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Azareen Van der Vliet & Leonardo Francalanci

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Azareen Van der Vliet & Leonardo Francalanci

Azareen is an Iranian-American writer of literary fiction and nonfiction, and is currently living in Spain as a recipient of a Fulbright Grant to Catalonia. She received her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University, and her novel Fra Keeler is forthcoming from the Dorothy Project in the fall of 2012. Leonardo Francalanci is completing his PhD in Mediterranean Studies at the University of Girona in Catalonia. He has a wide range of interests, including Mediterranean Studies, Romance languages and literatures within the Mediterranean area, Comparative Literature (Italian, Catalan, and Spanish), translation, and 20th-Century Italian history and its representation through Cinema.

Articles by Azareen Van der Vliet & Leonardo Francalanci

Literary Journeys Through Catalonia: A Trip Through El Camp de Tarragona
By Azareen Van der Vliet & Leonardo Francalanci
“Beyond the shadow of a doubt certain natural artefacts have a density, a mystery, an intensity we often find in works of art.”                                                …
Literary Journeys through Catalonia: Searching for Mercè Rodoreda’s Barcelona
By Azareen Van der Vliet & Leonardo Francalanci
With Mercè Rodoreda's novel La Placa del Diamant  (translated as The Time of the Doves) in hand,  we took a lulling hour-and-a-half train ride from Girona to the sprawling, modernist…
Literary Journeys Through Catalonia: Through Josep Pla’s Empordà
By Azareen Van der Vliet & Leonardo Francalanci
“Landscape elucidates literature, because literature                                          …
A New Series: Literary Journeys Through Catalonia
By Azareen Van der Vliet & Leonardo Francalanci
Throughout history writers have, again and again, undertaken journeys—journeys of the mind and actual journeys, traveling across their respective homelands as well as exploring more distant, foreign…
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