Open Session on the Neoavanguardia, the Novissimi, the neosperimentali, et alii. (Panel in Italian Language and Literature)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA, Boston, Copley Place (5-8 March 2020)
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As Maria Corti has written, the strength of all artistic avant-gardes may be found in their “foolish squandering of the past” and of how literature plays host, in precise historical moments, to writers who consider their role irreconcilable with those who preceded them; who believe it is their destiny to live among the gravestones of tradition; and believe they are engaged, in “incandescent conversation,” with the future. The panel invites participants to debate the enduring contributions of the Italian neo-avantgarde against the background of social and political upheaval that characterized Italy in the 1960s.

Send 200-word abstracts (in English or Italian) by September 30, 2019 to Joseph Francese through the NeMLA site ( This session will be found in the Italian area.