From Civil Rights worker and journalist during the era of the Freedom Riders, with written works that span theatre, poetry and books such as “Women on War” – the first book of world literature to gather the global voices of women on the issues of war and its impact on their lives – Daniela Gioseffi, an icon of the Italian American community and the world beyond, joins host Anthony Tamburri in our studio.
Gianfranco Norelli’s and Suma Kurien’s follow-up to their critically acclaimed documentary, “Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread),” on Italian immigration to the East Coast of the United States, “Finding the Mother Lode” documents the experience of Italian immigrants in California, how economic and social mobility became possible for many Italians in the Golden State, and how immigrant identity is maintained and transformed as immigrants become assimilated into mainstream America. The filmmakers join host Anthony Julian Tamburri in our studio, to talk about the film, which will be screened at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute on February 27th.
On this episode of ITALICS: Television for the Italian American Experience, we will explore the topic of homosexuality in Italian America. We will take you to NOIAW’s Annual Epiphany Celebration. You will get a sneak peek at the documentary, “Finding the Mother Lode,” by filmmakers Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien; and find out about forthcoming events at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.
( 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm )

Italian American Review
Winter 2014 Volume 4 Number 1

"Taking Stock and Looking Forward," by Editor Joseph Sciorra

Resisting Discrimination and Anti-Semitism on the Culture Page of L'Unità del Popolo, 1939–1941, by Brendan Hennessey

Becoming American: “Manila John” Basilone, the Medal of Honor,
and Italian-American Image, 1943–1945, Michael R. Frontani

Mafia Movies: A Reader (Dana Renga, editor), by George S. Larke-Walsh

Hollywood’s Italian American Filmmakers: Capra, Scorsese, Savoca,
Coppola, and Tarantino
(Jonathan Cavallero), by Margherita Heyer-Caput

Bitter Greens: Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the
Imperial Kitchen
(Anthony Di Renzo), by Lucy M. Long

Columbus Day et les Italiens de New York (Marie-Christine Michaud), by Francesca Sirna

Mussolini’s National Project in Argentina (David Aliano), by Matteo Pretelli

[s]comparse (Antonio Tibaldi), by Aine O'Healy

Men of the Cloth (Vicki Vasilopoulos), by Daniel Soyer

La Mia Strada: My Road (Michael Angelo DiLauro)
Immigrant Son: The Story of John Mezzogiorno (Frank Capiello), Peter Naccarato

North End Stories, by Anthony Bak Buccitelli

John Fante: A Life in the Works, by Emanuele Pettener

The Last of the Italians (Anne Kristoff, curator), by Nina Nazionale

Little Italy, Un Cuore Grande (Harry Connolly, curator), by Michelle L. Stefano

Italian American Review
Summer 2013 Volume 3 Number 2

"White Ethnicity": A Reappraisal, by Yiorgos Anagnostou

Nunzio Pernicone (1940-2013): A Remembrance, by Mary Anne Trasciatti

Families, Lovers, and Their Letters: Italian Postwar Migration to Canada (Sonia Cancian), by Diane C. Vecchio

Hidden: Reflections on Gay Life, AIDS, and Spiritual Desire (Richard Giannone), by Peter Savastano

Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia (Susanna Iuliano), by Ilaria Vanni

Undermining Race: Ethnic Identities in Arizona Copper Camps (1880-1920), Phylis Cancilla Martinelli, by Peter Vellon

Looters, Photographers, and Thieves: Aspects of Italian Photographic Culture in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Pasquale Verdicchio), by Dominique Padurano

Vito (Jeffrey Schwarz), by Jonathan J. Cavallero

Le Mamme di San Vito (Gianni Torres), by David Aliano

My Reincarnation (Jennifer Fox), by Gaoheng Zhang

Italian-American Oral History and Its Digitized Sites, by Luisa del Giudice

Strangers in a Strange Land: A History of Italian-American Language Imprints, 1830-1945 (James J. Periconi, curator), by Fernanda Perrone

