Conference Archive

Past scholarly conferences

September 27-30: The GALANA conference, held every 2 years at different universities, featured theoretically informed research on all types of language acquisition scenarios. Keynote speakers included Charles Reiss (Concordia University), Lydia White (McGill University), and Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania).

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April 6-7: This workshop brought together an international group of scholars from diverse fields to investigate the collective dimension of affect and its genealogy in a new light.

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April 6-8: Our department hosted this annual international gathering of scholars in 2017, when our keynote speakers included Patrick Chamoiseau, Nathalie Heinich, and Philippe Falardeau.

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March 4-6: GASLA, an annual event held at different universities, provided a forum for discussion of research on second language acquisition, bilingual and multilingual acquisition, psycholinguistics and neurocognition.

March 26-27: This symposium featured music composer Cosimo Colazzo, journalist Antonio Nicaso, and poet Ernesto Livorni.

March 29: Our department hosted several experts on 20th and 21st century popular music in Italy.

October 25-28: The 41st annual conference was hosted at IU and featured three renowned keynote speakers: Norma Mendoza-Denton (University of Arizona), Dennis R. Preston (Oklahoma State University), and Sali Tagliamonte (University of Toronto).

Past Graduate Student Conferences

March 1-2: Incited discussion on the concept of understanding and misunderstanding in both literature and linguistics.

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March 10-11: Our graduate students invited three exciting keynote speakers: Andrea Mirabile (Vanderbilt University), Anny Dominique Curtius (University of Iowa), and Mireille Tremblay (Université de Montréal).

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April 10-11: Our keynote speakers in 2015 were alumnus Chris Semk (Yale University), Italian scholar Dana Renga (The Ohio State University), and French linguist Deborah Arteaga (University of Nevada, Las Vegas).

Past Italian Cinema Conferences

9th annual film symposium featuring director Vincenzo Marra
April 18-21

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8th annual film symposium, featuring Roberto Andò
April 19-22

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7th annual conference, featuring Franco Maresco and Rean Mazzone
April 20-23

6th annual conference, dedicated to the late master of Italian film Francesco Rosi
April 22-25

5th annual conference, featuring filmmaker and actor Carlo Verdone
April 23-26

4th annual conference, featuring director Roberta Torre
April 17-20