Title

Differentiating Catalan and Italian Futurisms

SMC Author

David Bird

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Author Role

author

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2008

Publication Title

Romance Quarterly

Description/Abstract

The term futurism was used in aesthetic circles during the first decade of the twentieth century throughout Europe. The broad use of the term has sometimes led to critical attempts to link the various "futurisms" together into a coherent whole. In my article, I compare and contrast Alomar's Catalan futurism with the Italian futurism associated with Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944). Although the two futurisms share the name and, to some extent, similar philosophical backgrounds, their foundational documents or manifestos are more different than they are similar, and Alomar's futurism cannot and should not be critically subordinated to Marinetti's Italian one. My article addresses what is futurist in Alomar's thought as well as its unique regionalist underpinnings that find no analogue in other European futurisms.

Keywords

Gabriel Alomar, essay, Filippo Marinetti, futurism, modernism

Volume

55

Issue

1

First Page

13

Last Page

27

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Modern Languages

Original Citation

Bird, David W. "Differentiating Catalan and Italian Futurisms." Romance Quarterly 55.1 (Winter 2008): 13-27.

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