Women Write the Mediterranean – Symposium March 5-6, 2015 (USC -UCLA)

USC Department of French and Italian and UCLA Department of Italian Present:

A Transnational Symposium in Memory of Anna Maria Ortese (1914-1998)

Organized by Lucia Re and Gian Maria Annovi

Thursday, March 5th | 3:00 PM  – 6:30 PM | USC, DML 233
Friday, March 6th | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | UCLA, Royce 236

This symposium addresses the relationship between women writers and the Mediterranean, considered as a diverse region of interconnected histories and identities. It brings together scholars from different backgrounds to reflect on the possibility of a transnational critical conversation and dialogue about modern Mediterranean women writers such as Anna Maria Ortese, Malissa Bey, Leda Rafanelli, Nagwa Sha’ban, and Etel Adnan, among others.

Gian Maria Annovi, Univeristy of Southern California
Andrea Baldi, Rutgers University
Beatrice Mousli Bennett, University of Southern California
Lia Brozgal, University of California, Los Angeles
Cristina Della Coletta, University of California, San Diego
Hala Halim, New York University
Olivia Harrison, University of Southern California
Gil Hochberg, University of California, Los Angeles
Lucia Re, University of California, Los Angeles
Barbara Spackman, University of California, Berkeley

Co-sponsored by UCLA Dean of Humanities, UCLA Dean of Social Sciences, UCLA Department of Gender Studies, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, USC Dean of Dornsife College, USC Francophone Research and Resource Center, USC Center for Feminist Research, USC Department of Comparative Literature, USC Middle East Studies Program, and USC Libraries.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Info: annovi@usc.edu or re@hummet.ucla.edu



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