9 – 10 May 2014

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Between Regression and Failure
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s vehement attack on contemporary liberal and hyper-technologized Neocapitalism was related to a criticism of rationalism and its socio-political as well as linguistic and aesthetic manifestations. The hypothesis that this conference aimed at exploring was that such criticism draws on two central notions in Pasolini’s work, namely regression and failure. To what extent does Pasolini appropriate and revalue these notions and transform them into indispensable modes for (re)thinking the present and for continuing to be critically engaged in the artistic, intellectual and political sphere?


Maison de la recherche, Université Paris-Sorbonne
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Organized by

Sara Fortuna
Manuele Gragnolati
Christoph Holzhey
Davide Luglio
A cooperation between the Equipe Littérature et Culture Italiennes (ELCI, EA 1496) de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, ICI Berlin and l’Università degli Studie Guglielmo Marconi, with the support of l’École doctorale IV et du Conseil Scientifique de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne.

In French, Italian

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