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“Lesson on Sciascia” in Madrid

Madrid
"Lezione Sciasciana" a Madrid

The Italian Institute of Culture in Madrid, in collaboration with the University of Oviedo and the University of Salamanca, has organized a conference event for November 11 (at 6 p.m.) devoted to the writer Leonardo Sciascia. The event will be held at the Institute (Calle Mayor 86) under the aegis of the Italian Embassy in Spain, and will be broadcast on the Institute’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.  It will also be made available on the Facebook pages of the Treccani Encyclopedia, the Friends of Leonardo Sciascia Association, the magazine “Todomodo” and the Olschki publishing company.

Estela Gonzalez de Sande, professor at the University of Oviedo and coordinator of the “Lessons on Sciascia” in Spain will introduce the topic of the Italian author’s relationship with the Iberian Peninsula; Vicente Gonzalez Martin, professor of Italian philology at the University of Salamanca will lecture on “Cervantes and Don Quixote in the work of Leonardo Sciascia”. Marialuisa Pappalardo, director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Madrid will present the event and moderate the discussion.

The conference will be held in Spanish with simultaneous translation into Italian. Admission is free by reservation. Write to: iicmadrid@esteri.it.

The “Lessons on Sciascia in the world” are an initiative promoted by the National Sciascia Centennial Committee, of which Senator Emma Bonino is President, and by the Friends of Leonardo Sciascia Association, in collaboration with the University for Foreigners of Perugia and the Institute for the Italian Treccani Encyclopedia, and with the patronage of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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