Transatlantic Literary Networks aims to solicit reflections and to gather contributions for assessing the presence and understanding the role of Italian literary and artistic culture in the United States between 1949 and 1972. Circulation and mediation of cultural objects involved actors of differing natures, who were able to intercept the attention and the taste of the cultural élites as well as the strata involved in the market of the so-called consumer culture and the migratory movements that brought millions of Italians to the United States from the nineteenth century onwards. Transatlantic Literary Networks intends to map and understand this field of relationships. In particular, it seeks to investigate the elaboration of a recognizable Italian modern style as a result of transatlantic exchange networks.
The conference Transatlantic Visions: Italian Film Cultures and Modernisms in Post-War America (1949-1972) focuses on the presence of Italian cinema in post-World War II U.S. cultural consumption. Its aim is to map the transatlantic exchanges that permitted or fostered the circulation and influence of Italian cinema in the United States in various ways during the period under consideration.
The conference aims at investigating the paths of the construction of national identity and the characteristics of the transfer between Italy and the United States, by observing them from a transactional and transdisciplinary perspective, and with a specific focus on the design disciplines, ranging from architecture to interiors, urban planning, fashion, and industrial design, in their different scales, facets, and fields of application. The conference aims to collect compelling contributions and stimulate a debate to expand knowledge on the consistency and role of Italian in, design, fashion, architecture, and urban planning in the specialized and popular culture that developed in the United States after WWII. The conference aims to outline the implicated phenomena in their complexity as well as to enrich the ongoing collection of the vectors of the transatlantic exchange, the main venues and opportunities, the actors involved, and the role played by some institutions such as the MoMA or the American Academy
Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli, Italy) invites paper proposals for a conference exploring the routes and branches of literary and cultural exchanges from Italy to the United States in the years 1945-1975. The conference is the third in a series of events taking place within the framework of the transdisciplinary research project Transatlantic Transfers: the Italian presence in Postwar America 1949 1972 (PRIN 2017, 2020-23) developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo.
Politecnico di Milano, Università Roma Tre, Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo, and Università del Piemonte Orientale organize a conference which invites contributions unveiling the cultural complexity of the transatlantic transfer during a period ranging from 1949 (the date of the inauguration of the exhibition XX Century Italian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York) to 1972 (when the show Italy: The new domestic landscape opened at the same institution); in addition to this, it aims at identifying the occasions and the vectors that made the transfer possible.
The University of Gastronomic Sciences Pollenzo, Polytechnic of Milan, Roma Tre University, and University of Eastern Piedmont organize a joint interdisciplinary conference on the influence of modern Italian culture and goods on postwar American consumerism, taste, and lifestyles.
La conferenza, organizzata dall'Università del Piemonte Orientale, è aperta da una lezione di Eugenia Paulicelli, e vuole discutere in un’ottica trasversale ed interdisciplinare i temi della ricerca e i modi in cui essi sono sviluppati nelle sedi locali, costruendo relazioni tra le discipline che ripercorrono quelle attive nella definizione e nella diffusione dell’Italian Style.
La tavola rotonda si inserisce nel simposio internazionale organizzato presso il Politecnico di Milano Made in Italy and the Transatlantic Transfer: Architecture, Design and Planning, 1955-1972 e si propone di presentare il progetto di ricerca Transatlantic Transfers. The Italian presence in Post-War America, finanziato su fondi PRIN2017.
La ricerca trova spazio anche sui social: apre il profilo #Transatlantictransfers su Instagram.