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2013 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference

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Location: Eugene, Oregon

For the first time, the IAS sponsored five sessions at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association of Italian Studies, held April 11–14 at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Sessions Sponsored by the Italian Art Society

Session Title: Getting the Boot: Perspectives on Italian Art and Architecture from Antiquity to Today I
Organizer and Chair: Rebekah Perry
Speakers/Papers:
Jill Vessely Greenwood, Portland State University, "Crossing the Threshold: Viewer Reception of the Cathedral Portal in Sovana, Italy"
Sarah Horowitz, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "Imagining the Real and the Ideal: Nicolas Poussin’s Rebekah Quenching the Thirst of Eliezer at the Well"
Ashley Gardini, San Jose State University, "Redefining Sant’Elia: the Intersection of Italian Futurism and Modern Architecture"
Antigoni Katsakou, University College London, "Three Villas by Gio Ponti: ‘Forme Finite’ and Visual Entropy"

Session Title: Getting the Boot: Perspectives on Italian Art and Architecture from Antiquity to Today II
Organizer and Chair: Rebekah Perry
Speakers/Papers:
Emily Hanson, Washington University, "Leonardo da Vinci Scultore: Inventing the Myth"
Marion Riggs, Princeton University, "'Mad Architect, Mad Architecture,' Francesco Milizia on Francesco Borromini’s Character"
Dominic Siracusa, UCLA, "Una lacerazione della realità: The Art Criticism of Emilio Villa"
Donata Panizza, Rutgers University, "Le città invivibili: Photographs of Florence from the Alinari Brothers to the Tourism Industry"

Session Title: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Italian Art and Architecture I
Organizer and Chair: James Harper, University of Oregon
Speakers/Papers:
Rebekah Perry, Università della Tuscia, "The Medieval Wooden Deposition Groups of Central Italy: Problems of Iconography and Ritual Function"
Ricardo De Mambro Santos, Willamette University, "Leonardo da Vinci and the Amadeits: Apocalyptic Literature and Popular Devotion in Fifteenth-Century Italian Art"
Karen Lloyd, Queen’s University, "The Art of Nepotism"

Session Title: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Italian Art and Architecture II
Organizer and Chair: Nicola Camerlenghi, University of Oregon
Speakers/Papers:
Heather Horton, Pratt Institute, "Filarete’s Other Architectural Books"
Gunnar Schulz, Bibliotheca Hertziana, "Michelangelo’s Design Process at the Biblioteca Laurenziana"
Michelangelo Sabatino, University of Houston, "Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy"
Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University, "'Building Correctly:' Economics of Labor in Pier Luigi Nervi’s Structural Architecture"

Session Title: Rome and Romanitas: The Eternal City through the Ages
Organizer and Chair: Jessica Maier, Mount Holyoke College
Speakers/Papers:
Andrew Manson, University of Kentucky College of Design, "Romanitas, Rationalism and the Palace of the Lictors"
Klaus Tragbar, University of Innsbruck, "Square, Politics, and Propaganda: The Redesign of the Piazza Augusto Imperatore in Rome, 1934-1938"
Charles Rhyne, Reed College, "Photography as Research: Re-searching the Ara Pacis Augustae"


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