Transcodification:
Literatures – Arts – Media

First Conference of the ICLA Research Committee on Literatures/Arts/Media (CLAM).

July 1-3 2021 – University of L’Aquila
Catherine’s Room 2001 Bill Viola

CLAM 2021 July 1-3 /Online Conference

In September 2020 we decided to make one final attempt to organise an in-person conference and to postpone CLAM to July 2021. Today, in the midst of the pandemic’s third wave, we must face the fact that we will not be able to guarantee our presenter’s safety in L’Aquila by this summer. Furthermore, travel restrictions could make it impossible for many presenters—even those residing in Italy—to actually reach L’Aquila.
For these reasons, we have decided to move our conference online. CLAM 2021 will take place virtually on July 1-3.

Here you will find a draft program for the conference and a general outline of the program schedule.

Please keep in mind that this draft program will probably be heavy re-worked. Since CLAM 2021 will involve participants from four continents, we need to ask you from which timezone you plan to attend the conference, so as to begin to work out the conference’s logistics. In particular, this will allow us to re-work the draft program so as to avoid placing your presentation during your timezone’s nighttime. In case your plans change, there will be room for changes and adjustments later on.
We will get back to you with the final program and a general update on CLAM 2021’s logistics as soon as we have a complete map of our presenters’ timezones.

For any question or information—concerning both the conference’s logistics and program—do not hesitate to get in touch with us: clam2020conference@gmail.com.


The first CLAM conference Transcodification: Literatures – Arts – Media represents an invitation to investigate the principles and practices of transcodification across time and space, as well as to discuss re-mediation as an aesthetic category which implies fluidity, fragmentation and pluralization. The conference’s main purpose is to offer an intermedial perspective on fiction and the arts taking as a starting point the insights provided by the most recent developments in comparative literature.

Read the full call for papers here.

Confirmed Keynotes: Sean Cubitt, University of Melbourne / Marina Grishakova, University of Tartu / Christopher Johnson, Arizona State University / Ágnes Pethő, Sapientia University of Cluj-Napoca / Marie-Laure Ryan, University of Colorado / Rebecca Schneider, Brown University

The deadline for abstracts submission is February 23, 2020.

For further information please write to: clam2020conference@gmail.com

The conference venue is the Department of Humanities, Viale Nizza, 14, L’Aquila.