Goliarda Sapienza in Context: Panel 1 - Writing the Self: the Text as Context

Goliarda Sapienza in Context: Intertextual Relationships with Italian and European Culture

Panel 1: Writing the Self: the Text as Context

CHAIR: Emma Bond

Andrée Bella (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca): L'ossatura di uno scheletro saldato dalla gioia. La scrittura di Goliarda Sapienza come pratica parresiastica per curare sé stessi e il mondo.
Mariagiovanna Andrigo (Université Paris-Sorbonne): Goliarda Sapienza's 'permanent autobiography'.

After a long period of oblivion, interest in the Sicilian writer Goliarda Sapienza (1924-1996) is now rapidly increasing, both inside and outside of Italy. The provocative, anti-conformist and eccentric nature of both her figure and texts, partially responsible for the initial lack of a positive response from publishers and critics, is only now beginning to attract the critical attention it deserves.

With this conference we would like to provide both established scholars and early career researchers with a platform for exchanging their research findings and engaging in a constructive dialogue, with the broader aim of raising the profile of Sapienza Studies and ultimately of assigning this author the place she deserves among European Twentieth-Century writers and intellectuals.

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
Andrée Bella (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca), Mariagiovanna Andrigo (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Event date: 
Saturday, 1 June 2013 - 1:00am
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