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649. My Place or Yours? The Geographies of Italian American Literature

Saturday, 11 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Purdue-Wisconsin, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Italian American Literature

Presiding: Jim Cocola, Worcester Polytechnic Inst.

Speakers: MaryJo Bona, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York; Ronna Catherine Johnson, Tufts Univ.; Jessica L. Maucione, Gonzaga Univ.; Samuele Pardini, Elon Univ.; JoAnne Ruvoli, Ball State Univ.; Sara Troyani, Univ. of Notre Dame

Session Description:

This roundtable examines Italian American literature as situated in particular urban, suburban, and rural spaces, taking transatlantic and transnational perspectives into account and thinking through the academic, institutional, and pedagogical contexts in which Italian American literature is studied and taught.


  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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