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2021 CONFERENCE CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

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Watch the video of the Closing Remarks by President Ellen Nerenberg and of the Book Winners Announcement!

NOW AVAILABLE: the video of the Keynote address by Professor Arielle Saiber (Bowdoin College), with the participation of Maru Ceballos (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Kat Mustatea (NYC), Kazumasa Chiba (Tokyo, Japan)

Please note: some of the images in the videos may not be appropriate for viewers of all ages.


ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN TIME (EDT/EST | US/CANADA)
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11am - 11:45am - Opening Remarks and Conference Overview
12pm - 1:15pm - R1 - ROUNDTABLE: Publishing in Italian Studies

1pm - 2pm - LOUNGE

2pm - 3pm - Queer Studies Caucus Meeting

3pm - 4:15pmR2 - ROUNDTABLE: Identity across borders: new interdisciplinary publications in Italian Studies
4:15pm - 5:45pm - Workshop: Community Outreach and Civic Engagement


Session 1

10am - 11am - P1 - Memory of Captivity in 20th and 21st Century Italian Culture #1

11am - 12pm - P2 - Memory of Captivity in 20th and 21st Century Italian Culture #2

Session 2

10am - 11am - P3 - Aristotle in Early Modern Italian literature

11am - 12pm - P4 - Scrittori filogini nella "Querelle des Femmes" in Italia dal Duecento al Seicento #1

Session 3

11am - 12pm - Workshop:  Mentoring 

12pm - 1:30pm - TOWN HALL #1

1:30pm - 2pm - Break

Session 1
2pm - 3pm - P5 - Dreaming and prophesying in the Italian Middle Ages

3pm - 4pm - P6 - Post-Humanism? Thinking beyond the human in Italian Culture #1

4pm - 5pm - P7 - Post-Humanism? Thinking beyond the human in Italian Culture #2

Session 2



4pm - 5pm - P8 - Locked up: Italian representations of confinement and seclusion 

Session 3
2pm - 3:15pm
- R3 - ROUNDTABLE:
Matilde Serao: International profile, reception, and networks

3pm - 4 pm - P9 - Scrittori filogini nella "Querelle des Femmes" in Italia dal Duecento al Seicento #2

4pm - 5:15pm - R4 - ROUNDTABLE: Are we there yet? The "Next generation" of Italian Graduate Studies

5pm - 6pm - LOUNGE


Session 1
10am - 11am - P10
 - Italian silent cinema / Cinema muto italiano

11am - 12:15pm - R5 - ROUNDTABLE: Cultural adaptations in Italian literature, cinema, and performing arts

Session 2
10am - 11am - P11 - Eco disaster in contemporary Italian literature and cinema #1

11am - 12pm - P12 - Eco disaster in contemporary Italian literature and cinema #2

Session 3
10am - 11am - P13 - What present for the Resistance? #1

11am - 12pm - P14 - What present for the Resistance? #2


12pm - 1:30pm - Workshop: Digital Methodologies

1:30pm - 2pm - Break

Session 1
2pm - 3:15pm - R6 - ROUNDTABLE:  Black Italian Cultures

3pm - 4pm - P15 - Machines in Italian 20th century culture

4pm - 5pm - P16 - Embodied borders

Session 2
2pm - 3pm - P17 - Post-Humanism? Thinking beyond the human in Italian Culture #3

3pm - 4pm - P18 - How to write a woman's life. An Italian perspective #1

4pm - 5pm - P19 - How to write a woman's life. An Italian perspective #2

Session 3
2pm - 3:15pm
- R7 - ROUNDTABLE: Streaming Italy

3pm - 4:15pm - R8 - ROUNDTABLE: What is critical race studies in Italian Studies?

