‘TU SE’ LO MIO MAESTRO E ’L MIO AUTORE’: Fostering Collaboration across Generations of Italianists
University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK), 23-24 September 2010
Teviot House, Bristo Square
Matteo Brera, Federica Pedriali, Carlo Pirozzi, Daniela Sannino
Martin McLaughlin (University of Oxford), Anthony Oldcorn (Brown University)
Call for Papers
When Dante addresses Virgil upon meeting him for the first time in the Divine Comedy he aims to establish a strong bond between himself and his philosophical and literary mentor. This can be seen as an allegory of the ideal relationship between young and experienced scholars in Italian Studies. The Italian Section at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with IPSE (The Italian Postgraduate Society of Edinburgh), intends to promote a platform for the exchange of research experience across generations of Italianists. We therefore invite papers for a two-day international conference in Italian Studies. The symposium will bring together ‘allievi’ and ‘maestri’, to bolster a fruitful cooperation between complementary critical approaches and styles.
Conference Theme: Proposals will be considered on any aspect of Italian Studies (Literature, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Translation Studies etc.).
Conference Structure: Parallel sessions will be chaired by a scholar selected on the basis of expertise and relevance to the panel theme. The Chair will share her/his own expertise by delivering a paper at the end of the discussion with a view to recapping the current status of research in the field.
Abstracts: Postgraduate students, early career researchers and senior academics are encouraged to submit an abstract (200 words max) for 20-minute papers. Abstracts must reach the conference organizers by 30 April 2010 at the following e-mail address: email@example.com. Working languages of the conference will be English and Italian.
Postgraduate bursaries: A limited number of grants will be offered to postgraduate students to help cover accommodation and travel expenses.
Proceedings: A selection of papers will be published in the first issue of the new peer-reviewed online publication IRIS: The Scottish Journal of Italian Studies. Re-worked papers must reach the conference organizers by 31 December 2010 to be considered for publication.
University of Edinburgh
Division of European Languages and Cultures - Italian Studies
David Hume Tower, George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JX
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