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AAIS 2022, Virtual + in-person, Thinking Italian Plants

  • 21 Nov 2021 6:46 AM
    Message # 12140425

    AAIS 2022, virtual conference (May 13-15) and in-person in Bologna (May 29-June 1). 


    This session invites papers rooted in an engagement with botanical life on our shared planet. The work of scientists like Monica Gagliano and Stefano Mancuso has positioned Italy at the forefront of a reconsideration of plant being that shatters the mute passivity conventionally associated with plants, recognizing instead their ability to communicate, strategize, remember, and even play. We seek to extend this project to the cultural sphere by exploring Italian literary and cinematic reflections on how plants shape, sustain, or inspire animal life. Contributions approaching plant life from all theoretical perspectives and time periods are welcome.  

    Please send an abstract (150-200 words) and brief bio to the panel organizers by January 31, 2022, specifying whether you wish to participate virtually or attend in person.  

    Session Organizers:  

    Deborah Amberson, University of Florida,     

    Elena Past, Wayne State University,



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