4pm - 5:15pm - R9 - ROUNDTABLE: On Omelia Contadina (JR & Alice Rohrwacher, 2020)

5pm - 6pm - LOUNGE


Memorial Day

Session 1
10am - 11am - P20 - Italian girlhood and other brilliant friends

11am - 12:15pm - R10 - ROUNDTABLE: Transformative food studies

12:15pm - 2 pm - Break

2pm - 3pm - P21 - L’autore e la contemporaneit√†: nuove forme di autorialit√†

3pm - 4:15pm - R11 - ROUNDTABLE: Representing gender and sexuality in transnational and transmedia productions/narrative


9am - 10:30: Workshop: Dissertations 2021Session 1
10am - 11am - P22 - Our other epidemic. Historicising the impact of HIV/AIDS in Italy

--Workshop

Session 2
10am - 11am - P23
 - Transnational Italian Studies #1

11am - 12 pm - P24 - Transnational Italian Studies #2

12pm - 1:30pm - KEYNOTE:
Non Una di Meno

1:30pm - 2pm - Break

Session 1
2pm - 3pm - P25 - Made in Naples: Neapolitan cinema in the new millenium

3pm - 4pm - P26 - Contemporary Italian feminist voices #1

4pm - 5pm - P27 - Contemporary Italian feminist voices #2

Session 2
2pm - 3pm - P28 - Bridging the disciplines: intermediality and hybrid methodologies

3pm - 4pm - P29 - How to remember Fascism? Politics of memory in media, monuments and archives #1

4pm - 5 pm - P30 - How to remember Fascism? Politics of memory in media, monuments and archives #2

Session 3
2pm - 3:15pm
- R12 - ROUNDTABLE: Modelli educativi nella letteratura per le ragazze nell'Ottocento

3pm - 4:15pm - R13 - ROUNDTABLE: Machiavelli in contemporary media

4pm - 5pm - P31 - Intercultural dialogue and scholarly exchange: Italian writers in the Mediterranean and beyond (1400-1700)

5pm - 6pm - LOUNGE
Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Conference


Festa della Repubblica

Session 1
10am - 11am - P32 - Suonare il il piffero della rivoluzione? Culture and politics in Italy's "Long '68"

11am  - 12pm - P33 - Leggere non basta: la letteratura Italiana in classe #1

12pm - 2pm - Break

2pm - 3pm - P34 - Leggere non basta: la letteratura Italiana in classe #2

3pm - 4pm - P35 - Women in the parliament and the "democratic citizenship" in Italy (1946-1963)
4pm - 5pm - LOUNGE


9am - 10:30am - Workshop: Professional Development and Post-graduate Careers Workshop

Session 1

10am - 11:15am - R14 - ROUNDTABLE: Language and narrative in cultural exchanges between Italy and the USA

11am - 12pm - P36 - 18th century Italian women: achieving agency through literature, art and science

--Workshop

Session 2

10am - 11am - P37 - Elsa Morante, "A great passion for reality"? #1

11am - 12pm - P38 - Italy and South/East Asia: cultural encounters and literary relations

12pm - 2pm - Break


Session 1

2pm - 3pm - P39 - Fear and loathing: Gli anziani in Renaissance Italy

3pm - 4pm - P40 - Italian art and architecture on film: an interdisciplinary overview
-- IAS Sponsored Session for AAIS 2021

4pm - 5pm - P41 - Intersectional analysis and Italian Studies
-- Sponsored by the Queer Studies Caucus

Session 2

2pm - 3pm - P42 - Elsa Morante, "A great passion for reality"? #2

3pm - 4pm - P43 - Donne ed editoria nell'Italia degli anni Settanta: modelli di studio e prospettive di ricerca

4pm - 5:15pm - R15 - ROUNDTABLE: Challenges and opportunities of remote teaching

Session 3

2pm - 3pm - P44 - Italian girlhoods on screen #1

3pm - 4:15pm - R16 - ROUNDTABLE: Fairy tales in Italy / Fiabe in Italia

4pm - 5pm - P45 - Italian girlhoods on screen #2

5pm - 6pm - LOUNGE


Session 1

10am - 11am - P46 - Adaptations of Italian literature

11am - 12pm - P47 - Consuming Italian history, memory and identity through mass media products #1

