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The Sciascian lessons arrive in London
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The Sciascian lessons arrive in London

Categories: Culture and creativity -Literature and Publishing
The international meetings dedicated to the great Sicilian author continue, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.
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On December 9, the Italian Cultural Institute of London presents the lecture ‘Sciascia in the Anglophone World‘, part of the International Lecture Series on Leonardo Sciascia.

The lecture will be introduced by the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of London, Katia Pizzi, and the Professor of Strathclyde University, Joseph Farrell. Moving on,  Director Liz Wren-Owens (Cardiff University), will analyse the relationship between translation and the transnational perspective, and Daniela La Penna (University of Reading) will examine Sciascia’s place in the Anglophone literary market.

To follow, Katia Pizzi, Marco Gioacchini (Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Dublin), Chiara Avanzato (Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Edinburgh), Joseph Farrell, and translator Ann Goldstein will present the new English translation of the ‘Favole della dittatura’, a collaborative project by the three Cultural Institutes.

The lecture will be followed by Q&A with the audience.

The event will be streamed via the Facebook pages of the Treccani Italian Encyclopaedia Institute, the Amici di Leonardo Sciascia Association, the Todomodo journal, and the Olschki publishing house.

The  International Lecture Series on Leonardo Sciascia is an initiative promoted by the Sciascia Centenary National Committee, led by Senator Emma Bonino and by the Amici di Leonardo Sciascia Association, in collaboration with the Università per Stranieri di Perugia and the Istituto per l’Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, and supported by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.

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