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NeMLA 2023 - CFP     “Representations of Food in Italian and Italian-American Literature and Cinema (Roundtable)”  (NeMLA 2023)

Buffalo, NY
Event: NeMLA 2023
Categories: Comparative, Popular Culture, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Mediterranean
Event Date: 2023-03-23 to 2023-03-26 Abstract Due: 2022-09-30

Please consider submitting a proposal to the NeMLA 2023 Roundtable “Representations of Food in Italian and Italian-American Literature and Cinema”. Grazie! 


Irene e Valentina 




NeMLA 2023 - CFP   

 “Representations of Food in Italian and Italian-American Literature and Cinema (Roundtable)” 

Culinary traditions within communities and families are often the most resilient. Food can serve as a solid way to bond but also as a clear marker of differences between someone and their neighbor. These traditions and representations of culinary identity can also be a liminal space between cultures. Food can also be seen as a disease, a remedy, or a metaphor for one’s freedom or freedom to choose.  


We invite papers that focus on the representation of food in the context of Italian and/or Italian-American film and literature, discussions of culinary identity, culinary alienation, and food as a metaphor for freedom, belonging, or exclusion.  

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words online at this link:  



NeMLA Presenter Policies can be found at this link: 



Notification of Acceptance will be sent by October 15, 2022. 


For any questions, please contact the panel chairs: 

Irene Hatzopoulos (hatzopoulos@wisc.edu) and Valentina Morello (vmorello@wisc.edu) 


Irene Hatzopoulos