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full name / name of organization: 
roberto nicosia

Dear colleagues,

I am organizing a panel for the 2009 Northeast Modern Language Association
( conference on: The Short Story (Novella) from Boccaccio to the
The conference will take place in Boston, Feb. 26-March 1, 2009. The
deadline for submitting an abstract is Sept. 15, 2008.
Any questions, comments, etc. are welcome and may be addressed directly to
me at

Please circulate this call for papers.

Roberto Nicosia
Rutgers University - Department of Italian,
84 College Ave
08901 - New Brunswick (NJ)

The panel wants to promote and welcome papers (and above all
interdisciplinary discussions) on the pivotal role of the Short Story in
the Italian literature and the characteristics of this particular genre
through topics related to gender studies, cultural theory, eco-criticism,
representation of the body, pedagogy, comparative literature, linguistics,
history of literature, history, etc...Given the broad range of the years
and production involved, the fil rouge of the panel will be, primarily, the
investigation of the evolution of the Short Story: its typology, its
sources and models, its text organization, the circulation, the reception
etc...So to recreate a sort of unity, although the very specific differences.

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Received on Fri May 23 2008 - 22:38:38 EDT