Lecture 'Double-layered Marginality. Dana Dumitriu and Gabriela Adameșteanu as Historical Novelists'

For whom
Alumni , Employees , Students
When
28-04-2022 from 17:00 to 18:00
Where
Livestream
Language
English
Organizer
Department of Languages and Cultures (Ghent University) & School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (The University of Manchester)
Contact
Miglena.DikovaMilanova@UGent.be

The talk is part of the online seminar on 'Women in Balkan literature and culture: subversive readings and identity challenges'.

During the ideological Thaw, the Romanian fiction regains its interest in autonomous values by emphasising a-historical, ambiguous and ‘aesthetical’ forms, all meant to counterbalance the still-functional ideological constraint.

In this literary space, the historical novel, a traditionally prestigious and canonizing literary form, remains a rare and insolite genre: the historical themes are dangerously close to the political agenda of the censorship, and the realist frame seems too related to the ideological dogma of the recently abandoned realist socialism.

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