May 6-7, 2021
How might we broaden the horizons of what is usually understood as Italian media studies to ask questions Italianists might not normally pose? Is the field one, or a multiple assemblage? What new insights can the field bring to the pressing global questions of our day through critical race theory and ecocriticism? What would it mean to cross-pollinate the study of film and television, the usual purview of Italianists, to include digital studies and the digital humanities?
Our conference brings together scholars doing exciting work in these fields, who do not necessarily take (Italy) as its object. To switch up methodologies and frameworks, the conference will be structured as a series of conversations, not rigid papers, so that we can think fluidly about where our fields are, how they converge and where they are going.
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11:00-11:15 (EST) Opening Remarks
11:15-12:45 Panel 1
1:00-2:15 Panel 2
11:00 AM – 12:10 PM Panel 3
12:10 – 12:20 Break
12:20 – 1:30 PM Panel 4
1:30 – 1:40 PM Break
1:40 – 2:50 PM Panel 5
2:50 – 3:00 PM Concluding Remarks
This conference is brought to you by the Department of French and Italian and FIGSA, the graduate student association of the Department, with generous financial support from the Council of Student Affairs.
Conference Organizers: Demetrio Antolini, Dr. Jonathan Mullins, Dr. Dana Renga.