Call for Papers: Global Legacies – Pirandello across Centuries and Media – New York City 16 September 2017

The Pirandello Society of America invites contributions for its one-day conference in NYC:

“Global Legacies – Pirandello across Centuries and Media”

Saturday 16 September 2017, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Hunter College, CUNY, 695 Park Ave, New York City


Keynote Speaker: Pietro Frassica, Princeton University


Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Luigi Pirandello’s birth, this one-day conference sponsored by the Pirandello Society of America seeks a broad spectrum of contributions that evaluate and illuminate Pirandello’s legacies on world theatre, literature, cinema, and other media over a period of more than a hundred years. We encourage contributions that are interdisciplinary and engage with a variety of theoretical models when looking at Pirandello’s work and its multifaceted resonance.


Possible topics:

Pirandello and media: theatre, cinema, performance, music, painting, and beyond

Pirandello’s creative legacies: children and grandchildren of Pirandello

Pirandellian mutations, transformations, dramaturgies

World Pirandello: Pirandellian authors and works outside the Western canon

Unfinished and ever-new: Pirandello “updated” across three centuries

Pirandello and the power of experimentation

Pirandellian techniques: applications and developments


Abstracts of 250 words in English for papers of 20 minutes duration should be sent to by April 15, 2017.


English is the official language of the Conference.

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The Pirandello Society of America is pleased to be featured among a series of international conferences being held across the globe in honor of Pirandello’s 150th anniversary: Pirandello International 2017, Pirandello in a Globalized World. From Agrigento to Rome, Johannesburg to Munich, these events demonstrate the world-spanning reach of Pirandello’s influence today. More information and the full calendar for the international conference series can be found online: