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Author Sica, Paola, 1961-
Title Futurist women : Florence, feminism and new science / Paola Sica.
Imprint Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Author Sica, Paola, 1961-
Series Palgrave studies in modern European literature
Palgrave studies in modern European literature.
Subject Futurism (Literary movement) -- Italy.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This study advances the dialogue on gendered avant-garde and fosters speculations on the posthuman condition through a bold weaving of biography, cultural history, and literary and art criticism.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Futurist Women in Florence, 1916-18; 1.1 Profiles; 1.2 The women of L'Italia futurista and their responses to the Florentine cultural context; 1.3 Previous scholarship on Futurist women and new directions; 2 Evolving Concepts of Womanhood; 2.1 The female group of L'Italia futurista and first-wave feminism; 2.2 Battles of the sexes; 2.3. F.T. Marinetti's "Handbook of the Perfect Seducer"; 2.4 Responses to Marinetti: women and men in "Donna + Amore + Bellezza" of L'Italia futurista.
2.5 New moral codes in literary and artistic works by Rosa Rosa, Irma Valeria, Fulvia Giuliani and Mina Della Pergola3 Powerful Bodies and Powerful Nations; 3.1 The influence of new medical trends, eugenics and naturism; 3.2 The body of a woman as the body of the nation: Enif Robert and F.T. Marinetti's Un ventre di donna; 3.3 Sensual bodies and cosmic dimensions: Fanny Dini and Magamal; 3.4 From virile to assemblable bodies: Maria Ginanni; 3.5 Physical strength and weakness in Rosa Rosa's short stories; 4 Regeneration through Occultism; 4.1 The supernatural in Europe.
4.2 Spiritual revival in Florence4.3 Occultism and blue writing: Irma Valeria; 4.4 The infinite transparency of the soul: Maria Ginanni; 4.5 Dreams and wars: Marj Carbonaro, Fulvia Giuliani, Enrica Piubellini, Emma Marpillero and Rosa Rosa; 5 The Epitome and Repercussions of the New Woman; 5.1 Multiple identities: Rosa Rosa's Una donna con tre anime; 5.2 Precursors and followers, especially Mina Loy and Roma futurista; 5.3 After Futurism: posthumanism and cybernetic feminism; Notes and References; Bibliography; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781137508041 (electronic bk.)
1137508043 (electronic bk.)
9781349561445 (print)
OCLC # 927961662

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