The Godfather: Influence and Origins (NeMLA, March 21 - 24, 2013 - Deadline: 9/30/12)

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This panel will explore the lasting influence of The Godfather on popular culture &, conversely, its literary and cultural influences. What effect has it had on popular notions of Italian-American ethnic identity? What impact have recent adaptations (from Winegardner novels to video games) had on the film's legacy? Upon what traditions and cultural archetypes does it rely? Papers may treat Puzo's novel, Coppola's films, or other adaptations. Please send 250-word abstracts to Jeffrey Gibson at