Department of French and Italian
Oxford, Ohio 45056
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PhD, Italian: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Earned 10/82; awarded 5/83. Dissertation: "Jacopo, Yorick, and Didimo: Textual Voices in Search of a Reader" (a study of the role of the implicit reader in Laurence Sterne and Ugo Foscolo). Dissertation Advisor: Eduardo Saccone.
MA, Italian: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 5/77.
MA, French: Miami University, Oxford, OH, 12/76.
BA, French: Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 6/71.
ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
8/1989-5/2015: Department of French and Italian, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio:
8/1996-5/2015: Professor of Italian; 8/04-5/15: Coordinator of Italian Studies;
8/1992-7/1996: Associate Professor of Italian (tenured 4/93);
8/1990-7/1992: Assistant Professor of Italian;
8/1989-7/1990: Visiting Associate Professor of Italian, on leave from Brigham Young University, where I was a tenured Associate Professor. The following year I voluntarily relinquished that position to accept a tenure-track appointment at Miami as Assistant Professor.
Courses taught: Beginning and Intermediate Italian; Introduction to Italian Literature; Italian Cinema; Dante's Divine Comedy; Italian Humanism and Renaissance, Introduction to Film History and Criticism, Italian Culture; Italian-American Culture; Honors courses on the Italian Intellectual Tradition ("Humanism and Terrorism") and the Columbian Legacy in Italian and American Culture ("1492: When Worlds Collide"); created and taught new Miami Plan Foundation (liberal education) courses: “Italy, Matrix of Civilization” and “Italian American-Culture”; trained and supervised Teaching Assistants for Elementary and Intermediate Italian courses; numerous independent studies on Italian literature, thought, and cinema.
8/1980-7/1990: Department of French and Italian, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah:
8/1987-9/1990: Associate Professor of Italian with continuing status (tenure); on leave 89-90;
10/1982-8/1987: Assistant Professor of Italian;
9/198010/1982: Instructor of Italian.
General courses taught: Introduction to Italian Literature, Italian Culture, and Italian Language courses at all levels. Specialized upper-division courses taught: Dante's Divine Comedy, Italian Literature of the Baroque and Enlightenment, Italian Literature of the Romantic Period, French and Italian Cinema, and French and Italian Literary Theory. Served as director of the first and second-year Italian language program from 1980 to 1985; trained and supervised teaching assistants.
9/19765/1979: Visiting Instructor of Italian, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Organized, supervised, and taught first and second-year Italian language courses; trained and supervised graduate teaching assistants.
ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND RELATED APPOINTMENTS:
2009-2014: Director, Miami University Summer Language Institute in Italy. An intensive, seven-week, summer language program held in Urbino, Italy, offering 8 semester credits at three levels: elementary, intermediate, and advanced Italian.
Summer 2008: Italian Language School, Middlebury College: Introduction to Literature, Italian Cinema
Summers 2014, ‘13, ’12, ’11, ‘10, ‘09, 1997, ‘95, ‘91, ‘81, ‘79, ‘78: Taught intensive 1st, 2nd and 3rd-year Italian courses (grammar, reading, composition) at the Miami University Summer Language Institute in Urbino, Italy. Also served as Director, 2009-2010.
9/19755/1976: Graduate Instructor (Teaching Assistant), Third-year Italian, Johns Hopkins University. Developed and taught seminars on Italian Poetry of the 20th Century and on the Italian Novel of the 20th Century.
9/19746/1975: Teaching Assistant at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio: Beginning Italian and Italian Conversation, while enrolled in French MA program.
9/197312/1973: Graduate Instructor (Teaching Assistant), Johns Hopkins U.; Beginning Italian.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICES AND EDITORSHIPS
Editor: Italian Culture, The Journal of the American Association for Italian Studies, volumes 19-20 (2001-2002).
Editorial Boards: El Ghibli – Rivista di Letteratura della Migrazione, online: http://www.el-ghibli.org/, 2014-present; Italica, 1997-2003; Italian Culture, 1996-2001; Machiavelli Studies: The Journal of the International Machiavelli Society, 1987-.
Executive Secretary of the American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS), two terms: 1987 to 1993.
Editor of Il Gonfaloniere, the newsletter of the American Association for Italian Studies. From 1987 to 1993. I compiled, wrote, and distributed the semiannual newsletter, which typically consisted of 20-50 pages of notes on the Association's meetings and activities, on members' publications and professional accomplishments, and other items of professional and bibliographic interest; distributed to more than 750 Italianists and programs throughout the world.
Associate Editor of Italian Culture, the journal sponsored by the AAIS, from vol. VI (1985), published in 1987, to vol VIII (1990).
Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association Division, Italian Literature, 17th. Century to the Present, for five-year term, 1988-1992; Chair in 1991. During my term the committee successfully petitioned the MLA to create another Division for Italian Literature, dividing ours in two: 1) Seventeenth through Nineteenth Century, 2) Twentieth Century. After my term as chair of the previous division (17th. Century to Present), I also acted as convener and founding chair for the newly formed division, Italian Literature, 17th through 19th Century, at the MLA Convention, Dec. 1992.
Reader/referee/evaluator for PMLA, Italian Culture, Italica, Forum italicum, Purdue Romance Language Annual, Encyclia, the Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association; Cambridge U. Press, RMMLA monograph series, Paramount Publishing, University of Florida Press, University of Toronto Press, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, University of California.
National Task Force on Italian Studies: produced a document related to maintaining and enhancing Italian programs at the university level, highlighting issues in the areas of program and curricular development, hiring and faculty development, funding, and student aid and retention; Spring, 2005.
National Board of Readers for the Italian AM Exam: appointed as a Reader for the College Board’s AP Italian exams, at the College of New Jersey. Served as Table Leader in scoring the 2007 exam.
7. Il secondo occhio di Ulisse: Saggi di letteratura e cultura italiana. Author. Pisa: Pacini Editore, 2019. A collection of my previously published essays, selected, translated, and edited by Silvia Carlorosi, Maria Silvia Riccio, and Simone Dubrovic.
6. Radici sporadiche: Letteratura, viaggi, migrazioni. Author. Isernia: Cosmo Iannone, 2007. A collection of essays in Italian, some previously published; some written in Italian, others translated from English for this volume by Maria Silvia Riccio, on the topic of migration, displacement, and identity. Edited by Simone Dubrovic.
5. ItaliAfrica: Bridging Continents and Cultures. Editor. Stony Brook, NY: Forum Italicum Press, 2001.
A collection of twenty-five interdisciplinary articles in English on historical, economic, political, and cultural relations between Africa and Italy.
4. Africa Italia: Due continenti si avvicinano. Editor, with Stefano Bellucci. Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy: Fara Editore, 1999. A collection of fifteen articles in Italian on historical and cultural relations between Africa and Italy.
3. Italian Echoes in the Rocky Mountains: Papers from the 1988 conference of the American Association for Italian Studies. Editor, with Cinzia Donatelli Noble and Madison U. Sowell. Provo, UT: American Association for Italian Studies and David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University, 1990. A collection of twenty articles on Italian thought, art, politics, cinema, literature, and society.
2. The Reasonable Romantic: Essays on Alessandro Manzoni. Editor, with Larry H. Peer. New York: Lang, 1986. A collection of seventeen essays on various aspects of Manzoni's work.
1. Textual Exile: The Reader in Sterne and Foscolo. Author. New York: Lang, 1985.
Editor, Italian Culture, The Journal of the American Association for Italian Studies: 4 issues: vol. 19.1, 19.2 (2001), and vol. 20.1-2 (2002).
Chapters, Introductions, Prefaces, Essays in Edited Volumes
37. “Flesh Made Word Made Flesh,” Re-reading Rimanelli in America: Six Decades in the United States, eds. Sheryl Lynn Postman and Anthony Julian Tamburri (New York: Bordighera, 2016): 67-85
36. “What Italy Got for Her Twenty-first Birthday,” FIAC 3: Proceedings of the Forum in Italian American Criticism: “Theatre of the Mind, Scene of History,” (New York: Bordighera, 2014): 76-113.
35. "Horizontal and Vertical Journeys in the Italian Imagination: Marco Polo and Garibaldi versus Dante and Victor Emanuel II,” lead article in a special issue of MLN in honor of Eduardo Saccone, 129.3S (2014): 7-20.
34. “Italian Roots in Global Soil,” Preface to Poets of the Italian Diaspora, Eds Luigi Bonaffini and Joe Perricone (Fordham UP, 2014).
33. “Marco Polo,” The Literary Encyclopedia: http://www.litencyc.com/, 2010.
32. “Molise-Ohio, via Utah,” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 83-93.
31. “I petrellesi di Cleveland,” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 37-62.
