MMLA 2019 - Permanent Section - Italian

deadline for submissions: 
April 5, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association

Call for Papers

Permanent Section: Italian

“Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”

 November 14-17, 2019  - Chicago at the Hilton Chicago

We welcome individual and panel proposals that explore Italian Literature, Film, and Culture in the context of this year’s conference theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”. Proposals exploring issues related to duality, identity, transcultural identity, and transnationality in Italian literature, film, art and culture from any time period will be given special consideration. Papers on any aspect of the conference topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes: 

* Transnational identity: Italy’s minorities’ literary and film production

* Pirandello’s characters’ duality: A strategy to resist the modern?

* Italian-American literary production

* Italian Politics: Italian Vice-Prime Minister’s doubling

* Migration films and the doubling of a nation: who leaves and who stays behind

* Italian feminism and transfeminism

* Duality in Italian art

* Queer identity in Italy

Please send proposals of 250 words by April 5, 2019 to Giordana Poggioli-Kaftan, Participants are welcome to propose papers either in Italian, or in English.