Carlotta Albanese

Curriculum vitæ
In 2021 she received her Master’s Degree in modern Philology presented at the University Federico II of Naples with a grade of 110 e lode/ 110, presenting a thesis in modern and contemporary italian literature entitled «Pronunciarsi su un mondo imposseduto». Il dibattito tra letteratura e industria nel «Menabò». She published a paper entitled Il dibattito tra letteratura e industria: «Il menabò 4», in «Sinestesie online» (supplemento della rivista «Sinestesie»), a. XI, n. 36, 2022, pp. 1-13. She took part in the National Convention MOD, Società italiana per lo studio della modernità letteraria, in 2022 with the report «Descensus. I dannati di Una visita in fabbrica di Vittorio Sereni».

Research project

Tutor
Rosa Giulio
       Co-Tutor

Title: “The debat between literature and industry in the megazines of the Fifties and Sixties”

The research aims to carry out a study on the vast material attributable to the debates published in the journal between the fifties and sixties in order to deepen the new narrative models and the technical developments through which the need for an “industrial ” literature emerges the step of the modernization process of the company. The objective of the research will be to diachronically deepen the debate between literature and industry, highlighting the contributions that have led to the definition of the industrial theme in literature through many corporate magazines. Some house organs, including “Comunità” (1946- 1960) for the Olivetti company, “Pirelli. Rivista d’informazione tecnica” (1948-52) for the company of the same name and “Civiltà delle macchine” (1953-1958) directed by Leonardo Sinisgalli for the Finmeccanica company. All this to provide a new interpretation of the numerous investigations of the “factory intellectuals”. After having investigated the most important contributions such as those signed by the most famous writers of the time, it is decided to structure the work by placing at the end of this important debate the magazine “Il menabò” (1959-1957) directed by Elio Vittorini and Italo Calvino who had the merit of resolving some knots of the question through the fourth and fifth issues of the magazine.