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Arizona State University - Call for Papers and Sessions - Literature, Pedagogy, Linguistics, Cinema, Technology, and Culture, October 14-15-16, 2004 (Thursday-Friday-Saturday)

The Annual National and International Convention of the AATI will be held in Tempe, Arizona this year.

Opening remarks will be addressed by the Honorable Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona, and the keynote address will be delivered by Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.

The American Association of Teachers of Italian, the oldest Italianist organization in the United States and Canada, invites proposals for special sessions on all topics related to the Middle Ages in an Italian context.  Deadline for Proposals and information about special sessions:  July 15, 2004

Possible session topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Dante, general

  • Dante e la lingua italiana

  • Petrarca Anniversary Session

  • Boccaccio

  • The Influence of Constantinople on Venetian Literature

  • Imagining Hell: Medieval Visons of Hell in Art and Literature

  • Articulating Spiritual Authority: Female Visionary Mystics in Medieval Italy

  • Suggest your own session!

Guidelines for Proposals

!       Papers/Presentations must not exceed 20 minutes in length (10 pages).

!       Speakers must submit a 200-word (maximum) proposal plus a 50-word abstract to be included in the special AATI program.

!       Participants may read only one paper and chair one session.

!       Proposals for sessions on special topics are welcome.  Please see the list of special session topics and organizers below. Details on speakers (affiliation, title of paper, address, telephone/fax number, e-mail, etc.).

Acceptance/Rejection of Proposals

!       Members of the Program Committee will select the papers and participants will be notified of its acceptance or rejection by mid August, 2004

!       If your paper has been accepted, you must deliver it yourself.  A colleague may not  read the paper in your absence.

!       Please remember that if you cancel after the acceptance of your paper,  the Committee cannot replace it with that of another colleague. Your absence from the conference program has effectively prevented another colleague from making a presentation.

Number of Sessions/Participants

!       Each session will last 75 minutes.

!       Generally, no more than three speakers will be allowed in each session.

Chairs of Sessions

!       Colleagues wishing to Chair a session should complete the "Call for Papers" form and forward it to me following the same procedure as if it were a proposal for a paper. The form is available here: http://www.asu.edu/languages/aati/04/aati_paper.PDF

Hotel Accommodations/Registration

      By special arrangement participants will be able to stay at the Marriott Courtyard and Marriott Airport  Hotelfor a special rate of $89/night in a single or double room. A link to make hotel reservation is available at http://www.aati-online.org

      The registration fee for the Conferece will be $80 if paid before August 15, 2004 and $100 if paid after that date. The fee will cover the Conference Program, coffee and donuts breaks on Friday and Saturday and three evening receptions.

Please note:

AV equipment costs are very high: VCRs, slide projectors, LCD projection and computers.  Please order only the equipment that is absolutely necessary for your presentation. We will ask you to share with AATI the cost of the rental of the equipment.

The members of the Program Committee appreciate your adherence to the above guidelines. It will save us hours of work and will make our life easier. We look forward to hearing from you and to your help in making the 2004 AATI conference a success. Thank you.


!       Presenters must be AATI members at the time of the conference. If you are not yet a member you can initiate membership at http://www.asu.edu/languages/aati/renewal/ .

Mail or E-mail proposals to:

Professor Pier Raimondo Baldini

President, AATI

Department of Languages and Literatures

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287-0202

Tel./Fax. (480) 775-2670

e-mail: pbaldini@asu.edu

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