Author: Carla Simonini

Summer 2020 Call for Submissions

Summer 2020 Call for Submissions

Italian Americana is seeking scholarly and creative submissions for its Summer 2020 issue. Italian Americana is a double-blind peer-review journal that has previously published the works of scholars such as Donna Gabaccia and Stefano Luconi. Scholarly articles in any discipline related to the topic of the Italian experience in America are welcomed. We also welcome …

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Ned Balbo

Ned Balbo

“The Song I Sing and the Book I Read”: Becoming Italian American In “My Father’s Music” (Our Roots Are Deep with Passion: Creative Nonfiction Collects New Essays by Italian-American Writers, Other Press, 2006), I examined the history of my adoptive father Carmine’s favorite songs and performers, plus the reasons why, prior to my teen years, …

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Volume XXXV No. 2 Summer 2017

Volume XXXV No. 2 Summer 2017

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor  107 Notes on Contributors  111 Articles “That’s Your Uncle? He’s White!” “Yeah, A Long Time”: Negotiating Whiteness in the Rocky/Creed Series Stephen Hock  117 White Ethnic Racial Backlash and Black Millennial Counter-narrative: Intersections of Race and Masculinity in Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Series and Ryan Kyle Coogler’s Creed Jessica …

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Volume XXXVI No. 1 Winter 2018

Volume XXXVI No. 1 Winter 2018

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor  1 Notes on Contributors  3 Articles A Calabrian in Minnesota: The Tales of James Mancina Matthew Reza  9 Dual US-Italian Citizenship: New World Italians Come Full Circle Susan Perri  29 Interviews Stephen Sartarelli Carla Simonini  45 Poetry Ned Balbo Essay, “The Song I Sing and the Book I …

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Volume XXXVI No. 2 Summer 2018

Volume XXXVI No. 2 Summer 2018

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor v Notes on Contributors ix Articles The Delivery of Mussolini’s Rings in Rhode Island: A Collaboration between Catholic Priests and Italian Fascist Officials Valeria Federici 121 Membranza Sì Cara e Fatal: Verdi’s “Va, pensiero” as an Icon of Italian Culture from the 1850s to the Present Date Stephanie …

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Winter 2020 Call for Submissions

Winter 2020 Call for Submissions

Italian Americana is seeking scholarly and creative submissions for its Winter 2020 issue. Italian Americana is a double-blind peer-review journal that has previously published the works of scholars such as Donna Gabaccia and Stefano Luconi. Scholarly articles in any discipline related to the topic of the Italian experience in America are welcomed. We also welcome …

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Thomas Centolella

Thomas Centolella

The Country Inside Me I have a terrible confession to make: I have never been to Italy. The land of my paternal grandmother and grandfather, the language my own father was fluent in yet never taught me or my siblings, has existed for me as a dream and a longing unfulfilled. Every time someone mentions …

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Poetry Editor Maria Terrone Published in the Hudson Review

Poetry Editor Maria Terrone Published in the Hudson Review

We are pleased to announce that the Hudson Review published two poems by the journal’s poetry editor, Maria Terrone, in the magazine’s Summer 2018 issue. Terrone’s work has appeared six times in the Hudson Review over the years. The poems are titled “The White Piano” and “Edgar Allan Poe Dines at Thomas Jefferson’s Home.”

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

How I Learned What It Means To Be Italian My parents were immigrants from the province of Salerno, Cilento, in southern Italy. They came from two different small villages at the top of a mountain, San Mauro and Galdo. My father arrived in Paterson, NJ when he was sixteen and went back to Italy to …

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In Memoriam – Bruno A. Arcudi

In Memoriam – Bruno A. Arcudi

With the passing of Italian Americana co-founder, Dr. Bruno A. Arcudi, the Italian-American community has lost a prominent scholar and educator. Born June 9, 1923 in Westport, CT, Arcudi was the son of Italian immigrants Carmelo and Mary (Passa ume) Arcudi. He graduated from Staples High School in 1941 and then from Yale in 1944 …

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