Seminar by Sabina Sestigiani (Swinburne University)

‘Leonardo Sciascia & Peter Robb: a discordant view on the anti-mafia pool in Palermo in the 1980s’, Dr Sabina Sestigiani (Swinburne University), June 9 2013, 5.30, Italian Institute of Culture, 233 Domain Rd, South Yarra

This seminar analyses Leonardo Sciascia’s sceptical opinions in regard to the anti-mafia pool in Palermo in the 1980s and Peter Robb’s portrayal of the mafia and anti-mafia phenomenon in his Midnight in Sicily. Sciascia’s famous article “I professionisti dell’antimafia” published in the Italian daily Il Corriere della sera in 1987, and the sensation it caused in Italy will be discussed. The seminar revisits Sciascia’s controversial article through Robb’s critical analysis of Sciascia and his fierce attack on the anti-mafia movement of the 1980s. 

This event is presented by RISM.