CFP: Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture (12/1/03; collection)

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Edvige Giunta
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Call for Contributions and Ideas for MLA Volume on Teaching Italian American
Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

For the MLA Options for Teaching Series, the Publications Committee has
approved development of the volume Teaching Italian American Literature,
Film, and Popular Culture, for which the book’s editors, Edvige Giunta and
Kathleen Zamboni McCormick, are seeking contributions and ideas for
practical and theoretical essays. As currently conceived, the volume has
seven projected parts: (1) defining the field; (2) literary genres and
movements (e.g., fiction, autobiography and memoir, poetry, performance
poetry/art, theater, Beat Generation writings, oral histories,
avant-garde/experimental literature, political writings); (3) film and
popular culture (e.g., television, music); (4) themes and issues; (5) course
contexts; (6) institutional issues; (7) resources (e.g., videography,
discography, Internet resources). Interdisciplinary approaches are
encouraged especially for sections 3, 4, 5, and 6. If you are interested in
contributing to this volume, please send an essay proposal of from 250 to
500 words, along with a curriculum vitae, as a Word attachment to
<> and <>. Submissions may
also be mailed to Kathleen McCormick, School of Humanities, Purchase
College, SUNY, Purchase, NY 10577. Preliminary inquiries, requests for
tentative table of contents, comments, suggestions for contributors, and so
forth are also welcome. The deadline for submitting ideas and proposals is 1
December 2003.

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