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Title: Letteratura e contestazione : il '68 nella letteratura italiana tra neoavanguardia e postmoderno
Author: Brancaleoni, Claudio
ISNI:       0000 0004 7432 1798
Awarding Body: Bangor University
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis analyses the relationship between Italian literature and political conflict in the 20th century, starting with the Neo-avant-garde and ending with postmodernism, as two crucial periods for understanding the connection between literature and conflict. My dissertation consists of three chapters. The first one focuses on the Neo-avant-garde as a key moment of fracture and discontinuity in the representation of conflict in literature compared to the previous literary production. The works of those authors belonging to the so-called “ideological wing” of this movement are characterized by the pursuit of alternative and contradictions, the analysis of the vast theoretical debate, and the desire to break away from tradition as a way of expressing also their dissatisfaction with the Italian socio-political system of the boom years. With 1968 and its various protest movements, the theme of conflict recurs frequently in literature and becomes a symbol through which writers, following the example of the Neo-avant-garde combine political protest and literary production, creating works where a mimetic approach, critical tension, and formal experimentation come together. Chapter 2 focuses on a selection of texts produced during the period 1968-1978, also known as the long 1968, which engage with the protest years and attempt to explain what happened. Finally, the third chapter focuses on a series of case studies from the postmodern period, also engaging with 1968. What is interesting about the works I analyse in this chapter is the use a critical reading of the protest years as a way of contesting the present, thus deviating from that ahistorical vision of reality that is frequently associated with postmodernism.
Supervisor: Rorato, Laura Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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