Thinking on Foot: New Italian Pilgrimages in the work of Emily Jacir, Diana Matar and Hisham Matar
Please join us on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:00 am PST for a talk by Dr Emma Bond of the University of St Andrews as part of the Italian Modernities Lecture Series.
About the event:
Dr Bond’s talk will engage with Emily Jacir’s use of Franco Cassano’s Il pensiero meridiano to analyse works by the three artists/writers in relation to concepts of slow and vertical travel.
About the speaker:
Emma Bond is Reader in Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of St Andrews, co-editor of the Transnational Italian Cultures series (Liverpool University Press), and Section Editor for Comparative Literature for Modern Languages Open. She works primarily on the transnational circulation of people, texts, objects and cultural artefacts. She is the author of Disrupted Narratives: Illness, Silence and Identity in Svevo, Pressburger, and Morandini (Routledge, 2012), and most recently Writing Migration through the Body (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). In 2019 she won a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Languages and Literatures, and is currently working on a new book project tentatively entitled Museum Practices in World Literature.
The talk will be held in English.
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