Call For Papers

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Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The Italians
November 8-9 Loyola University Chicago

Call for Papers:

The conference invites 20-30 minute papers that look at the late 19th and 20th century Italian immigration, with an emphasis on Chicago and the Midwest. Presentations may be given from the viewpoint of ethnic studies, urban and cultural history, literature and language, theology, and the sociology of religion.

Italian-American artists are also welcomed to propose a topic or work of art for exhibition or performance.

Topics for presentation include:

Italian American Migration
Italian Nationalism and Americanism
The demographics of Italian neighborhoods, then and now
The role Italian-American personalities and religious orders in the development of Catholicism in Chicago of the 19th and 20th century
Cult and Culture, Devotional practices of Italian-Americans
The Catholic Imagination in Italian-Americans: Music, Literature, Film, Painting
Please provide a title and a 200 word abstract for your paper by August 1, 2013. Email it to Dr. Dominic Candeloro (dominic.candeloro@gmail.com) and Dr. Mark Bosco, SJ (mbosco@luc.edu).

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