Futurism and Propaganda: Manifestos, Theatres, and Magazines Public Deposited

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  • Conrad, Sydney
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Studies
  • My dissertation argues that Italian Futurism, in twentieth century Europe, was able to gain widespread recognition because it modelled its methods of diffusion after the parliamentary styled campaigns of social movements. Futurism not only introduced a new style of art but also transformed the way in which art was promoted, politicized, and used as a tool for propaganda. Through an analysis of the Futurist communicative strategies - in particular the use of the manifesto, theatrical space, and literary magazines - the dissertation shows how Marinetti and the Futurists were able to bring together different methods of collective action with symbolic acts of self-representation. These elements coalesced into the Futurist campaign, which allowed the movement to spread throughout the world.
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  • Boero, Silvia
  • Dainotto, Roberto
  • Luisetti, Federico
  • Chambless, Amy
  • Rao, Ennio
  • Doctor of Philosophy
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016

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