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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Interview with Dacia Maraini


To celebrate the 22nd 'Week of the Italian Language in the World' (17-23 October) - focusing this year on 'Italian and the Youth' - the Italian Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics at Cambridge is delighted to share the undergraduate students' video interview with celebrated writer Dacia Maraini. 

After exploring Maraini's vast production, our cohort of students who graduated in 2022 had the unique opportunity to ask questions that are central in the current debate, interrogating issues such as memory, gender, and environment in connection with literature and commitment. Following the successful project with Andrea Camilleri, the video interview is the result of the students’ questions filmed in Cambridge and Maraini’s answers from her home in Rome. The project was designed and coordinated by Dott. Claudia Domenici (Associate Professor in Italian) and produced by Dr Nicolò Morelli (Teaching Associate in Italian), in collaboration with the Language Centre.

You can find the video interview here 

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are those of the interviewee only and do not necessarily represent the positions of the interviewers, the project's editors, the Italian Section and the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, the University of Cambridge or any other third party associated with it.