Italian Modernities

ISSN: 1662-9108

The series aims to publish innovative research on the written, material and visual cultures and intellectual history of modern Italy, from the 19th century to the present day. It is open to a wide variety of different approaches and methodologies, disciplines and interdisciplinary fields: from literary criticism and comparative literature to archival history, from cultural studies to material culture, from film and media studies to art history. It is especially interested in work which articulates aspects of Italy's particular, and in many respects, peculiar, interactions with notions of modernity and postmodernity, broadly understood. It also aims to encourage critical dialogue between new developments in scholarship in Italy and in the English-speaking world.
The Italian Modernities series also includes the Panoramas sub-series. These volumes provide accessible, wide-ranging, research-led accounts of significant new trends, emerging fields of study and new methodologies within work on modern Italian culture, history and related disciplines.


  • Title: «Esemplari umani»

    «Esemplari umani»

    I personaggi nell’opera di Primo Levi
    Volume 43
    by Giovanna Cordibella (Volume editor) Martina Mengoni (Volume editor) 2023
    ©2024 Edited Collection 274 Pages
  • Title: The Distance to China

    The Distance to China

    Twentieth-Century Italian Travel Narratives of Patriotism, Commitment and Disillusion (1898–1985)
    Volume 42
    by Linetto Basilone (Author) 2022
    ©2022 Monographs 320 Pages
  • Title: Uno spazio narrativo immersivo

    Uno spazio narrativo immersivo

    La XIII Triennale di Milano, 1964
    Volume 41
    by Alessandro Bosco (Author) 2022
    ©2022 Monographs 228 Pages
  • Title: Italian Industrial Literature and Film

    Italian Industrial Literature and Film

    Perspectives on the Representation of Postwar Labor
    Volume 40
    by Carlo Baghetti (Volume editor) Jim Carter (Volume editor) Lorenzo Marmo (Volume editor) 2021
    ©2021 Edited Collection 554 Pages
  • Title: Opera aperta

    Opera aperta

    Italian Electronic Literature from the 1960s to the Present
    Volume 39
    by Emanuela Patti (Author) 2022
    ©2022 Monographs 308 Pages
  • Title: Italian Political Cinema

    Italian Political Cinema

    Public Life, Imaginary, and Identity in Contemporary Italian Film
    Volume 38
    by Giancarlo Lombardi (Volume editor) Christian Uva (Volume editor) 2016
    ©2016 Monographs 448 Pages
  • Title: Italian Chimeras

    Italian Chimeras

    Narrating Italy through the Writing of Sebastiano Vassalli
    Volume 37
    by Meriel Tulante (Author) 2020
    ©2020 Monographs 328 Pages
  • Title: Innesti


    Primo Levi e i libri altrui
    Volume 36
    by Gianluca Cinelli (Volume editor) Robert S.C. Gordon (Volume editor) 2020
    ©2020 Edited Collection 422 Pages
  • Title: Queer(ing) Gender in Italian Women’s Writing

    Queer(ing) Gender in Italian Women’s Writing

    Maraini, Sapienza, Morante
    Volume 35
    by Maria Morelli (Author) 2021
    ©2021 Monographs 306 Pages
  • Title: Queer Ventennio

    Queer Ventennio

    Italian Fascism, Homoerotic Art, and the Nonmodern in the Modern
    Volume 34
    by John Champagne (Author) 2019
    ©2019 Monographs 310 Pages