[Msa-discuss] Submissions Deadline Approaching for: “Reconsidering Futurism,” 2011 AHA/SIHS Panel

Ernest Ialongo eialongo at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 10 10:38:20 EST 2010

We are planning a panel for the January 2011 American
Historical Association convention in Boston entitled “Reconsidering Futurism.”  If approved, it would appear under the
auspices of the Society for Italian Historical Studies.
On the hundredth anniversary of Futurism in 2009 there
were a number of conferences, exhibits, and symposia that celebrated the
event.  Often times, however, much
of the attention was focused on extolling the cultural influence of the
movement and the emphasis was on the period of “First” or “Heroic” Futurism.
We are looking for papers that specifically question the
standard notions of any aspect of Futurism and promote new areas of
research.  Thus, we envision each
speaker providing a very brief overview of the existing state of the literature
in their specific area of expertise in addition to presenting their particular
contributions to Futurist studies.  We welcome submissions dealing with all elements of Futurism, but
encourage papers dealing with “Second” Futurism (ca. 1920-1944).
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
-political Futurism and its specific connections to
-biographies of the leading Futurists
-how Futurist women challenged/appropriated/shaped the
Futurist message
-Futurist reaction to the role of the Church under the
Fascist regime
-Futurism and the Race Laws
-the role of dissident and/or left-wing Futurists under
the Fascist regime
-how Futurists were viewed from abroad
-the political context of Futurist art and/or Futurism’s
many other cultural initiatives (Cucinafuturista,
Naturismo, etc.)
Please send a 250 word abstract and your CV by March 15,
2010 to:
eialongo at hostos.cuny.edu
Ernest Ialongo
Assistant Professor of History
Behavioral and Social Sciences Department
Hostos Community College, CUNY
500 Grand Concourse, B-319
Bronx, NY  10451

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Fortunato Depero in New York to F.T. Marinetti, 31 October 1929.

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