Prof Claudia Pazos-Alonso (University of Oxford, UK): “The Transnational Dissemination and Reception of Portuguese Poetry: from Florbela Espanca to Ana Luisa Amaral”
Prof Tiziana De Rogatis (Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italy): “Transnational Storytelling and the Global Novel: Elena Ferrante, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Margaret Atwood”
Dr Alberica Bazzoni (ICI Berlin, Germany); Dr Caterina Paoli (University of Warwick, UK)
Organised in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW) and partially funded by the British Academy and the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) this research seminar explores the transnational reception of 20th- and 21st century literary texts by women (where “woman” is understood beyond cis-normative categories). How are processes of literary reception gendered and transnationalised? How do transnational networks support the circulation of texts by women? What are the processes that intervene in the recognition or misrecognition of their artistic value, in their own country and abroad? Gender still plays a crucial role in the ways in which a work of art circulates and is received, as the construction and recognition of artistic value is deeply influenced by social structures and the hierarchies that permeates them. On the other hand, the transnational dimension of feminist struggles and thought fosters the circulation of works by women beyond their country of origin, so that they often meet popular success in other countries. Furthermore, since the second half of the 19th century, feminist networks of translators, publishers and intellectuals have worked tirelessly to promote and enable the circulation of works by women. This seminar investigates the gendered promotion and reception of poetic and narrative works by women on a transnational level.
The event will be in English.
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