Invites you to a presentation by Dr Alice Loda, Lecturer in Italian Studies, School of International Studies, FASS, University of Technology Sydney. Her paper will be on Literature and Migration in Contemporary Italy Migration has always been a crucial factor in Italian history. Traditionally a country of emigration, over the past four decades it also increasingly became one of destination and transit. This paper describes the progressive emerging of migrant voices in contemporary Italian literature, and explores their positioning within the relevant literary debate. It then presents and analyses a selection of works produced in Italian by authors born in non-Italophone countries, focusing in particular on poetry writing and on literary collectives. The analysis will expand on a number of key-words and crucial themes, such as hybridity, translocality, and displacement, and will pay particular attention to the authors’ engagement with landscape. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the contribution of migrant writers in mobilizing forms and imagery within the Italophone literary space.