Call for Papers 2013 Conference
Deadline To Apply: March 31, 2013
"Beyond Adriatic Shores: Italy and the East"
Princeton University, Department of Music
Sunday, April 28, 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.