Goliarda Sapienza's 'French connections'

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

Charlotte Ross (University of Birmingham): Goliarda Sapienza's 'French connections'. CHAIR: Emma Bond

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
Charlotte Ross (University of Birmingham)
Event date: 
Saturday, 1 June 2013 - 1:00am
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