We are planning our biennial conference, “Unsituated Knowledges: Charting Shifting Boundaries,” which will take place from November 3-4, 2017 (mark your calendars!). This conference seeks to explore the theme of unsitutated knowledge and the growing instability of borders. We will tackle the questions: (1) How do we situate knowledge in an age when the boundaries conflict with each other, and are entangled and less defined between races, genders, nations, citizens and non-citizens, colonized and decolonized, human and nature, human and machine? (2) How does a reexamination of rigidly defined borders inform different readings of the entangled nature of history, culture, and literature? (3) What does it entail for future of literary scholarship and critical theory?
We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to: new, experimental & avant-garde approaches to literature, film, and art, migration, especially across the Mediterranean, women and gender studies, colonialism/decolonization, posthumanism, new materialisms, science and technology studies, history of science, environmental studies and ecocriticism.
Those interested in participating should send a 300-word abstract and brief personal biography, in the form of an electronic attachment, to: firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15, 2017.
This year has been a rewarding year and we would like to thank everyone, including faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Italian for their patience and help. We would also like to thank our guests, Roberto Ludovico, Laura Benedetti, and Franco Baldasso for their hard work and support. Grazie mille!
The Italian Graduate Society
Guest Lecture Series 2016 - 2017
- Against Redemption: Literary Dissent During the Transition from Fascism to Democracy in Italy, by Assistant Professor of Italian & Program Director of the Italian Program at Bard College, Franco Baldasso
- Book presentation: Un Paese di Carta by Laura Benedetti, Laura and Gaetano De Sole, Professor of Contemporary Italian Culture at Georgetown University
- Roberto Ludovico, Associate Professor of Italian and Program Director at the University of Massachussets - Amherst presented about the history of food shedding light on the current gastronomic movementt trends in Italy