Critical Studies in Italian America

Critical Studies in Italian America A book series from Fordham University Press on the history and culture of Italian Americans. Edited by: Nancy C. Carnevale, Montclair State University Laura E.
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Ruberto, Berkeley City College Series Advisory Board: Simone Cinotto, Professor of History, Universita' degli Studi di Torino Thomas J. Ferraro, Professor of English, Duke University Donna Gabaccia, Professor of History, University of Toronto Edvige Giunta, Professor of English, New Jersey City University Joseph Sciorra, Associate Director for Academic and Cultural Programs, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College (CUNY) Pasquale Verdicchio, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, University of California at San Diego

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10/31/2020
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10/12/2020

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George De Stefano references Marion S. Jacobson's essay in Joseph Sciorra's edited collection in our series "ITALIAN FOL...
08/24/2020
Lita Sings a Tale of the Blonde from Trastevere on "Bionda" (premiere)

George De Stefano references Marion S. Jacobson's essay in Joseph Sciorra's edited collection in our series "ITALIAN FOLK: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives" is cited in this Popmatters piece about singer Lita.

Roman singer Lita, now in Los Angeles, reconnects with her roots on her new single, "Bionda".

07/14/2020
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Latest review of -John Fante’s ‘Ask the Dust’. A Joining of
Voices and Views- (Stephen Cooper and Clorinda Donato , eds)

"Cooper and Donato provide...a fresh look at Fante and his oeuvre with a veritable treasure trove of approaches and perspectives, that is unique in its gathering of enthusiastic academic, artistic, and personal voices, from literary scholars, writers, biographers and directors, friends and fans"

Enthymema XXV 2020
review by Cinzia Scarpino
Università degli Studi di Torino

available at this link (directly to a PDF) online for free

We are happy to see the first review of the latest book in our series - John Fante’s Ask the Dust: A Joining of Voices a...
06/16/2020

We are happy to see the first review of the latest book in our series - John Fante’s Ask the Dust: A Joining of Voices and Views, Stephen Cooper and Clorinda Donato , Ed’s.

Review by Elisa Bordin in Iperstoria (Spring/Summer 2020)

First page posted here

Excited to read a new review of  Danielle Battisti’s _Whom We Shall Welcome_ (reviewed by Robert Fleegler, Italian Ameri...
04/23/2020

Excited to read a new review of Danielle Battisti’s _Whom We Shall Welcome_ (reviewed by Robert Fleegler, Italian American Review, Vol 10.1) - the full review is available on JSTOR & direct subscription

Beautiful tribute to Louise DeSalvo in the recently published issue of the Italian American Review w/ Edi Giunta, Donna ...
04/23/2020

Beautiful tribute to Louise DeSalvo in the recently published issue of the Italian American Review w/ Edi Giunta, Donna R. Gabaccia, John Gennari, Stanislao Pugliese, George De Stefano, Nancy C. Carnevale, and Laura E. Ruberto

We are thrilled to announce that Danielle Battisti's "Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform." ...
04/06/2020

We are thrilled to announce that Danielle Battisti's "Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform." a book in our series, has been awarded the 2020 First Book Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society.

Congratulations Danielle Battisti!

2020 First Book Award:
Danielle Battisti, Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform (Fordham)
Danielle Battisti’s book, Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform, 1945-1965, tells the surprising story of how Italian Americans continued to fight for their civil rights long after the time when they had supposedly become white. It also tells the story of how they lashed out against non-white groups after their rights were secured, through anti-busing and anti-immigrant campaigns, among other efforts. Battisti’s arguments about this transformation—from immigrants arguing for inclusion, to immigrants arguing for the exclusion of others, or at least not arguing for their inclusion as vociferously as they’d argued for their own inclusion—are subtle and thoughtful. They build slowly towards powerful conclusions, and even help explain today’s chants that Latin Americans and other nonwhite immigrants should go back to where they came from, even by Europeans who themselves had been immigrants. Whom We Shall Welcome has much to teach historians of immigration. It is a reminder that the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act was designed to include Europeans more than the Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans who came in greater numbers. Battisti helps us see the road to Hart-Celler, and shows implications of the law that have lasted into the present.

Committee: Geraldo Cadava (Chair), Monique Laney, Hasia Diner

We are especially happy to announce the publication of the latest volume in our series. Congratulations to the co-editor...
04/01/2020

We are especially happy to announce the publication of the latest volume in our series.

Congratulations to the co-editors, Stephen Cooper and Clorinda Donato, and all the contributors!

Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta at NYU with the recently released paperback edition of their co-edited Personal Effects,...
03/03/2020

Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta at NYU with the recently released paperback edition of their co-edited Personal Effects, on the life and work of Louise De Salvo

Fordham University Press's Spring catalog is out! See it here.
02/10/2020
Spring 2020 Catalog

Fordham University Press's Spring catalog is out! See it here.

Browse our latest offerings in regional interest, cultural studies, political science, history, literature, philosophy, theology, medieval studies, American studies, poetry, and more!

The Essential Value of University Presses
02/06/2020
The Essential Value of University Presses

The Essential Value of University Presses

More than 100 North American universities choose to invest in a university press, including nearly 70 percent of leading research institutions and almost 80 percent of Association of American Universities members.

We are happy to be part of this event.A Celebration of the Life and Work ofLouise DeSalvo (1942-2018)On the occasion of ...
02/05/2020
Personal Effects

We are happy to be part of this event.

