international conference



Prof. Antonella Riem Natale
(University of Udine)

Dr. Maria Bortoluzzi
(University of Udine)

Conference Advisory Committee

Prof. Antonella Riem Natale

Prof. Maria Renata Dolce
(University of Salento)

Prof. Itala Vivan
(University of Milan)

Prof. Armando Gnisci
(University of Rome)

Organizing Committee

Raphael d'Abdon, Laura Pecoraro,
Piergiorgio Trevisan


The main topics of the conference draw upon the critical studies of the Interlink research project 2005-2008 Partnership Models in World Literatures Written in English: Theoretical and Pragmatic Implications. Italian Universities: Udine (international coordinator) and University of Salento; International institutions: University of Mysore and University of Bangalore, India; Centre for Partnership Studies, Pacific Grove, USA. In the last decade the following International Conferences were organized on the subject:

  • Gylanies and Androcracies: the vision of the Feminine in 19th and 20th century English Literature (University of Udine, 1998)
  • Partnership and Education: Possible Meanings and Contexts (University of Udine, 2002)
  • Other Signs, Other Voices (University of Udine, 2004)
  • Subjects on the Move. Immigration and Migrations within Cinema, Literature, Arts and Society (I – II) (University of Udine, 2004, 2005)
  • Anam Cara. Poetry, Wisdom and Women of Peace (University of Udine, 2005)
  • The Goddess Awakened: Partnership Studies in Education and World Literatures in English (University of Udine, 2007)

The long-standing cooperation between Italian and International academic research units of Udine, Milan, Lecce, Bangalore and Mysore (India) together with The Centre for Partnership Studies is the basis for the analysis of texts in the literatures in English within the partnership framework.