Not so long ago, society experienced a collective hallucination and believed we were “all becoming becoming middle class”. Years of austerity and economic uncertainties have left us with the stark reality of social class divide. Social class disparities (and the increasing lack of social mobility) deeply affect relationships between people and between generations. Meanwhile, the working class struggles to forge a new sense of identity amid the never-ending transformations of work conditions. In this panel discussion, two top-class writers talk social class from a British and an Italian perspective, how social class intertwines with the current political and cultural wars (just to name one, Brexit), and how novels can address this.
This event will be in English.
Running time: 80 minutes.