Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2010 INTERNATIONAL BOCCACCIO CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PAPERS

2010 INTERNATIONAL BOCCACCIO CONFERENCE
Organized by the American Boccaccio Association
Conference link: http://www.umass.edu/italian/ABA

The American Boccaccio Association is pleased to announce its first
triennial international Boccaccio conference, to be held at The
University of Massachusetts Amherst on April 30 and May 1, 2010.

This conference is intended to bring Boccaccio scholars together from
various disciplines and approaches for the benefit of all the
participants. With the anniversary year of 2013 not far off, and a
series of new initiatives already in the works, the ABA is keenly
interested in fostering a collaborative environment among its members.
To this end, we warmly invite all those working on Boccaccio to give
serious consideration to participating in this assembly.

We are delighted to confirm the participation of the following speakers:
- Professor Emeritus Giuseppe Velli, Università Statale di Milano
- Professor Pier Massimo Forni, Johns Hopkins University
- Professor Victoria Kirkham, University of Pennsylvania
- Professor Renzo Bragantini, Universit√† degli Studi di Roma “La
Sapienza”
- Professor Emeritus Christopher Kleinhenz, University of Wisconsin
Madison
- Professor H. Wayne Storey, Indiana University

Proposals for a paper or panel on any aspect of Boccaccio’s life and
work (in English or Italian) should be sent by February 12, 2010 to
Prof. Elsa Filosa, the ABA secretary, at elsa.filosa@vanderbilt.edu.
Abstracts should be approximately 500 words and accompanied by a brief
CV.

Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

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
their CV and an abstract of their thesis or dissertation to the ABA
secretary elsa.filosa@vanderbilt.edu by February 12, 2010 in order to
be considered for the grant.

A printable call for papers can be found at:
http://www.umass.edu/italian/ABA/CFP.pdf

Please distribute this information freely to anyone who may be
interested.

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