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Lecture Series: Margherita Parigini

November 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

Margherita Parigini obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2013 in Modern Literature at the University of Turin (Italy). After a year of Erasmus at Université Paris Diderot 007 (France), she moved to Geneva (Switzerland) where she obtained a Master’s degree in Littérature italienne moderne et contemporaine avec Spécialisation en Méthodes de la critique. In 2017, she started her PhD dedicated to the work of the author Italo Calvino, under the direction of Professor Francesca Serra. She is also Research and Teaching Assistant at the Italian section of the University of Geneva and collaborated on the project Atlante Calvino: literature and visualization, supported by the SNF.

The Rule and the Doubt. Studying the use of doubt in the Italo Calvino’s narrative works

The thesis « The Rule and the Doubt » is dedicated to the Italian author Italo Calvino, more precisely to the study of a narrative mechanism that plays a central role in his work: doubt used as the propulsion engine for writing. The aim of the thesis is to analyze this phenomenon in all its forms and to identify its various consequences in the narrative articulation of the text. The research is also supposed to develop a reflection on Calvino’s critical texts, exploring the hypothesis that the dubitative text is born at the crossroads of fiction and essay. In order to realize the research, an attempt was made to use different methods of analysis in a complementary manner: a more traditional approach derived to literary criticism, combined with a perspective linked to the DH dimension (e.g. Data Visualization). 

The lecture is free and open to all. To register, please contact platformdh@uantwerpen.be.


November 15, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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