29/11/19-Mallarmé’s irony

29/11/19, 12:30-14:30
Biblioteca di Studi Umanistici, Edificio D, terzo piano

Studied by Luigi de Nardis in 1962, Mallarmé’s irony is a literary phenomenon not completely explored by modern criticism. While in the first phases of his production irony is generally consists in a practice of deconstruction and reformulation of meaning, in his more mature lyrics it becomes more reflective, generating a sort of auto-parody in which Mallarmé cites his own style and some recurring themes of his poetry.

Luca Bevilacqua is an associate Professor of French Literature at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, where he teaches French language and literature. His main research field is French poetry, with a special focus on French 19th Century. As a specialist of Mallarmé, he recently published a commented edition of his Poems (Mallarmé, Poesie, Marsilio «Letteratura universale/I Fiori blu», 2017)