Please consider submitting an abstract for the following session of the AAIS 2018 Conference at the Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento (14-17 June 2018).
- Title: ITALIAN INDUSTRIAL CULTURE(S) ACROSS MEDIA
This session invites contributions on any aspect of industrial culture in modern Italy. The relationship between industry and culture has been heavily theorized, from early cinema to futurism to the economic boom and beyond. On the one hand, industry has been accused of corrupting culture, while on the other hand it has been celebrated as a new material basis for cultural production. Industrial culture remains embedded in contemporary society, while its expulsion, through delocalization and abandonment, amplifies the tensions at the heart of new ideologies like “Make America Great Again”. This session intends to explore Italian industrial culture(s) across media, including fine arts, music, theater, literature, cinema and design.
Please send a 200-300 word abstract, a brief biographical note and any requests for audiovisual equipment to Jim Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 12th.
Organizers: Jim Carter & Daniele Forlino
Chair: Jim Carter
Affiliation: University of Michigan (Carter), Southern Methodist University (Forlino)