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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

Conference: Elena Ferrante in a Global Context

7th June 2019, 09:00 to 8th June 2019, 19:00, Williams Library, St Chads College, Durham University

An International conference to be held over 2 day (7-8 June 2019)

The global success of Elena Ferrante’s so-called Neapolitan Novels has firmly established the author as one of the most powerful voices of contemporary World Literature. Ferrante’s Neapolitan quartet interweaves an imaginary that is profoundly rooted in Italian – or more specifically Neapolitan - culture with some of the emergent topics and issues of globalisation as her female protagonists negotiate the tensions emerging between local identity and national and transnational belonging. The conference seeks to advance reflections on how Ferrante interrogates a series of margins – for instance relating to gender roles, topography or language – that are of relevance on a global scale.

Further information can be found here.

Contact katrin.wehling-giorgi@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.