A LECTURE BY PROF. JOSEPH FRANCESE, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Thursday, November 5, 2015 4:30 P.M. Romanian Room, 408 Manoogian Hall
Joseph Francese is University Outstanding Faculty and Professor of Italian at Michigan State University. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on topics in Renaissance and contemporary literature, and has written books on Pasolini, postmodern narrative, Italian cultural politics in the 1950s, and the fictions of Eco, Consolo, and Tabucchi. His most recent book, Leonardo Sciascia e la funzione sociale degli intellettuali was published by in 2012; Vincenzo Consolo: gli anni de «l’Unità» (1992-2012), ovvero la poetica della colpa-espiazione came out in 2015. In addition, he has edited three volumes of collected essays, the latest being Perspectives on Gramsci: Culture, Politics, and Social Theory for Routledge.
Sponsored by Wayne State University’s Italian Program, the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan.
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