critical Issue
Mezzanine and first floor

Sensing the Invisible
Or, we really had better ride a copepod

Meanings at Work
Are dreamers ahead?

Great Expectations
A sample for managing literary and creative multi-layered processes

Venturing into the ‘Sensitive Space’
A floor flourishing

The Idiot’s Method
Or, what is purported to be such

The ‘Whom of the Who’
As well as its reverse, by following the auroral chain of questions


About Giampaolo Spinato

(Milano, 1960) ha pubblicato Pony Express (Einaudi, 1995), Il cuore rovesciato (Mondadori, Premio Selezione Campiello 1999), Di qua e di là dal cielo (Mondadori, 2001), Amici e nemici (Fazi, 2004), La vita nuova (Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 2008). Scrittore, giornalista freelance e docente universitario, scrive per il teatro e ha fondato Bartleby – Pratiche della Scrittura e della Lettura.

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