“West of One’s Roots: Ethno-cultural Spaces in John Fante’ Works and His Reception between Italy and the US”
Quaderni del ‘900 is soliciting papers written by young scholars on John Fante’s life and works to be published in a special issue devoted to this American author of Italian origins.
This issue of Quaderni del ‘900 seeks to assess Fante’s continuous and growing attraction as a complex artist, in the country of his parents as well as his own. Of particular interest are papers that privilege a theoretical perspective on the construction and invention of space in Fante’s works, with a specific reference to Los Angeles and California, where this volume will take shape.
Quaderni del ‘900 is a yearly literary journal of Italian Studies (modern and contemporary literature), jointly published by California State University Long Beach and the University of Rome III (www.libraweb.net/riviste.php?chiave=90).
The volume will include between 12 and 15 articles. Essays, not to exceed 20 double-spaced pages and written in Italian or English, should conform to the style-sheet criteria set forth by the MLA for essays in both English and Italian.
The issue will feature a special introduction to Fante’s life and work by Dr. Stephen Cooper, author of Full of Life: A Biography of John Fante (2000).
Deadline for submission is December 15, 2006; publication expected by 2007. Early submissions are welcome. All contributions will be refereed.
Interested contributors can send the essay, accompanied by a 300-word abstract and a one-page bio with list of publications, to the editor of the issue, Teresa Fiore, via email (email@example.com).
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