Alessia Ricciardi (Professor Of Italian And Comparative Literature, Northwestern University) discussing “A Story of Entrustment: Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels”
David Kurnick (Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University) discussing “Ferrante Talk and the Scales of Contemporary Realism”
Respondent: Rebecca Falkoff (Assistant Professor of Italian, NYU)
Read Rebecca Falkoff’s “To Translate is To Betray: on the Elena Ferrante Phenomenon in Italy and the US” in Public Books
Read David Kurnick’s “Ferrante, in History” in Public Books
Co-sponsored with Columbia University’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Society of Fellows; Heyman Center for the Humanities; and Department of Italian.