Italian Studies and the digital: From umanistica digitale to digital culture studies

Guyda Armstrong*, Emanuela Patti

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Abstract / Description of output

This article reflects on the history and futures of the ‘digital’ — that is, what might be termed ‘digital humanities’ and ‘digital cultures’ in relation to Italian Studies. We provide an overview of some of the major achievements and trends in the field, and show how Italian Studies scholars have engaged with the technological and epistemological developments of the digital age in terms of theories, methods, and approaches to Italian culture. We concentrate, in particular, on Italian literature, examining first the research milestones of ‘umanistica digitale’. The second part of the article analyses the phenomenon of Italian literature and criticism 3.0 and looks at the recently developed fields of electronic literature and transmedia storytelling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-208
JournalItalian Studies
Issue number2
Early online date20 Apr 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Apr 2020

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • digital humanities
  • digial cultures
  • electronic literature
  • digital arts
  • media studies


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