Transatlantic literary networks 1949-1972. Translation, modernity, and cultural transfer between Italy and the United States

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.

The Research Unit at UPO studies actors, networks and cultural objects that, in the wake of World War II, favored the circulation of Italian art, literature and culture in the United States. Late Modernist literature and art are specific objects of interest. In line with scientific activities underway at Università del Piemonte Orientale, Transatlantic Literary Networks will investigate events and phenomena that had a direct or indirect impact on the literary and cultural scene in the U.S., following routes that are yet to be fully mapped. The goal is to illuminate a little-studied segment of 20th century transatlantic cultural history. More information about the research project is available at: https://transatlantictransfers.polimi.it/en/about/