Panel Sponsored by Italian Americana at the Italian American Studies Association 2013 Conference in New Orleans, LA Oct. 4-5

full name / name of organization: 
Italian Americana
contact email: 
gravanoa@marshall.edu

Call for Papers for a Panel Sponsored by Italian Americana at the Italian American Studies Association 2013 Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana October 4-5.

The overall IASA conference theme is Italian-American identity politics. For the panel sponsored by Italian Americana, we are looking for papers on Italian-American beat poets such as Gregory Corso, Philip Lamantia, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Diane Di Prima. Some of the suggested paper topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

• Who gets to speak for Italian Americans, both within and
outside of academia, political venues, cultural venues, etc.;

• The use of identity politics by community leaders, the press, scholars, writers, and others;

• The self-conscious development and use of cultural and expressive forms of ethnic identity;

• Resistance to elite notions of Italian-American identity.

Submit a 250 word abstract and send materials to Dr. Alan J. Gravano at gravanoa@marshall.edu by June 27. Italian Americana will contact you by July 3rd.

Thank you very much for your interest in Italian Americana and the Italian American Studies Association. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Alan J. Gravano
Marshall University
Department of English
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
304-696-5831
gravanoa@marshall.edu

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
poetry
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond