"Place, Space and Identity in the Anglophone World. Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Insights" - Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara, 9-12 July 2024

“Place, Space, and Identity in the Anglophone World: Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Insights”
9-12 July 2024
Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara

The summer school in “Place, Space, and Identity in the Anglophone World: Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Insights” aims to bring together students and early-career researchers and develop knowledge, methodologies, and new perspectives on the complex relationship between space, place, and identity.
The evolving global scenario calls for a redefinition of temporal and spatial dimensions in terms of cosmopolitan, transnational, and transcultural practices. These, in turn, contribute to shaping new identities that are characterized by evolution and fluidity. People negotiate their relationships with the environments and the communities inscribing their identities onto physical spaces imbued with power dynamics, socio-economic factors, and cultural memory.
Within this framework, the summer school intends to develop relevant theoretical approaches to investigate identity construction at the intersection of linguistic, literary, and cultural studies. The aim is to provide a forum to explore the multifaceted dialogue between space, place, and identity, and their mutual influences.
Lectures and seminars will explore how
– language engages with the pragmatic and discursive construction of space-place relationships in transnational contexts and their identitarian implications;
– literature delves into the complexities of individual experience and amplifies marginalized voices, shedding light on the intersection of identity construction and categorization;
– the agency of individuals and communities negotiates identities within spatial environments, navigating between belonging and exclusion, rootedness and mobility.



Delia Chiaro (Università di Bologna)

Elena Di Giovanni (Università di Macerata)

Jude V. Nixon (Salem State University)

Kim Salmons (St. Mary’s University Twickenham)



Raffaella Antinucci (Università di Napoli Parthenope)

Elisa Bizzotto (Università IUAV Venezia)

Paola Brusasco (Università “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara)

Marco Canani (Università “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara)

Francesco Maria Ciconte (Università “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara)

Mariaconcetta Costantini (Università “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara)

Bianca Del Villano (Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”)

Pierpaolo Martino (Università di Bari “Aldo Moro”)

Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia)

Anna Enrichetta Soccio (Università “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara)



Giuseppe Balirano, Marco Canani, Paola Catenaccio, Mariaconcetta Costantini, Massimiliano Demata, Manuela D’Amore, Bruna Mancini, Marilena Parlati, Irene Ranzato, Anna Enrichetta Soccio, Tania Zulli



Francesco Maria Ciconte, Maria Luigia Di Nisio, Serenella Massidda



The registration form (please, see below) must be mailed to aiasummerschool@unich.it by Thursday 20 June 2024, together with a proof of payment.

Fee: € 250 payable via bank transfer

UdA – Banca Popolare dell’Emilia-Romagna – Sede Chieti Scalo

IBAN IT13W0538715501000000444138 – SWIFT CODE: BPMOIT22XXX

Reason for payment: FULL NAME – AIA SUMMER SCHOOL



AIA offers two scholarships of € 300 for doctoral students who are AIA members.

For information on eligibility and application visit


Queries may be addressed to aiasegreteria@unito.it

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