A Celebration of the Life and Work of
Louise DeSalvo (1942-2018)

On the occasion of the publication of the paperback edition of

Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo
(2019, Fordham University Press)

Panelists:

Moderator: Edi Giunta, New Jersey City University

Emily Bernard, University of Vermont
Mary Jo Bona, SUNY, Stony Brook
Amy Jo Burns, writer
Nancy Carnevale, Montclair State University
Nancy Caronia, West Virginia University
Peter Covino, University of Rhode Island
John Gennari, University of Vermont

Introduced by Josephine Hendin, NYU

A Celebration of the Life and Work ofLouise DeSalvo (1942-2018) On the occasion of the publication of the paperback edition ofPersonal Effects Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo (2019, Fordham University Press) Panelists:

Great piece from Sicily about Edi Giunta - one of our series board members and the co-editor of “Personal Effects” (with...
02/03/2020

Great piece from Sicily about Edi Giunta - one of our series board members and the co-editor of “Personal Effects” (with Nancy Caronia)

Read about #LouiseDeSalvo in this interview with Personal Effects coeditor Edvige Giunta Critical Studies in Italian America

Italy remembers Louise De Salvo
01/27/2020

Italy remembers Louise De Salvo

Italy remembers Louise

An upcoming event in honor of Louise DeSalvo in Rome at Tuba, the women’s collective bookstore
12/28/2019

An upcoming event in honor of Louise DeSalvo in Rome at Tuba, the women’s collective bookstore

If you are in Rome on January. 21st, do not miss this special event,

With Fordham University Press Editor Fred Nachbaur
12/10/2019
Fordham University Press

With Fordham University Press Editor Fred Nachbaur

A Discussion with University Press Authors & Editors at @bookculture with our own @FNachbaur & @professionill will air December 14, at 3:30 pm EST on C-SPAN2 @BookTV. It will be available for viewing after that time: http://ow.ly/WWkw50xwqfI @aupresses @Kateonich #ReadUP #UPWeek

All the books in our Critical Studies in Italian American book series -- as well as all other Fordham University Press b...
11/29/2019
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All the books in our Critical Studies in Italian American book series -- as well as all other Fordham University Press books -- are currently 40% off when purchased at the Fordham UP website. Check out the full listings and use coupon code HOLIDAY19

Louise DeSalvo’s memoir, The House of Early Sorrows, was posthumously awarded the Italian American Studies Association 2...
11/04/2019

Louise DeSalvo’s memoir, The House of Early Sorrows, was posthumously awarded the Italian American Studies Association 2019 Book Award this past weekend at IASA’s yearly conference.

The memoir was published by Fordham University Press

IASA Book Award 2019

THE HOUSE OF EARLY SORROWS, by Louise DeSalvo

Critical Studies in Italian America's cover photo
11/04/2019

Critical Studies in Italian America's cover photo

Critical Studies in Italian America
11/04/2019

Critical Studies in Italian America

We are always happy to have a table displaying books from Fordham University Press, including those in our series, at th...
11/01/2019

We are always happy to have a table displaying books from Fordham University Press, including those in our series, at the Italian American Studies Association conference, this year in Houston

Fordham University Press's blog highlighting the weekend's NYT piece and links to Danielle Battisti's recent book.
10/15/2019
Sicilians as ‘Rattlesnakes’ - Fordham University Press

Fordham University Press's blog highlighting the weekend's NYT piece and links to Danielle Battisti's recent book.

Excerpt from How Italians Became ‘White’ by Brent Staples in the Opinion section of the New York Times published on Monday, October 12, 2019. The carnage in New Orleans was set in motion in the fall of 1890, when the city’s popular police chief, David Hennessy, was assassinated on his…

Good piece in today’s NYT about the history of Italian Americans and whiteness— noteworthy among the fine scholarship ci...
10/12/2019
Opinion | How Italians Became ‘White’

Good piece in today’s NYT about the history of Italian Americans and whiteness— noteworthy among the fine scholarship cited is Danielle Battisti’s book in our series.

Vicious bigotry, reluctant acceptance: an American story.

Teresa Fiore has a number of upcoming talks about the work from her award-winning book in our series, PRE-OCCUPIED SPACE...
09/23/2019
Pre-Occupied Spaces: Prizes, Reviews and Presentations

Teresa Fiore has a number of upcoming talks about the work from her award-winning book in our series, PRE-OCCUPIED SPACES. You can see the full calendar of events related to the book as well as book reviews and interviews with Fiore at her website (link here).

Her fall/winter presentations include:

“Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies” – Oct. 21, 2019 6pm Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC-

“Trans-Nation Italy: Emigration/Immigration Routes Past and Present.” A panel presentation at IDEA Boston in connection to I AM BOOKS (Nov. 2, 2019) –

“Mare Nostrum: Rethink the Mediterranean as a Pre-occupied Space in the 20th and 21st Centuries,” Princeton University (Feb. 21, 2020)-

‌‌Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies is the title of a 2017 book by Dr. Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University), published by Fordham University Press in the Critical Studies in Italia...

We are happy to learn that Louise DeSalvo's "The House of Early Sorrows" has been awarded a 2019 American Book Award -- ...
08/27/2019

We are happy to learn that Louise DeSalvo's "The House of Early Sorrows" has been awarded a 2019 American Book Award -- a much-deserved recognition.

Louise DeSalvo's The House of Early Sorrows is an American Book Award Winner! #beforecolumbusfoundation @Kateonich @FNachbaur @LauraRuberto @n_caronia @edigiunta @PersonEffectsLD @CalandraItal @ItalianAmLit @iambooksboston @AIHA2

The important anthology about Louise DeSalvo, edited by Nancy Caronia & Edi Giunta now available in paperback
08/19/2019

The important anthology about Louise DeSalvo, edited by Nancy Caronia & Edi Giunta now available in paperback

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