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Crime Fiction as a Mirror of a Changing Society

Presented by Professor Alessandro Perissinotto, Università di Torino, Italy

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Lindsay Auditorium 
Sturm Hall, Room 281
2000 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

Refreshments 5:30 p.m. | Lecture 6:30 p.m.

Register below!

Alessandro PerissinottoAlessandro Perissinotto is Associate Professor of Narrative Theories and Techniques at the Università di Torino, Italy. In addition to his pedagogical and scholarly activity, he has published fifteen novels, including two under the pen name of Arno Saar. His recent narrative production focuses on the Anni di Piombo (the "Leaden Years") and their legacy to contemporary Italy. Among his most acclaimed novels, Le colpe di padri (Piemme, 2013) was a finalist for the prestigious Strega prize. His lecture introduces crime fiction as embracing different literary traditions: among other authors, it focuses on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, George Simenon, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

"Ah, Sir, a novel is a mirror carried along a high  road. At one moment it reflects to your vision the  azure skies, at another the mire of the puddles at  your feet. And the man who carries this mirror in  his pack will be accused by you of being immoral!  His mirror shews the mire, and you blame the  mirror! Rather blame that high road upon which  the puddle lies, still more the inspector of roads  who allows the water to gather and the puddle to  form."

Stendhal, The Red and the Black

This is an Anna Maglione-Sie Visiting Italian Scholar-in-Residence Lecture.


 For Transportation information:

By Train: take RTD Light Rail E, F, or H to the University of Denver stop. Walk three blocks south on S. High Street. Turn east on E. Asbury Ave. Storm Hall is on the south side of E. Asbury Ave.

By Car: hourly parking is available in Lot 316W, located on the west side of Sturm Hall near E. Asbury Avenue and S. High Street.