American Association for Italian Studies CFP: "Paragone Revisited: Artistic, Literary, and Pedagogical Competition and Rivalry Across the Ages"

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Call for Papers
March 26, 2020 to March 28, 2020
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Italian History / Studies, Languages, Literature, Teaching and Learning

Paragone has long been studied in terms of Renaissance artistic rivalries, visual and poetic competition, sculptural and pictorial feuding, and modern artists battling the ancients. This session aims to compile new examples and iterations of the paragone in and among various disciplines, including but not limited to, pedagogy, art history, art criticism, literary studies, music, popular culture, and language across all periods. Papers that investigate the way competition has both spurred and hindered artistic, linguistic, literary, or pedagogical production throughout the ages and across a range of media are welcome.

Proposals of up to 250 words should be emailed to the organizer no later than December 2, 2019. Please submit a short bio along with proposal. 

Notification of Acceptance by December 11, 2019. 

Contact Info: 

Organizer: Pierette Kulpa, Ph.D., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania,


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