IAS at American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS)

Each year, the IAS seeks session proposals for the annual meeting of the interdisciplinary American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS), broadly conceived, but potentially inclusive of architecture, cinema, and other visual media.  For more on the AAIS conference, please see its conference guidelines. See our submission guidelines for eligibility requirements to propose a session for IAS at AAIS.

See below for more information on current, upcoming, and past IAS participation at the American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference.

Upcoming Conference

American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) 2019

 IAS-Sponsored Session at AAIS 2019 (14-16 March 2019) at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

CHARACTER PORTRAITS: INVENTION AND EKPHRASIS

(SPONSORED BY THE ITALIAN  ART SOCIETY)

Sessions as follows:

Sessions:

Character Portraits: Invention and Ekphrasis I & II

Sessions Organizer:

Shelley Zuraw

Sessions Chairs:

Shelley Zuraw and Shannon Pritchard

When and Where:

Friday March 15

Room 1617

Session I: 9-10:30

Session II: 10:$5-12:15

Session I: Character Portraits and Vasari

Chair:             Shelley Zuraw

Speaker:          Tiffanie P. Townsend

Title:                “Rosso Fiorentino and Portraits of Eccentricity”

Speaker:         Michael P. Kemling

Title:                “Vasari, Condivi, Vasari: The Many Faces of Michelangelo”

Speaker:          Shannon N. Pritchard

Title:               “Giambologna’s Bronze Self-Portrait:  Artists Speaking to Artists Through Self-                             Image”

Session II: Character Portraits: Vasari and Beyond

Chair               Shannon Pritchard

Speaker:          Shelley E. Zuraw

Title:                “Vasari’s Tale of a Woman Sculptor: Truth is Stranger than Fiction”

Speaker:          Julia L. Valiela

Title:                “A Renaissance Woman Engraver in Image and Text”

Speaker:         Laura L. Watts

Title:                “Realizing the Risorgimento:  Two Pictorial Statements by Francesco Hayez, 1827              and 1867”

For the complete schedule including abstracts for each speakers’ talk, click through to the PDF here.

Past IAS Sessions at AAIS

2016 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
2015 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Boulder, CO
2014 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Zurich

2013 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Eugene, OR