The conference Transatlantic Visions: Italian Film Cultures and Modernisms in Post-War America (1949-1972) focuses on the presence of Italian cinema in post-World War II U.S. cultural consumption. Its aim is to map the transatlantic exchanges that permitted or fostered the circulation and influence of Italian cinema in the United States in various ways during the period under consideration.
Throughout the twentieth century, Italian cinematography played an important role in the U.S. consumer system. Indeed, cinema has been one of the privileged vectors for the success of the “Made in Italy”, as well as an indispensable element of the material and discursive construction of Italian style.
To what extent, and within what limits, can we speak of an Italianization of U.S. art and entertainment after World War II? In how many ways and areas is it possible to measure the significance of this exchange dynamic, despite the imbalances between the two cultures and industries?
Important dates (updated)
July 31, 2022 : Abstract submission
August 8, 2022 : Notification of acceptance
November 9-11, 2022 : Conference