LINGUIST List 24.1249

Wed Mar 13 2013

Calls: Italian, General Linguistics/Australia

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 12-Mar-2013
From: Luciana d'Arcangeli <>
Subject: Re-imagining Italian Studies - ACIS 7th Biennial Conference
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Full Title: Re-imagining Italian Studies - ACIS 7th Biennial Conference
Date: 04-Dec-2013 - 06-Dec-2013 Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Contact Person: Nena Bierbaum
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Italian

Call Deadline: 14-Jun-2013

Meeting Description:

Over the past decades in Australia and internationally we have witnessed major cultural, political and economic changes which have impacted on the nature and delivery of Italian Studies: the aging of first and second generation post-war Italian migrants, the retreat from more advanced multicultural policy positions, the refocussing of Australian international relations towards Asia; the arrival of increasing numbers of highly mobile Italian professionals. Recognising the changing profile and affiliations of learners of Italian in our universities and the profound contemporary cultural and technological transformations, it is timely to re-imagine Italian Studies into the 21st century.

The ACIS 7th Biennial Conference will be held at Flinders University and the University of South Australia, Adelaide CBD from 4-6 December 2013. Please book your hotels early to avoid disappointment as there are other events on that week.

Confirmed speakers include:

David Forgacs (Professor of Italian, New York University)
Martin McLaughlin (Professor of Italian and Fiat Serena Professor of Italian Studies, University of Oxford)
Vito Zagarrio (Filmmaker and Professor of Film Analysis, Universita’ degli Studi Roma Tre) Vito Zagarrio Bio (PDF 68KB)

The writer Igiaba Scego has yet to confirm her attendance.

Organising Committee:

Dr Luciana d’Arcangeli (Co-convenor - Flinders University) and Dr Isobel Grave (Co-convenor - UniSA); Dr Giancarlo Chiro (UniSA); Prof. Diana Glenn (Flinders); Dr Daniela Rose (Flinders); Assoc Prof. Angela Scarino (UniSA); Dr Antonella Strambi (Flinders); Dr Enza Tudini (UniSA)

Call for Papers:

A particular theme of the ACIS 7th Biennial Conference is therefore to consider how we can best conceptualise Italian Studies in the dynamic context of globalization. Participants are invited to address the broad theme of re-imagining Italian Studies taking account (inter alia) of the changing profile of Italian-Australian communities, Italian and Australian identities in the Asian century, the Italian diaspora, Italian as a post-colonial language and culture, the Italian cultural sphere of influence in the world, changing patterns of mobility and settlement, new technologies and engaging creatively with new generations of students across the tiers of education. Contemporary societal transformations require innovative responses.

At the same time, the organisers welcome papers from other traditionally strong fields in Italian studies, such as Renaissance literature, history and culture, where the illustration of shifts in theoretical, methodological or substantial concerns may be linked in a variety of ways to the conference theme.

Proposals for Panel Sessions and/or Papers (20 minutes) within the broad areas of Italian History, Literature, Cinema, Language Teaching and Acquisition, Linguistics and Sociolinguistics, Sociology and Anthropology including Italian Migration Studies, Italians in Australia, History of Art, Politics, Economics and Business are welcome.

Please submit panel sessions or paper proposals (250-300 words in Italian or English) by Friday 14 June 2013 to Nena Bierbaum:

Proposal forms are available here: ACIS 2013.docx.

Confirmation of acceptance of the proposals will be sent out to authors via email on or by Friday 19 July 2013.

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