"Lingue Migranti: The Global Languages of Italy and the Diaspora" Conference

Apr 02, 2013 2668

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd street, 17th floor, Manhattan

For more information: 212.642.2094 or www.qc.edu/calandra

Lingue Migranti
The Global Languages of Italy and the Diaspora



6-8 pm

Welcome and Reception

Anthony Julian Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
James Muyskens, Queens College, CUNY
Lucia Pasqualini, Consulate General of Italy in New York

Video Interlude

RAI advertisement, "L'Unità d'Italia," 2010
Josefa "Fita" Craichik, "Canta en Cocoliche," 2011.
Eduardo "Farfariello" Migliaccio, The Movie Actor (excerpt), 1932


Pragmatic and Intercultural Competence in Learning Italian: A Cross-Cultural Approach
Roberto Dolci, L'Università per Stranieri di Perugia

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

9-9:30 am


9:30-10:45 am

Conference Room
Dialect and Performance

Chair: Anthony Julian Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

Multiple Dialects on the Italian Stage: Commedia Techniques in Vergilio Verucci's Li diversi linguaggi
Stefano Boselli, Independent Scholar

Performing the Sicilian: Angelo Musco in Nino Martoglio's L'aria del continente
Janice Capuana, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Staging Immigration: The Dramatic Dialect of Cocoliche
Elisa Legon, Baruch College, CUNY

11am-12:15 pm

Conference Room
Judeo-Italian in the Circum-Mediterranean
Chair: Sîan Gibby, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

Italian Varieties in Mediterranean Areas during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Fabrizio Franceschini, Università di Pisa

The Italian/Italophone Jewish Trauma of "Forced Repatriation": The Case of Victor Magiar
Rosario Pollicino, University of Connecticut

"Submerged" Italian in Tunis: Italian and Its Dialects as Heritage Language
Alessandro Orfano, Università di Pisa

La Galleria

Language and Literature
Chair: Rosangela Briscese, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

Language, Class, and Politics: The Use of Sicilian and Italian by Luigi Capuana in Gli "americani" di Ràbbato, 'Ntrrugatoriu, and 'U Cavaleri Pidagna
Santi Buscemi, Middlesex County College

Theorizing Migration: Realismo magico and Massimo Bontempelli's Giro del sole
Amelia Moser, Italian Poetry Review

12:15-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30-2:45 pm
Conference Room
Minority Languages in Italy
Chair: Peter G. Vellon, Queens College, CUNY

Examining Current Griko Identity through Oral Tradition, Folklore, and Cultural Manifestations
Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei, North Park University

Albanian Linguistic and Cultural Islands in Central and Southern Italy
Vincenzo Bollettino, Montclair State University

German as a Minority Language in Italy with Special Emphasis on Cymbrian/Zimbrisch/Cimbro
Ermenegildo Bidese, Università degli Studi di Trento, and James R. Dow, Iowa State University

La Galleria
Chair: Fred Gardaphé, Queens College, CUNY

John Fante Was Not an Outlier
Mary-Faith Cerasoli, Mercy College

Ties That Bind: Translation and the Development of an Intergenerational Literary Tradition
Gil Fagiani, Italian American Writers Association

3-4:45 pm
Conference Room
Immigrant Literature in Italy
Chair: Teresa Fiore, Montclair State University

The Limits of the Italian Language for Immigrants' Acceptance into Italian Society: Amara Lakhous's Scontro di civiltà per un ascensore a piazza Vittorio
Elizabeth Venditto, University of Minnesota

The Language In-Between: The Interplay of Albanian and Italian in Gëzim Hajdari's Poetry
Anita Pinzi, Graduate Center, CUNY

Amara Lakhous's Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio and Defining Italian Identity in a Globalized Italy
Grace Russo Bullaro, Lehman College, CUNY

Folktale, Legend, and the Novel in the Works of Ornela Vorpsi
Viktor Berberi, University of Minnesota


9:30-10:45 am
Conference Room
Language and Evolving Italian-American Identities
Chair: Donna M. Chirico, York College, CUNY

Authenticity and Inauthenticity in Italian-American Cultural Manifestations: Youth Reactions to Guido Culture
Jefferson Triozzi and Anna De Fina, Georgetown University

The New Wave of Italians: Linguistic Practices and Attitudes
Luciana Fellin, Duke University

Evolving Linguistic Identities among Second-Generation Italian-American Youths
Hermann W. Haller, Queens College/Graduate Center, CUNY

11am-12:15 pm
Conference Room
Postcolonial Languages
Chair: George de Stefano, Independent Scholar

Language as a Means of Resistance in Gabriella Ghermandi's Regina di fiori e di perle
Melina Masterson, University of Connecticut

Re-Embracing Italian National and Linguistic Identity in Africa
Annemarie Tamis-Nasello, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY

"Tripoli era dolce, per gli italiani": Postcolonial Italian Writers in Tripoli and Benghazi
Daniele Comberiati, Université Libre de Bruxelles

La Galleria
Dialects in Everyday Communication in Italy
Chair: Robert Oppedisano, Editor

Narrative and Argumentative Discourse between Dialect and Italian: An Analysis of the "Linguistic Atlas of Sicily" Corpus

Giuseppe Paternostro, Università degli Studi di Palermo

Performing Eloquence in Public: The Interplay of Veneto Dialect and Standard Italian
Sabina Perrino, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dialect in Peer Interaction in a Sicilian Elementary School
Anna De Fina, Georgetown University

12:15-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30-2:45 pm
Conference Room
Is Italian a Global Language? Evidence from the History to the Near Future
Stefania Giannini, Senate of the Republic, Italy

3-4:15 pm
Conference Room
Italian Abroad
Chair: Nancy C. Carnevale, Montclair State University

Lingua Esule: The Risorgimento Exiles and the Teaching of Italian in the United States
Stefano Luconi, Università degli Studi di Padova

The Italian Language in Argentina: From Nostalgia to Practical Opportunities for the Future
Luciana Zollo, Independent Scholar

Is Italian on the Move in Toronto?
Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto

La Galleria
Everyday Use
Roberto Dolci, L'Università per Stranieri di Perugia

Linguistic Sustainability: A Look into the Venetian Dialect and Its Importance to Cultural and Regional Identity
Carmeline Morris, Goucher College

Blended Mind and Voice: Use of Italian and English—Hybridization, Italianization,
Local Accents, Regional Dialects
Jane McCall Politi, Independent Scholar

Gender Assignment and the Italo-Romance Mass/Count Distinction: Perspective from Language Contact
Anna L. Moro, McMaster University

4:30-6 pm
Conference Room
The Language of Music
Chair: Joseph Sciorra, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

"You Must Always Protect the Dialects": Regional Languages and Contemporary Southern Italian Music
George de Stefano, Independent Scholar

Sing, Wop, Sing: Reading Songs as a Political Nomadic Voice, from Almamegretta to Raiz
William Anselmi, University of Alberta, and Lise Hogan, Independent Scholar

"Non si capiscono le parole": When Italian Lyrics Deal with Italian Audiences in Subsonica's Music
Simona Martini, Università degli Studi, Milan

The Intersection of Languages and Cultures in Roberta Torre's Tano da Morire
Francesca de Lucia, Independent Scholar

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