13-14 May 2019 - Italian Studies Theory and Practice: An ECR Workshop

University College Cork, IRELAND

CACSSS Seminar Room (G.27), O’Rahilly Building, UCC.

For 11 years the Department of Italian UCC has been the centre for Graduate Studies in Ireland, hosting the annual Graduate Conference in Italian Studies conference annually. This year, many of the key researchers of the department are organizing a one-and-a-half-day workshop on Methodologies of Theoretical Approaches within the discipline. The guiding principle to the workshop will be the application of methodologies and theory to the study of Italian language and cultural production.


The workshop is centred on four dedicated sections:

1) Spatial Humanities & Geocriticism (organizers: Silvia Ross/Giovanni Vitali [MSCA European Fellow]). Keynote: Prof Davide Papotti https://www.unipr.it/ugov/person/18040

2) Postcolonialisms (organizers: Chiara Giuliani/Mark Chu). Keynote: Dr Neelam Srivastava https://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/staff/profile/neelamsrivastava.html#background

3) Authorship and Reception (organizers: David Bowe [IRC post-doc])/Nicoletta Mandolini). Keynote: Prof. Ursula Fanning https://people.ucd.ie/ursula.fanning

4) Language Assessment for a New Generation of Language Learners: The Cyber- Learners (organizers: Gabriella Caponi/Sara Lis Ventura). Keynote: Prof Lucilla Lopriore http://lingueletteratureculturestraniere.uniroma3.it/bacheca/llopriore/home/

Each of the dedicated sections will have two to four speakers and one keynote (see panel descriptions in programme). The Department of Italian UCC now has a vibrant Postdoctoral community – both Marie Curie and IRC Postdoctoral Fellows - to complement its already well-established Doctoral one. The workshop is primarily aimed at Early Career Researchers and interested PhD candidates, and will interrogate the paradigms under which we work. The workshop will finish with a Round table discussion.


Silvia Ross/Daragh O’Connell

Department of Italian, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

University College Cork, Ireland

  1. s.ross@ucc.ie
  2. Daragh.OConnell@ucc.ie

This workshop is generously supported by The Society for Italian Studies, CASiLaC (Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures) and the Department of Italian, UCC.

How to get to UCC: https://www.ucc.ie/en/discover/visit/getting-here/

MAPS: https://www.ucc.ie/en/discover/visit/maps/

Some accommodation options: https://www.ucc.ie/services/careers/Biennial/accommodationframes.htm

Conference Programme is available here  ECR Workshop Italian Studies Theory and Practice Prorgramme


Department of Italian


First Floor Block A West, O' Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland