3rd IASA International Symposium in Italy

                                                                    Call for Papers

                                                                   May 26-29, 2022

                                                                 Fondazione Campus

                                                        Via del Seminario Prima, 790

                                                                         Lucca, Italy

                                                            www.fondazionecampus.it

                                              Italian Diaspora(s): The Manifestations and 

                                                           Dynamics of Cultural Change

                                      Submission Deadline: Saturday, February 4, 2022

Guidelines for proposals:

All sessions will be 75 minutes, and we will ask presenters to limit their remarks to 15-20 minutes each so that there is ample time for Q&A and discussion. Proposals may take one of three forms.

● Individual presentation, paper, or talk

● Complete panel session, round table, or workshop, featuring multiple presenters (we particularly encourage thematic groupings of presenters from diverse disciplinary fields or methodological approaches, see above for more information)

● Performance, reading, or screening of creative work

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Connectivity and Technology: impact of television, radio, smart phones, the internet, social media, and other modes of connection on the Italian / Italian-American diasporans

Economics: Employment and financial security for diasporic communities

Education and Pedagogy: how diaspora and education mutually inform each other; experiences of diasporans (emigrants in movement) in the classroom; how diaspora is taught or not being taught

Generational Issues: intergenerational challenges faced by aging diasporas; differences in diasporic experiences among (grand)parents and children; how age and generational differences impact the ways in which the diaspora self-identifies and represents itself to others

Home: ideas of what constitutes home and belonging or being at home; “homing”; relationships between diaspora communities and so-called homelands

Identity and Representation of Diaspora: including through memory and witnessing; literature; music; performance; film, television, and other visual media

Impact of Intersectionalities: entanglements/tensions relating to language, race and ethnicity, nationality, culture and other diasporic diversities on relations within and between diaspora communities–and how those relationships are discussed

Legacies: Influence of diaspora on evolution of languages, genetic traits, geographical boundaries, etc.

Policy and Law: non-governmental organizations, charities and government agencies that provide assistance to diasporans; political agency and activism of diasporans; impact of diaspora on foreign policy; approaches to recognizing and protecting rights of diasporans

Post-colonialism and Decolonization: how discourses around diaspora shifts vis-a-vis evolving politics of post-colonialism and decolonization, particularly in relation to the ways in which “here” and “there” have traditionally been constructed within colonial language

Power and Voice: liminality and in-betweenness, marginalization, (in)visibility, and relations of and to power as it pertains to diasporan fluidity

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: how differences in sex, gender, and orientation produce differing perspectives on what constitutes diasporic identity

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