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


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


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


Pirandello e un mondo da ri-disegnare published

L’ultimo volume di studi dell’EPZ (Centro Europeo di Studi Pirandelliani) vuole contribuire ad allargare l’interesse della critica pirandelliana ad aspetti teorici che tengano conto del ruolo del Sud italiano nella geopolitica mondiale odierna. La premessa ai lavori sull’opera di Luigi Pirandello presenti in questo volume è la presa d’atto della specificità di alcuni luoghi nei … Continue reading


Winners of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the joint winners of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies:   WINNERS   Maria Morelli Queer(ing) Gender in Contemporary Italian Women’s Writing: Maraini, Sapienza, Morante   Nina Valbousquet Rome, Zion, and the Fasces: Italian Catholics and Antisemitism in Europe (1918–1946)   Congratulations to Maria … Continue reading


Peter Lang at the Society for Italian Studies conference

We are delighted to be attending the Society for Italian Studies conference at the University of Hull from 27-29 June 2017. Please come by the Peter Lang bookstand to see our latest publications in Italian Studies and meet with Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor. A 30% conference discount will be available!     Advertisements


A System That Excludes All Systems published

For many decades Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone di pensieri has been seen as a collection of temporary thoughts and impressions whose final expression is to be found in the published poems (the Canti) and satirical dialogues (the Operette morali). The conceptual consistency of the work was thereby denied, privileging Leopardi the poet over Leopardi the thinker. … Continue reading

Interesting Literature

A Library of Literary Interestingness


Annette J. Dunlea Irish Writer

The Oxford Culture Review

"I have nothing to say, and I am saying it" - John Cage


this is still under construction, the main purpose of this blog is to correct and share valid information about africa, its people and culture

The Oxford International Art Fair

Oxford International Art Fair 2017 - Oxford Town Hall