Pirandello and Scientific Revolution

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
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NeMLA 2020
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Pirandello and Scientific Revolution

This panel investigates the influence that scientific advances in the modern(ist) era had on Luigi Pirandello and his contemporaries. The scientific revolutions occurring across the 19th and the 20th centuries put literature and the arts in a prolific dialogue with fields as diverse as technology, industry, architecture, and physics (among others). Discoveries and advances in this time period inspired and reshaped the work of Pirandello and his fellow intellectuals, impacting their thought and modernist writing style. We aim to shed light on the intersection of art with narratives of scientific progress as well as specific scientific advances, on the one hand, and on the role that Pirandello and his contemporaries played in defining the modernist intellectual trends of the moment, on the other. 

 

 

Description:

This panel investigates the influence that scientific advances in the modern(ist) era had on Luigi Pirandello and his contemporaries, spanning scientific disciplines and fields such as technology, industry, and architecture. How did discoveries and advances in this time period inspire and reshape the work of Pirandello and his fellow intellectuals? What is the relationship between these advances and these writers' reshaping of modernist style? 

 

Session Chair: Lisa Sarti

 

Please submit your abstract (max 300 words) through the following web site URL by September 30th, 2019:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18215

 

 

  Lisa Sarti, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Italian
Department of Modern LanguagesBorough of Manhattan Community CollegeThe City University of New YorkRoom S601F199 Chambers StreetNew York, NY 10007Phone: 212 220 8000Ext. 7246 https://bmcc-cuny.academia.edu/LISASARTI Editor of PSA - The Journal of the Pirandello Society of Americahttps://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/pirandellosociety/