2015 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, 26-28 March

2015 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, 26-28 March

The IAS sponsored two sessions at the 2015 meeting of AAIS.

More than Mere Playthings: The Minor Arts of Italy I and II
Organizer: Julia C. Fischer (Lamar University) Read abstract

I. Etruscan Italy
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:00-2:15PM

Ever-Present
Melissa Hempel, Utah Valley University Read abstract

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall: Reflections on Etruscan Bronze Mirrors
Bridget Sandhoff, University of Nebraska Omaha Read abstract

Devotional Labor: Making Luxury Textiles and Dressing the Gods in Ancient Italy
Katie Rask, University of Tennessee Knoxville Read abstract

II. Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

A Woman’s Weapon: Private Propaganda in the Gemma Augustea and Grand Camée de France
Julia C. Fischer, Lamar University Read abstract

The Monumental Minor Arts in Early Medieval Italy
Ashley E. Jones, University of Florida Read abstract

Early Renaissance Glass Reliquaries
Sarah M. Dillon, Kingsborough Community College Read abstract

Unattended Figures: Revisiting Figuration in Postwar Italian Art, 1946–1980
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2:30–3:45PM
Organizer: Tenley Bick (University of California, Los Angeles) Read abstract

Revolutionary Figures in Postwar Italian Painting: The Fronte Nuovo delle Arti
Adrian R. Duran, University of Nebraska at Omaha  Read abstract

Figure as Model: The Early Work of Michelangelo Pistoletto
Tenley Bick, University of California, Los Angeles  Read abstract

‘The Only Architecture Will Our Lives’: Superstudio Supersurface and Architectural Embodiment
Ross K. Elfline, Carleton College  Read abstract