30. “Lamefricatalia: Lezioni italiane di elisione, troncamento e contrazione,” in Incontri culturali da oltre oceano. Ed. Antonio Vitti (Pesaro: Metauro, 2008): 133-151. Previously published in Radici sporadiche (2007): 161-176, and Borderlines: migrazioni e identita' nel Novecento. Ed. Jennifer Burns and Loredana Polezzi (Isernia: Cosmo Iannone, 2003): 25-39.
29. “To Hell with Meaning! Vesting Authority in Belfagor,” in Seeking Real Truths: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Machiavelli, edited by Gerald Seaman and Patricia Vilches (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2007): 245-70. Revised version of “To Hell with Men and Meaning! Vesting Authority in Machiavelli’s Belfagor,” Italica, 79.1 (2002): 1-22.
28. “L’Italia dall’aia alla piscina, dall’emigrazione all’immigrazione,” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 187-203.
27. “Sangue e memi sul marciapiede: la memetica e la migrazione” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 83-93. Translation of “Blood and Memes on the ‘Marciapiede’: Memetics and Migration.” Italian Studies in Southern Africa, Special Issue: Margins at the Centre: African Italian Voices, 8.2 (1995): 67-82.
26. “Marco Polo in cammino verso Hollywood” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 63-72. Translation of "Marco Polo on the Road to Hollywood." Selecta, the Journal of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, 9 (1988): 68-75.
25. “Pluralismo o unità: stiamo abbaiando ai piedi dell’albero giusto?” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 73-81. Translation of "Pluralism or Unity: Are We Barking up the Right Tree?" VIA (Voice in Italian Americana), 6.2 (1995): 177-185.
24. “Quando la neve era più neve e le strade più strade e C’eravamo tanto amati” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 109-124. Translation of "When Snow Was Snowier and Roads Were Roadier and We All Loved Each Other so Much." Michigan Romance Studies, 16 (1996) 87-102.
23. “Pontifex maximus: I romanzi e i ponti di Giose Rimanelli” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 125-145.
22. "Trovatello o rimanello sul ponte: A quale riva arriva e a quale sponda risponde Rimanelli?" in Radici sporadiche (2007): 147-156. Earlier versions appeared in Rimanelliana, ed. Sebastiano Martelli (Stony Brook, NY: Forum Italicum Press, 2000), and in Italian Culture (1997): 357-369.
21. “Traduzione come contagio: Di come la traduzione ha diffuso l’epidemia ossianica,” trans. Luca Manini, in Radici sporadiche (2007): 95-108. First appeared in Testo a fronte, 19 (1998): 71-93.
20. “Il Molise perduto e ritrovato nell’odissea americana di Rimanelli” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 177-186. Translation of “Molise Lost and Regained in Rimanelli’s American Odyssey.” Rivista di Studi Italiani, 19.1 (2001): 228-245.
19. “Lamefricatalia: Lezioni italiane di elisione, troncamento e contrazione,” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 161-176. Previously published in Borderlines: migrazioni e identita' nel Novecento. Ed. Jennifer Burns and Loredana Polezzi (Isernia: Cosmo Iannone, 2003): 25-39.
18. “Migrazione: smembrare e rimembrare,” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 157-159. Translation of the Preface to the novella, Winter in Montreal, by Pietro Corsi (Toronto: Guernica, 2000).
17. “Volponi in Utah,” in Il cerchio: omaggio a Paolo Volponi. Ed., Evelina De Signoriubus (Casette d’Ete [AP]: La Luna/ISTMI, 2005): 93-102.
16. “Why Didn’t I Identify Myself as African American in the Census?” in Italian Cultural Studies 2001. Eds. Anthony J. Tamburri, Myriam S. Rutherberg, Graziella Parati, Ben Lawton (Boca Raton, FL: Bordighera Press, 2004): 93-107.
15. “Lettera all’Italia degli immigrati da un italiano emigrato,” opening essay in In Search of Italia: Saggi sulla cultura dell’Italia contemporanea, edited by Antonio Vitti and Roberta Morosini (Pesaro: Metauro Edizioni, 2003): 13-27. Modified version of the Introduction to Africa Italia (1999).
13, 14. “Lamefricatalia: Lezioni italiane di elisione, troncamento e contrazione” and "Lamefricatalia: Italian Lessons in Elision, Truncation, and Contraction." Opening essay in Borderlines: migrazioni e identita' nel Novecento. Ed. Jennifer Burns and Loredana Polezzi (Isernia: Cosmo Iannone, 2003). The essay appears both in Italian, pp. 25-39, and in English, pp. 239-51.
12. “African Italy, Bridging Continents and Cultures,” Introduction of ItaliAfrica (Stony Brook, NY: Forum Italicum, 2001): 1-20.
11. Preface, Winter in Montreal, novella by Pietro Corsi (Toronto: Guernica, 2000); translated and reprinted as: “Migrazione: smembrare e rimembrare,” in Radici sporadiche (2007): 157-159.
10. "Trovatello o rimanello sul ponte: A quale riva arriva e a quale sponda risponde Rimanelli?" in Rimanelliana, ed. Sebastiano Martelli (Stony Brook, NY: Forum Italicum Press, 2000): 129-139. An earlier version was published in Italian Culture (1997): 357-369.
9. “Africa e/è Italia: Lettera-introduzione di un figlio lontano,” introductory essay in Africa Italia (Santarcangelo di Romagna: Fara, 1999): 11-25.
8. "Italian Cinema," course description and syllabus, in Position Papers and Syllabi Presented at the Politics and Ideology in the Italian Cinema Workshop, Occasional Paper Series 103-9 (Bloomington, IN: West European Studies National Resource Center, 1994): 131-137.
7. “Ossianism and Risorgimento,” in Romanticism across the Disciplines, ed. Larry Peer (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1998): 27-40. Previously published in Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism, 3 (1995): 15-34.
6. "When Snow Was Snowier and Roads Were Roadier and We All Loved Each Other So Much." In The Flight of Ulysses: Studies in Memory of Emmanuel Hatzantonis, ed. Augusto Mastri (Chapel Hill, NC: Annali d’italianistica, 1997): 326-339. An earlier version appeared in Michigan Romance Studies, 16 (1996) 87-102.
5. "Giose Rimanelli," six-thousand-word article in Italian Novelists Since World War II, 1945-1965, ed. Augustus Pallotta; vol. 177 of Dictionary of Literary Bibliography (Detroit: Gale Research, 1997): 304-313.
4. "Italian Echoes in Faraway Places," Prologue in Italian Echoes in the Rocky Mountains (Provo, UT: AAIS & Kennedy Intl. Ctr., BYU, 1990): vii-xiv.
3. "The Centripetal Romantic: Symphonious Discourse in Polyphonous Italy." Introductory article in The Reasonable Romantic: Essays on Alessandro Manzoni (New York: Lang, 1986): 33-45.
2. "Manzoni's 'Twenty-five Readers': The Other Betrothal in I promessi sposi." In The Reasonable Romantic: Essays on Alessandro Manzoni (New York: Lang, 1986): 135-158.
1. "Le Roman de la rose: Text in Search of a Reader." In From Vergil to Akhmatova: A Collection of Essays. Ed. HansWilhelm Kelling (Provo: BYU Press, 1983): 31-40.
Articles in Professional Journals
23. “Hallowed Be My Name: A Transplant's Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs in Translation,” Journal of Italian Translation, 15.1 (2020): 28-50.
21-22. “The Empty Suitcase and the Hungry Donkey: Giose Rimanelli’s Odyssey,” Journal of Italian Translation, 13.1 (2018): 222-28. An Italian translation by Maria Silvia Riccio, “La valigia vuota e l'asino affamato: L'odissea di Giose Rimanelli,” Il Bene Comune, Nov. 2018: 44-49.
20. “To Hell with Men and Meaning! Vesting Authority in Machiavelli’s Belfagor.” Italica: Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, 79.1 (2002): 1-22.
19. “Molise Lost and Regained in Rimanelli’s American Odyssey.” Rivista di Studi Italiani, 19.1 (2001): 228-245.
18. “Baseball, Abortion, and Fellini’s 8 1/2, and maybe Sammy Sosa, Too.” Romance Language Annual 1999, 11 (2000): 255-260.
17. “Traduzione come contagio: Di come la traduzione ha diffuso l’epidemia ossianica.” Trans. Luca Manini. Testo a fronte, 19 (1998): 71-93.
16. "Trovatello o rimanello sul ponte: A quale riva arriva e a quale sponda risponde Rimanelli?" Italian Culture, XV (1997): 357-369.
15. “How Giacomo Taught James to Become Joyce.” Romance Language Annual, 8 (1996): 232-237.
