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Pirandello and His Legacy: Film, Stage, and Scholarship after 150 Years

Pirandello at work

 

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions for the panel Pirandello and His Legacy: Film, Stage, and Scholarship after 150 Years, to be held at the next NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, MD on March 23-26th, 2017.

In this panel, we celebrate Pirandello’s multi-dimensional, genre and globe-spanning oeuvre by drawing together scholars from across disciplinary and national boundaries. The goal is to assess how Pirandello’s life and work continues to inspire us today, 150 years after his birth.
 

Panel Summary:

Born in 1867, Luigi Pirandello has been hailed as a seminal figure of modernist literature and theater. Scholars have approached his work from Sicilian, Italian, European, and global perspectives, and his innovations have been translated and adapted across historical periods and geographical spaces. In this panel, we celebrate the breadth and variety of over a century of this exploration of the many aspects of Pirandello’s multi-dimensional, genre and globe- spanning oeuvre by drawing together scholars from across disciplinary and national boundaries. The goal is to assess how Pirandello’s life and work continues to inspire us today.

The panel is interested in the rich intersection between performance/adaptation/translation, and scholarly research. We investigate ways in which Pirandello’s works have been theorized and how they have continued to circulate in new and challenging adaptations, broadening his modernist legacy.

We invite papers responding to such questions as these:

- In what ways, by what means and to what ends have Pirandello’s ideas and works been borrowed, re-envisioned, contested and incorporated by contemporary artists and scholars of adaptation?

-What new ways of reading and understanding of Pirandello’s work now exist in the context of our increasingly transnational approach in the contemporary global academy?

-How does the continuation and expansion of the Pirandellian legacy through such adaptations and interpretive intervention serve to challenge and inspire new artistic works and invite/demand new scholarly inquiry?

Papers discussing the questions raised by these cultural translations and problematizing the issues related to/involving translation and performance studies are particularly welcome.
 

 

Please, submit an abstract of 300 words by September 30th to: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16474​​
 

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