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Conference 2021

June 4-5 & June 11-12


The CAIS 2021 Conference is a meeting point for all scholars of Italian Studies. This year's conference will include special sessions on the following topics:

Black Italy

Writing the Pandemic

Ecocriticism in Italian Studies

 Where & When

The 2021 conference will be held in a virtualized environment during two consecutive weekends:

Friday, June 4, 2021 and Saturday, June 5, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021 and Saturday, June 12, 2021


Registration is open. The deadline to register for the conference is April 15, 2021. Registration fees are:

$20 CAD for grad students and non-tenured faculty members

$40 CAD for tenured faculty members and all others

 Keynote Speakers

Camilla Hawthorne

Translation and the Lived Geographies of the Black Mediterranean

Kossi A. Komla-Ebri

Afrofobia: Il razzismo verso i Neri-Africani in Italia

Ingy Mubiayi Kakese

La Storia e le storie: dagli immigrati africani in Italia agli Afroitaliani

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