Italy has long been defined by its contradictions. From the irreligious popes of the Middle Ages to the modern nation's patchwork union, Italy has been seen as a nation of paradoxes and polarities. To better understand these contrasts, Carte Italiane, the Graduate Student Journal, Department of Italian at UCLA, is pleased to announce its 2013-14 ca...

The Italian American Studies Association 48th Annual ConferenceCall for Presentations and Panels: Italian American Values The Marriott—Wardman Park Hotel -Washington, D. C.October 15th-17th, 2015 DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 Send Proposals by Email Only to Alan Gravano, President, alan.gravano@outlook.com  ...

On September 25, The Italian Academy at Columbia University and Farrar, Straus and Giroux present The Voices of Leopardi's Zibaldone. Appearing for the first time in its entirety in English, Zibaldone amasses the unprecedented brilliance of Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) into one groundbreaking, 2,500-page text.   Widely regarded as Italy's fi...

di Riccardo Chioni   Più attuale che mai, torna alla ribalta Vito Marcantonio, lo storico personaggio italoamericano di East Harlem leader del American Labor Party, il "politico della gente" rieletto per sette mandati che aveva trasformato la sua carriera in una continua crociata sui fronti della giustizia sociale e dell'indipendenza di Port...

by Robert Oppedisano   The Italian American Studies Association announces the Italian American Studies Association Book Award to be offered even numbered years for a scholarly work and odd numbered years for a creative work. The first award will be presented in November 2016 at our meeting in Long Beach, CA. (The recipient need not be p...

The MLA Italian American Literature Discussion group is seeking scholars and instructors interested in presenting at its round-table session—Negotiating Ethnic Politics: Teaching Ethnic Literature in an Italian American Context—scheduled for the 2016 MLA Convention in Austin, TX, January 7-10.   The session proposes to explore approaches by...

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People. The Italian American Literature Forum is seeking panelists to present transmedia perspectives and projects (oral histories, photos, artifacts, home movies etc.) on the Italian American experience for its guaranteed session at the 2017 MLA Convention in Philadelphia.   As defined by...

To be held in New York on Friday April 25 and Saturday April 26, the conference theme of "MAFIAs"—the first on the subject by this academic research institute—intends to cover a broad variety of manifestations of organized crime throughout the world and over time.   This scholarly event seeks a comparative approach to the subject, from histo...

Queens College (CUNY) celebrates forty years of its Italian American Studies program on Wednesday, March 26, 12:15 p.m. in the President's Conference Room 2 at the Rosenthal Library, Queens College.   In 1974, Professor Richard Gambino, author of Blood of My Blood: The Dilemma of the Italian-Americans, offered the first known course in the s...

Dr. Rosemary Serra, a leading research sociologist from the University of Trieste in Italy, has come to New York as a visiting research scholar at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College, City University of New York, to investigate the status of Italian American identity within the greater New York area.   The tool...