‘Futurismo/Futurizm: The Futurist Avant-Garde in Italy and Russia’ (Nov. 13 + 14)

Futurismo/Futurizm: The Futurist Avant-Garde in Italy and Russia

Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, 2009
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library


Friday, November 13

3:45 – 4:45 registration
4:45 – 5:00 Opening remarks


The Audacity of Hope: Futurist Aura and National Difference in the Early Manifestos
Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University

6:00pm – 7:00pm Exhibition and Reception

7:30pm Film Screening-L’uomo meccanico by André Deed
Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium, 53 Wall

Introduction by Angela Dalle Vacche, Georgia Institute of Technology

Saturday, November 14

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

9:00am – 10:30am THE MANIFESTO

Millicent Marcus, Yale University – Moderator

The ‘Venice Preserved’ by F.T. Marinetti
Paolo Valesio, Columbia University

Futurist Chronotopes: The Spatial Politics of the Futurist Manifesto: Italy, Russia, Georgia
Harsha Ram, University of California, Berkeley

‘Il Mio Futurismo’: Reflections on Women and the Italian Avant-Garde
Erin Larkin, Southern Connecticut State University

10:30am – 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:45pm LITERATURE

John MacKay, Yale University – Moderator

Marinetti’s Experiments with Acoustic and Visual Poetry: A New Semiotic Approach
John J. White, Kings College

Femminismo e antifemminismo futurista tra Italia e Russia
Cesare De Michelis, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

Aldo Palazzeschi e il Futurismo
Gino Tellini, Centro di studi “Aldo Palazzeschi”

12:45pm – 2:15pm Lunch (on your own)


Sebastian Zeidler, Yale University – Moderator

Victory Over the Sun / Anguish of the Machines: Utopian Violence in Post-Revolutionary Futurist Theater
Christine Poggi, University of Pennsylvania

Liberating the Italian Colony by the Neva: Italian Futurism and the Cultural Politics of the Late Russian Empire
Sarah Warren, Purchase College, SUNY

For Immediate Release: El Lissitzky and the Topography of G
Maria Gough, Harvard University

4:00pm – 4:15pm Coffee Break

4:15pm – 5:45pm PERFORMANCE

Barbara Spackman, University of California, Berkeley – Moderator

Marinetti’s Total Theatre and the Modernist Conception of Gesamtkunstwerk
Günter Berghaus, University of Bristol

The Statistical Sublime (Marinetti x Mayakovsky)
Jeffrey Schnapp, Stanford University

The Abstract Novel as Futurist Performance Art: The Case of Benedetta’s “Viaggio di Gararà: Romanzo cosmico per teatro.”
Lucia Re
, University of California, Los Angeles

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