CFP - NeMLA March 15-18 2012, Rochester, NY: The Jewish Experience in Contemporary Italophone Literature and Cinema.
Papers exploring the literary and cinematic representations of the Italophone Jewish experience will constitute the principal focus of this panel. Presentations on unstudied/understudied artists are especially welcome. This panel aims to move beyond the tendency exhibited in some academic circles to look at Primo Levi's experiences as emblematic of those of the Italkim in general, but also to properly contextualize the study of Italian-speaking, foreign-born authors such as Edith Bruck and Giorgio Pressburger who (among others) have had an undeniable impact on how Italian audiences perceive the modern Jewish experience. Presentations will be informed by the most recent scholarship on the subject (Quercioli-Mincer, Serkowska, Speelman, Minuz and others).
Send a 300 word abstract (by September 30th) along with a description of any technological (audio/video) needs to:
Prof. Philip Balma, University of Connecticut - firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Philip Balma
University of Connecticut
337 Mansfield Rd, Unit 1057
Storrs, CT 06269
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)