Islam in Contemporary Italy, NeMLA April 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

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Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jrwagner@rutgers.edu

Increased immigration to Italy in the last decades has brought with it both demographic and cultural change. Immigrant communities are reshaping the social landscape of the peninsula and introducing new traditions that challenge the notion of a homogeneous Italian culture. This session aims to look at the growing Muslim community in particular, and the ways in which literature, film, theater and media perceive Islam and the Islamic world in Italy. Please send 250 word abstracts and short bios to Johanna Rossi Wagner at jrwagner@rutgers.edu.

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ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
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interdisciplinary
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postcolonial
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