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BECKETT AND DANTE, OR DANTE IN BECKETT?

Data:

25/09/2015


BECKETT AND DANTE, OR DANTE IN BECKETT?

Or rather, Beckett in Dante? Daniela Caselli, Nicola Gardini, and Valerio Magrelli will discuss this extraordinarily complex relationship, bringing to the fore Beckett’s fascination with Dante’s world and characters (starting from the Purgatorial Belacqua) and showing how much such distant and different authors actually share in literary, linguistic, and spiritual terms. Chaired by Katia Pizzi.

Nicola Gardini is the author of numerous literary essays on Renaissance and twentieth Century literature, novels, collections of poetry and translations from English and Latin authors, as well as academic writings on Dante. His most recent published works are the novel La vita non vissuta (Feltrinelli, 2015) and the monograph Lacuna (Einaudi, 2014). He is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Keble College.

Valerio Magrelli is the author of six poetry collections (including The embrace. Selected poems, translated by Jamie McKendrick, Faber & Faber 2009), as well as four works in prose, the first of which, The Condominium of the Flesh, was translated into English by Clarissa Botsford for Parlor Press. He is Professor of French literature at the University of Pisa and Cassino.

Daniela Caselli is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Beckett’s Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism (2005) and Improper Modernism: Djuna Barnes’s Bewildering Corpus (2009). She has edited Beckett and Nothing: Trying to Understand Beckett (2010) and co-edited Other Becketts (2002). She is currently working on a British Academy-funded project on Dante in modernism.

Katia Pizzi is Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of London. She has published five books and several articles in the UK and internationally on Modern Italian literature and culture. Her latest book is Pinocchio, Puppets and Modernity (New York, Routledge 2011).

The event is in Italian with English live translation.

 

 

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Data: Ven 25 Set 2015


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