Goliarda Sapienza in Context: Panel 3 - Female Bonds and Literary Intertexts

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

Panel 3: Female Bonds and Literary Intertetxs

CHAIR: Katrin Wehling-Giorgi

Aureliana Di Rollo (Monash University, Melbourne): Unfastening biological bonds: motherhood and mother-daughter relationships in Goliarda Sapienza's L'Arte della Gioia.
Alberica Bazzoni (University of Oxford): Agency and history in Sapienza's L'arte della gioia and Morante's La storia.
Belèn Hernàndez (Universidad de Murcia): Orlando and Modesta, two women's voices for freedom.

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
Aureliana Di Rollo (Monash University, Melbourne), Belèn Hernàndez (Universidad de Murcia), Alberica Bazzoni (University of Oxford),
Event date: 
Saturday, 1 June 2013 - 1:00am
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