CFP: [Film] AAIS 2009 Panel-Views from the Grand Tour: On Cinema and Architecture

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Gaoheng Zhang
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Over the centuries, grand tourists have produced numerous literary and
artistic works that disseminated knowledge and captured the imagination of
Italy. How has cinema, an art form that emerged during the fin-de-siècle
and is uniquely adept at capturing architectural and town planning
configurations, depicted the Grand Tour cities? Following the lead of Bruno
(1993), Bertozzi (2001), Cresti (2003) and others, we invite panelists to
consider the nexus between Italian cinema and architecture, be it formal,
structural, aesthetic, ideological, socio-historical, cultural, functional,
or gender related. Interdisciplinary and comparative studies are
particularly welcome. Organizers: Alberto Zambenedetti ( and
Gaoheng Zhang (, Department of Italian Studies, New York
University. Proposals due the organizers to include title, brief abstract
(150-200 words) and audio-visual needs, on January 2, 2009.

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