ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Lingue Migranti: The Global Languages of Italy and the Diaspora

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

Lingue Migranti: The Global Languages of Italy and the Diaspora

 

April 26-27, 2013

 

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

Queens College, City University of New York

25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor  

(between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Manhattan

 

 

 

Program Subject to Change   

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013

 

6-8 pm

Welcome and Reception

 

Anthony Julian Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

James Muyskens, Queens College, CUNY

Lucia Pasqualini, Consulate General of Italy in New York

 

Video Interlude

Joseph Sciorra, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

  • Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds (excerpt), 2009
  • RAI advertisement, “L’Unità d'Italia,” 2010
  • Josefa “Fita” Craichik, “Canta en Cocoliche,” 2011
  • Eduardo “Farfariello” Migliaccio, The Movie Actor (excerpt), 1932

 

Presentation

Pragmatic and Intercultural Competence in Learning Italian: A Cross-Cultural Approach

Roberto Dolci, L’Università per Stranieri di Perugia

 

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

 

9-9:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

9:30-10:45 am

Conference Room

Dialect and Performance

Chair: Anthony Julian Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

 

Multiple Dialects on the Italian Stage: Commedia Techniques in Vergilio Verucci’s Li diversi linguaggi

Stefano Boselli, Independent Scholar

 

Performing the Sicilian: Angelo Musco in Nino Martoglio’s L’aria del continente

Janice Capuana, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

 

Staging Immigration: The Dramatic Dialect of Cocoliche

Elisa Legon, Baruch College, CUNY

 

 

11 am-12:15 pm

Conference Room

Judeo-Italian in the Circum-Mediterranean

Chair: Siân Gibby, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

 

Italian Varieties in Mediterranean Areas and in the Sephardic World from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

Fabrizio Franceschini, Università di Pisa

 

The Italian/Italophone Jewish Trauma of “Forced Repatriation”: The Case of Victor Magiar

Rosario Pollicino, University of Connecticut

 

“Submerged” Italian in Tunis: Italian and Its Dialects as Heritage Language

Alessandro Orfano, Università di Pisa

 

La Galleria

Language and Literature

Chair: Rosangela Briscese, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

 

Language, Class, and Politics: The Use of Sicilian and Italian by Luigi Capuana in Gli “americani” di Ràbbato, ‘Ntrrugatoriu, and ‘U Cavaleri Pidagna

Santi Buscemi, Middlesex County College

 

Theorizing Migration: Realismo magico and Massimo Bontempelli’s Giro del sole

Amelia Moser, Italian Poetry Review

 

 

12:15-1:30 pm   

Lunch on your own

 

 

1:30-2:45 pm

Conference Room

Minority Languages in Italy

Chair: Joseph Sciorra, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

 

Examining Current Griko Identity through Oral Tradition, Folklore, and Cultural Manifestations

Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei, North Park University

 

Albanian Linguistic and Cultural Islands in Central and Southern Italy

Vincenzo Bollettino, Montclair State University

 

German as a Minority Language in Italy with Special Emphasis on Cymbrian/Zimbrisch/Cimbro

Ermenegildo Bidese, Università degli Studi di Trento, and James R. Dow, Iowa State University

 

La Galleria

[In]Translation

Chair: Fred Gardaphé, Queens College, CUNY

 

John Fante Was Not an Outlier

Mary-Faith Cerasoli, Mercy College

 

Ties That Bind: Translation and the Development of an Intergenerational Literary Tradition

Gil Fagiani, Italian American Writers Association

 

 

3-4:45 pm

Conference Room

Immigrant Literature in Italy

Chair: Teresa Fiore, Montclair State University

 

The Limits of the Italian Language for Immigrants’ Acceptance into Italian Society: Amara Lakhous’s Scontro di civiltà per un ascensore a piazza Vittorio

Elizabeth Venditto, University of Minnesota

 

The Language In-Between: The Interplay of Albanian and Italian in Gëzim Hajdari’s Poetry

