I'd like to draw you attention to this Symposium that will take place at the Princeton University in March around the topic of "Across the Borders of Desire: Italy as a Land of Departure and Destination".
I have been invited to give a talk. I am very excited about it. The other guest speaker will be Julio Monteriro Martins
You can find more details about the call for paper (deadline 15 of February) and the rationale here.
More details about the programme will be available soon.