AISLLI Events:

December 3-5, 2009

XX AISLLI Conference

Languages, Cultures, Identities of Italy in the World.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Other Events:

April 14-17, 2010

For a Dangerous Pedagogy: A Manifesto for Italian and Italian American



Conference Director: Dr. Pellegrino D’Acierno, Professor of Comparative Literature and Queensboro Unico Foundation Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies at Hofstra University

The conference is intended to provoke a radical rethinking of Italianistica; join us in a very ambitious effort to explore possibilities for a revitalization and refocusing of the field.


April 23, 2010

Logos, Nomos, Poiesis: A Festschrift in honor of Paolo Valesio on his 70th birthday

Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook, with partial support from Italian Poetry Review
(Columbia University, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, and Fordham University)
and Gradiva Publications (Stony Brook University)


Calls for Papers:

June 10-12, 2010

CLIE2 - Second International Conference on Linguistic and

Intercultural Education

Linguistic and Cultural Diversity within European Learning Communities: Cross-cultural and Trans-national Perspectives

Herceg Novi, Montenegro

The European Network for Intercultural Education Activities (ENIEDA) in cooperation with The Centre for Research and Innovation in Linguistic Education (CIEL) of the University of Alba Iulia, Romania, and The Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) of the University of Montenegro are organizing the Second International Conference on Linguistic and Intercultural Education (CLIE2) entitled "Linguistic and Cultural Diversity within European Learning Communities: Cross-cultural and Trans-national Perspectives". The special focus theme proposed for the conference is universal vs. culture specific in the discourse of academic and professional rhetoric. The conference is taking place in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, from 10-12 June 2010.

CLIE2 is open to linguistic and cross-cultural education-related topics broadly defined, looking more closely into the current dynamics in Europe between old and new trends, local and global tendencies, progressive and conservative views, stabilisation and destabilization patterns, national and European identities. Even though our aim is to focus primarily on European learning communities and their culture specific identities, we would welcome participants representing other geographical and geo-political regions and their contributions as well.

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Cornelia Ilie, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, Sweden
Prof. Ljiljana Markovic, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Jacques Moeschler, Department of Linguistics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Prof. Itesh Sachdev, Department of Linguistics, SOAS, University of London, UK
Mr. Vidosav Stevanovic, writer and free lance journalist, Serbia/France

Languages of the conference are English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2010
Notification of acceptance:
1 April 2010
Registration deadline:
30 April 2010

CLIE2 Convenors:

Prof. Cornelia Ilie (Malmö, Sweden)
Dr. Svetlana Kurtes (Cambridge, UK)
Dr. Igor Lakic (Podgorica, Montenegro)
Dr. Teodora Popescu (Alba Iulia, Romania)


January 6-9, 2011

MLA Convention in Los Angeles

For all information and call for papers visit