Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiane (AISLLI)


As the only International Association of Italian Studies at the university level, AISLLI is a member of the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literature of the UNESCO, and is supported by scholars and politicians all over the world. The AISLLI International Conference takes place every three years and is attended by hundreds of participants from many different countries. The proceedings of the Conference are always published. The goal of these events is the involvement of Italian communities in the world. At the University of Pennsylvania, this goal is reached with the collaboration of the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia, the Italian Embassy and Cultural Institute in Washington, and the Italian-American Associations which support the activity of the Center for Italian Studies. Follow the links below to the web pages of the last two AISLLI conferences hosted by the Center for Italian Studies to explore Italic identity throughout the world,

XX AISLLI Conference - Languages, Cultures, Identities of Italy in the World, 3-6 December 2009

XXI AISLLI Conference - Italicity. The Languages of Italy in the United States Between Tradition and Innovation, 3-5 April 2013

XXII AISLLI Conference - Errors and Mistakes, 3-4 November 2016

Honorary President: Carlo Ossola, Chaire de Littératures modernes de l'Europe néolatine, Collège de France, Paris.
Presidents: Gilberto Pizzamiglio, Professore Ordinario di Letteratura Italiana, Università di Ca' Foscari, Venezia.
  Fabio Finotti, Mariano DiVito Professor of Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Secretary and Treasurer: Marina Della Putta Johnston, Lecturer FL and Assistant Director, Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia