Radio Ferrante for Smarginature

Radio Ferrante
Lydgalleriet, Østre Skostredet 3, Bergen

Saturday 26 November 2.30-4.30pm
Sunday 27 November 2.00-4.00pm

You are invited to join Daniela Cascella and Natasha Soobramanien at Lydgalleriet Bergen in a series of informal conversations around the work of Elena Ferrante.

Scheduled Skype conversations with international guests will be interspersed with your contributions: we welcome all reflections, thoughts, provocations and responses around your own experiences of reading Ferrante.

Invited guests are Katherine Angel, Joanna Biggs, Kate Briggs, Cecilia Canziani, Nadia Hebson, Tomoé Hill, Jen Hofer and Rob Ray, Daniel Medin, John Douglas Millar, and Frances Morgan.

The conversations will be recorded and shared online after the event.

Radio Ferrante is part of Smarginature, a project by Daniela Cascella and Natasha Soobramanien that explores the ways in which language, or languages—written, spoken, or overheard—can elude definition and trespass boundaries.


Katherine Angel is author of Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell (Penguin 2012), and is currently writing a book about psychiatry, sexuality, and personhood. She teaches creative writing at Kingston University, and has a PhD from Cambridge University.

Joanna Biggs is editor at the London Review of Books.

Kate Briggs is a writer and translator, core tutor (MFA Fine Art), Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and assistant professor of English and Comparative Literature, American University of Paris.

Cecilia Canziani is an independent curator, adjunct faculty at the Accademia di Belle Arti, L’Aquila and at the MA in Arts Management, American University Rome.

Nadia Hebson is an artist and lecturer in Fine Art at Newcastle University.

Tomoé Hill is a London based writer, and reviews editor at literary magazine minor literature[s].

Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and language experimentation collaborative Antena and the local language justice advocacy collective Antena Los Ángeles.

Daniel Medin is professor of comparative literature at the American University of Paris and editor of Music & Literature magazine.

John Douglas Millar is a critic and poet, and author of Brutalist Readings: Essays on Contemporary Literature (Sternberg Press, 2016).

Frances Morgan is a writer based in London. She writes about music, film and sound for The Wire, Sight & Sound and others, and is currently researching electronic music histories at the Royal College of Art in collaboration with the Science Museum.


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