14. "When Snow Was Snowier and Roads Were Roadier and We All Loved Each Other So Much." Michigan Romance Studies, 16 (1996) 87-102.
13. "Ossianism and Risorgimento." Prism[s]: Essays in Romanticism, 3 (1995): 15-34.
12. "Monks, Journalists, Beasts, and Heroes Loose in the Labyrinth: Vico and Joyce on Literature." Romance Language Annual, 7 (1995): 384-289.
11. “Blood and Memes on the ‘Marciapiede’: Memetics and Migration.” Italian Studies in Southern Africa, Special Issue: Margins at the Centre: African Italian Voices, 8.2 (1995): 67-82.
10. "Pluralism or Unity: Are We Barking up the Right Tree?" Review Essay of The Arbor Scientiae Reconceived and the History of Vico's Resurrection by Giorgio Tagliacozzo. VIA (Voice in Italian Americana), 6.2 (1995): 177-185.
9. "Ossian's Memes and Translation." Deseret Language and Linguistics Society: Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the Annual Symposium. Ed. Jeff Turley (Provo, UT: DLLS, 1995): 137-141.
8. "History as a Web of Fictions: Plato, Borges, and Bertolucci." Weber Studies 6.1 (1989): 12-29.
7. "Marco Polo on the Road to Hollywood." Selecta, the Journal of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, 9 (1988): 68-75.
6. "The Beast, the Hieroglyph, and Pizza: Vico on Language and Poetry." Deseret Language and Linguistics Society: Selected Papers from the Proceedings, Thirteenth Annual Symposium. Ed. Diane Strong-Krause (Provo: DLLS, 1987): 104-111.
5. "Vico at the American Association for Italian Studies Conference." Note in New Vico Studies 5 (1987): 219-220.
3-4. "Language as 'Always Already' Metaphor: The Primacy of Writing in Vico, Said and Derrida." Deseret Language and Linguistics Society: Selected Papers from the Proceedings, Twelfth Annual Symposium. Eds. R. Kirk Belnap and Dilworth B. Parkinson (Provo: DLLS, 1986): 142-148. An abstract of the article was subsequently published in New Vico Studies 5 (1987): 205.
2. "'I miei venticinque lettori': Gli altri promessi sposi nei Promessi sposi." Prometeo 20 (Dec. 1985): 116-138.
1. "Didimo and Yorick: Observations on Foscolo's Translation of Sterne." Deseret Language and Linguistic Society: Proceedings, Seventh Annual Symposium. Ed. C. Ray Graham (Provo: DLLS, 1981): 106-112.
Italian to English: “The Poetry of ‘Limited’ Exile and Its Revealing Trek Among Italy’s Small Presses,” by Giose Rimanelli. World Literature Today, Spring (1997): 289-300.
12, 13. Pietro Corsi. Omicidio in un paese di cacciatori. World Literature Today, 75.3/4 (2001): 202-203; and a longer version in Rivista di Studi Italiani, 19.1 (2002): 321-324.
11. Achille Serrao. Presunto inverno: Poesia dialettare (e dintorni) negli anni novanta. Italian Culture, 18.1 (2000): 242-245.
10. Pasquale Verdicchio. Bound by Distance: Rethinking Nationalism through the Italian Diaspora. Italian Culture 16.2 (1998): 246-252.
9. Robert S. Dombroski. Properties of Writing: Ideological Discourse in Modern Italian Fiction. Rivista di studi italiani, 15.2 (1997): 283-290.
8. Luigi Bonaffini and Sebastiano Martelli, eds. La poesia dialettale del Molise. Italica, 73.3 (1996): 446-448.
7. Bruno Rosada. La giovinezza di Niccolò Ugo Foscolo. Italica, 73.1 (1996): 120-121.
6. Antonino Musumeci. La musa e mammona: L'uso borghese della parola nell'Ottocento italiano. Italica 72.1 (1995): 121-122.
5. Gino Bedani. Vico Revisited: Orthodoxy, Naturalism, and Science in the "Scienza nuova". Italica 70.1 (1993): 99-103.
4. Robert S. Dombroski. L'apologia del vero. Forum Italicum 22.2 (1988): 280-283.
3. Vittorio Spinazzola. Il libro per tutti: Saggio su "I promessi sposi". Annali d'italianistica 5 (1987): 297-300.
2. Gregory Lucente. The Narrative of Realism and Myth: Verga, Lawrence, Faulkner, Pavese. Forum Italicum 19.1 (1985): 190-92.
1. Vincenzo Tripodi. Studi su Laurence Sterne e Ugo Foscolo. Forum Italicum 14.2 (1980): 253-55.
Other Publications: Videos, Broadcasts, Interviews, Newspaper articles, Miscellaneous
26. TELEVISION INTERVIEW: RAI News 24, Alfredo Di Giovampaolo, “Cammina Italia, a piedi nel belpaese che scompare: sui sentieri del Molise,” aired 17 Aug. 2019.
25. VIDEO INTERVIEW: Facebook, Rete Nazionale Donne in Cammino, by Ilaria Canali, Aug. 3, 2019.
24. EXCERPTS: “Alcune cose che ho detto di Giose Rimanelli,” Il Bene Comune, XIX, N. 08-09, Agosto/Settembre 2019: 71-73.
23. ARTICLE: “La valigia vuota e l'asino affamato: L'Odissea di Giose Rimanelli,” Il Bene Comune, XVIII, N. 011, novembre 2018: 44-49.
22. FLASHMOB: I participated in a Flashmob on 10 Nov. 2011, for the “Are You In?” campaign, part of the international “It Gets Better” campaign to prevent suicide and despair among university students who feel excluded because of bias and prejudice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJi8qbcTAnU
21. NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW ARTICLE IN MALTA: “Rebel with a lost cause / Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Mediterranean are the subjects of two lectures to be delivered this week by Italian Scholar Sante Matteo. Interview by Gloria Lauri-Lucente”; The Sunday Times of Malta, full-page article in Arts section, p. 44; March 8, 2009.
20. TV INTERVIEWS AND VIDEO RECORDING: Interviewed by national network RAI-3 and recorded by local television on the presentation of my book Radici sporadiche in Petrella Tifernina (CB), 12 Aug. 2007.
19. SILK ROAD BLOG: I wrote the trip blog on three occasions for the Silk Road Project: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, 31 May, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, 13 June, and Konya, Turkey, 29 June 2006, and contributed pictures and videos for the Project web site: ttp://montgomery.cas.muohio.edu/silkroad/index.html.
18. COMMENTARY: “How Fair Fairness?” Town Square, online commentary, Miami U, Oct. 2006.
17. COMMENTARY: “What is Berlusconi Waiting to See?” Comment in Italy Daily, the Italian insert for The International Herald Tribune, 25 Sept. 2002, p. 2.
15-16. OP-EDS (2): published in The Cincinnati Post, 18 Sept. 2002, with the title “Bush cannot justify unprovoked attack”; in The Miami Student, 17 Sept. 2002, “MU prof questions policy on Iraq.”
14. PUBLISHED INTERVIEW AND STORY: “Sentirsi abruzzese: Sante Matteo, diventato molisano suo malgrado,” interview by Dom Serafini, Il Messaggero, 10 April 2002.
13. VIDEO RECORDINGS: Presentation of the project “Molise fuori del Molise: ieri emigranti, oggi protagonisti,” Centro di Studi sui Molisani nel Mondo, Campobasso, Italy, 12 Mar. 2002; and awards ceremony with speeches in my honor and my response, Palazzo Giraldi, Petrella Tifernina (CB), 12 Mar. 2002, TSG Network.
12. INTERVIEW AND STORY: “Il Prof. torna a casa,” by Giuliana Bagnoli, in Qui Donna, no. 7, April 2002: 14-19.
10-11. PRESS CONFERENCE AND TELEVISION INTERVIEWS on “Emigrazione/Immigrazione” for newspapers (Il Tempo, Nuovo Molise oggi), magazines (Il bene comune, Qui donna), and television programs and networks (RAI, Telemolise, TLT), for regional project, “Molise fuori del Molise: ieri emigranti, oggi protagonisti,” Centro di Studi sui Molisani nel Mondo, Campobasso, Italy, 12 Mar. 2002.
8-9. OP-EDS: “A Warlike Appeal to Emotion,” Op-ed piece on the 9-11-2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, in The Cincinnati Post, 12 Oct. 2001. A longer version, “Words of War, War of Words,” circulated by e-mail and on the internet.
7. PUBLISHED INTERVIEW: “Sante Matteo e lo Zio Lilino: Nello spirito e nella corrispondenza tra letteratura e viaggi ‘Dall’aia alla piscina’, un libro che racconta le radici,” interview by Giose Rimanelli, in NUOVO oggi MOLISE, 21 Nov. 1999: p. 20.
