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THE WORKS OF ELENA FERRANTE

Book presentation, on the occasion of the publication of The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins (2016, Palgrave Macmillan), at the presence of the editor Grace Russo Bullaro (in the picture, ndr) in conversation with Rebecca Falkoff (NYU). The first collection of its kind to bring together critical essays on Elena Ferrante’s writings, this volume provides original research exploring a range of topics including women’s relationships, gender, motherhood, and feminist theory, while offering a multi-faceted approach to Ferrante’s oeuvre through literary, cultural, and psychoanalytic approaches. This book is the first dedicated volume of academic analysis on the monumental work of Elena Ferrante, Italy’s most well-known contemporary writer. The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins brings together the most exciting and innovative research on Ferrante’s treatment of the intricacies of women’s lives, relationships, struggles, and dilemmas to explore feminist theory in literature; questions of gender in twentieth-century Italy; and the psychological and material elements of marriage, motherhood, and divorce. Including an interview from Ann Goldstein, this volume goes beyond “Ferrante fever” to reveal the complexity and richness of a remarkable oeuvre.

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