Rethinking the rules: women in Mafia

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Nemla - Northeast Modern Language Association
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This session analyzes and diverse ways of considering women in the Mafia, that is, how new, twenty-first century representations of Mafia women have completely changed the organization and structure of criminal organizations from the inside. Both older and more recent American and Italian films have reflected on this shifting role of Mafia women on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and in particular how this image has emerged in the new millennium. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to