deadline for submissions: 
July 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Fabiana Cecchini - Texas A&M University
contact email: 

Dear Colleagues,
This year the PAMLA Conference is scheduled to take place at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel from Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020. We invite you to consider submitting a proposal to any of the following panels by the deadline of July 15. Proposals are received and reviewed entirely online; please click on the specific panel link and follow instructions.

Italian / Cultural, Historical, and Political Studies
Presiding Officer: Fabiana Cecchini (Texas A & M University - College Station)

The Italian session explores an open range of topics and time periods focusing on the Italian historical, social, political, and cultural scene. Papers embrace a variety of themes investigating (but not limited to) women and gender studies, the national and transnational aspects of Italian identity, the national and global city landscape, ecocinema, ecoliterature, music and fashion trends, food culture in literature, cinema, visual arts, and digital humanities in the field of Italian studies. Papers may engage with (but are not limited to) the special conference theme "City of God, City of Destruction.” Papers are welcomed both in English and Italian.

Italian Cinema / Film and Media Studies
Presiding Officer: Federico Pacchioni (Chapman University)

The Italian Cinema session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of Italian film, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "City of God, City of Destruction." Papers are welcomed both in English and Italian.

New Italians Italian / Multiethnic and Indigenous
Presiding Officer: Sienna Hopkins (California State University – Long Beach) 

This session invites proposals that explore aspects of New Italian literature, culture, media, music, or film, with an emphasis on immigration, migration, national or linguistic identities, or other discourses on Italian-ness in a globalized context. We are particularly interested in papers that relate to the conference theme, “City of God, City of Destruction,” by which the topics of urbanity and spirituality, and their multitudinous subgenres, can be explored through a global lens.

For any question, do not hesitate to contact the presiding officers.
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