6. PUBLISHED INTERVIEW: “Sante Matteo: un universo di spore: Molisani nel mondo,” interview by Norberto Lombardi, in NUOVO oggi MOLISE, 30 Sept. 1999: p. 19.
5. DVD: C’eravamo tanto amati: Foreign Language through Feature Films. Humanities Research Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1999. An interactive DVD of Ettore Scola’s 1974 movie with linguistic and cultural notes and exercises in English and Italian. I conceived the project and was the original subject matter expert.
4. NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLES (5): An op-ed piece on the presence of African immigrants in Italy appeared in The International Herald Tribune, Nov. 6, 1998, p. 9, under the title “Immigration from Africa Changing the Face of Italy.” Modified versions of the essay were published elsewhere: as “Italy Bridges Europe and Africa” in the weekly national newspaper L’Italo-Americano, Dec. 10, 1998, as “Italy Forging a New Identity” in the monthly magazine Amici in January 1999, p. 11, “Italy serves as Bridge to Africa” in the monthly Fra Noi, Feb. 1999, pp 17, 92, and “Italy Bridges Europe and Africa” in AJAR, an independent forum for social change, March 1999, p. 10.
3. RADIO BROADCAST: Panelist on one-hour WMUB radio program Forum, with host Darrel Gray and co-panelist Judith de Luce, Dept. of Classics (broadcast at 9 AM and repeated at 7 PM), to discuss African and Italian relations through history and the presence of African immigrants in Italy today and how it is changing Italian society, to compare race relations in Italy and in this country, and to promote the international symposium on Africa and Italy which was to take place at Miami the following weekend. Oct. 30, 1998.
2. ITALIAN TV INTERVIEW: 20-minute interview with Italian TV journalist Antonio Di Lallo for RAI (Italian Radio and Television), during Molisan Cultural Week, Toronto, Nov. 22-29, 1992, for regional broadcast in the Italian region of Molise, Dec. 1992.
1. NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: "Non c'è un McDonald's a San Leo." Newspaper op-ed piece on Italian culture. The Seventh East Press, Provo, Utah. 11 Nov. 198l.
30. “I's Rise,” poem, in Midsummer's Eve, Wingless Dreamer Publisher, 11 August 2022, no. 12, p. 30: https://winglessdreamer.com/winner-announcement-for-the-midsummers-eve-poetry-contest-2022/.
29. "'Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter, and Keep Hope Alive!' On (Mis?)Translating the Most Famous Verse in the Divine Comedy": Journal of Italian Translation, 17.1 (2022), pp. 66-100: https://www.academia.edu/84026435/Journal_of_Italian_Translation_Vol_XVII_No_1_Spring_2022?email_work_card=thumbnail&fbclid=IwAR1x-dDDtB_aTVmbImyifZHpcOhcjWwm2eD4HSx6fdntMoAfKmLJnYpkqRE.
28. “Cin-Cin to Pomegranate,” Moss Puppy Mag, Issue 2: Puppy Love, Spring 2022, pp. 57-59: https://mosspuppymag.wixsite.com/home/issue-2-puppylove.
27. “Glow On,” poem, Boats Against the Current, 17 April 2022: https://boatsagainstthecurrent.org/poetry/glow-on-by-sante-matteo.
26. “Dropping By,” 10-word Story, Potato Soup Journal, 13 January 2022: http://potatosoupjournal.com/dropping-by-by-sante-matteo/.
25. “Fuga dal Paradiso,” Italian version of “Escape from Paradise” (see no. 23 below), translated by Maria Silvia Riccio, Gradiva, International Journal of Italian Poetry, n. 60, autunno 2021, pp. 21-33: https://twelvewinters.com/matteo-escape-from-paradise/.
24. Commentary on “Escape from Paradise” in Twelve Winters Journal: https://twelvewinters.com/matteo-commentary-on-escape-from-paradise/.
23. “Escape from Paradise,” fiction in Twelve Winters Journal, vol. 1, 2021: https://twelvewinters.com/matteo-escape-from-paradise/. Reposted in Dante Today.
22. “To Thine Own Self Be True! But Which Self?” In Parentheses: New Modernism, 17 April 2021: https://inparentheses.art/2021/04/17/to-thine-own-self-be-true-but-which-self-by-s-matteo/.
21. “Artists Ad Astra,” 10-word story, Potato Soup Journal, March 2021: https://abstractelephant.com/2021/03/15/quantum-entanglement-between-doppelgangers-sante-matteo.
20. “Quantum Entanglement Between Doppelgangers,” essay with pictures about look-alikes, The Abstract Elephant Magazine, 15 March 2021: https://abstractelephant.com/2021/03/15/quantum-entanglement-between-doppelgangers-sante-matteo.
19. “Hallowed Be My Name: A Transplant's Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs in Translation,” memoir in the form of an autobiography written by my name. Journal of Italian Translation, XV.1, Spring 2020, pp. 28-50. https://itamohio.lib.miamioh.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Hallowed-Name-JIT-excerpt.pdf.
18. “Escape from the Locket,” fiction: sequel/prequel to Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The Showbear Family Circus, 14 June 2020: https://lanceschaubert.org/2020/06/14/locket/.
17. “The Journey Home in Baseball: The Bible, and The Divine Comedy,” essay: KAIROS Literary Magazine, vol. 4, issue 3; April 2020: https://kairoslit.com/2020/05/01/the-journey-home-in-baseball-the-bible-and-the-divine-comedy/. Cited in DANTE TODAY: https://research.bowdoin.edu/dante-today/?s=Sante+Matteo.
16. “Coming to Dick and Jane’s America,” memoir. Ovunque Siamo: New Italian American Writing, Vol. I, Issue 4, March 2020: https://ovunquesiamoweb.com/vol-3-issue-4/sante-matteo/.
15. “Tienila stretta, quella coda!” trans. Maria Silvia Riccio of “Hold That Tail!” Il bene comune, gennaio 2020, pp. 60-64: https://www.sfogliami.it/fl/191826/xccr4ykpttbq7br3mv3v4t8vn5m21edb#page/39.
14. “Birds of Passage,” short story/memoir. River River Journal, Issue 10, Dec. 2019: http://riverriver.org/issues/ten/birds-of-passage/.
11-13. Three poems: “Window Gazing,” “Floating Anchor,” “Making It”. Metamorphosis, I, Sept. 2019, pp. 16, 28, 38. https://issuu.com/theparagonjournal/docs/metamorphosis.pdf0-merged__1_.
10. “No Words," short story. Martian Chronicle, III, August 2019, pp. 86-87. https://issuu.com/theparagonjournal/docs/volume_eight___september_2017-merged.
9. “Through Leaves and Bricks,” poem: Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing—Poetry, Fall, 2019, Issue 5.3 Broken / Whole, p. 37. https://pub.lucidpress.com/51a11598-c06e-42e3-bebf-13ee31bb387f/#77NOB2p.28x0.
8. “Assignation,” ten-word story: Dime Show Review, June 2019: https://www.dimeshowreview.com/assignation-by-sante-matteo/. Posted in Dante Today: Citings and Sightings of Dante's Works in Contemporary Culture, 22 March 2020: https://research.bowdoin.edu/dante-today/tag/2020/page/2/.
7. “Hold That Tail!” flash prose: The New Southern Fugitives, May 2019: https://newsouthernfugitives.com/?s=sante+matteo.
6. “Go Find Nonno: Holding My Namesake's Hand,” memoir: Ruminate, Issue 50: “What Sustains,” Spring 2019, pp. 12-13.
5. “Can I Keep Them?” flash fiction contest winner, “In Their Voices: A Dog's POV,” Bark, Spring 2019, p. 79. https://thebark.com/content/can-i-keep-them.
4. “Bite in the Moonlight,” flash fiction: Coffin Bell Journal, 2.2, April 2019: https://coffinbell.com/bite-in-the-moonlight/.
3. “Climbed Mountains,” ten-word story: Dime Show Review, Jan. 2019: https://www.dimeshowreview.com/climbed-mountains-by-sante-matteo/.
2. “After Winning a Lottery and a Beauty Contest,” flash fiction: Dime Show Review, Sept. 2018: https://www.dimeshowreview.com/after-winning-a-lottery-and-a-beauty-contest-by-sante-matteo/.
1. “The Meeting Was Not Called to Order,” flash fiction: The Chaffin Journal, 2018, pp. 124-126.
Repostings in Dante Today: “Assignation,” “The Journey Home in the Bible, The Divine Comedy, and Baseball,” “Escape from Paradise”: https://research.bowdoin.edu/dante-today/?s=Sante+Matteo.
