Opera aperta. Italian electronic literature from the 1960s to the present | Book launch
In this video you can watch the book launch of "Opera aperta. Italian electronic literature from the 1960s to the present" (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2022) which is coming out this month (April 2022). This lecture was organized by the Modern Languages and Literature Department, co-sponsored by Communications Department, and chaired by JCU Professor Paolo Prato. (further details can be found here). The book is the first comprehensive history of Italian electronic literature, looking at the experimentation across literary forms and electronic media during the digital revolution or "Third Industrial Revolution". This corpus of hybrid works has its origin in Nanni Balestrini's Tape Mark I (1961) and Umberto Eco's coeval seminal essay Opera aperta (1962). The book provides an overview of the main experimental genres and key Italian authors of this revolution, as well as a critical reflection on the condition of digitality as cultural logic. In her talk, Dr Patti will touch upon the theoretical and methodological framework of the book and present some case studies.