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Modernity, Machines and Motor Oil: Italian Futurist Art and Ideals

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Central

Where: Harris Hall, Harris - 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Open 0

Contact: Department of French and Italian   (847) 491-5490

Group: Department of French and Italian

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Featuring Christopher Atwood of the Department of French and Italian, this illustrated lecture explores the artwork created by Italian Futurists.


Christopher Atwood graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with a degree in Italian Language and Literature (2003). Following graduation, he taught bilingual education (English/Spanish) as a New York City Teaching Fellow. While teaching full-time, Atwood earned a Master’s of Science in Education.

Atwood joined UC Berkeley's Italian Studies department in 2005 as an M.A./PhD candidate. Currently, he is finishing a project titled In A Queer Place in Time: Fictions of Belonging in Italy 1890-2010. At UC Berkeley, he also completed a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. In 2012, he was the inaugural winner of the Philip Brett LGBT Fellowship. He has given invited talks in the U.S. and Europe on topics such as Italian Futurism, contemporary fiction, and Pier Vittorio Tondelli. Atwood recently inked a chapter in the forthcoming book, DENUNCIA: Speaking Up in Modern Italy (Farleigh-Dickinson University Press). His teaching and research interests include Italian cinema, Italian feminist thought, travel writing, and gender in modern Italy (1850-today).

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