Narrated space and represented space: the city in cinema, literature, theater.

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Ornella Castiglione - NEMLA 2014

Call for Papers
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University
Session title: Narrated space and represented space: the city in cinema, literature, theater.
Chair: Ornella Giulia Castiglione
Session Description and Submission Information: The session intends to treat certain statements stressing the relationship between cinema and the city and the interdisciplinary interpretation of the cinematographic work: cinema as a constitutive element of our present, identified with the urban space since from his early age, and cinema as a synergistic discipline, which influences and is continually influenced by the other arts borrowing the specific own language.
Contributes by experts in the field of architecture are highly appreciated.
Please send a 250-word abstract to: Ornella Giulia Castiglione – University of Milan-Bicocca –
Proposals may be presented in English, Italian or Spanish; useing media during the session is appreciated. Three-four presenters can be accepted.
Deadline: September 30, 2013
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The 2014 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. This capitol city set on the Susquehanna River is known for its vibrant restaurant scene, historical sites, the National Civil War museum, and nearby Amish Country, antique shops and Hershey Park. NeMLA has arranged low hotel rates of $104-$124.

The 2014 event will include guest speakers, literary readings, professional events, and workshops. A reading by George Saunders will open the Convention. His 2013 collection of short fiction, The Tenth of December, has been acclaimed by the New York Times as: "the best book you'll read this year." NeMLA's Keynote Speaker will be David Staller, Producer and Director of Project Shaw. Mr. Staller presents monthly script-in-hand performances of Bernard Shaw's plays at the Players Club in New York City.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.