Upcoming Events Calendar
Center for Italian Studies Fall 2013 Preliminary Calendar
(Updated October 1, 2013)
Events and activities are free and open to the public. All are invited.
October 7, Monday, 4:00 p.m.
Lecture by Rosemary Serra, "Italian American Identity: Some Reflections on a Study of New York's Italian American Youth Population." Javitz building, room 109.
October 8, Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.
Tatiana Yashkukina (Fulbright Scholar), "Tre Corone in Russian Culture," Harriman Hall Room 115 (in Italian).
October 9, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.
Presentation and Commentary by Professor Anthony Di Franco (Suffolk Community College) of his film, The Dollar-A-Day Boys, a documentary portrait of his father’s experience in the Civilian Conservation Corps during The Great Depression. Through archival footage and interviews with surviving CCC alumni, he presents a sensitive reflection and remembrance of how this successful program put millions of unemployed young men to useful work in rural camps scattered across the country. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
October 10, Thursday, 2:30 p.m.
Richard Nasti Lecture Series Event: Professor Alessandro Carrera (University of Houston). Topic: The Legacy of the Holocaust in Italian Music (Classical & Popular): "If All the Heavens Were Parchment..." Location: Stony Brook University's Harriman Hall, Room 137. All are invited. Free and open to the public.
October 10, Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
Presentation by the Office of the Alfonse D'Amato Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies: Readings and Discussion by Michael Mirolla of his latest book, The Giulio Metaphysics, along with a commentary on the role he has recently assumed as publisher of Guernica Editions. Location: Stony Brook University's Center for Italian Studies, Frank Melville Library, Room E-4340.
October 18, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Presentation of the Library of Congress‑Anniversary Book: Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience with co‑author, Mario B. Mignone (Stony Brook University). The presentation will discuss the uniqueness of this history book. For the first time, Italian‑American history is seen through the collections of the Library of Congress, truly the preserver of American memory. The book, with a foreword by Martin Scorsese, is co‑authored by an Italian (Antonio Canovi) and an Italian‑American (Mario B. Mignone) who shared their different perspectives on a long and multi-faceted history.
In 320 pages, over 500 images, many of them never before published, ranging from the first map ever using the name "America" to the portraits of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe from Look magazine.
Not the usual history book about an ethnic group, which displays only a gallery of success and accomplishments. Images from the Library of Congress show the range and diversity of Italian Americans themselves and of the lives they led in the United States.
A book for Italian Americans who cherish their heritage but also for American history enthusiasts and people interested in Italian culture who will discover many unknown contributions of Italy to American life.
An event not only for Italian Americans who cherish their heritage, but also for American history enthusiasts. Books will be available for purchase and autographing by the author. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
October 24, Thursday, 4 p.m.
Gradiva, International Journal of Italian Poetry Prize Award Ceremony. Presentations by Editor-in-Chief, Luigi Fontanella and members of the Selection Jury: Luigi Bonaffini, Alfredo de Palchi, Irene Marchegiani, Anthony Tamburri. Welcoming greetings by Mario Mignone. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
November 13, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.
Book Presentation: Orange Peels and Cobblestones with author Rose Marie Dunphy. A coming of age novel that brings to life Italy during the early postwar years, Brooklyn during the 1950s and New York and Southern California during the 1960s....each location forming the backdrop for a unique narrative and complicated family life. Its multifaceted themes of adoption (How does a mother give away her own child?), the immigrant experience, and love and forgiveness make the book an excellent choice for book club discussion as well as individual reading. Books will be available for purchase and autographing by the author. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
November 21, Thursday, 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Joseph Tromba Lecture Series Event:
Dr. Hermann Haller (Queens College & Graduate Center, CUNY): Lecture on the topic The Italian Language in a Global Perspective: Perceptions Beyond the Peninsula. Location: Stony Brook University's Harriman Hall, Room 137. All are invited. Free & open to the public.
November 21, Thursday 4:00 P.M
Book Presentation: The Italian American Table: Food, Family and Community in New York with author, Simone Cinotto (University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo, Italy). The book explores the cultural, social, economic, and political dynamics that made food a vital symbol in Italian American life. It is, at the same time, an original book about New York City. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
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