The Great War and the Modernist Imagination in Italy. A study in "Annali d’Italianistica 2015" by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Today only a quick note about the periodical "Annuali d'Italianistica" by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The latest issue with the title "The Great War and the Modernist Imagination in Italy" (Volume 33, 2015) explores the role of intellectuals in the legitimation process of the war, the position of writers and artists, the internal front (namely Futurism and its public, the special case and example of Pirandello's Novelle per un anno and other aspects related to information and propaganda in the war time). Another section is entitled "Gendering the War" and we point out the promising contribution by Katia Pizzi "From Marinetti's L'alcova d'acciaio to Giani Stuparich's Ritorneranno: Gender, Nationalism, Technology and the Italian Great War". The last part of the publication is about the aesthetics and politics of post-war Modernism, the popular figure of Enrico Toti and to the heritage of the Great War seen from the magnifying glass of the communist review "Rinascita". This final chapter fundamentally dwells upon the First World War between history and myth. You can take a look of the full index with direct access to the "Introduction" as PDF at this link.