Invito all’evento ‘Florence, Capital of Italian Cultural Modernity’ a Melbourne

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The Istituto Italiano di Cultura

in association with ACIS, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies

Australiasian centre for italian studies

is pleased to invite you to

Florence, Capital of Italian Cultural Modernity

National identity and cultural movements in Italy 1861 – 1915
by  Luca Somigli, Associate Professor (University of Toronto, Canada)
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Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Elm Tree House
 Thursday 9 July 2015

Light refreshments 

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The talk will provide an overview of the Florentine cultural milieu in the period between Italian unification and World War I.
We will see how for about half a century, Florence became the de facto cultural capital of the new nation, a place where intellectuals and artists gathered and where some of the most important cultural movements of the period were either launched or acquired national notoriety.
We will consider the role played by the Macchiaioli painters in forming national identity; by the Decadent movement in opening up Italian art to the most innovative European trends; and by Futurism in introducing modernity into Italian art.
Luca Somigli, Associate Professor

Luca Somigli, Associate Professor

Born and raised in Florence, Luca Somigli is currently Associate Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto.

His areas of research include Modernism and the avant-garde in Italy, the United Kingdom and France, and Italian contemporary fiction, with a special interest in the detective novel.
He has published numerous monographs and edited volumes, including “Legitimizing the Artist. Manifesto Writing and European Modernism, 1885-1915” (2003), which was awarded the prize for best book of the year by the American Association for Italian Studies.
His latest book is an edited collection of essays on contemporary fiction (2013).
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