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At Montclair State University:Italian Writings Abroad

(Sep 08, 2014)

Mointclair State Univerrsity presents an evening encountyer with two impoortant new antholkogies of Italian and Italian American writing, both piubl;ished by Fordham University Press.

Italoamericana:The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943
(Edited 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.


Thur. Oct. 2, 2014 6:30-8:30pm
Conference Center UN Hall 7th Floor
Open to the public: RSVP here by Sept. 29th

Introduction by Fred Nachbaur (Fordham University Press, Director)
Moderated by Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair, Montclair State University)
Live musical accompaniment by John La Barbera
Refreshments will be served