Welcome!

We are pleased to invite you to join the forthcoming 2013 AAIS Conference that will be hosted by the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR on April 11–14, 2013.

The AAIS (American Association of Italian Studies) gathers scholars and intellectuals who conduct research in Italian literature and more broadly contribute to the study of the different aspects of Italian society and artistic production, including its influence on other cultures.

We envision next year’s conference as an opportunity for a stimulating and fruitful exchange of ideas and expertise that will span not only the different periods of Italian literature, but also related areas of scholarship such as art, art history, history, philosophy, music, photography, etc.

We look forward to seeing you next April.

Conference Organizing Committee:

Sylvia Giustina, Lauretta DeRenzo-Huter, Nathalie Hester, Massimo Lollini, Nicoletta Pazzaglia, Regina Psaki, Sergio Rigoletto, Marc Schachter.

For conference information, submission of sessions and roundtables, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee at

For more information on the American Association for Italian Studies, please visit: http://www.aais.info/.


Thanks to our Sponsors!

College of Arts and Sciences
Giustina Family Fund for Italian Studies
Oregon Humanities Center
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Vice President for International Affairs
Department of Romance Languages
Dean of the Graduate School
Department of Art History
Yamada Language Center
European Studies Program
Medieval Studies Program
Department of Comparative Literature
Cinema Studies Program
Department of Germanic and Scandinavian
Department of Philosophy
Department of Theatre Arts

Sponsorship for Special Events
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
Knight Library Special Collections and University Archives
Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

Instituta Italiano Cultura San Francisco 2013 Anno Della Cultura Italiana, 2013 Year of Italian Culture