Writers between Two Worlds / Scrittori tra due mondi

The geographic circulation of writers and the cross-cultural encounters generated by this motion have led to a significant and ever-expanding literary and artistic output concerned with all forms of existing and creating between two worlds. This two-part program is devoted to poets, novelists, playwrights, philosophers, essay writers, translators, film directors, and journalists who have given voice to these complex cultural collisions and interchanges as protagonists or witnesses. While Italy and the U.S. play central roles, the program highlights the truly global nature of this production by also addressing writers from Europe and Latin America.  


The first part of the program is a symposium which includes academic presentations given in Italian (primarily) and in English by a group of international scholars investigating the cultural, psychological and social implications of multiple geographies. The second part is the presentation of two recent groundbreaking anthologies (Italoamericana and Poets of the Italian Diaspora) that compile some of the most relevant writings of the Italian diaspora. The program includes readings and live musical accompaniment.

• Presented by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies (Italian Program in the Department of Spanish and Italian) at Montclair State University

• Co-sponsored by Centro di Studi «Aldo Palazzeschi» (Università di Firenze), Italian Poetry Review , Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica- Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna , and Global Education Center at Montclair State University

• In collaboration with Centro Studi Sara Valesio ‌and Genus Bononiae – Musei nella Città, and Columbia University  

• Special thanks to The N Beverage Group and Gruppo Fooding

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