Italian Writings Abroad: Anthology Presentation

Two Recent Publications by Fordham University Press
Thur. Oct. 2, 2014  6:30-8:30pm
Conference Center University Hall 7th Floor
Open to the public: RSVP here by Sept. 29th
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‌Introduction by Will Cerbone (Fordham University Press, Editorial Associate and Assistant to the Director)
Moderated by Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair, Montclair State University)
Live musical accompaniment by John La Barbera
Refreshments will be served

  Italoamericana:The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943(ed. by Francesco Durante)
Presented by Robert Viscusi (General Editor of the American Edition), Anthony J. Tamburri (Translations Editor), James J. Periconi (Bibliographic Editor)
Readings by Giulia Prestia (Translator)

Originally published in Italian, Italoamericana is a landmark collection of translated writings that in establishing a rich, diverse, and mature sense of Italian-American life allows readers to see American society through the eyes of Italian-speaking immigrants who considered their communities as colonies of the mother country. Filled with the voices from the first generation of Italian-American life, the book presents a unique treasury of long-inaccessible writing that embodies a literary canon for Italian-American culture—poetry, drama, journalism, political advocacy, history, memoir, biography, and story.

Poets of the Italian Diaspora: A Bilingual Anthology

Presented by Luigi Bonaffini and Joseph Perricone (Co-editors) ‌
Readings by Peter Carravetta (U.S. section curator) and Paolo Valesio (Featured poet)

The first-ever anthology devoted to the literature of the Italian diaspora that places it in a global context, this landmark volume presents a truly international selection of works by more than seventy Italian-language poets who are writing in countries from Australia to Venezuela. Their poetry is collected (on facing pages in both Italian and English) into eleven geographical regions, enriched by critical introductions, bibliographies, and overviews by scholars specialized in the field who together shed light on the history and current state of Italian-language poetry in the world.