September 2019: We are proud to announce INNCIS’s first Call for Papers:
Inaugural Biennial Symposium of the Interdisciplinary Network for Nineteenth-Century Italian Studies (INNCIS) – 2-3 April 2020, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, US.
Professor Barbara Spackman (University of California, Berkeley)
Professor Silvia Tatti (La Sapienza, Università di Roma)
We invite abstracts of c. 150 words to present a 20-minute paper at the inaugural Biennial Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Interdisciplinary Network for Nineteenth-Century Italian Studies (INNCIS) on any aspect of Italian cultural studies in the long nineteenth century (1790-1915), including, but not limited to:
– early cinema (including magic lanterns), photography, and gramophone recordings and distributions
– print culture, including music, posters & postcards
– performance, performers and the visual arts
– crime, media and ‘processi celebri’
– political and social movements, including slavery, internationalism, Jewish and female emancipation
– pedagogy and the school curriculum
– actual and imagined readerships and spectatorships (of theatre, opera, early cinema, as well as sport), and authorships, including poets
– the Risorgimento, especially in its cultural manifestations
– discourses of sexuality and gender, including positivistism, eugenics, hygiene and buone maniere
– travel writings and travelling
– ideas on ‘nationmaking’
– working-class and ‘subaltern’ cultures
– urban and rural migrations, as well as mass migrations abroad
Contributions can be in English or Italian and can focus on any literary genre (e.g., political treatises, a play, poetry, the novel, etc.), and any nineteenth-century source or author.
Please send your abstract to Gabriella Romani and Silvia Valisa (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) by 2 December 2019.
You will be notified of the outcome of your submission by early January 2020.