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date: 06 December 2021

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Futurism is widely acknowledged as the earliest of the avant-garde literary movements to have swept through parts of Europe and Eurasia in the second decade of the twentieth century. Eliding social struggle into a generalized celebration of war, Italian Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and his comrades left no doubt that theirs was a program of national renewal, a battle against the academy, the university, and the museum, perceived as cultural equivalents of Italy' political stagnation. This article examines the futurist movements of Italy and the Russian empire, showing how aesthetic modernism negotiated and tested the global literary system then coming into being, a system marked by centers of dominance and restless peripheries, and characterized by increasingly rapid cosmopolitan cultural flows as well as by the reaffirmation of cultural and geopolitical boundaries.

Keywords: futurism, literary movement, Italy, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, aesthetic modernism, Russia, futurist movements

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