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IASA Italian American Studies Association
2nd International Symposium in Italy
Transposing Landscapes and Identities in the Italian Diaspora: Visual and Verbal Representations
giovedì 20 giugno 2019 - sabato 22 giugno 2019
Sala Conferenze “Ignazio Ambrogio”
Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere
Università degli Studi Roma Tre
via del Valco di San Paolo, 19
00146 Roma
THURSDAY, JUNE 20

14:30 - 15:00 Opening Comments

15:00 - 16:00 Keynote Address
Antonio MONDA

Coffee break

16:45 - 18:15 Session 1: Language
Chair:
Anthony Julian TAMBURRI
John D. CALANDRA
Speakers:
Roberto DOLCI, il Giornalino di Prezzolini
Raffaella RAPONE, In Their Words: Voices of Descendants of Italian Migrants
Sara MASTRISCIANO, Federica DI SALVO, Italianità in movimento: da emigrati a expat. Percezioni, rappresentazioni e indennità linguistiche

18:30 - 20:00 Session 2: Roundtable, Anti-Italianism Reconsidered. Presenting the collaborative volume L’anti-italianismo negli Stati Uniti. Evoluzione di un pregiudizio
Chair and Moderator:
William J. CONNELL
Speakers:
William J. CONNELL
Stefano LUCONI
Joanne L. DETORE
Fred GARDAPHE

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

09:00 - 09:30 Coffee

09:30 - 11:00 Session 3: Racial Identity and Gender in Film and Literature
Chair:
Michele DERAMO
Speakers:
Nicola ACCATTOLI, ”I’m Blacker Than You Are!”: Masculinity, Class and Ethnicity in Green Book’s Portayal of Italian Americans
Chiara GRILLI, White Cop, Black Cop: Afro-Italian Americans in Tom Fontana’s Homicide: Life on the Street
Janet MICHELLO, From Madonna ro Mafiosa: The Multifaceted Roles of Italian and Italian American Women

Session 4: Literary Articulations
Chair:
Alan J. GRAVANO
Speakers:
Giannina LUCANTONI, Representations of Blackness in the Autobiographical Works of Pietro di Donato: Reuben, Stella L’Africana, and Black Angela Christ
Cristina DI MAIO, Ludic Paths of Activism in Daniela Gioseffi’s Short Fiction
Anthony MITZEL, Maybe You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover: Diasporic Peritexts as Memes of Production

Break

11:30 - 13:00 Keynote Address
Martino MARAZZI, Subjects in Transition. Changing Landscapes and Shifting Agencies

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Session 5: Locales
Chair:
Donna CHIRICO
Speakers:
Teresa FAVA THOMAS, Italian Diaspora in a Massachusetts Mill Town: Circular Migration between Lazio, Italy and Southbridge, Massachusetts
Valeria RUSSO, Post-Brexit Italians: Exposing a Contemporary Diaspora
Alessandra COCCOPALMERI, From Italian to Italian-American and Back: The Evolution of an Old Culinary Culture in the New World

Session 6: Identities Re-Visited
Chair:
Anthony MITZEL
Speakers:
Michele DERAMO, Transposing the Appalachian Landscape on a Mezzogiorno Identity
Domenico BENEVENTI, Queer Intimacies in Italian-Canadian Literature
Michele PRESUTTO, The Anarchist Stone Cutters: a Community in the borderlands

Coffee

16:45 - 17:45 Session 7: Women [De]picted
Chair:
Sabrina VELLUCCI
Speakers:
Valerio DURÁN MANSO, Italian Immigrants in the Classic Cinema: Representations of Tennessee Williams in The Rose Tattoo, Baby Doll and The Fugitive Kind
Joanne L. DETORE, From Adoration to Absence: The Evolution of the Italian American Mother in Give Us This Day, Riding in Cars with Boys, and A Star Is Born
Licia CANTON, People, Places, Passages (Venera Fazio’s Legacy) and Narratives by Italian.Canadian Women

Session 8: Gendered Literary Articulations
Chair:
Colleen RYAN
Speakers:
Francesco FERRARI, Who Will Buy My Marriage Spread?: Economy of Affects and Domesticity Construction in Helen Barolini’s Umbertina
Maria Giuseppina CESARI, The Homecoming of the “New Travelers”: Rita Ciresi’s Sometimes I Dream in Italian

18:00 - 19:30 Session 9: Re-Mapping Italian America: Places, Cultures, Identities
Chair and Moderator:
Anthony Julian TAMBURRI
John D. CALANDRA
Speakers:
Mary Jo BONA
Carla FRANCELLINI
Fred GARDAPHE
Sabrina VELLUCCI

20:30 - 23:00 Symposium Dinner

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee

09:00 - 10:30 Session 10: Racial Language Frontiers in the Italian American Diaspora
Chair:
Colleen RYAN
Speakers:
Evelyn FERRARO, Writing and Reading across Borders: Boccaccio in the Berkeley Hills
Michele SEGRETARIO, Between Tradition and Modernity: On the Uses of Dante in the Context of the Italian Diaspora
Tommaso CAIAZZA, Italians on the “Frontier of the White Man”: The Making of Race in California
Enrico GRAMMAROLI, Italian Appalachians: The Italian experience in the Appalachian coal fields

10:45 - 12:15 Session 11: Borders, Belongings, and Betweens: Italian American Women Poets
Chair:
Fred GARDAPHE
John D. CALANDRA
Speakers:
Alan J. GRAVANO, What’s Italian about Mary Jo Salter: Poetry Flavored with American and Italian
Cinzia MARONGIU, ”In the grips of poweful unconscious forces, I was callde to renewal”: Louisa Calio’s Poetic Call for Change
Colleen RYAN, Madwomen in the Kitchen: Sandra Gilbert’s “The Italian Collection”

12:15 Closing remarks