Literatures – Arts – Media

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

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


CLAM 2021 was due to take place on January 14-16, 2021. Unfortunately, the ongoing state of emergency due to the global pandemic makes it impossible to hold an in-person conference on these dates.

After much thought, we decided to make one last attempt to organise an in-person conference. CLAM 2021 has thus been further postponed, in the hope of welcoming you in L’Aquila next summer.

The CLAM 2021 in-person conference will take place at the University of L’Aquila in July 2021. The conference venue remains unchanged. The new dates will be announced in a few weeks.

We hope you will be able to join us despite the fact that July 2021 will probably be quite a busy period, since many conferences have been moved to that month.

If the pandemic makes it impossible to hold an in-person conference in July 2021, CLAM 2021 will move online without further date changes. In this respect, a definitive choice will be made by January 2021.

Here you will find a draft program for the conference and a general outline of the program schedule. As you will see, there are 6 keynote sessions, 36 sessions, 2 round tables and the evening performance “Remix the Cinema” by Action 30 to look forward to.

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

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:

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