Literary Encyclopedia Newsletter, Dec. 2021, p. 5: https://www.litencyc.com/archive/newsletters/2021-12-newsletter.pdf.
RECOGNITION: AWARDS, GRANTS, PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS
OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR NOMINEE AWARD, Associated Student Government, Miami University, 1 April 2009.
GRANT: Dept. of French and Italian, College of Arts and Science, and the Faculty Development Fund for International Travel, for a trip to Brazil to deliver a paper at an international symposium on Giuseppe Garibaldi, 10-12 Sept. 2008.
GRANT: Dept. of French and Italian, College of Arts and Science, for travel to Europe to present a paper at a symposium in honor of Eduardo Saccone, at the University of Ireland, Cork, 19 May, to present a paper at the AAIS/AATI conference at Giardini Naxos, Sicily, 22 May, and to meet with administrators at the University of Malta to discuss developing ties between our universities to promote Mediterranean Studies, 28 May-3 June 2008.
LANSDOWNE SCHOLAR: I was invited by the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, to be their Lansdowne visiting lecturer for 2007: “A Lansdowne Visitor is a leading scholar . . . with an international reputation who . . . engages in activities of interest to students and faculty of the department where s/he will be based, as well as to other departments in the Humanities, the University, and to the community at large. Other Lansdowne Visitors to the University have included Saul Bellow, Terry Eagleton, Alan Deyermond, David Lodge, Colin Smith, Toril Moi, Melveen McKendrick, Jean Franco, Amilcare Iannucci, Angelina Muniz-Huberman, Dorothy Severin . . .” 15-19 October 2007.
BOOK PRESENTATION AND AWARD: of Radici sporadiche, in my hometown, Petrella Tifernina, in the Molise region, with comments by the mayor, Domenico Marinelli; the Assessore alla cultura, Guido Pette; the editor of the series in which the volume appeared, Norberto Lombardi; writer Pietro Corsi; and the main presentation of the volume by renowned literary scholar, Sebastiano Martelli, Professor of Literature at the University of Salerno. 12 Aug. 2007.
QUOTED on the back cover of Italian Cultural Lineages, Jonathan White (Toronto: U Toronto P, 2007)
OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR AWARD, Associated Student Government, Miami University, 26 March 2007.
FULLBRIGHT GRANT, Hampton Fund, OAST grant, with CAS and FRI funds: c. $10,000 to travel on the Silk Road trip, from Xian, China, to Istanbul, Turkey, through Kyrgizstan and Uzbekistan, on a traveling seminar with 14 other MU professors, May 21-July 2, 2006.
GRANT: Havighurst Center: $3000 for lecture series “All Roads Lead to Rome,” as part of the Center’s Silk Road Initiative. Two of the three speakers in our series, Roberto Dainotto, of Duke U., and Sharon Kinoshita, of UC-Santa Cruz, came in the Fall, 2005. The third, Bill Granara, Harvard University, in March 2006.
GRANT: Hampton Faculty Development Fund for International Travel ($300), plus from FRI ($100) and CAS ($300), to deliver a paper at the Society for Italian Studies conference in Salford/Manchester, UK, July 2005.
HONORED OUTSTANDING FACULTY, Sigma Tau Gamma: Scholarship Reception, Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council, Miami U., Oxford, OH, 20 April 2004.
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION: I represented Miami University at the inauguration of S. Georgia Nugent as President of Kenyon College, themed “To Seek a Newer World,” participating in a panel discussion, “Ancient Voices in a Postmodern World,” and in other activities and ceremonies. Gambier, OH, 24-26 Oct. 2003.
BOOK PRESENTATION: Presentation of my edited book ItaliAfrica: Bridging Continents and Cultures (Stony Brook: Forum Italicum, 2001), Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Center for Italian Studies, SUNY-Stony Brook Manhattan Center; New York, 27 Feb. 2003.
BOOK PRIZE: F. G. Bressani Prize Competition, first prize for novels: Winter in Montreal, by Pietro Corsi, with my Preface, awarded by the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, Canada, Sept. 14, 2002.
RESEARCH GRANT: Summer, 2002: Summer Research Appointment ($6200), selected by the Committee on Faculty Research, awarded by the Office for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching, for research in Italy on how Africa and Africans have been depicted in Italian cinema.
MOLISE REGIONAL HONORS: Italian Regional Recognition: Mar. 2002: Grant ($1025) from Philip and Elaina Hampton Fund for Faculty International Initiatives, French and Italian Irvin Fund, and College of Arts and Science Alumni Travel grant, to present a paper at a symposium at the U. of Warwick, in England, 8-9 March; travel to the region of Molise in Italy, for a series public lectures on emigration in Campobasso; the donation of my books and articles to the Centro di Studi sui Molisani nel Mondo, at the Biblioteca Provinciale Pasquale Albino; and a ceremony of recognition in my hometown, Petrella Tifernina, 11-12 March. Stories and interviews about the events and ceremonies appeared on Italian television; articles were published in magazines, Il bene comune, Qui donna;, in Italian newspapers, Il Tempo, Il Messaggero, Nuovo oggi Molisei; and local American papers, MU Report, Oxford Press, Hamilton Journal-News, Dayton Daily News.
GRANT: Book subsidy ($3000), Aug. 2001: from various Miami University departments and offices, including the Dept. of French and Italian Irvin Fund and the Office for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching, for the publication of ItaliAfrica: Bridging Continents and Cultures, a collection of twenty-five articles derived from presentations at the 1998 Africa/Italy symposium.
VIP LISTING, 2001: Listed as one of 30 “VIP Molisani nel mondo” (Molisan VIPs the World--i.e. persons from the Italian region of Molise), on the web site “Molisani.net.”
GRANT: Book subsidy ($3500), Dec. 1999: from various Miami University departments and offices for the publication of Africa Italia: due continenti si avvicinano, a collection of Italian translations of fifteen articles derived from presentations at the 1998 Africa/Italy symposium.
MEDIA RECOGNITION: Newspaper articles, Sept. and Nov. 1999: Three articles about me appeared in Italian regional newspaper Nuovo oggi Molise: two by novelist and poet Giose Rimanelli 20, 23 Nov., and one by Norberto Lombardi, 30 Sept.
QUOTED on the back cover of Italo Calvino: A Journey toward Postmodernism, Constance Markey (Gainesville: UP Florida, 1999)
GRANTS: ($14,000), Nov. 1998: from various Miami University departments and offices, including President, Provost, and Dean of Arts and Science, to sponsor an international, interdisciplinary symposium on Africa and Italy.
BOOK PROFILE: Profiled in book, Molisani: Milleuno profili e biografie, compiled by Barbara Bertolini and Rita Frattolillo (Campobasso: Edizioni Enne, 1998): 244-245.
SELECTION: Diversity Seminar, June 1998: Selected to participate in a seminar conducted by Ron Takaki, U. of California at Berkeley, on ways to promote diversity on campus and in the curriculum and incorporate issues of diversity in the classroom. Miami U.
SELECTION: “Visioning Workshop,” July 1994: Invited to participate in a workshop exploring trends and strategies for university library development.
GRANT: Travel/Research grant ($3750), Brigham Young U. College of Humanities, for travel to Italy for research on Italo Calvino. Summer, 1988.
GRANT: Travel/Research grant ($2500), BYU College of Humanities, for travel to Italy for research on Giambattista Vico. Summer, 1987.
SELECTION: General Education Faculty Seminar, "Critical Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum." Directed by Joseph Williams, University of Chicago. Held at Brigham Young University, with honorarium. May 12-16, 1986.
SELECTION: General Education Faculty Seminar, "Film Art and Social Concern." Directed by Thomas G. Plummer, University of Minnesota. Held at Brigham Young University, with honorarium. May 610, 1985.
SELECTION: General Education Faculty Seminar, "The Past before Us." Directed by William H. McNeill, University of Chicago. BYU, honorarium. May 1518, 1984.
NEH SUMMER SEMINAR: "Russian Formalism and Contemporary French and American Criticism." Directed by Edward Wasiolek, Univ. of Chicago; with stipend. Summer 83.
GRANTS: College of Humanities Spring/Summer Research Grants (9% of salary plus expenses for research materials, student assistants, travel, etc.), awarded on a competitive basis. Brigham Young U. Summers 86, 85, 84, 83, 82.
GRANT: International Semiotics and Linguistics Center to attend its annual threeweek summer program in Urbino, Italy. Summer 77.
2015: 163. “The Globetrotter and the Astronaut: Traveling to the Ends of the Earth with Marco Polo or Jouneying to the Stars with Dante.” The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville, Chao Auditorium, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1 March.
