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Dacia Maraini. "Women Writers, from Mystics to Courtesans"

Monday, March 11, 2019
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
OAK 101

ITALIAN LITERARY & CULTURAL STUDIES

presents

DACIA MARAINI

"Women Writers, from Mystics to Courtesans"

Monday, March 11, 2019

4:00-5:30 pm

101 Oak Hall - Storrs

Dacia Maraini is a historic figure of Italian feminism, acclaimed writer, winner of multiple prestigious literary awards in Italy. She is very well known for her stances on subjects such as the "right to die," child abuse, education or immigration. She also writes weekly editorials on national newspapers, often reflecting on issues related to human rights. Novelist, playwright, poet and one of the most important figures of modern Italian Literature, Dacia Maraini is the author of over 20 novels including Donna in guerra (1975); The Silent Duchess (1990); Bagheria (1993); La bambina e il sognatore (2015). She is the winner of the Premio Strega in 1999 for her short story collection Darkness.

The event is co-sponsored by the Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies Program, the Creative Writing Program, the History Department and the Human Rights Institute

Contact:

andrea.celli@uconn.edu

Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies (primary), Anthropology Department, Bookstore, CLAS Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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