Stories of Animals between Reality and Fantasy: A Literary Exploration

Francesca Scotti, an author based in both Japan and Italy, will discuss how animals are portrayed in literature, especially in Italian literature, starting from her anthology La camera degli animali (“The Room of Animals,” Il Saggiatore 2022, illustrated by Sara Bernardi). She will also explain how animals have influenced her work. The event will be moderated by Aya Yamasaki, associate professor at the University of Tokyo and a scholar of modern and contemporary Italian literature.

Tokyo, 24 Nov, 2023 18:30 – 20:00 Italian Cultural Institute

Italian and Japanese with consecutive interpretation.