From Italy to America (Kathleen Motes Bennewitz and Christopher Shields, curators), by Joseph J. Inguanti

Italians in the Santa Clara Valley (Ken Borelli and Nancy Morreale, curators), by Glenna Matthews

Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences during World War II (Alison Kenzie, curator), by I. Sheldon Posen

Italian American Review
Winter 2013 Volume 3 Number 1

A Social Space in Constant Reshaping: Umbrian Migrants in the Atlantic Economies (1900-1914), by Thierry Rinaldetti

Food, Frenzy, and the Italian-American Family in Anne Bancroft's Fatso, by Nancy Caronia

Vita Brevis: An Appreciation of the Life and Work of Paul Giaimo (May 8, 1962-June 8, 2012), by Fred Gardaphé

Contours of White Ethnicity: Popular Ethnography and the Making of Usable Pasts in Greek America (Yiorgos Anagnostou), by Donald Tricarico, Robert Viscusi, Phylis Cancilla Martinelli, and Yiorgos Anagnostou

The Hellhoud of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance (Michael Perino), by William J. Connell

Since When Is Fran Drescher Jewish? Dubbing Stereotypes in The Nanny, The Simpsons, and The Sopranos (Chiara Francesca Ferrari), by Giulia Centineo

Corbino: From Reubens to Ringling (Janis and Richard Londraville), by Geoffrey G. Drutchas

Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America (Marion Jacobson), by Panayotis League

The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me (Tom Santopietro), by Rocco Marinaccio

Reviewing Other Aspects of the Italian Diaspora, by Laura Ruberto

Visit India (Patrizia Santangeli), by Graziella Parati

18 Ius soli (Fred Kuwornu), by Nadine Wassef

Io sono Li (Andrea Segre), by Pasquale Verdicchio

Italy: Love It or Leave It (Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi), by Evelyn Ferraro

Refugees in Cinecittà (Marco Bertozzi and Noa Steimatsky), by Anita Angelone

Italian American Review
Winter 2012 Volume 2 Number 1

Garlic Eaters: Reform and Resistance a Tavola, by Rocco Marinaccio

Considerations of Esaurimento Nervoso: A Cultural Model of “Nerves” for Italian-American Patients Suffering from Mental Illness, by Silvia Fiammenghi

Vincenzo Ancona (1915–2000): A Remembrance, by Antonino Provenzano

Delizia!: The Epic History of the Italians and Their Food (John Dickie)
Pomodoro!: A History of the Tomato in Italy (David Gentilcore)
How Italian Food Conquered the World (John F. Mariani)
by Fabio Parasecoli

Emigrant Nation: The Making of Italy Abroad (Mark I. Choate), by Maddalena Tirabassi

Il fascismo e gli italiani all’estero (Matteo Pretelli), by Nunzio Pernicone

For Both Cross and Flag: Catholic Action, Anti-Catholicism, and National Security Politics in World War II San Francisco (William Issel), by Michael Carroll

The Urban Colonists: Italian American Identity and Politics in Utica (Philip A. Bean), by Rodrigo Praino

Terroni: Tutto quello che è stato fatto perché gli italiani del sud diventassero “meridionali” (Pino Aprile), by Guido Tintori

Confessions of an Italian American (Fred Zara)
Average Community (Fred Zara)
by Steven J. Belluscio

The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi (Andrew Thomas and Toby Gleason), by Anthony Scotto

Ferlinghetti (Christopher Felver), by Alan J. Gravano

Totó (Peter Schreiner), by Frank Tomasulo

Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread): The Italian American Journey from Despised Immigrants to Honored Citizens (Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien)
Pane amaro (Versione Rai Tre) (Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien)
by Linda Reeder

Ho fatto il mio coraggio (Giovanni Princigalli), by Sonia Cancian

Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York (Jayson Kerr Dobney, curator), by Tom Van Buren

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