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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

100 Years of Futurism

10 December 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Speaker: John London & guests
Venue: ArtsTwo Senior Common Room (4th Floor)

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Join us for the presentation of 100 Years of Futurism, edited by John London (of SLLF). It's an excuse to celebrate some of the artistic creativity, linguistic audacity and political danger that began in 1909.

We promise to provide sundry discourses, performative interventions, multidrink Futurist Koktales and half-price copies of the book for sale.

About the book:

More than one hundred years after Futurism exploded onto the European stage with its unique brand of art and literature, there is a need to reassess the whole movement, from its Italian roots to its international ramifications. In wide-ranging essays based on fresh research, the contributors to this collection examine both the original context and the cultural legacy of Futurism. Chapters touch on topics such as Futurism and Fascism, the geopolitics of Futurism, the Futurist woman and translating Futurist texts. A large portion of the book is devoted to the practical aspects of performing Futurist theatrical ideas in the twenty-first century.

On the publisher's page