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Italian and Italian American Studies

The Works of Elena Ferrante

Reconfiguring the Margins

Editors: Russo Bullaro, Grace, Love, Stephanie (Eds.)

  • The first collection of its kind to bring together critical essays on Elena Ferrante's writings
  • Provides original research exploring a range of topics including women's relationships, gender, motherhood, and feminist theory
  • Offers a multi-faceted approach to Ferrante's oeuvre through literary, cultural, and psychoanalytic approaches. 
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About this book

This book is the first dedicated volume of academic analysis on the monumental work of Elena Ferrante, Italy's most well-known contemporary writer. The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins brings together the most exciting and innovative research on Ferrante's treatment of the intricacies of women's lives, relationships, struggles, and dilemmas to explore feminist theory in literature; questions of gender in twentieth-century Italy; and the psychological and material elements of marriage, motherhood, and divorce. Including an interview from Ann Goldstein, this volume goes beyond "Ferrante fever" to reveal the complexity and richness of a remarkable oeuvre.

About the authors

Grace Russo Bullaro is Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in English at the City University of New York, Lehman College, USA. She is the author of Beyond Life is Beautiful: Comedy and Tragedy in the Cinema of Roberto Benigni; Man in Disorder: The Cinema of Lina Wertmüller in the 1970s; From Terrone to Extracomunitario: New Manifestations of Racism in Italian Cinema; and Shifting and Shaping a National Identity: Transnational Writers and Pluriculturalism in Italy Today.

Stephanie V. Love is a Ph.D. student in Linguistic Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate Center, USA. She has published articles in Current Issues in Language Planning, the International Journal of Multicultural Education, and Shifting and Shaping a National Identity, edited by Grace Russo Bullaro and Elena Benelli.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Beyond the Margins: “Ferrante Fever” and Italian Female Writing

    Bullaro, Grace Russo (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • The Era of the “Economic Miracle” and the Force of Context in Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend

    Bullaro, Grace Russo

    Pages 15-44

  • Indexicalities of Language in Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels: Dialect and Italian as Markers of Social Value and Difference

    Cavanaugh, Jillian R.

    Pages 45-70

  • “An Educated Identity”: The School as a Modernist Chronotope in Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels

    Love, Stephanie V.

    Pages 71-97

  • Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend: In Search of Parthenope and the “Founding” of a New City

    Gallippi, Franco

    Pages 101-127

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57580-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59062-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Works of Elena Ferrante
Book Subtitle
Reconfiguring the Margins
Editors
  • Grace Russo Bullaro
  • Stephanie Love
Series Title
Italian and Italian American Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57580-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57580-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59062-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 328
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