A Decade After Italian Modernism
In 2004 Luca Somigli and Mario Moroni’s edited volume Italian Modernism: Italian Culture between Decadentism and Avant-Garde was published, drawing attention to the fact that the category “modernism” had been underexplored in the Italian context. How has the critical understanding of Italian modernism changed in the last ten years? What do we mean when we say “Italian modernism”? What elements of Italian modernism remain overlooked? What does using the term reveal about twentieth-century Italian literature, architecture, film, and art? This session invites paper proposals on any aspect of Italian modernism.
Please send an abstract of 150-300 words (in English or Italian) and a brief bio to Saskia Ziolkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 31st.
2015 Conference of the American Association of Italian Studies, March 26-29, 2015, Boulder, Colorado
“Svevo’s uomo senza qualità: Musil and Modernism in Italy,” Gender and Modernity in Central Europe: The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and its Legacy. Ed. Agatha Schwarz. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 2010. 83-101.
“‘So, then people do come here in order to live’: Interiority in the Novels of Rainer Maria Rilke and Scipio Slataper,” The Comparatist. Vol. 33: (May 2009) 109—131.
See the paper on Project Muse.