On Italian neo-modernism. Paolo Volponi's Corporale and Pier Paolo Pasolini's Petrolio

Sul neomodernismo italiano. Corporale di Paolo Volponi e Petrolio di Pier Paolo Pasolini
Start - End 
2012 - 2017 (completed)
Department of Literary Studies
Other institution(s) 
Università di Perugia
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Research Period 
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Italian literature



During this doctoral research, two novels were studied, written during the sixties and seventies: Corporale by Paolo Volponi (Einaudi, Torino 1974) and Petrolio by Pier Paolo Pasolini (published posthumously: Einaudi, Torino 1992). I examined the presence and characteristics of a new trend in Italian novel in the second half of the twentieth century of which these two novels are the most relevant examples. The objective of this research is to further test the claim of an Italian New Modernism through its application on Corporale and Petrolio on the one hand, and the modernist novel on the other.

Co-supervisor Università degli studi di Perugia: Dr. Massimiliano Tortora




Phd Student(s)