Events in Modern Languages & Cultures
Conference: Elena Ferrante in a Global Context
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.
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