Devanshi Khetarpal is an NYU Italian Studies undergraduate alum and a current MA candidate in Comparative Literature at NYU. Her paper focuses on the depiction of motherhood in Maggie Gyllenhaal's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's 'The Lost Daughter' and how it differs from the novel. Her argument revolves around the change of Ferrante's last sentence ("I'm dead, but I'm fine") to "I'm alive" in the film, and how that diverges from the ideas of motherhood that Ferrante has discussed in her works. This work has been accepted for the panel, 'Ugly, Unpleasant and Strange: The 21st Century Woman' at the 2022 American Association for Italian Studies Conference. You can find a published version of her work here.