Scerbanenco’s versatility as a popular fiction writer has marginalized him from mainstream critical analysis which, especially in the Italian academic context, has focused almost exclusively on literary and stylistics themes and ignored any connection between literature and its socio-historical context – Marco Paoli
Readers of Italian crime fiction will be interested in our two upcoming talks.
When: Wednesday 11 March 2015, 4pm
Where: Rendall Building – Seminar Room 3, University of Liverpool
This research seminar will focus on international ‘consumerism’ with regards to Italian crime fiction author Andrea Camilleri and his Inspector Montalbano novels.
When: Wednesday 25 March 2015, 1pm
Where: Rendall Building – Seminar Room 6, University of Liverpool
This research seminar will explore the psychology of certain characters in Giorgio Scerbanenco’s Duca Lamberti novels through a detailed analysis of the representation of several forms of violence. These elements will be analysed, their cognitive and emotional impact on the reader considered, and the latter’s engagement in a moral evaluation of certain characters discussed.