Translocal Modernist Magazines & Cultural Networks

Katia Pizzi

Patricia Silva

19 de novembro de 2018, 17h00

Sala 2, CES | Alta


This event is part of the seminar series, «Circulation and Materiality in New Transnational Modernist Studies: Translocal Networks, Archives and Journals»  (CES-UC, October-December 2018), which intends to explore the conceptual and practical field of disciplinary intersections in the New Modernist Studies, with special focus on the materiality of modernist journals and archives, which call upon domains such as «cultural & area studies, periodical & digital studies». This series of seminars with speakers from national and international institutions aims, on the one hand, to disseminate scientific content, namely works published in the special issue of Pessoa Plural on ‘Portuguese Modernisms 1915-1917: Contexts, Facets & Legacies of the OrpheuGeneration’ (Oct. 2017) and other works produced by NHUMEP researchers in the area of Modernism and in collaboration with researchers from other national and international institutions. On the other hand, while covering case studies of central and emerging study objects, thematics and methodologies from new modernist studies, it also aims at the complementary training of (post-graduate) students in humanistic studies.


- Patrícia Silva (CES-UC), Cultural Mediation & the Magazines: Fernando Pessoa (intro)

- Katia Pizzi (IMLR, SAS-UL), Enrico Prampolini’s Noi and other cultural operations

Notas biográficas

Patrícia Silva is Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra. Her research focuses on “Transcultural Modernism: Transatlantic Networks, Transits and Exchanges between Luso-Brazilian and Euro-American Modernisms”. Patricia holds a PhD in Portuguese & Brazilian Studies from King’s College London (2009). She was Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London (2010-2012), and taught Portuguese language and Lusophone literatures at the University of Cambridge (2010-2012) and University College London (2012-2013). She is the author of Yeats and Pessoa: Parallel Poetic Styles (2010) and has published in peer-reviewed journals Colóquio-Letras, Pessoa PluralPortuguese StudiesPortuguese Literary & Cultural Studies, and Comparative Critical Studies. She recently co-edited, with Steffen Dix (CECC, UCP), a special issue of Pessoa Pluralentitled “Portuguese Modernisms 1915-1917: Contexts, Facets & Legacies of the Orpheu Generation” (2017), co-authored, with Mirhiane Mendes de Abreu (Unifesp, BR), a chapter on Portuguese & Brazilian Futurist magazines in: Portugal Futurista e Outras Publicações Periódicas de 1917 (BNP, 2018) and is currently co-writing a chapter about Brazilian modernist magazines for the volume of The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Global Modernist Magazines dedicated to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean (OUP, forthcoming 2019).

Katia Pizzi - BA (Bologna); MA (Kent); PhD (Cantab). Since 2008, Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (formerly Germanic & Romance Studies), School of Advanced Study, University of London. Lectured in Italian at the University of Kent, 1994-2004. Since 2009, Director of the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Published 5 books and 64 articles and chapters in the UK and overseas on modern Italian literature and culture, including culture and literature at the north-eastern borders of Italy (especially Trieste), Italian Futurism, popular culture, children’s literature and illustration. Most recently: Pinocchio, Puppets and Modernity (New York: Routledge, 2012), winner of the Children’s Literature Association prize in 2012, and Cold War Cities: History, Culture and Memory, co-ed. M. Hietala (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2016)
Her monograph Italian Futurism and the Machine is in the press (Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming June 2019)