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2022 International Conference

Made in Italy, Made for America
Honoring Mario B. Mignone (1940-2019)

 

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Location: Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1


8:00AM-9:00AM - Reception/Check in, Continental Breakfast

9:00AM-9:30AM - Welcome, Opening Remarks

Session 1: Communities and places: Italy, North America and Beyond
Chair: Fred Gardaphé (Queens College, CUNY)

9:30AM-9:50AM - Franco Vitelli, Università di Bari - La betulla davanti casa: contadini del Sud nell’America capitalista

9:55AM-10:15AM - Marcello Saija, Università di Palermo - Mario Mignone and Sicilian Communities

10:20AM-10:40AM - Stanislao Pugliese, Hofstra University - "The Story of My People"


11:00 AM- 11:30AM - Coffee Break

Session 2: Mario Mignone: Scholar and Thinker
Chair: Irene Marchegiani (Stony Brook University)

11:35AM-11:55AM - Luigi Fontanella, Stony Brook University - Mario Mignone e il Novecento letterario italiano: Amico, Collega, Compagno (quarantennale) di strada

12:00PM-12:20PM - Alessandro Carrera, University of Houston - Mario Mignone's Idea of the Mediterranean

12:25PM-12:45PM - Antonia Lezza, Università di Salerno - Eduardo oltre il Novecento


1:05PM- 2:05PM - Lunch Break

Session 3: Realpolitik
Chair: Giuseppe Gazzola (Stony Brook University)

2:10PM-2:30PM - Luigi Troiani, St. Thomas Aquinas Pontifical University, Rome - Mignone politico: il dialogo del Centro di studi Italiani con le istituzioni della politica in Italia e US

2:35PM-2:55PM - Giorgio Benvenuto, Bruno Buozzi Foundation, Rome - Mario Mignone: immigrato e sindacalista

3:00PM-3:20PM -Stefano Vaccara, Lehman College - Scambiando idee con Mario Mignone sugli italiani in America, la mafia e la politica italiana

3:40PM- 4:10PM - Coffee Break

Session 4: Mario Mignone and Italian Cultural History
Chair: Andrea Fedi (Stony Brook University)

4:15PM-4:35PM - Ernest Ialongo, Hostos Community College - Mario Mignone as Historian

4:40PM-5:00PM - Nicolino Applauso, Morgan State University - Caro Maestro e Cavaliere Mignone: Cosa scriviamo oggi? Reflections on writing the new edition of the seminal multidisciplinary masterpiece Italy Today (from WW2 to the Coronavirus Pandemic)

5:05PM-5:25PM -Michael Lettieri, University of Toronto Mississauga and Marco Lettieri, Indiana University Bloomington - Mario B. Mignone’s Legacy on Teaching and Learning Italian Culture

7:00PM - Dinner (only for Invited Guests and Speakers)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Location: The Center for Italian Studies, Melville Library, room E4340

9:00AM-10:00AM - Reception/Check in, Continental Breakfast

Session 1: Mario Mignone, Italy, and America
Chair: Loredana Polezzi (Stony Brook University)

10:00AM-10:20AM - Martino Marazzi, Università degli Studi di Milano - Letteratura italiana e diaspora. Lo state of the art

10:25AM-10:45AM - Anthony J. Tamburri, Queens College, CUNY - Mario Mignone and Italian Americana

10:50AM-11:10AM -Maddalena Tirabassi, Centro Altreitalie - L’Italia e la cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti: una relazione difficile

11:15AM-11:35AM - Giuseppe Gazzola, Stony Brook University and Sebastiano Martelli, Università di Salerno - Mario Mignone and Forum Italicum

12:00PM-1:00PM - Lunch Break

Dedication: The Center at (Almost) 40
Matteo Brera, The Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University

1:00PM-3:00PM - Personal Recollections

Kenneth LaValle, Former NY State Senator

Jo Fusco, The Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University

Shikaripur Sridhar, Mattoo Center for India Studies, Stony Brook University

Ludovica Rossi Purini, The Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University

Irene Marchegiani, Stony Brook University

Vito De Simone, The Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University

Fred Gardaphé, Queens College, CUNY

Thomas DiNapoli, NY State Comptroller

Closing

Lois Pontillo Mignone, on behalf of the Mignone Family

 

Event co-sponsors:
A. D'Amato Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies; Department of Languages and Cultural Studies (Stony Brook University); Malgeri Italian Culture Endowment; John F. Lauro P.A. Fund; Italian Studies Endowment (Center for Italian Studies)