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>From: David Del Principe <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Food and Eating: Ecofeminist Perspectives in 
>19th-Century Italian and European Literature (9/15/06; NEMLA, 
>3/1/07-3/4/07)
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>Call for Papers for Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA), =20
>March 1-4, 2007, Baltimore, Maryland
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>Food and Eating: Ecofeminist Perspectives in 19th-Century Italian and =20=
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>European Literature
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>This panel invites papers that examine the role of food, eating, and =20
>hunger in 19th-century Italian and European literature and culture, =20
>in particular, from an Ecofeminist perspective. The panel asks these =20
>questions: how do food, eating, and hunger, for example, in Carlo =20
>Collodi=92s Pinocchio or Mary Shelley=92s Frankenstein, elide gender =
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>or species constructs and how does such an elision reflect the =20
>construction of nation? How do food paradigms, hierarchies, and =20
>consumption reinforce or challenge the androcentric and =20
>anthropocentric thinking of dominant culture during industrialization =20=
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>and unification? Although food, eating, and the status of animals =20
>have become the subject of vigorous, critical inquiry in contemporary =20=
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>Italian and American culture (for example, Mad Cow Disease, Foodism, =20
>the Slow Food Movement, and Vegetarianism) and consumption and =20
>cannibalism have sparked provocative, academic debate in postcolonial =20=
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>studies, the realm of the alimentary is seldom approached in 19th-=20
>century literature as a construct of species or from an Ecofeminist =20
>viewpoint. Various critical and theoretical approaches and =20
>methodologies, including cross-cultural viewpoints, are welcome, even =20=
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>if applications of Ecofeminist theory are preferred. Readings of =20
>noncanonical as well as canonical texts are also welcome. David Del =20
>Principe, Department of Spanish and Italian, Dickson Hall 367, =20
>Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043. Send one-page =20
>abstract via e-mail only by Sept. 15, 2006 to: =20
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>Dr. David Del Principe
>Assistant Professor of Italian
>Dickson Hall 367
>Montclair State University
>Montclair, NJ 07043-1699
>973.655.7499 Voice
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