MLA 2022- call for proposals - Multilingual Encounters in Captivity: Italians in POW Camps

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Call for Papers
March 20, 2021
Washington, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Australian and New Zealand History / Studies, British History / Studies, Humanities, Italian History / Studies





Please, consider submitting a proposal (abstract of 250 words) for the following session at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC, 6-9 January 2022.


Multilingual Encounters in Captivity: Italians in POW Camps


This panel investigates the linguistic and cultural production by Italian soldiers captured by the Allies during WWII and scattered in POW camps in the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa, Australia, and India. It welcomes studies at the intersection of literature, visual and cultural studies, music, and history of emotions.


Deadline for submissions: Saturday, 20 March 2021




Contact Info: 

Giorgia Alù, University of Sidney (, Elena Bellina, University of Rochester ( ) 

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