Leonardo Sciascia: vent’anni dopo

Leonardo Sciascia: vent’anni dopo


To mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Leonardo Sciascia, the Department of Italian, University College Cork is hosting an international interdisciplinary conference dedicated to Sciascia’s works and legacy. The conference brings together international scholars of Sciascia, twentieth-century narrative and Film Studies in order to open new directions in the study of Sciascia’s texts  

Keynote Speakers:   

  • Vincenzo Consolo (Writer)
  • Prof. Claude Ambroise (Université Stendhal Grenoble III)

Topics include: 

  • Sciascia’s legacy in contemporary Italian and European narrative
  • key developments in studies on Sciascia;
  • Sciascia and genre;
  • Sciascia and cinema;
  • Sciascia and the postmodern historical novel;
  • Sciascia and impegno;
  • Sciascia and Sicily;
  • Sciascia as public intellectual;
  • Sciascia and the twenty-first century.


Dr Daragh O’Connell, University College Cork (Daragh.OConnell@ucc.ie) and Dr Mark Chu, University College Cork (MChu@italian.ucc.ie)


The conference organizers gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC, the Society for Italian Studies, and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Dublin. The conference is the first of a series of Sicilian events and initiatives which will mark the Department’s commitment to research in the field of Sicilian literature and regionalism.

Practical Information:

Registration Form Sciascia

Sciascia Programme Final

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Restaurants Kinsale

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