The Columbus Affair: Imperatives for an Italian/American Agenda - by Anthony Julian Tamburri. 2021, Casa Lago Press. "Professor Tamburri discovers how our education of Columbus's mission, accomplishments, and failings translate into our current understandings of Italian and Italian American identity. The monograph reveals how the history of the mom...

Essay Contest 2021: Francesco Durante Award for Italian American History / Literature / Culture. To honor the legacy of the late Francesco Durante, an annual prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the best original essay in English or Italian submitted by an emergent scholar of Italian American literature, history, and/or culture. The essay must be an...

Diversity in Italian Studies, una tematica che sottolinea l’importanza della pluralità culturale a livello non solo globale, ma anche personale. Infatti, trattando di letteratura, arte, filosofia e geografia, si possono comprendere e scoprire le numerose sfumature che ognuno di noi può sfoggiare. Nel caso degli italiani, la diversità è ancora un ar...

The work I conducted had as its goal the construction of the processes that led to the evolution of some Italian American organizations from the late 1880s to the present. A preliminary study of the published bibliography was followed by a specific integrated study of the American territory. At the procedural level, every moment was seized, every n...

Introduction to a series of remembrances about poet and Vito Marcantonio Forum co-founder Gil Fagiani, for the current edition of “Italian American Review,” which is created by the City University of New York’s Calandra Italian American Institute and published by University of Illinois Press:   Gil Fagiani: Objectively Speaking The French existenti...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE ITALIAN AMERICAN REVIEW - Re-thinking Italian American Literary Criticism: New Ideas for a Re-theorization. Edited by Anthony Julian Tamburri and Sabrina Vellucci. Abstracts Due: July 15, 2021 Criticism of Italian American written texts has been around for as long as there have been creative texts. Fo...

To honor the legacy of the late Francesco Durante, an annual prize of $1,000 was created for the best original essay in English or Italian submitted by an emergent scholar of Italian American literature or history, either from Italy or from the United States. Click here to register for the presentation on April 13 at 12:15 pm EST. The award is gene...

Borders can be concrete parameters, and they can also be metaphorical markers. Either way, the border as a political, economic, cultural, and personal site, one to be policed, extended, breached, opened, celebrated, and/or erased, has long been of interest to those concerned with Italy. The areas of scholarly inquiry are as infinite as the varied I...

The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee - New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY) celebrates the genius of Dante Alighieri, the great medieval poet and philosopher. On the afternoon of March 25, a reading of excerpts from the Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy) will be presented at the Dante Statue at Dante Park, positioned in front of Lincoln Center at 63rd Stree...

March 25, 4pm EST “Dante’s Adventures in Italian America”. Please register in advance for this event by clicking here. Martino Marazzi, associate professor of Italian literature at the University of Milan, is the author of Danteum: Studi sul Dante imperiale del Novecento (Franco Cesati Editore, 2015), Voices of Italian America: A History of Early I...