‘Beyond Futurism: F.T. Marinetti, Writer’ conference at Columbia (Nov. 12+13)

The Department of Italian at Columbia University in the City of New York is pleased to announce Beyond Futurism: F.T. Marinetti, Writer, a two-day international symposium on Thursday, November 12, 9:30am-6:00 pm in the Teatro of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University and Friday, November 13, 9:30-12:30 pm at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York.

Thursday, November 12
9:30am-6:00 pm
Teatro of the Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-2306

Friday, November 13
9:30-12:30 pm
Italian Cultural Institute in New York
686 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021
(212) 879 4242

Free and open to the public. RSVP: pc2159@columbia.edu

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
6:00pm & 9:00pm
Italian Academy

GIRLMACHINE

Featured in PERFORMA09, the renowned biennial for new visual performance art in New York City, GIRLMACHINE will inaugurate the symposium with two performances, one at 6:00pm and another at 9:00pm in the Teatro of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
9:30 – 10:30am
Italian Academy

Opening Remarks
Reading: Francesca Barbi, Manifesto del Futurismo
Preface: Paolo Valesio, (Columbia University), F. T. Marinetti and Extreme Literature

I Panel
Thursday, November 12, 2009
10:30am – 12:30pm
Italian Academy

Moderator: Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University)
1. Günter Berghaus (University of Bristol), Marinetti’s Volte-Face of 1920
2. Ricciarda Ricorda (Università di Venezia), Marinetti in viaggio: “Spagna veloce e toro futurista” e “Il fascino dell’Egitto”
3. Gianni Eugenio Viola (Università di Trieste e Siena), L’eco della letteratura del colonialismo nelle prose di Marinetti
Respondent: Millicent Marcus (Yale University)
Reading: Renato Miracco (IIC, New York), Parole in libertà

II Panel
Thursday, November 12, 2009
2:00 – 3:45 pm
Italian Academy

Moderator: Gino Tellini (Università di Firenze)
1. Alberto Bertoni (Università di Bologna), Metriche futuriste
2. Simone Magherini (Università di Firenze), Marinetti e “Lacerba”
Respondent: Amerigo Fabbri (Yale University)
Reading: Flora Ghezzo (Columbia University), Contro Venezia passatista
Graziella Sidoli (Convent of the Sacred Heart, CT), excerpts from Novelle con le labbra tinte
Renato Miracco (IIC, New York), Parole in libertà

III Panel
Thursday, November 12, 2009
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Italian Academy

Moderator: Andrea Malaguti (Columbia University)
1. Leonardo Clerici (Istituto di Skriptura, Bruxelles), F. T. Marinetti iconoclasta: sintassi & editio filologica
2. Cinzia Sartini-Blum (University of Iowa), Futurist Monsters: F. T. Marinetti’s Wireless Imagination in the Light of the Fantastic
3. Barbara Spackman (University of California, Berkeley), Touching the Future: Marinetti’s Haptic Aesthetic
Respondent: Paola Sica (Connecticut College)

Friday, November 13, 2009
9:30 – 12:30am
Italian Cultural Institute in New York

IV Panel
Friday, November 13, 2009
9:30am – 12:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute in New York

Opening Remarks: Renato Miracco
Reading: Davide Rondoni (Centro di Poesia Contemporanea, Bologna)
Moderator: Marjorie Perloff (Stanford University)
1. Gino Agnese (Quadriennale di Roma), Il “parlare scritto” di F. T. Marinetti
2. Beatrice Buscaroli (Fondazione Carisbo), I “Collaudi” alla Biennale di Venezia 2009
3. Matteo D’Ambrosio (Università di Napoli “Federico II”), Gli scritti di Marinetti sulle arti visive
Postface: Claudia Salaris, Marinetti, artista globale
Respondent: Stefano Albertini (New York University)
Reading: Gian Maria Annovi (Columbia University) excerpts from Ventre di donna

Organized by Paolo Valesio – Columbia University

Dedicated to the memory of Luce Marinetti Barbi (1932-2009)

The event will continue at Yale University in New Haven, CT, where the Beinecke Rare Book Library and the Departments of Italian, Slavic and Film Studies will host Futurismo/Futurizm: The Futurist Avant-Garde in Italy and Russia. The sister conference will take place on November 13-14, 2009.

For more information please visit the conference website.

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