Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Postmodern Narrative and Terrorism in Contemporary Italian Critical Debate

Italian Department Research Seminar: “Stranger than Fact: Postmodern Narrative and Terrorism in Contemporary Italian Critical Debate”, Prof. David Ward (Wellesley College).

The talk will look at, first, a number of Italian critics who have recently taken issue with postmodern narrative deeming it incapable of coming to grips with large and urgent issues such as Italian terrorism. At issue for such critics is the postmodern's "irresponsible" tendency towards fictionalization. The talk argues, though, that fictionalization may be an effective strategy that allows writers to tell the story of Italian terrorism and go some way towards overcoming the obstacles that have made prior narrative accounts difficult: namely, an incomplete historical record and the lack of legitimized versions of events. David Ward is Professor of Italian at Wellesley College Italian Studies Department.



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Date:
Time: 4pm - 5 pm
Location: Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (O'Rahilly Building 1.24), UCC
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Mark Chu
021 490 2335/2486
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