Hello, please help us circulate this reminder among your faculty and
students. Thank you, Gaoheng Zhang
Note that the deadline for proposal submission is January 2nd.
Call for paper for a panel in the American Association for Italian
Studies Annual Conference, May 7-10, 2009, St. John's University,
Views from the Grand Tour: On Cinema and Architecture
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 ([log in to unmask]) and Gaoheng
Zhang ([log in to unmask]), Department of Italian Studies, New York
University. Proposals due to the organizers on January 2, 2009.
Please include title, brief abstract (150-200 words) and audio-visual
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama: http://www.tcf.ua.edu