29 MARCH 2024

Critical Conversations in Transnational Italian Studies

Friday, March 29, 12:00-5:00 PM EST

Please join us for the first installment of the AAIS 2024 Executive Council Conference Series. 

The first of the two-part series is a virtual discussion of the Forum Italicum special issue “Critical Issues in Transnational Italian Studies” published in August 2023. 

The second panel of the ECCS will take place in Sorrento at AAIS 2024

Free access to the essays here:


  • Introductory remarks (12:00-12:30): ECCS Curators Serena Bassi (Yale U), Loredana Polezzi (SUNY-Stony Brook), Giulia Riccò (U Michigan)
  • Forum “Methodology” (12:30-1:20). Respondents: Angelica Pesarini (U Toronto) and Qian Liu (U Michigan) 

Break (10 min)

  • Forum “Pedagogy” (1:30—2:20). Respondents: Vetri Nathan (Rutgers U) and Zach Aguilar (Yale U)

Break (10 min)

  • Forum “Practices of Belonging” (2:30-3:20). Respondents: Clarissa Clò (San Diego State U) and Barbara Ofosu-Somuah (Duke U)

Break (10 min)

  • Articles (3:30-4:30). Respondents: Laura Ruberto (Berkeley City College), Akash Kumar (UC Berkeley), and Rhiannon Welch (UC Berkeley) 
  • Concluding Remarks/ Open Discussion (4:30-5:00) 


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