[SydPhil] 'Inner West Council Philosophy Talk', Sam Shpall (USyd): “Love, Freedom, and Elena Ferrante”, Thursday, Sept 19, 6:30pm-7:45pm, Leichhardt Library.

Simon Lumsden s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au
Mon Sep 16 11:22:27 AEST 2019

Details of the Next “Inner West Council Philosophy Talk"

Title: “Love, Freedom, and Elena Ferrante”

Speaker:  Dr Sam Shpall (Philosophy, U Sydney)

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, 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. He also presents some controversial ideas from landmark works of Italian feminism that appear to be important to the author, and that are still relatively unknown in the Anglophone world.

Thursday, September 19
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Free event - All welcome - Light refreshments provided (from 6pm)
Bookings online or call 9367 9266

Full details as well as registration for the event are available from this link:
If the event booking says that it is fully booked please still attend as many people who register do not show up on the night.

Sam Shpall is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at The University of Sydney. He thinks and writes about love, friendship, sexuality, agency, fiction, and much else.

Upcoming talks:

 “What is utopia and (why) do we need it?” October 17, 6.30 – 7.45 pm: Leichhardt Library, Cat Moir (U Syd)

Simon Lumsden
(Inner West Council philosophy talks program coordinator)

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales | Sydney | NSW 2052 | Australia
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