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Just Before Suburbia. Literature and Big Cities in Italy during the 1950s - with Giancarlo Alfano

Date:

01/23/20


Just Before Suburbia. Literature and Big Cities in Italy during the 1950s - with Giancarlo Alfano

According to historiography, the economic boom in Italy started officially in 1956: 11 years after the end of World War II, Italy had thus been rebuilt and was propelled toward its own destiny of industrial leadership. However, the Italian territory continued to show signs of what had happened: bombed cities, shattered families, broken individual identities. Giancarlo Alfano’s public talk revolves around some great Italian narratives of those times which demonstrate to what extent the era of reconstruction carries upon itself the traces of war, and what ties together the devastation of war and the enthusiasm of reconstruction.

Giancarlo Alfano is Full Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Naples. A scholar in Renaissance and Contemporary Literature, his more recent books delve on Trauma Studies, History of Ideas, Literature and Psychoanalisis. He is now working on the literary figure of the Impostor.

In collaboration with UCD Foundation for Italian Studies. Introduction by Enrica Maria Ferrara.

Event in English.

Free admission, booking recommended.

Information

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Organised by : IIC

In collaboration with : UCD Foundation

Admission : Free


Location:

IIC

1137