‘Futurismo: Impact and Legacy’ Conference in Florence

Florence University of the Arts, Stony Brook University (NY) and CCIS – Center for Contemporary Italian Studies announce the International Conference:


FUTURISMO: IMPACT AND LEGACY

Florence, October 16-17, 2009

Co-hosted by

Stony Brook University”s Office for International Programs

Florence University of the Arts

CCIS Center for Contemporary Italian Studies

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 15th

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception and Art Exhibition at

Ganzo,  85/r Via de’ Macci,  Florence.

Friday, October 16th

CCIS – Center for Contemporary Italian Studies, 43 Via dell”Oriuolo, Florence – Aula Cinema

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome

Representatives from FUA Dean, International Academic Programs Dr. William Arens, Stony Brook University

Chairs: Dr. William Arens, Stony Brook University

Professor Mario B. Mignone, Stony Brook University and Dr. Fabio Massimo Faggi

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Session I:

Guest Speakers

Ernest Ialongo, Hostos Community College, CUNY

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist and His Politics

Elisa Sai, University of Bristol

–  Reassessing Futurism: A Contemporary Artistic Perspective

Luigi Fontanella, Stony Brook University

A Re-Reading of the Manifestoes of Futurism and Surrealism: Affinities and Polarities

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Coffee Break

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Session II:

Guest Speakers

Giovanni Bove, Università di Roma, La Sapienza

–  Visual Rhetoric and Graphic Prosody in the Parole in Liberta” and the Tavole Parolibere: A Case Study of L”Italia Futurista (1916-18)

Dr. Fabio Massimo Faggi

Futurismo: Semantic Reflections and Potentials of Neologisms

Peter Carravetta, Stony Brook University

Poetics and Linguistics.  Marinetti and Gertrude Stein as Theoreticians of Language

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session III:

Guest Speakers

Ernesto Livorni, University of Wisconsin

The Machine as the Rebirth of Humankind

Christa Erickson, Stony Brook University

Speed Machines

Deirdre O”Grady, University College, Dublin

Invention, Industry and the Superpower: the Artificial Human  Being and Its Consequences for the “Future”

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break

4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Session IV:

Guest Speakers

Christian Filstrup, Stony Brook University

“Cemeteries of wasted effort”: Do research libraries have a Futurist future?

Andrew V. Uroskie, Stony Brook University

A Matter of Time: Bergsonian Temporality and the Futurist Image in Motion

Clodina Gubbiotti, University of Edinburgh

The Influence of Futuristic Aesthetics:The Specific Case The Italian Neo-avantgarde

Evening, Friday October 16th

Fondazione Primo Conti, 18 Via G. Dupré, Fiesole (FI).

8:00 p.m. Private Reception and guided tour of the museum

8:30 p.m. Dinner is served

Saturday, October 17th

CCIS – Center for Contemporary Italian Studies, 43 Via dell’Oriuolo, Florence –  Aula Cinema

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Session I:

Guest Speakers

Zabet Patterson, Stony Brook University

The Wireless Imagination

Vera Castiglione, University of  Bristol

The War Against Love: A Contemporary Polemic

Ursula Fanning, University College Dublin

Futurism and the Abjection of the Feminine

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Coffee Break

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Session II:

Guest Speakers

Kevin Clouther, Stony Brook University

Sant”Elia”s Invisible Cities

Ricarda Vidal, School of Advanced Study, London

Sant”Elia on the Thames: London”s Docklands as Futurist Developments

Antonella Valoroso, The Umbra Institute, Perugia

Futurist Theater: Theories, Experiments, Legacy

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch

2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Session III:

Guest Speakers

Nicholas Rzhevsky, Stony Brook University

Regaining Futurism: Russian Theater 2003-2005

Margaret Schedel, Stony Brook University

Neo-Futurist Sound: Re-embodying Noise

Giuseppe Gazzola,Stony Brook University

Prolegomena on a New Edition of Marinetti”s Versi e Prose

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break

4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Session IV:

Guest Speakers

Mariana Aguirre, Middle Tennessee State University

Futurism and Ardengo Soffici in the pages of Lacerba  (1913-1915)

Mario Moroni, SUNY/Binghamton

Beyond Matter: Futurism and Occultist Practices

Nick Ceramella, LUMSA Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta Perugia

“But  I like the futurists.  Only I don”t believe in them.”

6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Break

Evening, Saturday, October 17th

FAST – School of Fashion Accessory Studies and Technology, 21 Corso Tintori, Florence – Sala Rosa

7:30 p.m.  Special Poetry Readings

Dr. Fabio Massimo Faggi A selection of poems

8:00 p.m.  Cocktail Reception

For Information and registration please contact: CCISS Center for Contemporary Italian Studies

At: Via dell”Oriuolo, 43 – Tel. +39 055 0332424 – Fax +39 055 0332425 – info@squolafirenze.it

REGISTRATION FEES: (include 2 coffee breaks & a buffet lunch)

1 Day: €25 – 2 Days: €40

* For Faculty, Staff and Students 50 % discount

Reservation for Dinner at Fondazione Primo Conti: info@squolafirenze.it or +39 055 033727

2 Replies to “‘Futurismo: Impact and Legacy’ Conference in Florence”

  1. Dear James,

    Actually it is not only a restaurant, it is a cultural association of students attending both Apicius International School of Hospitality and Florence University of the Arts.

    It is an ACLI association, and yearly membership is available for everybody.
    For more information, pls contact: info@ganzoflorence.it or visit the website: http://www.ganzoflorence.it

    Tnx and pass by if you wish – Molecular Cuisine is quite an experience… 😀

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