AAIS-CSIS 2017 - Epic, Romance, Novel: Intersections and Interactions in Italian culture (EXTENDED DEADLINE: December 31st)

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Andrea Privitera, Lucia Gemmani
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CFP AAIS-CSIS 2017 The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)

Epic, Romance, Novel: Intersections and Interactions in Italian culture.

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This panel seeks to explore the intertwining of epic, romance and novel in Italian culture from the Middle Ages to present day. In order to further the scholarship of Bakhtin, Jameson, Doody, and Fusillo, we welcome investigations of the broad presence and reciprocal influence of the three literary forms. What motivates their contaminations? What emerges from the collisions of these different styles and worldviews within the Italian cultural context? We welcome contributions that explore these synergies and contradictions throughout the history of Italian literature as well as different forms of representation - including but not limited to visual arts, cinema, theatre, television and folk culture.

Please submit a 250 word abstract including name, affiliation, title of paper and technical requirements to Andrea Privitera (aprivite@uwo.ca) and Lucia Gemmani (lgemmani@indiana.edu) by December 31st 2016.