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'The Legacy of Antonio Tabucchi' seminar
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‘The Legacy of Antonio Tabucchi’ seminar

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An online appointment to explore the cultural legacy of the Italian writer.
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On March 21 the Italian Cultural Institute of London presents an online seminar on the writer Antonio Tabucchi and his legacy.

Organised in collaboration with the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, the seminar intends to remember Tabucchi’s intellectual figure and start a first survey of its cultural legacy. Such a critical reflection has a particular importance in the United Kingdom, where Tabucchi’s works have enjoyed perhaps a less widespread, but constant and now growing recognition.

The speakers are Dr. Thea Rimini (Université de Mons, co-curator of Tabucchi’s collection for ‘I Meridiani’), Dr. Elizabeth Wren-Owens (University of Cardiff), Elizabeth Harris (Tabucchi’s translator), and novelist and journalist Andrea Bajani (University of Houston, author of ‘Mi riconosci’, dedicated to the memory of Antonio Tabucchi). They will explore the material and literary legacy of Tabucchi, its international reception, with special attention to the English-speaking world, and the traces his works may leave on future generations of writers.

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