2013 Graduate Conference
Sunday, April 28, 2013
"Beyond Adriatic Shores: Italy and the East"
Princeton University, Department of Music
Call For Papers - Deadline: March 31, 2013
The East has always been a source of wonder, mystery, and sometimes danger for Italy, whether in the tangible threat posed by the Ottoman Empire, or the visions of an almost unimaginable world described by travelers such as Marco Polo or the 16th-century Jesuit Matteo Ricci. Italian artists, musicians, and writers have evoked the East from ancient times to the present day, using it as a setting for tropes of exoticism as well as setting it against the West, as in literature of the Crusades. Graduate students and scholars in the early stages of their career are invited to send abstracts of no more than 350 words to email@example.com by March 31st.
Among the possible topics: Exoticism and Orientalism in Italian arts, the influence of travel writers and the changing picture of the East, the outreach of Italian missionaries, and the influence of the eastern political situation on Italian artistic output. This conference will include a performance of scenes from Vivaldi’s 1719 opera, Il Teuzzone, set in China, by Princeton University students.
2012 Graduate Conference
The nine muses each have their own separate artistic realm, each the ruler over a specific art form. These arts, however, are perhaps not always so separated, and the muses are generally portrayed as a group. They may be united by a common theme, cultural context, or space and time. Artists of one genre may use works in another as inspiration, or may even attempt to fuse several art forms together to create a new type of work. In this conference, we will explore the connections between these "sister arts" in an Italian context.
Italy, as a birthplace for innovation in many of the arts, including genres such as opera, theater, and film that combine several art-forms, is a fertile ground for interdisciplinary study. We welcome proposals for papers or presentations in English or Italian from graduate students and junior faculty on the relationships between the arts in Italy from any discipline or historical period. Topics may include literature, music, theater, dance, visual arts, architecture, and film. Please submit abstracts to Aliyah Shanti, firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 31, 2012.
The Call for Papers deadline was January 31, 2012.
2011 Graduate Conference
Across the Borders of Desire: Italy as a Land of Departure and Destination
March 31 - April 1, 2011 Program
Our keynote speakers are Dr. Federica Mazzara (University College of London) and Professor Julio Monterio Martins (University of Pisa).
The Call for Papers deadline has been extended to February 25, 2011.
Fields of Interest: Migration and Media, Migration and Urban Space, Italian Culture Abroad, Italian-American Literature, Migration and Music, Linguistic Dis-Locations and/or Translations, Migration and Cinema, Woman Migrant Writers, Migration and Trama.
Renaissance Studies and Italian Studies 2010 Graduate Conference
Saturday - Sunday, April 24-25, 2010
The Call for Papers has been posted for the joint Italian Studies and Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference, April 24-25, 2010. The deadline for proposals is February 25.
Our conference's keynote speaker will be Dale Kent, Professor of History, University of California-Riverside.
Fields of Interest: early modern European history with an emphasis on the Renaissance period.
2008 GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2008~Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
(Baroque) Opera as (Post Modern) Drama: Or, Giulio Cesare our Contemporary”
Lunch 12:30-2:00 PM
Panel 2: At the Cross Roads: Citation, Sound, and Spectacle from Greece to Rome
“And Her Voice Rang Out in Tears”: Hecuba and Cassandra’s Moral Influence in La Didone
“Friendship, Autobiography and Citation in Petrarch and Montaigne”
“La dolce vita: The Renewed Marvels of Rome"
4:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Dennis Romano, Professor of History and Fine Arts, Syracuse University and Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery, Washington D.C
Art, Politics, and the Venetian Territorial State: The Building Projects of Doge Francesco Foscari, 1423-1457
Wine and Cheese Reception to Follow