The Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia

The Center for Italian Studies

The Department of Romance Languages

at the University of Pennsylvania


present a lecture by

Patrizio Ceccagnoli

Columbia University


The Winged Victory of Samothrace as a Locomotive: Marinetti and d'Annunzio, the Odd Couple in Fiume



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

1:30 pm

Cherpack Lounge, 543 Williams Hall

University of Pennsylvania





Born in Perugia, Italy, Patrizio Ceccagnoli holds a Laurea in Classics, with a thesis on Leopardi, from the Università degli Studi di Perugia and is now a Ph.D. candidate in Italian at Columbia University, specializing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature with an emphasis on Modernism. In Spring 2008 he was a fellow at Beinecke Library in New Haven, where he did extensive research on the Marinetti archive for his study on the late works of the founder of the Italian avant-garde. The working title of his dissertation is FTM Redux. Beyond Second Futurism: A Study of Late Marinetti. He has co-translated poems by Milo De Angelis, Edoardo Sanguineti, and Paolo Valesio (with Susan Stewart) which appeared in “TriQuarterly,” 127 (2007), and in “Poetry,” (December 2007). In 2008 he published “Lo sguardo rimasto solo. Un’intervista con Milo De Angelis” (with a critical preface) and “Capitalismo e narcisimo. Intervista a Edoardo Sanguineti” in Italian Poetry Review, vol. II. He also co-edited (with Paolo Valesio) the proceedings of the comparative conference in contemporary poetry “Absent Canons”, forthcoming in the next issue of “Semicerchio.” 215.592.7329 215.898.6040