Session 2

10am - 11:15am - R17 - ROUNDTABLE: Transnational television, Italian style

11am - 12pm - P48 - Trauma narratives in Italian and transnational women's writing #1

Session 3

10am - 11:15am - R18 - ROUNDTABLE: Social media: how to increase visibility and interaction for Italian language programs

11am - 12pm - P49 - Viola Di Grado: four novels and counting

12pm - 1:30pm - TOWN HALL #2

1:30pm - 2pm - Break

Session 1

2pm - 3pm - P50 - Consuming Italian history, memory and identity through mass media products #2

3pm - 4pm - P51 - Narrating bodies, spaces, and margins in contemporary Italy #1

4pm - 5pm - P52 - Narrating bodies, spaces, and margins in contemporary Italy #2

Session 2

2pm - 3pm - P53 - Trauma narratives in Italian and transnational women's writing #2

3pm - 4pm - P54 - Trauma narratives in Italian and transnational women's writing #3

4pm - 5pm - P55 - Federico Fellini at 101 and beyond

Session 3

2pm - 3:15pm - R19 - ROUNDTABLE: Bodies of water: man-made natural disasters
-- IAS Sponsored session for AAIS 2021—Roundtable format

3pm - 4:15 pm - R20 - ROUNDTABLE: Cinema and Diaspora: Post World-War II Audiences Abroad

4pm - 5pm - P56 - Interdisciplinary perspectives in World literature

5pm - 6pm - LOUNGE


Session 1

10am - 11am - P57 - Trauma narratives in Italian and transnational women's writing #4

11am - 12pm - P58 - Trauma narratives in Italian and transnational women's writing #5

Session 2

10am - 11:15am - R21- ROUNDTABLE: Retuning Fellini's cinema

11am - 12pm - P59 - Narrating bodies, spaces, and margins in contemporary Italy #3

10am - 11:15am - R22 - ROUNDTABLE: Research highlights in Film and Media studies
-- Sponsored by the Queer Studies Caucus

11am - 12pm - Workshop: Mentoring

12pm - 1:30pm - KEYNOTE
Professor Arielle Saiber (Bowdoin College), with the participation of Maru Ceballos (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Kat Mustatea (NYC), Kazumasa Chiba (Tokyo, Japan)

1;30pm - 2pm - Break

Session 1
2pm - 3pm - P60 - Exploring identity/identities: Naples beyond Gomorra & Elena Ferrante

3pm - 4pm - P61 - Fairy Tales in Italy

4pm - 5pm - P62 - Before and after 1968: same-sex sexualities in 1950s and 1970s Italian press
- - Sponsored by the Queer Studies Caucus

Session 2
2pm - 3pm - P63 - Forging the myth: Dante in the long nineteenth century #1
-- Sponsored by Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies (Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania)

3pm - 4pm - P64 - Scrittori filogini nella "Querelle des Femmes" in Italia dal Duecento al Seicento #3

4pm - 5pm - P65 - Scrittori filogini nella "Querelle des Femmes" in Italia dal Duecento al Seicento #4

Session 3
2pm - 3:15pm - R23 - ROUNDTABLE: Italian Feminist thought in 2021


4pm - 5pm - P66 - Forging the myth: Dante in the long nineteenth century #2
-- Sponsored by Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies (Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania)

5pm - 6pm - LOUNGE

5pm - 6:15pm - R24 - ROUNDTABLE: Co-creating multi-generation Italian Australian identities in COVID-19 times


Session 1
9am - 10am - P67 - Italian voices on the "Humanism debate"
10am - 11am - P68 - Neorealism as multimedia #1

11am - 12pm - P69 - Neorealism as multimedia #2

12pm - 1pm - BUSINESS MEETING

1pm - 2 pm - Break

2pm - 3pm - Closing Reception / Book Winners Announcement


  

  


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AAIS Senior Graduate Assistant, Giulio Genovese (giuliog@sas.upenn.edu)


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