Apropos of the Italian American Forum CFP for the 2017 MLA: The Streets of Philadelphia: From Rocky to Creed.

sylvester-stallone-muhammad-ali-1977I’m gathering submissions for a possible panel on “The Streets of Philadelphia: From Rocky to Creed” at the MLA 2017 conference. Here is the CFP for those interested in submitting:

The MLA Italian American Forum seeks paper proposals for a possible session at the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2017. Taking a cue from the presidential conference theme “Boundary Conditions,” this panel seeks submissions that explore the boundaries of racism and ethnocentrism in the Rocky series. We are most interested in papers engaging with: Italian American and African American masculinities; South Philly as a multi-ethnic/racialized community; Boxing rhetoric in the Rocky series; and Gender stereotypes related to ethnic and racial constructions. One-page CV and 250-word abstract to ncaronia@uri.edu by 3/15/16.

And for a bit of inspiration!

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