Representing Captivity in Italian Culture, MLA 2021 (Toronto, January 7-8)

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Call for Papers
March 28, 2020
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Italian History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Literature, Social History / Studies

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following session at the 2021 MLA Convention (Toronto, 7-10 January).

Representing Captivity in Italian Culture

This panel investigates fictional and non-fictional representations of captivity in modern and contemporary Italian culture. It welcomes studies at the intersection of literature and criminology, visual and musical representations of confinement, internment, and migrant camps.

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, 28 March 2020

Notification of acceptance/rejection: 30 March 2020

Please, consider submitting a 200-word abstract and a short bio to Elena Bellina, University of Rochester ( and/or Matteo Brera, York University (

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Elena Bellina, University of Rochester (

Matteo Brera, York University (

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