The Society for Italian Studies

Supporting Italian studies in Britain and Ireland

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Welcome to the Society for Italian Studies website, supporting academic Italian studies in Britain and Ireland. Announcements of events organized by or on behalf of the Society are posted here. The site also hosts details of events organized more generally in Italian Studies. The Society’s aims and objectives, as well as information regarding its membership and organization is also provided, as are details of our research activities, conferences and publications. See our Resources page for a list of other learned and cultural bodies with which the Society and its members collaborate.



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    Italian Studies was founded in 1937 as the annual journal of the Society for Italian Studies (SIS), and has established itself nationally and internationally as one of the leading journals in the discipline. he journal has contributed to the development and broadening of Italian Studies as a field of enquiry within the Arts and Humanities, and has itself expanded in 2005 to two issues, in 2010 to three issues, and in 2015 to four issues per year. The editors welcome original scholarly and critical work, in English or Italian, on Italy’s literary culture, and also work on Italy from a range of other disciplines and inter-disciplinary fields, including history, politics, linguistics, art history, film, gender and cultural studies. Articles which adopt a comparative or global perspective on Italy are encouraged alongside those whose focus is exclusively the Italian peninsula and islands…

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