Every year, the NYU department of Italian Studies celebrates the accomplishments of undergraduates by showcasing their research in a one-day conference. Undergraduate who are accepted to the conference collaborate with graduate student mentors to craft a conference research paper.
Drawing on a range of periods, mediums, and methodologies, our undergraduate students have brought to the fore a compelling set of questions on various objects of Italian cultural production. Please join NYU’s Department of Italian Studies to hear the fruits of their research and participate in engaging discussions on their papers. Topics under consideration range from Ariosto’s classic epic, Orlando Furioso, Machiavelli’s political philosophy, post-WWII visual cultures, and Elena Ferrante’s emotionally charged novelistic writing.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2019.
Written a great term paper that you want to share? Got an interesting idea for a paper you are working on? Working on a senior thesis or capstone project that you’re looking to get feedback on? Submit a proposal to the Italian Studies’ Annual Undergrad Research Conference! We are interested in any paper ideas that relate to Italian culture — regardless of your major. Spanning the medieval to modern periods, paper topics may include:
- Comparative Literature
- Translation & Modern Languages
- History & Art History
- Performance & The Body
- Queer & Gender studies
- Migration & Mediterranean Studies
- Cinema & Visual Culture
- Political Science
Send us an abstract (ca. 150 words) of the 15-minute paper you would like to present. If your paper is selected, we will place you on a panel with other related presenters for the day of the conference. We will also match you with a grad mentor who will help you polish the paper for presentation. Lunch will be included for all participants and theday will be open to the public.
A pdf version of the flyer is available.
Submit inquiries and submissions to Alfo Aguado (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Giulia Sbaffi (email@example.com).
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