Call for Paper - Guido Gozzano: Memory and Innovation

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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the poetry of Guido Gozzano (1883-1916) with an international conference to be held in Philadelphia October 29-30, 2015.


Is Gozzano the last poet of the Nineteenth Century or the fist one of the Twentieth Century? The conference deals with this ambivalence. Gozzano unbalances the relations between memory and innovation. Without participating in the European avant-gardes, he challenges the traditional statute of literature and creates the new authorial figure of a poet who moves out of his own poetry, looking at it with an external and ironic gaze.

Call for Papers: Submissions are invited for 15 minute papers in English and in Italian on all aspects of Gozzano's work. Please send submissions inclusive of 300 word abstract and a brief narrative vita to italians@sas.upenn.edu by July 30. An online registration form will be available shortly, http://www.sas.upenn.edu/italians/event/2015/10/guido-gozzano-memory-and-innovation

Scientific Committee: Cristina Benussi, Fabio Finotti, Silvio Ramat

Conference registration:

Faculty/ Professional: $100

Student: $70

Registration is required only of speakers by September 30. Attendance is free to the general public.
Date: 29 October 2015 - 30 October 2015
Time: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location: TBA- University of Pennsylvania Campus

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