Salvatore Pappalardo G'19

Salvatore  Pappalardo
Assistant Professor
English
Towson University
last updated: 10/1/2019

ACLS Project Development Grants 2019
Assistant Professor
English
Towson University
Modernism in Trieste: Habsburg Phoenicians and the Literary Invention of Europe, 1870-1939

This book shows how literary modernism challenged the rise of xenophobic nationalism in early twentieth-century Europe. Electing the Phoenicians, rivals of Greeks and Romans, as the foundation of a more inclusive Mediterranean Europe, modernists in Trieste subverted a widespread nationalist rhetoric. They ascribed to Trieste the role of cultural mediator, seeing the port city as an urban experiment for a future United States of Europe. The grant will support writing during summer 2019.