Italian Studies – New Directions

The Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) Sixth Biennial Conference

The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, 13 – 16 July 2011.

The 2011 ACIS conference explores the most recent directions taken by the multifarious and interdisciplinary research areas within ‘Italian Studies’ (including Italian literature, history, art history, linguistics, translation studies, migration and border studies, cinema studies, anthropology, sociology).

Confirmed speakers include:

Prof Margherita Ganeri (Università della Calabria)

Prof David Moss (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Prof Nerida Newbigin (Sydney University)

Prof Gary Radke (Syracuse University)

Prof Sharon Wood (University of Leicester)

The committee of the 2011 ACIS Conference invites submissions of session proposals for the 2011 Conference. The sessions may be on any of the following areas:

Italian language teaching, Linguistics, Migration and border studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Literature, Business, Cinema studies, Cultural studies, Translation studies, Visual arts, Architecture.

Deadline for submissions: 14 October 2010

The Committee of the 2011 ACIS Conference will consider and confirm sessions soon after the deadline.

For instructions on how to submit and for more details on the conference please visit the following website

Or email Elisabetta Ferrari:

The conference is organised jointly by the Italian Departments at The University of Melbourne, Monash University, La Trobe University and Swinburne University of Technology.

Conference convenors:

Dr Simone Battiston (Swinburne University of Technology)

Dr Carolyn James (Monash University)

Dr Antonio Pagliaro (La Trobe University)

Dr Andrea Rizzi (The University of Melbourne)

Dr Susanna Scarparo (Monash University)

ACIS warmly thanks its partners in the Conference – Fondazione Cassamarca and Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Melbourne