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It has been 100 years since F. T. Marinetti published his now famous Futurist Manifesto, singing the love of danger, the habit of energy and rashness. Other manifesti would follow, of course, and the Futurists' fascinations with speed, violence, machinery, masculinity, warfare, and the technology of print have become important aspects of our thinking the early twentieth century avant-garde, both in Italy and throughout Europe. Futurism would change and mature through its engagement with two world wars, an array of political regimes, and multiple geographical and cultural contexts.
This panel asks: How has our understanding of Italian Futurism changed over the last century? and How must it still evolve? Papers on any aspect of the Futurist movement are welcome, and need not be limited to focus on Italian artists and writers. We encourage papers that explore lesser known contributors to Futurism, and relationships between Futurism and other movements. We are open to studies of any medium and welcome papers that bridge disciplines. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a brief biographical statement (2-3 sentences) to Catherine E. Paul ( by April 30, 2009.

Conference Location: Montreal, Canada
Conference Starts: November 05, 2009
Conference Ends: November 08, 2009

CFP Submission Deadline: April 30, 2009

For more information, contact: Catherine E. Paul