Utrecht Conference ‘Futurisms: Precursors, Protagonistsm Legacies’ (Dec. 1-3)

Futurisms: Precursors, Protagonists, Legacies

1-3 December 2009

University of Utrecht

Check out their wonderful and useful website for all the details!


DAY 1

Jeffrey Schnapp: The Statistical Sublime: Futurism and Numbers (Keynote)

Stefano Cracolici: Occult Futurism and the Horror Avant-garde

Stephen Marth: When ‘il nulla’ was ‘tutto’: Palazzeschi’s “Man of Smoke” and the Ethereal Aesthetics of Futurism

Nancy Perloff: Russian Zaum: The Futurist Incarnation of Sound Poetry

Matteo Brera: ‘Tra i fili del telegrafo / col fischio del vapore’. Anticipazioni linguistiche ‘futuriste’ nella poesia italiana da Boito a D’Annunzio

Federico Luisetti: Marinetti’s Radiophonic Intervals

Francesca Bravi: ‘Immensi scenari di garza’: Liriche radiofoniche by Fortunato Depero

Teresa Spignoli: La ‘terra di nessuno’ tra immagine e parola: dalle tavole parolibere alla poesia verbo-visiva

*performance by Ron Coulter: The Percussionist’s Manifesto

DAY 2

Davide Podavini: Marinetti critico del proto-futurismo in ‘Poeti futuristi’

Dirk Vandenberghe: La funzione dell’autocommento nella parabola di “BÏF§ZF+18” di Soffici

Stefano Magni: Luciano Folgore: ridere di sé stessi e del futurismo. Fine o rinnovamento dell’avanguardia?

Erin Larkin: Benedetta: La ‘volontà eroica’ and the Futurist Woman

Ilona Fried: Margit Gáspár, ‘passione’ per Marinetti

Silvia Contarini: Comment se transformer en femme du futur : ‘Une femme avec trois âmes’ – ‘Un ventre de femme’

Laura Greco: Federico De Maria: le radici palermitane del futurismo

Patricia Gaborik: Mapping Futurism: How the First Avant-Garde Network Worked

Eleonora Conti: Marinetti in Francia fra Simbolismo e Futurismo. ‘Vers et Prose’ e ‘Les Guêpes’

John Welle: Reading ‘Divismo’: Bruno Corra’s Forgotten Film Novel “Io ti amo”, Commercial Literature, and Celebrity Culture

Pierpaolo Antonello: The Beauty and the Beast: Art and Technology in Enrico Prampolini and Leonardo Sinisgalli’s Exhibition ‘Le arti plastiche e la civiltà meccanica’

Bharain Mac An Bhreithiún: Neon Futurista: The Poetry of the Electric Advertising Sign in Urban Space (tbc)

Günter Berghaus: Past, Present and Future of Futurism (keynote)

*Serata Marinetti (futurist performance by Federico Bonelli & Co.)

DAY 3

Kyle Hall: Poetics, Politics and ‘La fine del mondo’: Volt’s Futurofascist Apocalypse

Sascha Bru: Futurism and the Politics of the Ugly, Then and Now

Monica Biasiolo: Ritagli di guerra di Paolo Buzzi: una ‘Conflagrazione’ di parole

Walter Adamson: The End of an Avant-garde? Marinetti and Futurism in World War I and its Aftermath

Tobias Kämpf: Accommodating Futurists in France: Marinetti’s Group Seen by Gustave Kahn

Beatrice Sica: ‘In the name, always, of the great, unique, true Idea-Force’: Paolo Buzzi, Italian Futurism, and French Surrealism

Florian Mussgnug: Covert Gestures: Marinetti’s ‘Manifesto del Futurismo’ in the 1960s

Marjorie Perloff: The Audacity of Hope: Futurist Aura and National Difference in the First Manifestos (Keynote)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: