The Power of Disturbance combines literary scholars and experts with scholars from other disciplines who accepted the challenge of engaging with Elsa Morante's last novel, Aracoeli.
1. Introduction Part I: Language and (Inter-)Subjectivity 2. Between Affection and Discipline: Exploring Linguistic Tensions from Dante to Aracoeli 3. Seeing and Telling: Anamorphosis, Relational Identity, and Other Perspectival Perplexities in Aracoeli 4. Resisting Paranoia: Poesis and Politics in Aracoeli Part II: Psychoanalysis 5. The Lover of a Hybrid': Memory and Fantasy in Aracoel 6. Scene madri: Psychoanalytic Visions from Aracoeli to Volver 7. Baubo — Another and Additional Name of Aracoeli: Morante's Queer Feminism Part IIa: Intermezzo 8. Staging the Passion of Aracoeli Part III: Elsa e gli altri 9. Aracoeli and Gadda's La cognizione del dolore: Disturbed Sons, Disturbing Mothers 10. Politics and Sexuality in Pasolini's Petrolio 11. Between Italy and Spain: The Tragedy of History and the Salvific Power of Love in Elsa Morante and Maria Zambrano Part IV: Religion 12. The Womb of Dreams: Cabbalistic Themes and Images in Elsa Morante's Aracoeli 13. Morante and Weil: The Aporiae of History and the End of the Fairy Tale 14. Indian Traces: Aracoeli, Pasolini's L'odore dell'India, and Moravia's Un'idea dell'India