Annali d’Italianistica Comes to ACMRS

Starting in January 2017, a prestigious journal in Italian studies moved to ACMRS. Founded in 1983, Annali d’Italianistica publishes every year a monographic volume on timely and fundamental topics focused on Italy’s literary culture from a broad historical, cultural, and literary perspective while seeking to promote the study of Italian literature and the Humanities in general, to foster scholarly excellence, and to select topics of interest to a large number of scholars. Monographic in nature, the journal is receptive to a variety of topics, critical approaches, and theoretical perspectives. In its thirty-five years of publishing, Annali d’Italianistica has edited volumes on important single authors (Pulci and Boiardo, 1983; Guicciardini, 1984; Manzoni, 1985; D’Annunzio, 1987; Dante, 1990; Goldoni, 1993; Petrarch, 2004; Boccaccio, 2013); on genres (autobiography, 1986; the epic, 1994; travel literature, 1996 and 2003); historical anniversaries (Columbus and the New World, 1992; Beginnings/Endings/Beginnings, 2000; Futurism, 2009; Rome, capital city, 2010; the Great War and Modernism, 2015); literature and modern media (film and literature, 1988; 1999; 2012); women’s literature (1989; 1995); the modern and postmodern (1991); theory and criticism (2011); otium and occupatio across the centuries (2014); and diverse critical approaches (literature and anthropology, 1997; cultural studies, 1998; ethics, 2001; exile literature, 2002; literature and science, 2005; Italian identities, 2006; religion and the sacred, 2007; Humanisms, Posthumanisms, Neohumanisms, 2008; speaking truth to power, 2016). The 2017 issue will focus on violence, resistance, tolerance, sacrifice, while the 2018 volume will be devoted to the new Italy and the Jews from Italy’s unification to modern time.

The international editorial board of the journal welcomes proposals, submitted jointly by two or three scholars, on important topics that may be investigated from diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives and cut across several centuries, from the beginning of Italy’s cultural history to the present. Each year’s topic is announced at least two years ahead of time, and contributions are welcome. All essays are read and evaluated by two specialists and approved by the Editor-in-chief. Please address all correspondence to the editor: Dino Cervigni, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.