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Today, Thursday 16 October 2014, ‘Differently Queer: Sexuality and Aesthetics in Pier Paolo Pasolini and Elsa Morante’

Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford)
16 October 2014 4pm – 7pm
University Place 3.211, University of Manchester
This paper explores the analogies and differences in the aesthetics of the late works by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Elsa Morante. Both authors mobilise 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.
 
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