The Canadian Society for Italian Studies Conference, Sorrento, 19-21 June 2015, invites papers for an interdisciplinary session on Foreign Artists in Italy 1900-2015. Papers may focus on foreign residents or long-term visitors to Italy working within any branch of the arts (music, literature, film, visual art, theatre/performance). The panel will examine the creative practice of these artists in Italy, their motivations for being there and the significance of their Italian work within the broader contexts of their output, as well as their contribution to Italian creative practice and discourse and their collaboration with Italian and foreign colleagues. How analysis of the works of ‘the artist resident abroad’ can contribute to debates about international creative collaboration, cosmopolitanism and notions of national and diasporic art will be an issue for discussion. Papers on Campania-based foreign artists are welcome but not required.
Abstracts (250 words) of proposals should be sent to Mark Nicholls by December 31 2014.