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Recent Faculty Publication: Dr. Santini's book "The Politics of Poetics: Poetry and Social Activism in Early-Modern through Contemporary Italy"

The Department of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce a recent book publication by Dr. Federica Santini. Her co-edited book, "The Politics of Poetics: Poetry and Social Activism in Early-Modern through Contemporary Italy," has just been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The volume contains essays by nine U.S. and international scholars on the theme of poetics as an agent for social change. Through a series of original analyses of poetic works belonging to the Italian canon or purposely posing themselves at the margins of it, the project seeks to highlight poetry as an art form which has the capacity to show the incongruities of society, not just semantically, but especially through the use it makes of signifiers, which allow meaning to come through notwithstanding linear communication. For a full description of the project, see the publisher's website: http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/The-Politics-of-Poetics--Poetry-and-Social-Activism-in-Early-Modern-through-Contemporary-Italy1-4438-4623-6.htm


Posted: May 15, 2013