Anita Pinzi, Graduate Center, CUNY

 

Amara Lakhous’s Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio and Defining Italian Identity in a Globalized Italy

Grace Russo Bullaro, Lehman College, CUNY

 

Folktale, Legend, and the Novel in the Works of Ornela Vorpsi

Viktor Berberi, University of Minnesota

 

  

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013

 

9-9:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

9:30-10:45 am

Conference Room

Language and Evolving Italian-American Identities

Chair: Donna M. Chirico, York College, CUNY

 

Authenticity and Inauthenticity in Italian-American Cultural Manifestations: Youth Reactions to Guido Culture

Jefferson Triozzi and Anna De Fina, Georgetown University

 

The New Wave of Italians: Linguistic Practices and Attitudes

Luciana Fellin, Duke University

 

Evolving Linguistic Identities among Second-Generation Italian-American Youths

Hermann W. Haller, Queens College/Graduate Center, CUNY

 

 

11 am-12:15 pm

Conference Room

Postcolonial Languages

Chair: George de Stefano, Independent Scholar

 

Language as a Means of Resistance in Gabriella Ghermandi’s Regina di fiori e di perle

Melina Masterson, University of Connecticut

 

Re-Embracing Italian National and Linguistic Identity in Africa

Annemarie Tamis-Nasello, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY

 

“Tripoli era dolce, per gli italiani”: Postcolonial Italian Writers in Tripoli and Benghazi

Daniele Comberiati, Université Libre de Bruxelles

 

La Galleria

Dialects in Everyday Communication in Italy

Chair: Robert Oppedisano, Editor

 

Narrative and Argumentative Discourse between Dialect and Italian: An Analysis of the “Linguistic Atlas of Sicily” Corpus

Giuseppe Paternostro, Università degli Studi di Palermo

 

Performing Eloquence in Public: The Interplay of Veneto Dialect and Standard Italian

Sabina Perrino, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Dialect in Peer Interaction in a Sicilian Elementary School

Anna De Fina, Georgetown University

 

 

12:15-1:30 pm  

Lunch on your own

 

 

1:30-2:45 pm

Conference Room

Keynote

Is Italian a Global Language? Evidence from the History to the Near Future

Stefania Giannini, Senate of the Republic, Italy

 

 

3-4:15 pm

Conference Room

Everyday Use

Chair: Roberto Dolci, L’Università per Stranieri di Perugia

 

Linguistic Sustainability: A Look into the Venetian Dialect and Its Importance to Cultural and Regional Identity

Carmeline Morris, Goucher College

 

Blended Mind and Voice: Use of Italian and English-Hybridization, Italianization, Local Accents, Regional Dialects

Jane McCall Politi, Independent Scholar

 

Gender Assignment and the Italo-Romance Mass/Count Distinction: Perspective from Language Contact

Anna L. Moro, McMaster University

 

La Galleria

Italian Abroad

Chair: Nancy C. Carnevale, Montclair State University

 

Lingua Esule: The Risorgimento Exiles and the Teaching of Italian in the United States

Stefano Luconi, Università degli Studi di Padova

 

Is Italian on the Move in Toronto?

Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto

 

 

4:30-5:45 pm

Conference Room

The Language of Music

Chair: Joseph Sciorra, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

 

“You Must Always Protect the Dialects”: Roy Paci in siciliano

George de Stefano, Independent Scholar

 

“Non si capiscono le parole”: When Italian Lyrics Deal with Italian Audiences in Subsonica’s Music

Simona Martini, Università degli Studi, Milan

 

The Intersection of Languages and Cultures in Roberta Torre’s

Tano da Morire

Francesca de Lucia, Independent Scholar

 

 

 

 

 

 Free and open to the public. 

 You will need to show a photo ID to the building’s concierge.  

 

 All presentations are held at the Calandra Institute.

 

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor

New York, New York 10036

(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

 

 

RSVP (encouraged but not required) by calling (212) 642-2094.   

Please note that seating is limited and we cannot reserve seats.