This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: East and West.
The keynote address for the conference “P. B. Shelley’s The Revolt of Islam: Texts, Subtexts, Contexts,” organized in collaboration with the Keats-Shelley House, will be given by the celebrated author Don DeLillo, whose novel Falling Man (2007) explores the aftermath of September 11 through the experience of a survivor of the attacks on New York. A postcard sent from Rome—a reproduction of the cover of Shelley’s poem that was purchased at the Keats-Shelley House in Piazza di Spagna—makes an important cameo appearance in the novel.
DeLillo is the American Academy in Rome Writer in Residence in December 2017. The lecture and reading will be held in English.
This event is supported in part by the Embassy of the United States of America to Italy and in part by the Keats-Shelley House.