The 25th Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture, is to be given by Professor Robert S. C. Gordon, Serena Professor of Italian, Cambridge University. ‘Luck in Italy. Modern Princes, from Pinocchio to Foucault’s Pendulum’ in Maplethorpe Hall, St Hugh’s College, Oxford on Tuesday 14th June 2016.
Robert Gordon has written widely on modern Italian literature, cinema and cultural history. He is a leading specialist on the work of Primo Levi (Primo Levi’s Ordinary Virtues, Auschwitz Report, Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi) and on postwar responses to the Holocaust (The Holocaust in Italian Culture).
His work on cinema includes books on Pasolini and on De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves. He is also author of An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Italian Literature: A Difficult Modernity. He has taught at Oxford and Cambridge and is a Fellow of the British Academy.
The lecture is free to attend, but it would be helpful for a sense of numbers if you would please register your interest in attending using the Free Ticket sign up below.