Call for Papers

AATI International Conference Abroad

Università degli Studi di Napoli di Federico II
Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale

June 22-27, 2016



The AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) announces its next International Conference to take place in Naples, Italy from June 22-27, 2015, hosted by the Università degli Studi di Napoli di Federico II and the Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale. The general program outline is as follows:

This conference promises to be another vibrant international meeting, given, first and foremost, its location. Naples is a unique city, one where historical, cultural, and political events have taken root, unraveled, and entwined in original ways across the centuries.

The conference is open to all themes, but the AATI also invites colleagues to think in particular in terms of those more pertinent to some of the current events in Italy. Along with general topics such as pedagogy, linguistics, culture, literature, cinema, theater, Italian as a second language, Italian language abroad, Italian identities in the world, history, media, economy, the arts, etc., we also suggest a focus on more "local" topics that have Naples and the Campania region at their core. Some examples might be:

Proposals: The deadline for proposals submissions (individual papers and whole sessions) is February 20, 2016. Papers can be in Italian or in English and will be limited to 20 minutes, maximum. Colleagues are cordially invited to submit proposals for entire sessions and roundtables of 75 minutes each. Participants are allowed to present one paper only, but they can chair more than one session and they can partake in one or more roundtable discussions.

Session/roundtable proposals MUST be submitted by February 20, 2016 using the following link: | | upload password: napoli2016

Completed session/roundtable with all relevant information MUST be submitted by March 1, 2016 using the following link: | | upload password: napoli2016 

All conference participants (panelists, session and roundtable organizers, and chairs) must be AATI members in good standing and must have paid the registration fees by March 15, 2016.

Papers must be presented in person; no presentations via Skype or similar technologies will be allowed.

Registration Fees:

Workshops: pre-opening workshops will be on June 22. For the list of workshops, please click here.

Lodging and Transportation: Further information about hotels, transportation, etc. will be announced shortly through the AATI listserv and the conference website (

Publication of Proceedings: Following the conference, all presenters will be eligible to submit their papers for blind peer review consideration for the AATI Online Working Papers publication (see [menu "Online Working Papers").