Middlebury

ITAL 0194

Ferrante (in English)

Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels (in English)
An international sensation since the 2011 publication of this four-novel series, Elena Ferrante depicts the life-long, ambivalent relationship between Lenù and Lila, two “brilliant friends,” attempting escape from Neapolitan poverty and crime, from late 1940s Reconstruction Italy into the new Millennium. The first two novels, translated by My Brilliant Friend (2011) and Story of a New Name (2012), also subject of Saverio Costanzo’s 2018-2020 HBO series, will provide our particular focus. Blogs, short essays, oral presentations, research project; possible video. 3 hrs.
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS LIT

Sections

Fall 2021

ITAL0194A-F21 Seminar (Zupan)