International Yearbook of Futurism Studies (allg. Publikationsprojekt)

Allgemeine Angaben

Freitag, 20. Februar 2009
Donnerstag, 31. Dezember 2020
Weiterführender Link
Thematik nach Sprachen
Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch
Literaturwissenschaft, Medien-/Kulturwissenschaft
Avant-Garde, Modernism

Aktiv beteiligte Person(en)

(z.B. Kooperation, Mitarbeiter, Fellows)

Günter Berghaus


The Futurist art movement, founded by F.T. Marinetti in 1909, had a worldwide impact and made important contributions to avant-garde movements in many countries and artistic genres. This yearbook is designed to act as a medium of communication amongst a global community of Futurism scholars. It has an interdisciplinary orientation and presents new research on Futurism across national borders in fields such as literature, fine arts, music, theatre, design, etc. Apart from essays and country surveys it contains reports, reviews and an annual bibliography of recent Futurism studies.

International Yearbook of Futurism Studies has the policy of alternating theme-related issues with open issues.

The first volume (2011) investigates various forms of influence in Central and Eastern Europe with a special focus on Bulgaria, Czecheslovakia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia. An extensive documentary section presents over 900 papers given at 68 conferences held in conjunction with the Centenary of Futurism, and a bibliography of 425 publications commemorating 100 years of Futurism.

The second volume (2012) is an open issue that addresses reactions to Italian Futurism in nine countries: Japan, USA, Germany, Mexico, Britain, Estonia, Venezuela, France and Finland. Two further essays are devoted to the media of book art and music. An extensive bibliographic section presents all contributions to conference proceedings published after the 2009 Centenary of Futurism, plus some 50 exhibition catalogues and critical studies devoted to various aspects of Futurist art and literature.

Volume 3 (2013) is devoted to the Iberian peninsula and includes a variety of studies concerned with reactions to Futurism in Portugal, Castile, Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country. The volume aims at giving due consideration to regions often overlooked in critical studies of Futurism, focus on individual artists and writers from those provinces, and investigate how the Iberian brands of Futurism (or Futurist inclined avant-garde movements such as Ultraísmo, Creacionismo and Sensacionismo) interacted with Marinetti and other Futurists in Italy, Iberia and the rest of the world.

Volume 4 (2014) is again an open issue that addresses reactions to Italian Futurism in 13 countries (Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia), and in the artistic media of Music, Photography, Radio, Theatre, and Visual Poetry.

Volume 5 (2015) is a special issue dedicated to women Futurists and women artists influenced by Futurism. We have currently 14 essays lined up, covering artists as diverse as Maud Gonne, Kate Lechmere, Jessica Dismorr und Helen Saunders, Norah Borges, Maruja Mallo, Tatiana Vechorka, Ruzena Zátková, Gertrude Stein, Eva Kühn, Edyth von Haynau, Aleksandra Ekster, Giovanna Klien, etc.


It is the aim of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies to publish original research on the global ramifications of Futurism, on the intercultural flow of avant-garde ideas across national borders, on artistic movements inspired by Futurism across continents, and on artists operating in the international sphere with close contacts to Marinetti or other Futurists. It is particularly interested in heterodox forms of Futurism and in artists who were only periodically involved with Futurism or were inspired only by certain aspects of the Italian movement. The Yearbook has a truly comparative perspective and facilitates contacts across academia such as literature, fine arts, music, theatre, dance, architecture, decorative arts, graphic design, fashion etc.

Each volume has about 500 pages and consists of the following sections:

1. Announcements of conferences, exhibitions, publication ventures (10-15 pp)
2. Essays related to world-wide Futurism (300-350 pp.)
3. Country surveys discussing recent work carried out on Futurism in individual countries (30-40 pp.)
4. Conference reports, reviews of books, performances, concerts, exhibitions (10-20 pp)
5. Bibliography of recent Futurism studies, with a world-wide coverage, designed to serve as annual addenda to the Bibliographic Handbook of Futurism (also published by De Gruyter) (50 pp)

Ersteller des Eintrags
Günter Berghaus
Donnerstag, 07. Juni 2012, 11:06 Uhr
Letzte Änderung
Mittwoch, 06. Februar 2019, 08:43 Uhr