Italian 'famiglia' Representations in Cinema and Television

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42nd Annual Convention Northeast Modern Language Association
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In order to talk about Italy, one almost invariably must talk about family. This panel aims to focus on Italian family as a fluid, multi-layered theme in Italian and Italian-American cinema and television, and probe its various representations: traditional families, extended families, cross-national families, same gender families, adoptive families and all the different family figures that populate them. Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Francesco Pascuzzi,