162.” Flesh Made Word.” Symposium: “Giose Rimanelli: 90 Years: An American Celebration.” The John D. Calandra Ialian American Institute. New York, 25 Feb.
2014: 161. “Fishing for Goldfish in ‘Low Tide’,” on Roberto Minervini’s film Low Tide. Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities. Honolulu, 10-13 Jan.
2013: 160. “Cincinati (sic), Gomorra (sic): Misspelling, Displacement, Corruption.” Louisville Literature Conference. 22 Feb.
159. “Che cosa si sorpassa nel Sorpasso?” NEMLA Conference. Tufts U. Boston, 21-24 March.
2012: 158. “Can You Go Home Again? The Notion of Return in Bondi' DE REDITU (2004) and in Italian History” Indiana University Conference on Modern Italian Cinema, 12-15 April 2012.
2011: 156-57. “How To Make an Italian!” American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) Annual Conference, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 7-9 April; a different version presented at the 38th Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures, “Italy Then and Now: 150th Anniversary,” Duquesne Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 17.
155. CAMPUS VISIT: “The Power of Translation: The Case of Ossian” Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 2 Sept. Students had been assigned an article of mine to read, which we then discussed in a seminar format.
154. “Garibaldi, Pinocchio, Emigration: ‘There Are No Strings on Me!’ Or Are there?” The Third Forum in Italian American Criticism (FIAC): THEATRE OF THE MIND, STAGE OF HISTORY: Italian Legacies Between Europe, the Mediterranean, and North America on the 150th Anniversary of Unification: A Festschrift in Honor of Mario Mignone; Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, 18-19 March.
153. “Dictator’s Weapons of Mass Instruction Found in Cincinnati,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, 25 Feb.
152. “The Lynching and Internment of Italian Americans,” 1809 Club, Oxford, OH, 21 Feb.
2010: 151. “Bricks or Books? Building a Legacy of the Voiceless,” 2nd Forum in Italian American Criticism: Creating Italian American History, Stony Brook University-Manhattan, 29 October.
150. “Fascism in Cincinnati: Weapons of Mass Instruction Found,” 1809 Club, Oxford, OH, 19 October.
149. “The Duce as Educator Abroad: Leading Expatriates and the World back to Rome,” Workshop: “Classical Education and American Slavery,” Humanities Center and Dept. of Classics, Miami U., 24 Sept.
148. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE: “The Vertical and Horizontal Journeys of Dante and Marco Polo,” Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 10 Sept.
147. DISCUSSANT: Vincere, film by Marco Bellocchio, Cincinnati World Cinema, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY, 19, 20 May.
2009: 146. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE: “The Mediterranean as Bridge: Roots and Spores in Italian/European Culture,” University of Malta, 13 March.
145. PUBLIC LECTURE: “Garibaldi, Novelist: Rebel with a Lost Cause,” National Cultural Institute, Valletta, Malta, 12 March.
144. “Mi scappa la pipí, papà! Pee Is for Patriarchy,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, 20 Feb.
2008: 143. “Shooting D’Annunzio: Looking for Realist, Decadent, and Symbolist Traces in Cabiria,” Fiftieth Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Minneapolis, MN, 13-16 Nov.
142. “Pinocchio garibaldino,” Simpósio A Globalização do Pensamento Libertário: Imagens e representações de Garibaldi em movimentos internacionais, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 10-12 Sept.
141. “Per la Via della seta, sulle tracce di Marco Polo,” public lecture, Scuola Italiana, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 11 July.
140. “Garibaldi romanziere,” combined conference of the American Association for Italian Studies and the American Association of Teachers of Italian, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 22 May.
139. “Sporadic Radicals in Italian Culture, from Marco Polo to Pap Khouma,” Giornata di Studi in Onore di Eduardo Saccone, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 19 May.
138. “Garibaldi, Sporadic Radical of Two Worlds: Roots, Spores, and Migration in the Making of Italy and Italians,” for the “Garibaldi Abroad” symposium, U. of South Carolina, Columbia, 3-5 April.
137. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE: “Dante vs. Marco Polo: Roots and Spores in Italian Culture,” University of Maryland, College Park, 5 March 2008.
136. “Puccini’s America: Land of Death, Gold, and Mounted Butterflies,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, 21-23 Feb. 2008.
2007: 135. “America through the Realist-Decadentist-Symbolist Prism,” in the panel “Realism, Decadence, Symbolism: Definitions of Modernity at the Dawn of Italian Modernism,” 49th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Cleveland, Ohio, 10 Nov.
134. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Garibaldi: Rebel with Many Causes” for the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies 23rd Annual Colloquium, “In and Out of the Law in the Hispanic and Italian World,” University of Victoria, BC, Canada, 18-19 Oct.
132-33. LANSDOWNE LECTURES, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA: “Dante vs. Marco Polo: Excursions and Deviations on the Road to the Renaissance,” 15 October, and “Mussolini, Maciste, and Machismo: Screening Africa and Fashioning Fascism in Italian Cinema,” 16 October, as a Lansdowne distinguished visiting scholar, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
131. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE: "From Marco Polo to Pap Khouma: Renaissance (of the Old) or Renovation (through the New)," University of Illinois at Chicago, 6 April.
130. PLENARY ADDRESS: “Looking for Marco Polo on the Silk Road, Finding Adriano Celentano,” Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, 3 March.
129. “Who Is Besieged and Who Sells Out in Bertolucci’s L’assedio?” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, 23 Feb.
2006: 127. “From Marco Polo to Machiavelli: Asian Influences and Classical Renaissance in Italian Culture,” in the roundtable “Mapping a Silk Road Curriculum,” at the Central Eurasian Studies Society annual conference, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1 Oct.
126. “Garibaldi’s Malpractice Suits,” The International Conference on Romanticism, Arizona State U., Tempe, AZ, 10 Nov.
124-125. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURES: “On the Silk Road: Tracking Marco Polo and Finding the Renaissance,” 27 Sept., and “The Representation of Africa and Africans in Italian Cinema,” Ohio, 28 Sept., Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.
123. “Marco Polo’s (Not-so-)Great (Non-)National (Non-)Novel: A Bridge to (sic) Far,” The Tenth International Conference of the International Society for the Studies of European Ideas, University of Malta, 24-29 July;
122. “Marco Polo and the Polarization of Europe,” part of the traveling seminar along the Silk Road funded partly by a Fullbright grant, Khiva, Uzbekistan, 11 June.
121. “The Silk Road, the Rhizome, and the Web,” preface to a discussion with faculty and librarians at the Bishkek Humanities University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 3 June.
120. "Marco Polo on the Silk Road: Did Spaghetti and the Renaissance Come from China?" public lecture, Silk Road ExplorAsian: Pathways of Cultures, Art Museum, Miami University, 27 Mar.
119. “Pinocchio in Louisville: It's not about the King,” Twentieth-Century Conference, University of Louisville, 25 Feb.
2005: 118. “Italy Is Made! Now Go Away! Garibaldi, Pinocchio, and Other Unstrung Italians,” American Association of Teachers of Italian Annual Conference, Washington DC, 15 Oct.
117. “Garibaldi & Maciste vs. Mussolini & Pinocchio, or Hybrids vs. Authochthons, in the Battle of Italian Identity.” The Department of French and Italian Works in Progress Series. 5 Oct.
116. “Maciste, Machismo, and Mussolini,” Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, University of Salford, UK, 8 July.
115. “How Garibaldi Became Homeless,” American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 15 April.
114. “Totò/Iago: Yanking Our Racist Chains,” Twentieth-Century Conference, U. of Louisville, 25 Feb.
2004: 113. “How Maciste Muscled His Way Out of Africa and Back Again,” American Association for Italian Studies Annual Meeting, University of Ottawa, 29 Apr.-2 May.
112. CONVENING/CONCLUDING ADDRESS: “Assessing the Status of Italian American Studies,” opening remarks, and “Italian American Studies: Where We’ve Been, where We Are, where We’re Going,” concluding remarks, Symposium on the Status of Italian American Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 26 March.
111. “Miss America and Toto’ Tarzan Do Africa and Italy with Bongo the Chimp,” Twentieth-Century Conference, University of Louisville, 27 Feb.
2003: 110. “Maciste’s Transfer from the Punic Wars to WWI.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, U. of Louisville, KY, 27 Feb.
109. “Italian and African Migration: Losses and Gains.” Keynote talk at the Presentation of my edited book ItaliAfrica: Bridging Continents and Cultures (Stony Brook: Forum Italicum, 2001), SUNY-Stony Brook Manhattan Center; New York, 27 Feb.
2002: 108. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE: “Does Italy End at Rome and Africa Begin at Naples? Italian Perceptions of Africa,” University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 22 Nov.
