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

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
gibsonje@wesley.edu

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 gibsonje@wesley.edu.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
popular_culture