Ferrante Fever, named after the 2017 documentary by Giacomo Durzi, is a reading group dedicated to Elena Ferrante, the pseudonymous best-selling Italian author. Through weekly meetings, we shall be reading and discussing selections from one of Elena Ferrante's books in English, although those who have reading knowledge of the Italian language are more than welcome to read the original in Italian. Meetings will take place every Sunday morning from 9am (EST) onwards and discussions will run for 1-2 hours. This group is for anyone and everyone: those who have Ferrante Fever, those who are simply curious to read Ferrante or Italian literature, or those who simply want to meet new people or explore Italy through its contemporary literature. We shall also be hosting watch-parties and discussions on cinematic and television adaptations of Elena Ferrante's works.
Owing to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our meetings shall be taking place online over Zoom. Once it is safe to meet in small groups again, these meetings shall be taking place in New York City parks, bookstores, cafes and/or restaurants. Any bookstore, venue or cafe that would like to partner is encouraged to get in touch!