Humanities and Arts Conference in Vasto, Italy Jenu 11-14th, 2017

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June 11, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, British History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, European History / Studies, Film and Film History

Conference Details

Bridges Across Cultures is an International Conference on the Arts and Humanities. Our third, biennial conference, is to be held in Vasto, Italy June 11th-14th, 2017. The “Bridges” conference provides an international venue and opportunity for academicians and professionals from various arts and humanities-related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. This conference serves as a place for scholars and experts with cross-disciplinary interests related to arts and humanities to meet and interact with members within and outside of their own particular disciplines.

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract for papers in English. All areas of arts and humanities are invited, but of particular interest are papers in the following fields: American Studies, Art History, Ethnic Studies, Film, History, World Literature, Popular Culture, Postcolonial Identities, Religion, Theatre, Visual Arts and Cross-disciplinary areas of arts and humanities.


To submit a paper, please provide by email:

* A 200-word abstract
* A cover letter listing name (last, first), academic affiliation, title of the paper, telephone number, address & email
Please send submissions to H.J. Manzari at (mention area of your paper in the subject line). Reading time for papers is limited to 20 minutes. All papers MUST be in English. The deadline for submissions has been extended through March 31st, 2017.


Keynote Speakers

Andrea Minuz (Sapienza University of Rome). His current research interests  concern Italian cinema with particular reference to film industry, audience and reception studies. Among his most recent publications: Dell’incantamento. Hitchcock, Bergman, Fellini e il «motivo dello sguardo»(2009); La Shoah e la cultura visuale. Cinema, memoria, spazio pubblico(2010); F.W. Murnau. L’arte di evocare fantasmi (2010); Viaggio al termine dell’Italia. Fellini politico (english translation for Berghahn Books in 2016). His last work is Quando c’eravamo noi. Nostalgia e crisi della sinistra da Berlinguer a Checco Zalone. He collaborates with magazine and newspapers like “Il Foglio”; “IL Sole24 ore”; “Rivista Studio”).

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Conference Organizers

Dr. H.J. Manzari, Washington & Jefferson College

Dr. Amparo Alpañés, Washington & Jefferson College

Dr. Angela Tumini, Columbia College Hollywood

Dr. Mirko Menna, Centro Europeo di Studi Rossettiani

Dr. Gianni Oliva, Università G. D’Annunzio – Chieti

Dr. Paola Basile, Lake Erie College

Dr. Patrick J. Quinn, Cambridge University

Dr. Michel W. Pharand, Queen’s University

Dr. Peter Schepelern, University of Copenhagen

Maribel Vázquez Manzari, Washington & Jefferson College

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