Book launch: Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art

Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art, edited by Pierpaolo Antonello, Matilde Nardelli and Margherita Zanoletti, will be launched at 6pm on Wednesday 21 February at the Museo del Novecento in Milan. Speakers will include the architect Mario Piazza, the designer and curator Federica Sala and Francesco Tedeschi, an art historian from Milan’s Università Cattolica del … Continue reading


Photos from the book launch: Writing for Freedom

Alberica Bazzoni’s Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative was launched on Monday 5 February at Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. Jennifer Burns (University of Warwick) moderated a fascinating discussion on contemporary Italian women’s writing with Alberica and Ursula Fanning (University College Dublin). A wine … Continue reading


Book launch: Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity

Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity: Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing, edited by Petra M. Bagley, Francesca Calamita and Kathryn Robson, will be launched at the University of Nottingham on Friday 26 January 2018 at 9.30am. The launch is part of the Hungry for Words workshop being held at Nottingham 25-26 January. For more information, please … Continue reading


The Poetics of Decadence in Fin-de-Siècle Italy published

In the 1880s and 1890s, materialism in art was counterbalanced by attention to the subjective individual experience, expressed in the new modes inaugurated by Symbolism, Decadence and Aestheticism. In particular, Decadent artists and writers inspired the lasting name of an age fascinated by the contemplation of luxury and decay: the fin de siècle. Notions of … Continue reading


Writing for Freedom published

Sicilian writer Goliarda Sapienza (1924–1996) is increasingly regarded as a central figure in modern Italian literature, especially with the international success of her masterpiece L’arte della gioia [The Art of Joy]. This book offers an in-depth analysis of Sapienza’s major works, identifying their main themes and central poetics, and establishing her originality and significance within … Continue reading


Book launch: Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative

Alberica Bazzoni’s monograph Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative will be launched on Monday 5 February at 5.15pm. The event has been organized by the Gender and Authority Research Network at the University of Oxford and will take place at 47 Wellington Square, Oxford. It will be chaired by Dr … Continue reading


Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity published

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and troubled relationships with food and bodies have been depicted by writers across a variety of languages and cultures, since before the medicalisation of eating disorders in the late nineteenth century to the present day. This cross-cultural volume explores the fictional portrayal of these self-destructive yet arguably self-empowering behaviours in contemporary … Continue reading


2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners

Congratulations to all our Young Scholars Competition winners this year! The 2017 competition was held in three fields: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Modern Italian Studies and Irish Studies.   Nineteenth-Century Studies WINNER Clare Stainthorp Constance Naden: Scientist, Philosopher, Poet RUNNER-UP Tai-Chun Ho Civilian Poets and Poetry of the Crimean Conflict: The War at Home   Modern Italian … Continue reading


Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art published

Bruno Munari was one of the most important and eclectic twentieth-century European artists. Dubbed the «Leonardo and Peter Pan» of contemporary art, he pioneered what would later be labelled kinetic art, playing a key role in the constitution and definition of the aesthetic programmes of groups such as Movimento Arte Concreta and Programmed Art. He … Continue reading


Multilingual Films in Translation published

A contribution to the ever-growing field of audiovisual translation studies, this volume investigates the processes involved in the translation of multilingual films, a media genre where language, culture and identity are closely interwoven. To explore the relationships that get established between audiovisual translation, linguistic diversity and identity, the book analyses a corpus of immigrant films … Continue reading

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