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University of Toronto’s Graduate Students’ Association of Italian Studies is pleased to announce that our conference, entitled Memory and Imagination in Italian Fiction and Non-Fiction, will be held on Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th, 2020 in the Father Madden Hall, St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto). This year, we have the pleasure to host two guests as keynote speakers, Prof. Millicent Marcus (Yale University) and Prof. Arielle Saiber (Bowdoin College).

Our conference seeks to analyze the different functions held over the centuries by memory and imagination, either in relation to each other or as distinct categories, in both works of Italian fiction and non-fiction. Thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference theme, we also look forward to papers that demonstrate the intersection between science, psychology and literature.

The GSAIS 2020 conference accepts submissions in English and Italian. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to the following address: Deadline for submissions is February 21st, 2020. Presentations are not to exceed 20 minutes and may be given in either Italian or English.


The Organizing Committee:
Elisabetta Carraro
Sylvia Gaspari
Benedetta Lamanna
Nattapol Ruangsri

Dept. of Italian Studies, University of Toronto

Download the CFP here: GSAIS-2020-CFP_HEADERFinal-ENGL