mercoledì 24 ottobre 2012

2 Calls for papers: Jewish-Italian Themes

AAIS Annual Meeting in Eugene, Oregon, April 10-14, 2013. Italian Judaism: History, Culture, Representation 

Abstract deadline: November 15, 2012 (early submissions are welcome).

After the constitution of the American Association for Italian Studies Caucus on Italian-Jewish Studies and the success of the first two sessions on Italian-Jewish Studies at Pittsburgh (2011) and Charleston (2012), a series of sessions will be dedicated at the 2013 AAIS Meeting to the study of Italian Judaism in all its historical and cultural aspects (from antiquity to the present) and in the multiplicity of its interdisciplinary connections and interactions with Italian culture (literature, music, theater, cinema, visual arts), including the way in which the Jewish presence has been perceived, appreciated, recognized or opposed in Italy (from anti-Semitism to philo-Semitism).

This year in our sessions we would like to focus on the ghetto, its history, and its representations. Professor Kenneth Stow has been invited by the Judaic Studies Program for the Singer lecture which will be held Wednesday April 10 at 7:00pm, the day before the official beginning of the AAIS Confeence. Professor Stow will speak about the Roman Ghetto and the diaries of Anna Del Monte.

In addition to session and paper proposals relating to the ghetto, we welcome those in any area of Italian-Jewish studies, including: social and cultural life in the medieval, pre-modern and modern periods; Hebrew and Italian poetry throughout the ages; literature by or relating to Italian Jews; cinema; translation; ceremonial art and artists; synagogues; and relations with the Church.

Papers may be offered either in Italian or in English. Specialists in Italian Jewry from America, Italy, Europe and Israel are invited to apply. Please send 150-200 word abstracts in English or Italian and short bios to the members of the Steering Committee--Professors Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan), Federica Francesconi (University of Oregon) and Scott Lerner (Franklin and Marshall College). E-mail abstracts should be sent to Federica Francesconi, For session information contact Gabriele Boccaccini at and Scott Lerner at
Participants are expected to register to the conference and to provide to their own travel and lodging expenses. In collaboration with Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies and the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon, and the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF).

AATI Conference, Strasbourg, France, May 31 - June 2, 2013

Jewish-Italian Tradition and Literature

Abstract deadline: January 31, 2013.

This is an open session dedicated to Jewish-Italian tradition and literature. All topics and approaches are welcome, including contributions focusing on Italophone Jewish traditions outside of the borders of modern Italy (Switzerland, Eastern Adriatic, Greece, Albania, Malta, the Levant, Northern Africa and beyond). Papers on approaches to teaching Jewish Italy are welcome. We also welcome contributions by graduate students and independent scholars.
Organizer: Kora E. Bättig von Wittelsbach, Department of Romance Studies, Cornell University
E-mail for submissions:

martedì 23 ottobre 2012

2013: Anno della cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti

L'ambasciatore Claudio Bisogniero annuncia che il 2013 sarà l'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti:

E the Davy Carozza International Conference “Elsa Morante and the Italian Arts” alla Catholic University of America, a Washington DC, il 25 al 27 ottobre, inaugurerà l'Anno della Cultura Italiana!

Clicca qui per vedere il programma finale del convegno, che coinvolgerà molti studiosi ben conosciuti nel mondo degli studi morantiani!

Sabato il 27 ottobre tocca a me di presentare e mi occupo dello Scialle andaluso, il cui manoscritto ho studiato alla Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma, che ospita tutti i manoscritti della Morante. Il titolo della mia presentazione è "TATR GLORIA": Theatre and Theatricality in Elsa Morante’s Lo Scialle Andaluso.