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@Harvard U. - Cultural Materials / Material Culture: Abstracts due Nov. 23rd 2012
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CHIASMI Graduate Student Conference in the Italian Studies, a Harvard and Brown Collaboration
FOR A QUICK SYNTHESIS OF OUR CONFERENCE VISION, see our CfP poster at http://chiasmiconference.com/?page_id=25
With this edition of Chiasmi we aim to de-provincialize the Italian Grad Student conference by taking it out of Italian departments (metaphorically, but not only).
We do not want to talk of interdisciplinarity in the abstract: we prefer to activate our tactile sensors & deal / communicate with fellow grads from diverse research environments;
We ask participants to engage in different presentational modes that go beyond the reading of a paper ex cathedra (a short documentary, prezi presentation, word cloud, show & tell, audience participation, sound clips, music, etc.);
we are gluttons for multi-medial, interactive, thought-provoking formats.
Call for Papers!
On behalf of the graduate students of the Italian Section of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University and the Department of Italian Studies at Brown University, We are pleased to announce the sixth joint Graduate Student Conference for Italian Studies, to be held on Friday March 8th and Saturday March 9th, 2012 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The conference is aimed at exploring the role of materiality in Italian culture. We welcome submissions from any related fields of research (literary studies, Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, etc.), in order to establish
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
Objects in literature and the arts
Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes (approximately 8-10 pages, double-spaced). Papers and presentations may be in Italian or English. We strongly recommend that participants use the language in which they feel more confident and make an explicit reference to the pertinence of their paper to the topic of the conference.
Please send an anonymous abstract (no longer than 300 words) and a cover sheet with the title of your paper, your name, affiliation, contact information, one sentence presentation proposal (documentary, film clips, prezi presentation, word cloud, artifacts to pass, music) and technical equipment needed as a Word file attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstracts must be received no later than November 23rd, 2012.