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.
Table of Contents
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