Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development, 1880-1945

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

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TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series
Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program

Mediterranean Modernism
Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development, 1880-1945

Presentation by Renee M. Silverman and Adam J. Goldwyn
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 5:00 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 243

This presentation, on the book of the same name, will explore how Modernist movements all across the Mediterranean basin differed from those of other regions. The political and economic turmoil of a period marked by world war, revolution, decolonization, nationalism, and the rapid advance of new technologies forced artists, writers and other intellectuals to create a new hybrid Mediterranean Modernist aesthetic which sought to balance the tensions between local and foreign, tradition and innovation, and colonial and postcolonial.

Renée M. Silverman is Associate Professor of Spanish and Spanish Graduate Program Director at Florida International University. She is the author of Mapping the Landscape, Remapping the Text: Spanish Poetry from Antonio Machado’s Campos de Castilla to the First Avant-Garde (1909–1925) (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014). In addition to Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Dr. Silverman has edited the volume The Popular Avant-Garde (Rodopi, 2010) and co-edited the forthcoming special issue on Latin America of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies (De Gruyter, 2017). She has also published articles on poetry and the avant-garde in Spain and Europe in such journals as the Hispanic Review, Romanic Review, and South Atlantic Review.

Adam J. Goldwyn is Assistant Professor of English at North Dakota State University. In addition to Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), he is editor of The Trojan Wars and the Making of the Modern World (Uppsala University Press, 2015) and co-editor of Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Classics in International Modernism and the Avant-Garde (Brill, 2016). For the 2016 -17 academic year, he is a fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard’s center for Byzantine Studies in Washington, D.C., where he is working on his monograph Byzantine Ecocriticism: Humans, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance (forthcoming in 2018 from Palgrave-MacMillan).

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This event has been generously sponsored by TotalBank and co-sponsored by JW Marriott Miami and Air Europa.