Cours conférence – Writing History A Feminist Reading of Lavinia

Organisé le jeudi 9 décembre 2021 de 14h00 à 15h30 par le lectorat de Roumain de l’ULB (Alice-Cristina Toma) à la salle Geremek (Campus du Solbosch, bâtiment R42)A suivre également via TEAMS Writing History. A Feminist Reading of Lavinia Braniște’s Novel Sonia ridică mâna (Polirom, 2019) Roxana Marinescu Bucharest University of Economic Studies This presentation aims to analyse from a feminist perspective Lavinia Braniște’s novel Sonia ridică mâna (Sonia raises her hand) (Polirom, 2019), an example of the new wave in contemporary Romanian literature and the recipient of some literary prizes („Nepotu’ lui Thoreau” Prize of Vatra magazine for young authors 2019, Ateneu magazine Prize 2020 and Sofia Nădejde Prize for women writers 2020). Sonia, the heroine of the novel, is trying to recompose the communist history of her country, Romania, aiming to fictionalize it in a film script, and is simultaneously recovering pieces of her personal familial history. The film is supposed to revolve round Elena Ceaușescu’s personal and public relationship with her daughter Zoe, and Sonia finds it hard to recreate it from fragments of historical documents, published diaries and memoirs of the period, plus her ethnographic research, while also exploring her own complex relationship with her mother (and other members of the family, y compris her grandfather, a…