CALL for ARTICLES: Italian Modernism and its Poetic Voices: Myths, Dystopias and Cityscapes

Sep 27, 2015

CALL for ARTICLES: Italian Modernism and its Poetic Voices: Myths, Dystopias and Cityscapes

'In limine' (1974) by Erminia Passannanti

CALL for ARTICLES

Italian Modernism and its Poetic Voices: Myths, Dystopias and Cityscapes

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Research in the field of Italian Modernism has been opened in the last decade by a series of publications both in the ambit of Anglo-American academia by Luca Somigli and Mario Moroni, as well as within the more recent discussions in the Italian Academia lead mainly by well eminent scholars such as Romano Luperini, Riccardo Castellana, Raffaele Donnarumma and Massimiliano Tortora. 

 

There still exists a gap in the agreement of what exactly is Italian Modernism and which voices can be included in this area of transformations both for the human subjectivity and for their artistic expression. Often Italian Modernism is still connected to the development of the novel and prose writing. More recently Prof. Luperini has included poetic voices, such as that of Eugenio Montale and his poetic production influenced by many European preceding contemporary voices, in primis the influence of T.S.Eliot. Recently, other scholars, such as Alberto Comparini and Rossella Riccobono, have put forward Cesare Pavese’s case to be included within the ambit of Modernism: Comparini for his prose and Riccobono for his poetry and his pioneering of what she refers to as the Italian Modernist Epic Poem.

 

This Issue by Mosaici proposes to discuss further the ambit of Italian Modernism to analyse and possibly include other Italian poetic voices of the time (also in synergy with  Modernist European voices) in the hope that research in the Italian Modernist field may grow and gain momentum together with contemporary studies in European Modernism. 

Recently a new international multi-centre consortium of scholars has constituted to discuss further the inter-relationships of the Italian and the European various Modernisms: they have formed the Centre for European Modernisms Studies (CEMS), which also supports this Regular Issue of Mosaici Online Journal of Italian Poetry, due to be published in April 2017.

 

In order to participate with an essay to the 2017 issue, please send an abstract of 300 words and a short bio note to

 

mosaici.journal@gmail.com

 

by 6 January 2016.

 

Very kind regards from

 

The Mosaici Team

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