OCT 21

International Conference "Postcolonial Pirandello: Grotesque Plays/Fiction, Postnational Narratives, Ethnic Discourse"


Conference CFP




  21 Oct 2023 through 22 Oct 2023

CFP Deadline:

  16 Jun 2023


  Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom

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Sponsoring organization:

  Society for Pirandello Studies Annual Conference in collaboration with London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research


  Arts & Humanities > Art History

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Event description:

The annual two-day conference of the Society for Pirandello Studies aims to embrace a wide variety of methods and approaches to Pirandello's Ĺ“uvre, and to bring together theatre professionals, critics and scholars representing a range of disciplines. Both in-person and online/from-home 20-minute papers are welcome. This year's conference sheds light on Pirandello's awareness of colonialist/nationalist hegemony and its relation to more recent practices of (fiction/theatre) storytelling. Possible topics include but are not limited to: Pirandello's work critiquing war and fascism despite his formal membership to the latter; Pirandello's theatrical and literary representation of national and ethnic identity/-ties; Pirandello's uncovering of colonial discourse & hegemony at play in the north/south and mainland/island (Sicily) cultural narratives; Pirandello's metafiction: narratology, theory and practice; Pirandello's influence on later theories of metafiction; Metafiction and neighbouring categories, such as Romantic mise-en-abyme, the absurd, and the grotesque; Characters in twenty-first-century literature, cinema, and other media; Authorship, umorismo, and gender; Metafiction and authorship across disciplines, including sociological, psychological and anthropological perspectives.

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22 March 2023
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