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  • 10 Mar 2020 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Colleagues,

    It is with great pleasure that I announce the new President of CAIS, Roberta Iannacito Provenzano. She was the only candidate for the post and is therefore elected by acclamation.

    Dr. Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at York University in Toronto and Associate Dean (Faculty Affairs) in the same university.

    Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano’s appointment will start with the next Annual General Meeting, which will be held during our annual conference.

    Please join me in wishing me Prof. Iannacito-Provenzano an easy and productive term in office, and buon lavoro.

    VICE PRESIDENT OF CAIS:  As there were no nominations for the post of Vice-President, the Executive of CAIS is exploring the possibility of appointing an interim Vice-President until new elections can be run.


    Prof. Cristina Perissinotto


    Canadian Association for Italian Studies

  • 09 Mar 2020 3:46 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members and Friends of CAIS,

    The CAIS Executive and the Sant’Anna Institute are closely monitoring the developments connected to the coronavirus epidemics in Italy.

    As of now, the Executive of CAIS and the Organizing Committee are continuing to plan for the Annual Conference to be held at the Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento in June. We still have hopes to hold the conference, barring a worsening of the situation in Southern Italy, or any injunctions from the region of Campania or from the Italian Government to cancel large gatherings for that time period.

    For this reason, CAIS will soon open conference enrollment on the CAIS web site. Should we decide to postpone our conference this year, we will let you know immediately.

    As far as your plans to come to Sorrento are concerned, we suggest that you book your accommodation, provided that the booking is fully refundable, and that you wait to book your flight until you are sure that it is safe for you to come to Italy.

    Should you become unable to travel, CAIS will issue a refund of the conference fees.

    For information on the situation in Campania members are invited to contact the Sant'Anna Institute, or visit their web page:, which is updated weekly.

    To respond to a growing need for critical reflection, we also decided to organize a round table entitled Pandemics in Italian History and Literature to be held at the conference. It will be a way to discuss this emergency and to put it in historical and theoretical perspective.

    If you wish to participate in the round table, please send an email to

    Wishing everyone good health and safe travels,

    Cristina Perissinotto


    Canadian Association for Italian Studies

    Cristiana Panicco


    Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento

  • 30 Jan 2020 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Colleagues,

    The panel submission deadline for the 2020 annual CAIS conference to be held in Sorrento in June 2020 has been extended to Friday, February 14, 2020. Colleagues can submit panel proposals by filling out the form that can be found on this page:

    Colleagues wishing to submit a single paper can submit an abstract directly to the panel chairs. A full list of panels can be found here:

    Those colleagues who can’t find a suitable panel on that list may submit their paper proposal directly to this address:

    For more information please visit the CAIS conference webpage:

    We look forward to seeing you all in Sorrento!

    For the Organizing Committee

    Prof. Cristina Perissinotto

    University of Ottawa


    Care Colleghe e cari Colleghi,

    la scadenza per la proposta di panel per il convegno annuale CAIS 2020 che si terrà a Sorrento nel giugno 2020 è stata prorogata a venerdì 14 febbraio 2020. Chi volesse presentare proposte di panel può farlo compilando il modulo che si trova a questo indirizzo web:

    Chi desiderasse presentare un paper singolo può inviare un abstract direttamente agli organizzatori di sessione. Un elenco completo dei panel già proposti è disponibile qui:

    Coloro che non hanno trovato in tale elenco una panel adatto alla loro proposta possono inviare il loro abstract direttamente a questo indirizzo email:

    Per ulteriori informazioni, si prega di visitare il sito del convegno:

    Al piacere di rivedervi tutti a Sorrento!

    Per il Comitato Organizzatore

    Prof. Cristina Perissinotto 

    Università di Ottawa

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