107. “Axis of Evil or Axes to Grind?” Peace Teach-In, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 4 Oct.
106. KEYNOTE PANEL: "How I Stopped Being Abruzzese and Became White: Take Some Roots, Add a Pinch of Rhizome, Sprinkle with Spores." Plenary opening panel, Symposium: Italian Roots, American Soil: Generations of Immigrants to the Philadelphia Area, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2 May.
105. "When Roads Were less Roady and We All Ate Each Other So Much: Pasolini's Porcile and Uccellacci e Uccellini." American Association for Italian Studies Annual Meeting, Columbia, MO, 19 Apr.
104. “Emigranti: Piante sradicate o spore diffuse?” Public lecture, Provincial Council Chambers, Palazzo Provinciale, Campobasso, Italy, 12 Mar.
103. “Le radici che tengono.” Remarks of appreciation for public ceremony in my honor in my hometown, Petrella Tifernina, province of Campobasso, Molise, 11 Mar.
102. “Emigrazione: ieri emigranti, oggi protagonisti.” Public address to students from four schools (scuole medie superiori), Provincial Library, Biblioteca Provinciale Pasquale Albino, Campobasso, Italy, 11 Mar.
101. “Lamefricatalia: Italian Lessons in Elision, Truncation, and Contraction,” Borderlines: Migrant Writing and Italian Identities (1870-2000) Conference, U. of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 9 Mar.
2001: 100. KEYNOTE PANEL: “Preventing the Individual in Italian Romanticism.” Plenary opening panel at the 8th annual American Conference on Romanticism, “Inventing the Individual,” Miami University, Oxford, OH, Nov. 8-12.
99. “Why Didn’t I Identify Myself as African American in the Census?” Annual Symposium of the Italian Cultural Studies Association. Boca Raton, FL, 19 Oct.
98. “Molise Lost and Regained: Departure and Return in Corsi and Rimanelli.” American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 20 Apr.
97. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE: “Dido’s or Hannibal’s Children? The African Presence in Italy.” The Annual Tucci Lecture on Italian Culture, University of Pittsburgh, 30 Mar.
96. “Hunting in Pietro Corsi’s Omicidio in un paese di cacciatori and in Gregory Lucente’s Over the Mountain: To Find or to Kill?” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, 23 Feb.
95. “Greece and the Romantics.” 1809 Club, Oxford, OH, 6 Feb.
2000: 94. “Greek Mothers and Nostalgia for Mother Greece: Filial Philhellenism and Oedipal Romanticism in Chenier and Foscolo.” American Conference on Romanticism. Park City, Utah, 13 Oct.
92-93. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURES: “Machiavelli and the Devil,” 11 Oct., and “African Italy: Bridging Continents and Cultures,” Brigham Young Univ., Provo, Utah, 12 Oct.
91. “Rimanelli Pontifex maximus.” American Association for Italian Studies 20th Annual Conference, New York, NY, 15 Apr.
1999: 89-90. “Greece, Italy and England Lost and Found: Foscolo and Byron between Classicism and Romanticism.” American Conference on Romanticism, U of Indiana, Bloomington, IN, 12 Nov. A longer, 50-minute version, “Greece Lost and Found: Byron and Foscolo on the Classicism/Romanticism Shuttle,” was presented at the Dept. of French and Italian Lecture Series, Miami U., 4 Nov.
88. “Baseball, Abortion, and Fellini’s 8 1/2, and Maybe Sammy Sosa, Too.” Purdue Univesity Conference on Romance Languages, Literatures & Film. West Lafayette, IN, 8 Oct.
87. “Back to Africa, Back to the Future: Toward African-Italian Studies.” American Association for Italian Studies 19th Annual Conference, Eugene, OR, 16 Apr.
1998: 85-86. “To Hell with Affabulation! Machiavelli’s ‘Fable’ Belfagor.” American Association for Italian Studies 18th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 3 Apr. A longer, 45-minute version, “Machiavelli and the Devil.” Presented Dept. of French and Italian Lecture Series, Miami U, 19 Nov.
84. “Playing Hide and Seek with the Invisible Man: Visions of Blackness in Italy and America,” a longer, 50-minute version of the 20-minute paper delivered at the AIHA meeting in 1997. Department of French and Italian Lecture Series, Miami U., 29 Jan.
83. “1815: What Gets Restored in Italy? From ‘masses’ to ‘Masses’: Manzoni and Cuoco Do Vico.” American Conference on Romanticism, U of Georgia, Athens, GA, 23 Jan.
1997: 82. “Playing Hide and Seek with the Invisible Man.” American Italian Historical Association, 30th Annual Conference: “Shades of Black and White: Conflict and Collaboration Between Two Communities,” Cleveland, OH, 14 Nov.
81. “Cabiria: From Baggage to Street-Walker, from D’Annunzio to Fellini.” American Association for Italian Studies Seventeenth Annual Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, 23 Feb.
1996: 80. “How Giacomo Taught James to Become Joyce.” Purdue University Conference on Romance Languages, Literatures, and Film, Bloomington, IN, 10 Oct.
79. Panelist: “Power and Powerlessness in the Italian Imaginary,” a two-day symposium in honor of Angela Jeannet, Franklin and Marshall College, 5-6 Oct.
77-78. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE: “Eating Crow in Pasolini’s Uccellacci e uccellini: Roadkill as Bread of Angels.” 50-minute public lecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 15 Nov. A shorter, twenty-minute version was presented as a paper at the American Association for Italian Studies annual convention, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 12 Apr.
76. “The Call of the ‘Reel’ World in Fascist Italy.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, KY, 22 Feb.
1995: 75. “Monks, Journalists, Beasts, and Heroes Loose in the Labyrinth: Vico and Joyce on Literature.” Purdue University Conference on Romance Languages, Literatures and Film, West Lafayette, IN, 6 Oct.
74. “Roads Taken and not Taken in Italian Cinema,” in the symposium “European Cinemas, European Societies, 1895-1995,” Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1 Oct.
73. "Trovatello o rimanello: A quale riva arriva e a quali sponde risponde Rimanelli?" American Association for Italian Studies Annual Meeting. Arizona State U., Tempe, Arizona, 21 Apr.
70-72. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURES: "When Snow Was Snowier and Roads Were Roadier and We All Loved Each Other so Much," 9 Mar. [A different, 45-minute version, Miami U. Art Museum, 28 Feb., based on twenty-minute paper presented at the Twentieth-Century Conference, U. of Louisville, KY, Feb. 1994] and "'La diritta via era smarrita': Le strade del dopoguerra," 10 Mar., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
68-69. "Ossian's Memes and Translation." Deseret Language and Linguistic Society Annual Symposium, Provo, UT, 9 Mar. ; A modified, expanded 40-minute version, "How Translation Spread the Ossianic Epidemic," presented as a public lecture at the "Food for Thought" lecture series, Campus Ministry Center, Oxford, Ohio, 17 Sept.
1994: 67. "Bread and Chocolate, Pizza and Blood: Consuming Racism, Screening Differences." 27th. Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association, "Through the Looking Glass: Images of Italians and Italian Americans in the Media." Chicago, IL, Nov. 10-12.
66. "'Ossian': Does Translation Change the 'Meming'?" Invited presentation, Italian Translation Symposium, U. of Michigan/Ann Arbor, April 11-12.
65. "Blood and Solitude on the Marciapiede: Africans in Italy." In session, "Race and Regionalism," American Assn. for Italian Studies, U. of Wisconsin/Madison, Apr. 7-10.
64. "When Snow Was Snowier and Roads Were Roadier and We All Loved Each Other so Much." Twentieth-Century Conference, U. of Louisville, KY, Feb. 24-26.
1993: 63. "Ossianism and Risorgimento." American Association of Teachers of Italian convention, San Antonio, TX, Nov.
62. "Crack Wars: Unseamly [sic] Morphing in the Cracks of Meaning." American Association for Italian Studies annual meeting, U. of Texas/Austin, Apr. 18,
61. "The Life and Works of Giose Rimanelli." Presentation of the Honorary President of the American Association for Italian Studies for 1993, at the AAIS annual convention, U. of Texas/Austin, Apr.
1992: 60. "Noi Molisani." TV interviews, presentations, panel discussions: I was invited by the Federazione Associazioni Molisane Canadesi for a "Settimana molisana," a week of roundtables, interviews, and discussions held in Toronto, Canada, Nov. 23-29. Other invited guests included poets, novelists, journalists, scholars, and political figures from Italy, Canada, and the United States. My participation included two interviews for Italian Canadian television, a 20-minute interview for Italian television, panel presentations at the U. of Toronto and at several Italian Canadian cultural organizations, and an interview for the Italian monthly periodical Molise.
