Love, freedom and Elena Ferrante with Sam Shpal

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Love, freedom and Elena Ferrante with Sam Shpal

Time: May 17, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Barry O'Keefe Library
Street: 605 Military Road
City/Town: Mosman NSW
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Phone: 99784091
Event Type: author, evening
Organized By: The Library
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2021

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Event Description

The intense readability and popularity of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet, and the mystery surrounding its author, can distract us from the work’s heavyweight intellectual achievements.

In this talk, University of Sydney Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Sam Shpall situates this work by discussing some themes in the history of philosophical thinking about love, friendship, and women's freedom - themes that he argues are interestingly framed and critiqued in the Neapolitan Quartet

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