Literature and Cinema of the Fascist Period

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Call for Papers NeMLA 2010

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Round table
Literature and Cinema of the Fascist Period

During the fascist "ventennio" (1922-1943), the attitude of the regime towards both literary creation and film production was ambivalent, characterized by both censorship and support. This panel seeks to explore this contradictory moment in the history of Italian culture. The ways in which writers and filmmakers gained ground either in spite of or in deference to the political and social circumstances will provide a forum for the discussion of some of the distinctive literary and filmic achievements of that period.

Send a 250 word abstract to Cristiana Furlan ( and Daria Valentini (

Deadline: September 30, 2009

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The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2010 Convention will be posted in June:

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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