Author: Carla Simonini

Our New Website!

Our New Website!

Dear Subscribers and Future Contributors, We are moving to the University of Illinois Press (UIP) Website! To access it, CLICK HERE! All information related to Italian Americana and its operations, including instructions on how to submit material, can be found on the new website. In addition, subscribers will be able to request a new subscription …

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Production Delay

Production Delay

Dear Subscirbers, We are very pleased to announce that we have entered into a contract with the University of Illinois Press (UIP), which will now be publishing Italian Americana. The University of Loyola Chicago will continue to be the journal’s editorial home, while UIP will assume responsibility for its administration and production. As is typical …

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Call for submissions for Summer 2022

Call for submissions for Summer 2022

We are currently accepting submissions of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction (including personal essays and works of memoir) for our Summer 2022 issue. Our deadline for consideration is May 15, 2022. Please click on the “Author’s Guidelines” tab on the top menu for complete instructions on how to forward us your work.

Last Call for Winter 2022 Submissions!

Last Call for Winter 2022 Submissions!

The deadline for our Winter 2022 issue is fast approaching! Please submit your creative works in the genres of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction (memoir) by Monday, November 15, 2021. Submissions must be by writers of Italian heritage on either side but can be on any subject and in any style. For full guidelines, click on …

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Vol. XXXIX No. 2 Summer 2021

Vol. XXXIX No. 2 Summer 2021

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor………………………………………………………………… v Notes on Contributors………………………………………………………………. ix Articles Notes on the Narrative Function of Laughter in Sweet Hope Cristina Di Maio…………………………………………………………… 113 Robert Ferro’s and Felice Picano’s Italian Journeys through the Eyes of Max and Felice Luca Lanzilotta…………………………………………………………….. 127 Reminiscences of Two Artists Carol Bonomo Albright………………………………………………….. 143 Tribute to Lawrence …

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Vol. XXXIX No. 1 Winter 2021

Vol. XXXIX No. 1 Winter 2021

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor………………………………………………………………… v Notes on Contributors………………………………………………………………. ix Articles From Drummer Boy to Missionary: Culture, Religion, and Identity in Antonio Andrea Arrighi’s The Story of Antonio, the Galley-Slave (1911) Leonardo Buonomo…………………………………………………………… 1 Modern Machiavelli Anthony Santaro…………………………………………………………….. 19 Embodying Italian-American Ethnicity in Frank Lentricchia’s The Music of the Inferno Nanyi Zhou……………………………………………………………………. 29 …

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Vol. XXVIII No. 2 Summer 2020

Vol. XXVIII No. 2 Summer 2020

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor………………………………………………………………… v Notes on Contributors………………………………………………………………. ix Interview and Essay Stephen Sartarelli—Catching Up Joan Leotta………………………………………………………………….. 105 Essay: An Excursion to Tindari Joan Leotta………………………………………………………………….. 109 Articles Nonsense or Riddle? Elusive Genre in Giuseppe Pitrè’s Sicilian Folktales Joseph Russo……………………………………………………………….. 115 A US Feminist in “the Land of Remorse”: Re-considering the Southern Italian …

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Vol. XXXVIII No. 1 Winter 2020

Vol. XXXVIII No. 1 Winter 2020

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor………………………………………………………………… v Notes on Contributors………………………………………………………………. ix Articles Notions of Space and Questions of Identity: Italian Americans in Tina De Rosa’s Novel Paper Fish (1980) Sirpa Salenius………………………………………………………………….. 1 Giuseppe De Simone: from Mirabella Eclano to Seattle Raffaele Di Zenzo…………………………………………………………… 27 Preserving, Remembering, and Commemorating the Italian American Experience in the …

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Vol. XXXVII No. 2 Summer 2019

Vol. XXXVII No. 2 Summer 2019

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor………………………………………………………………… v Notes on Contributors………………………………………………………………. ix Articles Florence Scala: A Disowned Community Leader by Sandro Corso………………………………………………………………… 99 “Curious Victories”: The Famous Murder Case of Maria Barbella and Italian- American Women in the Press Between the 1890s and 1910s by Marina Cacioppo………………………………………………………….. 119 Poetry Introduction by Maria Terrone……………………………………………………………… 141 “Leopardi’s Lament: …

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Vol. XXXVII No. 1 Winter 2019

Vol. XXXVII No. 1 Winter 2019

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor………………………………………………………………… v Notes on Contributors………………………………………………………………. ix ArtIcles Chicago to Islam: Assimilation Figures in Five Stories by Tony Ardizzone Fred Misurella………………………………………………………………… 1 “Let’s have a glass of vino”: Italian immigrants, wine and community in John Fante’s The Brotherhood of the Grape Sostene Massimo Zangari………………………………………………….. 7 Praying Toward Acceptance: Aspects of …

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