the first European festival on creativity

2017 Program

Event #12

Benedetta Craveri

Conversations

Starting from the first decades of the 17th century, French élites developed and refined an art of living which would emerge as the central trait of the nation’s character up to the Revolution. For the first time in Western civilization, an entire society held up a mirror to itself, reflecting on the issue of communication and making this the distinctive feature of its identity. What was at stake was an art of eloquence that could be capable of diffusing aggressiveness, fostering social cohesion and producing entertainment, pleasure and culture. With the rise of Enlightenment, the debate around conversations changed its mark: for the philosophes it was to be placed in service of truth, opening to a dialogue around ideas. By becoming a powerful network of information, conversation thus changed from a form of entertainment for a happy few, into one of the main hotbeds of public opinion.

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Benedetta Craveri
Benedetta Craveri

lives in Rome, Paris and Naples, where she teaches French literature at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University. Her books published by Adelphi include Madame du Deffand e il suo mondo (1982), La civiltà della conversazione (2001), Amanti e regine (2005), Maria Antonietta e lo scandalo della collana (2006) and Gli ultimi libertini (2016). She is a member of the administrative council of Fondazione Benedetto Croce in Naples and of the scientific council of the Joseph Brodsky cultural association. She has been a member of the Accademia dei Lincei since August 2016. In 2017 she received the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca-Institut de France. She writes for the culture section of la Repubblica.

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Saturday 2 September 2017, 11.00 pm

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