Over the centuries, grand tourists have produced numerous literary and artistic works that disseminated knowledge and captured the imagination of Italy. How has cinema, an art form that emerged during the fin-de-siècle and is uniquely adept at capturing architectural and town planning configurations, depicted the Grand Tour cities? Following the lead of Bruno (1993), Bertozzi (2001), Cresti (2003) and others, we invite panelists to consider the nexus between Italian cinema and architecture, be it formal, structural, aesthetic, ideological, socio-historical, cultural, functional, or gender related. Interdisciplinary and comparative studies are particularly welcome. Organizers: Alberto Zambenedetti (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gaoheng Zhang (email@example.com), Department of Italian Studies, New York University. Proposals due to the organizers on January 2, 2009. Please include title, brief abstract (150-200 words) and audio-visual needs. The American Association for Italian Studies Conference, St. John's University in Manhattan from May 7-10, 2009.
Alberto Zambenedetti or Gaoheng Zhang
Department of Italian Studies, NYU
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'
24 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
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