nemla 2018: QUEER ITALY panel

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Please consider submitting an abstract for the "Queer Italy" panel, held at the 2018 NeMLA conference in Pittsburgh, PA. This panel seeks to integrate the fields of Queer Studies and Italian Studies, and welcomes presentations on queer representation in Italian literature and film, queer readings of Italian works, queer Italian authors/artists and their experience, cultural movements, etc. The theme of the conference (to be held April 12-15) is "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds," so papers examining queer identity in the Italian landscape, public spaces, and fictional worlds are of particular interest. However, any and all presentations integrating Queer Studies and Italian Studies are welcomed and encouraged. Presentations should be in English to encourage cross-disciplinary discussion. Please spread this CfP to any interested organizations or parties, and contact the panel chair, Rachel Perry at with any questions.

Abstracts can be submitted at ; the submission deadline is September 30, 2017.

Thank you for your consideration!