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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Seminar: "German Presences: Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet and the Question of Authorship"

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Location: Special Collections

This seminar, sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies, will investigate a constellation of important literary and critical presences in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan series of novels, including Goethe, Benjamin and Christa Wolf. What are the implications of this potential "German genealogy" of Ferrante's epic narrative? How does our understanding of this genealogy change when considered in light of the debate about Ferrante's surmised identity as the translator and scholar of German literature, Anita Raja?…

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