The Spanish and Italian Modernist Studies Forum (SIMSF) was founded by Nicolás Fernández-Medina and Maria Truglio in 2013 to provide a forum at Penn State for the exploration of the socio-historical, cultural, and aesthetic transformations that fundamentally shaped Spain and Italy during the Modernist period.
Through its emphasis on multi-disciplinarity and its commitment to global scholarly exchange, SIMSF serves as a dynamic structure that brings together specialists in the field to establish productive networks for discussion and collaboration.
The volume entitled “Modernism and the Avant-garde Body in Spain and Italy” (eds. Nicolás Fernández-Medina and Maria Truglio) is a comparative and multidisciplinary collection that examines “bodily thinking” in Spanish and Italian avant-garde literature and art of the late twentieth century. For general information, specific content, and more, please click on Research tab.
Michelle McGowan is the 2019-2020 SIMSF Graduate Assistant. Michelle is a third-year graduate student in the MA/Ph.D. program in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese with research interests in twentieth-century Spanish and Latin American literature.