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Living with/on the Border: writers, language and identity in north-east Italy from the end of World War II to the present.

May 10, 2019 at 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

This conference examines writing and identity in north-east Italy. We will explore the experiences, reflected in writers from the 1940s to the present, of the migrations of peoples between ex-Yugoslavia and Italy as a result of the end of WWII and its on-going aftermath. These experiences were often traumatic and are reflected in culture, language and concepts of identity and belonging (or not).

Organisers, chairs and presenters: Jane Everson; Katia Pizzi
Confirmed plenary speaker: Claudio Magris (Trieste)
Other confirmed speakers: Natalie Dupre (Leuven); Hannah Serkowska (Warsaw); Stefania Tufi (Liverpool); Sandra Parmegiani (Guelph); Marianna Deganutti (Bath); Cristina Benussi (Trieste)


Generously sponsored by Casalini Books, the Society for Italian Studies, Instituto Italiano di Cultura London, the Association for the Study of Modern Italy, and the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SMLLC) at Royal Holloway University of London.

This event is organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, Translingual Strand.


Senate House, University of London
Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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