Wednesday February 22, 2017; 4:30PM | McCormick 101
Princeton University’s Council of the Humanities and Lewis Center for the Arts present "Born Traveling: Dacia Maraini in a Belknap Global Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri and Alessandro Giammei." The event will feature a reading by award-winning writer and activist Dacia Maraini in Italian with English supertitles followed by a conversation in English with faculty members Alessandro Giammei, Department of French and Italian, and Jhumpa Lahiri, Creative Writing.
Jhumpa Lahiri was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for her collection of short stories Interpreter of Maladies.
Her most recent book, In Other Words, written in Italian, explores the often emotionally fraught links between identity and language.
Lahiri is currently teaching a creative writing workshop at Princeton focusing on contemporary Italian literature.
Alessandro Giammei is a lecturer in the Humanities Council and Department of French and Italian, and Cotton Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows.
He is currently working on a book, A Poet in Marble, which concerns the Italian Renaissance and its intersection with 20th-century Italian movements.
He teaches courses on Renaissance and modern Italian literature and art and is involved in Princeton’s Prison Teaching Initiative.