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Women in Sardinia: Creativity and Self-Expression -University of Cambridge, Italian Section

Call for papers

This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the role of women in Sardinian culture and society from the Middle Ages to the present day, with an emphasis on the concepts of creativity and self-expression, intended not only in literary, cultural and artistic forms, but also in daily practices and contexts. A central geographical area in the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by an enduring archaic and mythical aura, Sardinia is a privileged space to examine the contradictions between pre-established gender roles and the emergence of extraordinary female figures, from the great giudicessa Eleanor of Arborea (1347-1404) to the Nobel prize winner in literature Grazia Deledda (1871-1936), the only woman who received this recognition in Italy to date.

Grazia Deledda evocatively defined Sardinia as...

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Conference Organisers:

Sara Delmedico, MHRA Research Fellow sd683@cam.ac.uk

Elena Emma Sottilotta, PhD Candidate ees45@cam.ac.uk

Date: 25-26 June 2020

Location:

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Gigliola Sulis, University of Leeds

Guest of Honour:

Michela Murgia, Award-winning writer

 

THIS EVENT IS SUPPORTED BY THE BRITISH ITALIAN SOCIETY