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Le Conversazioni: An Evening with Michael Wood

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 7:00 PM | Members' Room | open to the public | free of charge | registration required

One of the most versatile current critics of modern literature and film shows movie clips and discusses great forgotten cinema with Antonio Monda.

Michael Wood, graduate of Cambridge University, spent most of his career at Princeton, where he is a professor emeritus of comparative literature. His recent books include Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Magician's Doubts: Nabokov and the Risks of Fiction, Children of Science: On Contemporary Fiction, and America in the Movies, a survey of Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s.

Antonio Monda (moderator) is artistic director of Le Conversazioni literary festival and also served as director of the Rome Film Festival.

Le Conversazioni is an international festival founded in 2006 by Antonio Monda and Davide Azzolini. Initially dedicated exclusively to literature, its field of interest and reflections has spread to other disciplines. The Festival originated in Capri, where events still take place every summer. New York City was added in 2009, followed by Rome, Washington D.C., Paris, and Naples. Le Conversazioni has also organized events at the Guggenheim, the MoMA, the Morgan Library and the New-York Historical Society.