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Italian Lecture Series: Ara Merjian

Thu May 16th 2024, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Event Sponsor
Department of French and Italian
Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
Rm 252, German Library

Please join the Italian Lecture Series talk entitled "Photography before Futurism: Umberto Boccioni’s I/We and a Collective of One" by Ara Merjian (Professor of Italian, New York University).

Ara Merjian has written and edited several books, including Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City: Nietzsche, Paris Modernism (Yale University Press, 2014) and Against the Avant-Garde: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Contemporary Art and Neocapitalism (University of Chicago Press, 2020). He recently co-edited Heretical Aesthetics: Pasolini on Painting, with Verso, and due out this year are Fragments of Totality: Futurism, Fascism, and the Sculptural Avant-Garde (Yale University Press) and Futurism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press). He is currently at work on two new books: Blueprints and Ruins: Giorgio de Chirico and the Architectural Imagination from the Avant-Garde to Postmodernism (under contract with MIT), and Beat, Black, Queer: Pasolini’s ‘Other America’.