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

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.

Key note lecture: 
Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago; Cristina Giorcelli, Emeritus - Università Roma Tre; Loredana Polezzi, Stony Brook University 

Franco Minganti, Università di Bologna; Luca Somigli, University of Toronto; Giles Scott-Smith, Leiden University; Massimo Bacigalupo, Università di Genova; Martino Marazzi, Università Statale di Milano; Giles Scott-Smith, Leiden University

Enrico Carocci, Università Roma Tre; Carla Pomarè, Università del Piemonte Orientale; Cecilia Gibellini, Università del Piemonte Orientale; Cristina Iuli, Università del Piemonte Orientale; Simone Cinotto, Università Scienze Gastronomiche; Marta Averna, Politecnico di Milano; Gennaro Postiglione, Politecnico di Milano

Cristina Iuli, Università del Piemonte Orientale; Sara Marzioli, University of Chicago
Melanie Masterton Sherazi, University of California; Luca Somigli, University of Toronto; Giulia Pellizzato, Harvard University; Giorgio Alberti, Dartmouth College
Fred Gardaphé, Queens College; Anthony Julian Tamburri, Queens College; Giles Scott-Smith, Leiden University; Amanda Swain, University of Chicago; Anna Lanfranchi, University of Manchester; Carmen Petruzzi, Università di Foggia; Antonella Valoroso, The Umbra Institute; Valerio Angeletti,Università di Trento; Cecilia Gibellini, Università del Piemonte Orientale; Simone Cinotto, Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo; Pierpaolo Antonello, University of Cambridge; Dario Fazzi, Roosevelt Institute for American Studies