CIDRAL Research Seminar: Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford): Differently Queer: Sexuality and Aesthetics in Pier Paolo Pasolini and Elsa Morante
|Dates:||16 October 2014|
|Times:||16:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
Research Seminar with Professor Manuele Gragnolati (Somerville College, Oxford)
4-7pm, 16 October 2014
University Place 3.211
(organised by Dr Francesca Billiani, Italian).
This paper explores the analogies and differences in the aesthetics of the late works by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Elsa Morante. Both authors mobilize a contorted, inverted, and suspended temporality that resists linearity and teleology and, instead, allows for the articulation of paradoxical pleasures that cannot be inscribed in a normative logics of development, conversion, or productivity. In this sense the late aesthetics of Pasolini and Morante replicates a queer form of sexuality, but while in the case of Pasolini it enacts self-shattering and oblivion, it embraces inversion, fluidity, and memory in the case of Morante.
Gragnolati, Manuele, 'Analogy and Difference: Multistable Figures in Pasolini's Appunti per un'Orestiade Africana', in The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini's Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey (Berlin: Verlag Turia & Kant, 2012), pp. 119-134
Available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gpqcb5vroclm827/Gragnolati_analogy_difference-libre.pdf?dl=0
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