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Echi Oltremare: Italy and the Mediterranean... Interactions and Intersections, (June 14-15, 2013 Rome, ITALY)
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New Echoes and Voices in Italian Studies
Comparative and interdisciplinary analyses pertinent to Italian and Diasporic Studies are welcome and may encompass literature, film studies, Italian-American studies, history, art history, philosophy, anthropology, music, political science, religion, gender studies, food studies, visual arts, architecture and urban studies, intercultural studies, and any other relevant discipline.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following:
*Old and New Mediterranean Cultural Traditions: in Literature (from the scuola siciliana, Dante, Boccaccio and Vico to Salgari, Pirandello, Deledda, Sciascia, Consolo), in Cinema (from Pastrone to Lina Wertmüller, Amelio, Tornatore, Salvatores, Martone, Ozpetek, Rubini, Giordana), in Anthropology (Lombroso, Niceforo), in Folklore (Gallini) and Religion (Di Nola, De Martino).
*Theorizing the Mediterranean: Mediterranean Studies, Residual vs. Emergent Mediterranean Paradigms, Pensiero Meridiano, Mediterranean Geo-philosophies, Subalternity & South-alternative, Orientalism and Neo-Orientalism, Food between Territory and Cultural Transmission.
*Mediterranean Histories and Politics: Immigration and Emigration, Colonization and Imperialism, Italian Politics between US and EU, Racism, Perceptions of the State, Resistance to Modernity and its effects, Regionalism vs. Globalization, Global/Local/Glocal.
*Intra and Inter-Mediterranean Encounters and Diasporas: Intra-Mediterranean and Transatlantic Relations, Old and New World, Italian Migration Studies, Italian Communities in the world (Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, United States).
*Mediterranean Narratives and Narrations: the role of new media in developing closer communication, creative art industries and ideas, new technologies and local community initiatives for sustainable cultural dialogue in the Mediterranean basin.