3-5 May 2012.. College of Charleston, C. See the Web site for more information on their conferences.
A list of all of their conferences.
Held 15-16 December 2011. Department of Italian Studies, University of Birmingham. See the Web site for more information.
Held 13 - 16 July 2011. The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus. Biennial. "...the 2011 conference explores the most recent directions taken by the multifarious and interdisciplinary research areas within 'Italian Studies' (including Italian literature, history, art history, linguistics, translation studies, migration and border studies, cinema studies, anthropology, sociology)...The deadline for submissions was 14 December 2010." Please see the Web site for details.
27-28 January 2012. Los Angeles, CA. Topic: (Dis)Unity in Italy. "In the spirit of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, the Italian Graduate Student Association (IGSA) at UCLA is pleased to announce a graduate conference that will put the concept of a unified Italy in dialogue with the sociocultural, literary, geographic and political realities of the country...Papers from all disciplines are welcome, including Italian literature, Film and Media Studies, Comparative Literature, Art History, Music, History, etc...Please send an abstract (300 words maximum) and contact information to (firstname.lastname@example.org) before October 17, 2011."
At the University of Pennsylvania. Lectures, conferences, and other events.
Events, activities, and Forum Italicum.
2-3 March 2012. Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Theme: Revealing Italy : Italy Re-veiled. Please see the Web site for full information. Please send an anonymous abstract (no longer than 300 words) and a cover sheet with the title of your paper, your name, affiliation, contact information (including telephone and e-mail address) and technical equipment needed as a Microsoft Word file attachment to (email@example.com. ). SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 18, 2012.
Held 17 April 2010. Theme: "Let everyday life become a work of art": The quotidiano in Italian Studies. "We invite abstracts from all disciplines that study the everyday in any period of Italy's history from the Middle Ages to the present. Papers may be written in either English or Italian...Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length (7-8 typed pages, double-spaced). Abstracts of no more than 300 words were due to firstname.lastname@example.org January 12, 2010. [No sign of this 28 January 2012]
Annual; usually held in September. [Web site has semi-vanished--maybe the Perseids took it...12 August 2010. Still gone--27 January 2012]
4 February 2012. Annual. See the Web site for more information.
Held April 30 and May 1, 2010. No sign of this 28 January 2012. Note their journal Heliotropia.
Held 4-5 November 2011. "The Italian Graduate Society at Rutgers University would like to invite you send in submissions for our bi-annual conference entitled Immaginazione which will take place on...the Rutgers University campus...Through the centuries, an abstract image of the Italian peninsula as a geographical entity as well as a political reality is what seems to have kept the idea of Italian unity alive. The 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy is the ideal moment to confront this concept's past, present, and future. Who or what gave birth to and nourished this image of aspiration and/or chimera? In what capacity has it represented or still represents contemporary reality? How much do or did writers, artists, journalists, directors, philosophers, etc, contribute to this?...Those interested in participating should send a 300 word abstract, in the form of an electronic attachment, to: (email@example.com) by June 30th, 2011. Papers may be presented in English or Italian, and presentations should not exceed 15-20 minutes."
Held 4-6 November 2011. Atlanta, Georgia. Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. "This session will explore the relation between the power of text through varied analyses and methodologies of Ballads, Songs, Comedies, Epistolary collections and Autobiographies within Italian literature and culture. Papers related to medieval and renaissance Italian literature and culture, though with other focus, will be also considered. By May 31, 2011, please send abstracts to Silvia Giovanardi Byer, Park University, at (firstname.lastname@example.org)."
Held every year, usually in April at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington. Usually lots of papers on Italian subjects.
15-18 March 2012. Rochester, New York Many sessions in many languages and other subjects. Call for Papers not yet posted: 8 May 2011. See the Web site for details.
Held 6-9 July 2011. University of St Andrews, Scotland. Biennial Conference of the Society. "Panels should be made up of three papers of no more than 20 minutes and each panel session should not exceed 1 hour and 40 minutes...Please send your proposals by e-mail by 31 December 2010 to (email@example.com>." See the Web site for details.
8 June 2012. University of Birmingham, College of Arts and Law, School of Modern Languages. "The Society for Italian Studies is committed to supporting postgraduate students working in all fields of Italian Studies. Through its activities, the Society aims to foster a strong postgraduate community, and to encourage postgraduate research by facilitating exchange between academic researchers at all stages of study in the discipline of Italian Studies. Postgraduate Students are invited to submit proposals on any aspect of Italian Studies. Papers should be in Italian or English and should last approximately 20 minutes. Abstracts of a maximum of 300 words, together with a short biography indicating academic background and research interests, should be sent by 16 March 2012 to Carla Aloe', Rommany Jenkins and Susanne Thuermer at the following e-mail address: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Held 28-27 February 2010. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Annual?
La Fusta will accept creative works which apply to our theme in the form of poetry, photography, and short stories. Contributions should be sent anonymously with a cover letter to:
- Rutgers Italian Graduate Society
- 84 College Avenue
- New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- Deadline for submissions: January 31st 2011.
This is the Journal of the American Association for Italian Studies
"McGill Italian Studies Graduate Program and McGill Undergraduate Studies Association are pleased to announce the creation of Sfumature, the first peer reviewed, trilingual Italian Studies journal in North America for both graduate and undergraduate research. The articles appearing in Sfumature will be at the crossroads of languages, disciplines and cultures. Our objective will be to curate a collection of sundry elements: academic papers, opinion pieces and creative writing."
For Summer Italian language study courses, please see here.
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