AAIS Conference NYC May 7-10

UPDATED 5/6

The American Association for Italian Studies

XXIX ANNUAL CONFERENCE

May 7 – 10, 2009

St. John’s University, Manhattan Campus

101 Murray St
New York, NY 10007

SATURDAY, MAY 9

8:00-9:15am (Session 12)

12C: Room 208

“IN QUEST’ANNO FUTURISTA I: LA RICOSTRUZIONE FUTURISTA DELL’UNIVERSO”
Organizers: Luca Somigli, University of Toronto and Federico Luisetti, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chair: Michael Syrimis, Tulane University

  1. Silvia Contarini, Université Paris X, Nanterre, “Futurismo: Guerre femminili/guerre maschili”
  2. Timothy Campbell, Cornell University,”Preparing for the Nonhuman: Forms of Futurist Life”
  3. Selena Daly, University College Dublin, “‘Perché voler imputridire?’ Putrefaction and Digestion in the works of the works of F.T. Marinetti”

9:30-10:45am (Session 13)

“IN QUEST’ANNO FUTURISTA II: F. T. MARINETTI”

Organizers: Luca Somigli, University of Toronto and Federico Luisetti, University of North Carolina, ChapelHill

Chair: Timothy Campbell, Cornell University

  1. Luca Somigli, University of Toronto, “Il poeta e la modernità: ancora su Re Baldoria di F. T.Marinetti”
  2. Michael Syrimis, Tulane University,”Mechanical Giants, Futurist Laughs: From Gazurmah to Deed’s Bully”
  3. Marja Härmänmaa, University of Helsinki, “Futurism and Nature: The Death of the Great Pan?”
  4. Patrizio Ceccagnoli, Columbia University, “Il feticcio di Venezia nell’avanguardia futurista”

Also,

THURSDAY, MAY 7

Erin Larkin (Southern Connecticut State University) “Between Futurism and Fascism: Benedetta and the Making of the New Italian Woman”

FRIDAY, MAY 8

Stephen Marth (Brown University and Nicholas Grillo-Matros, North Shore Hebrew Academy High School) “Translating Palazzeschi’s Man of Smoke”

And don’t miss:

SUNDAY, MAY 10

Danielle Matuch (KSS Architects) “RePresenting the Theme of Alienation in Michelangelo Antonioni’s ‘L’Eclisse’” (8:00a)

David M. Gariff (National Gallery of Art) “Venice in Film: Art, Love, and Death in La Serenissima” (9:30a)

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