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The Edinburgh Gadda Prize

Honorary President: Gianrico Carofiglio

Chair: Federica G. Pedriali

powered by The Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies

EJGS International Conference (Archived)

City effects, city defects
Roxburghe Hotel, Charlotte Square
Friday 18 - Saturday 19 June 2010

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Whether it is baroque Rome, migrant modern Milan, or classical Georgian Edinburgh, as in Annie Griffin’s BBC drama New Town, planning and changing the City through real or fictional development is a temptation only few manage to resist.

City effects city defects looks at textual deconstructions of the City taking its cue from Gadda’s satirical redevelopment of Milan in L’Adalgisa (1944), his third major narrative. The event is part of the EJGS Conference Series and coincides with the launch of the Edinburgh Gadda Prize in the Decennial of the EJGS. The proceedings will be published in EJGS as one of the 10 events making up the Decennial Special Edition.

Conference speakers

Conference speakers include: Gian Mario Anselmi (Bologna); Marco Bernini (Parma); Remo Ceserani (Bologna); Stefano Colangelo (Bologna); Giuseppe Episcopo (Edinburgh); Paola Italia (Siena); Niva Lorenzini (Bologna); Emilio Manzotti (Geneva); Federica G. Pedriali (Edinburgh); Giorgio Pinotti (Adelphi Publishers); Massimo Riva (Brown); Jeffrey Schnapp (Stanford); Andrea Silvestri (Politecnico, Milan); Giuseppe Stellardi (Oxford); Riccardo Stracuzzi (Ferrara); Claudio Vela (Pavia).

Click here for the conference programme.


a2a is offering 5 bursaries covering student registration costs.

Conference registration

Please return your completed registration form by 10 June 2010. To pay for your conference registration you can use our secure e-pay system, or you can send a cheque payable to The University of Edinburgh – Gadda Prize to the following address:

Joanne Cockburn
Edinburgh Gadda Prize Administrative Secretary
Edinburgh Gadda Prize Office
European Languages and Cultures
University of Edinburgh
60 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JU
Scotland UK

Further information

All enquiries should be directed to the Conference Team.

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