IAS at American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS)

Each year, the IAS seeks session proposals for the annual meeting of the interdisciplinary American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS), broadly conceived, but potentially inclusive of architecture, cinema, and other visual media.  For more on the AAIS conference, please see its conference guidelines. See our submission guidelines for eligibility requirements to propose a session for IAS at AAIS.

See below for more information on current, upcoming, and past IAS participation at the American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference.

Upcoming Conference


American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) 2020

Session Chairs:
Marica Antonucci, Ph.D candidate in the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University (antonucci@biblhertz.it
Maria Bremer, Minerva Fast Track Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome (bremer@biblhertz.it
Giorgia Gastaldon, Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome (gastaldon@biblhertz.it
 
Session Title:
Collectivity and Individuality in Modern Italian Art and Cultural Production (1860 – Present)
 
This panel seeks to understand how modern Italy’s cultural production addressed notions of collectivity and individuality during an epoch that witnessed efforts of national cohesion (Risorgimento, Fascism, Resistance) and increasing social isolation and fracture (1968, the Years of Lead, the rise of globalization). Alongside the emergence of various artistic groups (historical avant-garde, neo-avantgarde and other postwar collectives), individual practitioners addressed the subjective impact of these socio-historical developments. Employing a capacious perspective, we ask how artists, critics, photographers, curators, and filmmakers have parsed the mutable, historically contingent relations between the singular and the potential collective subject throughout this period.
 
Paper proposals should be sent to the organizers by 10 December 2019 and must include:
Full name, current affiliation, email address
Paper Title
Abstract (250 words max.)
CV (100 words max.)

Past IAS Sessions at AAIS

2016 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
2015 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Boulder, CO
2014 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Zurich

2013 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Eugene, OR