Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Week One

What is an art movement? How does critique relate to creativity? Is writing an art? What is a workshop?

Scene Nights, Dinners, and Manifesti

Futurism was a movement in Italy associated with the rise of Mussolini, and separately in Russia associated with the Revolution. The poet Marinetti published the Futurist manifesto in 1909.

Futurist Manifesto

Required text from The Futurist Cookbook.

The Italian Futurist Sintisi and Banquets will be introduced in this first class, and then participants will discuss their contributions to a “new” Sintisi / Banquet “dinner theatre” for the following week.

See also, in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, "Futurism," pps. 445-448.

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