Canone ambiguo – della letteratura queer italiana
Luca Starita’s book presentation and conversation with Riccardo Gasperina Geroni
A journey away from the conventional point of view of academic tradition to look into the queer side of the great names of Italian literature. In Canone ambiguo, published by Effequ, Luca Starita imagines a dialogue with authors who, in a subtle and never explicit way, questioned their own gender and sexual orientation: an unknown world that includes a list of writers such as Sibilla Aleramo, Alberto Arbasino, Giorgio Bassani, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Elsa Morante and Aldo Palazzeschi. A book halfway between a short story and an essay in which the author reflects on himself and on history by talking about an intimate and hidden universe that is inhabited by some of the greatest literary personalities of our time.
Luca Starita (Naples, 1988) graduated in Italian Studies at the University of Bologna with a thesis on queer issues in Aldo Palazzeschi’s fiction. He collaborates in numerous literary magazines and is the author of the novel La tesi dell’ippocampo (Bookabook, 2019) and of the two plays Quanta strada nelle mie Scarpe (2018) and Caleidoscopio (2019), which were written for the Murmuris theater company.
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In case of bad weather, the presentation will be held at the DAMSLab Auditorium, piazzetta P.P. Pasolini 5/b, Bologna.
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