Call for Papers: Teaching Italian Culture Conference
Call For Papers
Teaching Italian Culture Conference
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Keynote Speakers: Luciana Fellin, Duke University
We invite proposals from faculty and graduate students in Italian studies who are experienced in teaching, creating course materials, and/or developing curricula. Instructors who incorporate culture into their lower division language courses are encouraged to participate, as are scholars whose research covers areas of Italian popular culture.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
- using popular culture materials in content-based language instruction
- developing new pedagogical approaches to designing and teaching courses on Italian TV, newspapers, social media
- creating online materials or databases for instructional purposes
- developing modules based on Italian film, television, music, sports or video games in courses not specific to popular culture
Please send proposals of 250 words for a 20 minute presentation to email@example.com by April 30th.
Please also include the following:
1. Paper title
2. Presenter's name
3. Affiliation and title
4. Email, telephone, and mailing address
Welcome to the Department of Italian
Today's interconnected and interdependent world requires a deep understanding of cultures other than one's own. The Italian Department's goal is to prepare future scholars and informed leaders, knowledgeable about the enduring power of Italian Culture - Italy's greatest natural resource. Building upon Georgetown's strong tradition of international understanding and ethos of intercultural education, our curriculum integrates language studies with knowledge of Italian culture, literature, history, politics, and the arts.
The Italian Department's integrative approach prepares students to explore connections and understand the literary and cultural tradition from past to present. From the Gateway course to the Senior Seminar, all our courses are designed to introduce students to Italian culture in all its manifestations, to develop critical and analytical skills through intellectual dialogue in small class settings, and to provide an integrated overseas study experience that will give students new perspectives on world issues.
Please join us from October 4-6, 2013 when we celebrate
Boccaccio's 700th Birthday!
The American Boccaccio Association
Italian Cultural Institute of Washington DC
The Department of Italian, Georgetown University
The Medieval Studies Program, Georgetown University
Are pleased to announce:
BOCCACCIO IN WASHINGTON DC
OCTOBER 4 - 6 2013
An international, interdisciplinary conference on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Boccaccio's birth, to be held at Georgetown University and Italian Embassy.We invite proposals for papers or panels on Boccaccio’s life, thought, and works. The proposals can be written in English or Italian.
Abstracts (300 words) with a brief biographical note to Dr. Elsa Filosa (firstname.lastname@example.org) are due March 31, 2013. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Teodolinda Barolini, Columbia University
Carlo Delcorno, Università Statale di Bologna
Giuseppe Mazzotta, Yale University
Elissa Weaver, University of Chicago
Please book your room here at The Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center to get conference rates.
TRAVEL GRANTS SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN BOCCACCIO ASSOCIATION
Two travel grants of $250 each are available for graduate students who are currently preparing a thesis or dissertation on Boccaccio and would like to attend the conference. Interested parties should send a letter of application, updated CV, and abstract of thesis or dissertation to the ABA secretary Elsa Filosa by March 31, 2013.
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