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
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