Sparking Resilience from the Awareness of the Void in Magris' Trieste and Danube

Sparking Resilience from the Awareness of the Void in Magris' Trieste and Danube

On March 25th of 2023, Nicola Mazzotti (MA '23) will present his research on the resilient attitudes inside the travel novel Danube by Italian writer and Germanist Claudio Magris and in the cultural background of the border city Trieste, birthplace and dwelling of Magris himself. He will present his research at the NEMLA conference, organized this year by the University of Buffalo at the Niagara Falls. The paper is related to his essay investigating the outlined potential reformulation of fundamental notions like subject and dwelling in Danube, which Magris achieves first by deconstructing old myths of singularity and then by reassembling fragments that lead to a new, now plural vision of the subject and of being-in-the-world. He will receive a travel award from the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies to attend the conference."