[Msa-discuss] CFP: RSAJournal

Mitrano, Mena mmitrano at luc.edu
Tue Dec 16 07:55:49 EST 2014

Dear All:

Perhaps this Cfp  might be of interest to colleagues in the modernist community.

CFP: American Life and Literature into Film--RSA Journal, vol. 26
Deadline for abstracts: Jan. 31, 2015
RSA Journal, the official journal of the Italian Association of North American Studies (AISNA),
invites submissions for its 2015 issue on "American Life and Literature into Film. "

Many films revisit canonical American literature. From Gone with the Wind to Beloved, from Lolita to The Sound and the Fury and the various adaptations of The Great Gatsby, examples abound. Other films represent the life of outstanding Americans, often inspired by their autobiographies or biographies: Spike Lee's Malcom X, Oliver Stone's J.F. K. and W., Spielberg's Lincoln, Eastwood's J. Edgar, Van Sant's Milk immediately come to mind. Recognizing that the interface of literature and film is one of the main sites of theoretical, historical and cultural reflection in American Studies, we seek to publish innovative scholarship that engages a variety of questions about turning life and writing into film across disciplinary boundaries. Topics might include, but are not restricted to:

*         theory and politics of film adaptation

*         transformation of fictional and life writing into cinematic discourse

*         case studies of film adaptations of fiction

*         case studies of films based on life writing and historical figures

*          history and cinema

*         underrepresented lives into film

*         the gaze at the intersection of life, literature and film

*         life, literature, documentaries

*         the impact of film productions on the revival of literary texts and on literary canon formation

*         interrogation and rereading of the American past through film.
200 word abstracts and a short c.v. should be sent by January 31, 2015 to the Editor, Professor
Gianfranca Balestra:
gianfranca.balestra at unisi.it

Acceptance notification will be emailed by February 15. The deadline for submission of accepted
articles is June 30, 2015.

RSA Journal is a peer reviewed journal. Submissions must be in English, must use the MLA style,
and must be no longer that 6.000 words (39.000 characters, including spaces, notes, and works

Thank you for circulating!

Mena Mitrano
Adjunct Professor of Anglo-American Literatures
Loyola University Chicago, Rome Center
Via Massimi 114/A, 00136 Rome, Italy
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