Upcoming Events Calendar
Center for Italian Studies Spring 2014 Preliminary Calendar
(Updated March 21, 2014)
Events and activities are free and open to the public. All are invited.
**Announcement: Center for Italian Studies Annual Essay Contest for Secondary School Students on Italian and Italian American Topics.
2014 Theme: “Exploring the Culture of Italian Americana” Read a book (fiction or non-fiction) by an Italian American author and write a report. Call (631-632-7444) for guidelines and additional details for participating in this essay contest.**
7, Friday, 6:00 p.m.
Conference in Dialogue format on the Topic:
Representation in Italian Parliament from Abroad: Role and Results.
Discussion followed by Q & A with
Senator Renato Guerino Turano: member of Italian Parliament. (An American politician and businessman who served in the Italian Senate, 2006-2008, as a representative of Italian citizens in North and Central America and was re-elected to the same position in the 2013 Italian general election);
Professor Mario B. Mignone, Stony Brook University, and
Vincenzo Pascale, Ph.D., Verace Group.
Location: Stony Brook/ Manhattan, 101-113 East 27th Street, (Park Avenue South).
Inquiries about this event: Call 631-632-7444.
19, Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.
Presentation with visuals by Gerry and Carolyn Darby Gragg. Americans Abroad: Sharing the story and adventure of sailing to Italy from San Francisco, and living aboard their boat, Sobella. Travel with them along Italian shores (2011-2013) and learn about their personal encounters, as well as their plans this year, to take up full time residency in Gaeta, the medieval seaport town, that serves as their most recent home base. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
3, Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Richard Nasti Lecture Series Event: Michael Lettieri, University of Toronto. Lecture Topic: L’italiano d’oggi: Social networks e linguanet. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
10, Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Richard Nasti Lecture Series Event: Mauro Peroni, Ph.D, Philosophy and Theory of Human Sciences, University of Macerata, Italy. Lecture Topic: The Italian Body: A Look Beyond Stereotype and Into the Living Identity of Italian People. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
19, Wednesday, Noon
You are invited! Celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph with Traditional St. Joseph’s Table. Location: St. James RC Church Parish Center, 25 A, Setauket, with table refreshments and feast day gathering following Noon Mass.
Please RSVP: 631-632-7444 if you will be participating in this cultural celebration. This occasion is being offered with the cooperation and assistance of the Setauket - St. James Parish Rosary Society.
24, Monday, 4:00 p.m.
The Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies, the Department of Sociology with the Center for Italian Studies announce a talk by Italian Foreign Service Ambassador, Robert Toscano, whose diplomatic postings include: First Secretary, Moscow (1975-1979); Ambassador, Tehran (2003-2008); Ambassador, New Delhi (2008-2010). More recently he has been active as a Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center President, Intercultural Foundation. He will speak on the topic: Putin's Russia Between Nostalgia and Traditionalist Nationalism; location: Center for Italian Studies, Frank Melville Library, E-4340. Reception will follow. All are invited.
25, Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.
Gradiva International Poetry Society Event: Lecture: Dr. Pietro Montorfani, Poet, Scholar, Editor. Topic: Canone inverso. Anthology of Contemporary Italian Poetry. Location: Stony Brook University's Javits Center, Room 101.
27, Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
Richard Nasti Lecture Series Event: Presentation by Journalist/Author, Stefano Vaccara of his most recently published book: Carlos Marcello: The Man Behind the JFK Assassination (Enigma Books, 2013). He will be introduced by Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies at Queens College, Fred Gadarphe, who is an expert on "the Mafia" and is remembered for his 10 years as faculty at Stony Brook Universiy as the professor who built up the Italian Studies program. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340. Books will be available for purchase and autographing by the author.
28, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thirtieth Annual Secondary School Poetry Contest: Recitation of Italian Poems. Sponsored by LI Chapter, American Association of Teachers of Italian in collaboration with Stony Brook University's Center for Italian Studies. Recitations by students of Italian from participating local secondary schools followed by award ceremonies. Please note location: SUNY College at Old Westbury. Call 631-632-7444 for additional information.
31, Monday, 4:00 p.m. D’Amato Chair Invited Lecture/Recital:
Presentation by Cosimo Colazzo (Musician, Composer, Musicologist from Verona, Italy) on the theme: La musica italiana del 900. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
3, Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Gradiva International Poetry Society Event: Lecture: Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean, Calandra Institute at Queens College. Topic: Christ in Concrete by Pietro Donato, from Novel to Film. Stony Brook University's Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E-4115.
7, Monday, D’Amato Chair Invited Lectures:
2:30 p.m. Professor Emeritus Gerald Meyer (Hostos Community College) Presentation on the topic: Fiorello LaGuardia: Urban Populist
4:00 p.m. Professor Paolo Fasoli (Hunter College). Lecture Title: Rakes' Progresses: Early Libertinism in 17th Century Venice
Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library,
15, Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.
Lecture (In Italian) by Filippo La Porta, Italian Essayist, Journalist and Literary Critic, entitled: “Sui tic dellalingua quotidiana in Italia come sintomi di una trasformazione del costume e della mentalita’. Co-sponsored by the Gradiva International Poetry Society, Inc. Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
**Cancelled: Will Be Rescheduled At A Later Date**
15, Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.
D'Amato Chair Invited Lecture: Presentation by Erica Benner (Yale University). Topic: Macchiavelli's Ideal Statesman. Location: Stony Brook University's Humanities Institute, Humanities Building, Room 1013.
21, Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Joseph Tromba Lecture Series Event: Vincenzo Pascale, Ph.D. Lecture Topic: Italian Politics and Immigration in North and South America (1861-1914). Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
23, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.
D'Amato Chair Invited Lecture. Presentation by Ron Scapp (College of Mount Saint Vincent). Topic: The Assault on Ethnic Studies: An Assault on Democracy? Location: Stony Brook University's Wang Center, Room 201.
24, Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
Joseph Tromba Lecture Series Event:
Book Presentation: Long Island Italian Americans: History, Heritage and Tradition
Join author, Dr. Salvatore LaGumina, Professor Emeritus, Nassau Community College, to discover the remarkable contributions and vibrant culture of Italians and Italian Americans on Long Island.
Author’s Note: “ For Italian immigrants and their descendants, moving from "the city" to Long Island was more than a change of address. It signaled that the family had achieved the American dream, and in turn, elements of Italian values and culture are visible all over the Island. Italians helped to build Long Island as contractors, brought culinary traditions and opened markets and restaurants and made indelible impact in such diverse fields as medicine, politics, theater, education and wine-making, among others.”
Location: Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies, Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.
30, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.
Film Presentation: Finding the Mother Lode: Italian Immigrants in California with Directors: Gianfranco & Suma Norelli.
A companion piece to Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread) on the Italians of the East Coast.
The experience of Italian immigrants in California has been markedly different from that of their compatriots elsewhere in the United States. Initially part of the Gold Rush, these immigrants turned to farming, fishing, viniculture, and commerce. Through stories set in seven Italian-American communities throughout California, Finding the Mother Lode examines how economic and social mobility became possible for many Italian Americans in the Golden State. Post screening discussion with the directors, Gianfranco & SUma Norelli. Location: Stony Brook University's Center for Italian Studies, Frank Melville Memorial Library, E-4340.
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