59. "Round Trip to Here and Back: Fellini's and Calvino's 'Roads'," Literature/Film Association 1992 Conference: "Literature, Film, History," Towson State U., Towson, MD, 19 June.
1991: 58. "Doubling Dublin: Joyce in Trieste." Annual conference of the American Association for Italian Studies, Ann Arbor, MI, Apr. Keynote presentation introducing four panels I organized around the theme of "Exile."
54-57. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURES: "Giacomo Joyce Teaches James Joyce How to Write Ulysses and Finnegans Wake" [a shorter, 40-minute version, "James Joyce: Italian Author," presented to the 1809 Club, Oxford, OH, Feb] and "Echoes, Mirrors, and Quilts: 'Weak Thought' and the 'Body' of Literature," [a shorter, 40-minute version was presented at the Dept. of French and Italian Lecture Series, Miami U., Oxford, OH, Mar.], Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, Apr.
53. "Sandcastles on the Shores of Reality: Calvino and the 'Sea of Objectivity,’" Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, U. of Louisville, KY, Feb.
1990: 52. "Roots or Spores? Whence and Whither Italian Americana?" Panel: "Voices in Italian Americana," American Association of Teachers of Italian Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, Nov.
51. "Dubbed Sirens: The Call of the 'Reel' World in Fascist Italy: Calvino's 'Autobiografia di uno spettatore' and Fellini's Amarcord." 1990 Salisbury Conference on Literature, Film, and the Humanities. Salisbury State U., Salsbury, MD, June.
50. "Ulysses and the Cyclops, Marco Polo and the Great Khan: Stereoscopic Vision in Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities." Twentieth-century Literature Conference. U. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Feb.
1989: 49. "The Eternal Departure: Exile in Italian Literature." Dept. of French and Italian Lecture Series. Miami U., Oxford, OH, Dec.
48. "Marco Polo/Marco Laudato: L'eterna partenza." Second International Symposium on Southern Italy and America: Regional, Cultural, and Political Life, SUNY, Albany, NY, Nov.
47. "Eco's Mirror and the Mirror's Echo." American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference. U. of Lowell, Lowell, Mass., 15 April.
46. VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE: "Amore/Patria nella letteratura dell'Ottocento." Smith College, Northampton, Mass., 12 April.
45. "Fellini's 8 1/2: The How and Why of Art." International Cinema Lecture Series. Brigham Young University. 15 Feb.
1988: 44. "Mirrors, Quilts, and Echoes: Eco, 'Weak Thought,' and Literature." Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Las Cruces, NM, Oct.
43. "Marco Polo on the Road to Hollywood." Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages Annual Conference. Eugene, OR. 6 May.
42. "Fellini and I vitelloni." International Cinema Lecture Series. Brigham Young University. 17 Feb.
1987: 41. "Vico-Manzoni, via Cuoco: from 'masses' to 'Masses'?" Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Spokane, WA. 15 Oct.
40. "Christ Stopped at Eboli: Levi's Book and Rosi's Movie." International Cinema Lecture Series. BYU. 23 Sept.
39."Fellini's Ginger & Fred." International Cinema Lecture Series. BYU. 2 April.
38. "Marco Polo on the Road from the Monastery to the Pressroom." American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) Annual Convention. Pittsburgh, PA, April.
37. "The Beast, the Hieroglyph, and Pizza: Vico on Language and Poetry." The Deseret Language and Linguistic Society (DLLS) Annual Symposium. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. 26 March.
36. "Pirandello, the Taviani Brothers, and Kaos." International Cinema Lecture Series. BYU. 19 March.
35. "Pioneers of French Cinema." Illustrated Lecture. The French Club. BYU. 5 Feb.
34. "History as a Spider's Fictive Web: Borges's Theme of the Traitor and the Hero and Bertolucci's The Spider's Stratagem." The Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film: "Crosscurrents: Art, History, Politics; Literary and Cinematic Representations." Tallahassee, Florida. 30 January.
1986: 33. "The Beast and the Hieroglyph: Vico in Contemporary Italian Criticism." American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) Convention. New York, NY. 27 December.
32. "History as a Web of Lies: Bertolucci's La strategia del ragno." AAIS Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, April.
31. "The Spider's Stratagem: How a Film Spins Its Web for You." Fifty-minute lecture, Flea Market of Ideas, an Honors Symposium, BYU, March.
30. "Language as 'Always Already' Metaphor: The Primacy of Writing in Vico and Derrida." DLLS 12th Annual Symposium. Brigham Young University. Feb.
1985: 29. "The Visual Language of Tarkovsky's Nostalghia." International Cinema Lecture Series. BYU. 10 Oct.
28. "Ermanno Olmi's L'albero degli zoccoli." International Cinema Lecture Series. BYU. 18 Sept.
27. "The Monk, the Journalist, and the Hero: The Function of Literature in Vico and Joyce." Vico and Joyce: An International Symposium. Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy. 1721 June.
26. "Man and History in Machiavelli and Vico." AAIS Annual Convention. University of Southern Florida, Tampa, Florida. April.
25. "Truffaut's The 400 Blows and the French New Wave." Intl. Cin. Lect. BYU. 13 Mar.
24. “James Joyce: Italian Writer.” University of Iowa, invited public lecture, 40 mins., Mar. 1985.
23. "De Sica between Neorealism and Hollywood: Terminal Station and The Roof." Intl. Cin. Lect. BYU. 27 Feb.
22. "French Contributions to the Birth of Cinema." Illustrated Lecture. The French Club. BYU. 23 Feb. 1985.
1984: 21. "Horizontal and Vertical Journeys in Jacopo Ortis: Destination: Silence." National AATI Convention. Washington, D.C. 28 Dec.
20. "'I miei venticinque lettori': The Implicit Reader in the Promessi sposi." International Manzoni Symposium. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. 6 Nov.
19. "Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers." International Cinema Lecture Series. BYU. Nov.
18. "Language and the Novel: The Romantic Experience in France and Italy." Department of French and Italian Culture and Civilization Lecture Series. BYU. 25 Oct.
17. "Sacco and Vanzetti in History and in Montaldo's Movie." Intl. Cin. Lect. BYU. Jan.
1983: 16. "De Sica's The Bicycle Thieves and Italian Neorealism." Intl. Cin. Lect. BYU. Nov.
15. "What is the Spider's Strategy in Bertolucci's The Spider's Stratagem." International Cinema Lecture Series, BYU, Sept.
14. "Terrorism in Italy: Red Brigades and Political Change." French and Italian Culture and Civilization Lecture Series. BYU. 10 March.
13. "Giacomo Joyce Teaches James Joyce How to Write Ulysses and Finnegans Wake." Eleventh Annual Twentieth-Century Literature Conference: Rage and Order, U. of Louisville, KY, Feb.
12. "Marco Polo: Bridge Between Europe and Asia; Bridge from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance." Europe and Asia: 6001600--Institutions and Ideas Conference, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan.
1982: 11. "The Problem of Death in Montaigne and Pascal." Department of French and Italian Symposium. Brigham Young University. 18 Nov.
10. "Jacopo Ortis: Suicide, Homicide, Logocide." Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assn. (RMMLA) Convention. Salt Lake City, Utah. 23 Oct.
9. "Joyce's Italian Writings." National James Joyce Symposium, Brigham Young U., Sept.
8. "The Taviani Brothers' Padrepadrone." Presentation to the Honors Program. BYU. 25 Mar.
7. "Memory and Tradition in Fellini's 8 1/2." 20th Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Feb.
1981: 6. "Roberto Rossellini's Paisà and Italian Neorealism." Circolo Studentesco Italiano. BYU. Oct.
5. "Didimo and Yorick: Observations on Foscolo's Translation of Sterne." Deseret Language and Linguistic Society, Seventh Annual Symposium. Brigham Young University. April.
4. "Bertolucci's The Spider's Stratagem," Circolo Studentesco Italiano, BYU, March.
1980: 3. "Il corpo e la parola nella poesia di Pasolini." First Annual Convention of the American Association of University Professors of Italian (AAUPI). University of Illinois. 22 Nov.
2. "Le Roman de la rose: Text in Search of a Reader." Department of French and Italian Symposium. Brigham Young University. 6 Nov.
1. "Neorealism and Italian Cinema." Public lecture sponsored by Circolo Studentesco Italiano. Brigham Young University. Oct.
CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA ORGANIZED AND HOSTED
5. Mediterranean and Transalpine Connections. The colloquium consisted of twenty-two participants: two invited lecturers: Italian scholars, Simone Dubrovic, from Kenyon College, and Ernesto Livorni, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaking about Transalpine influences in art and literature in the first part of the 20th century; and fourteen local speakers and chair-discussants from Miami University and University of Cincinnati from various disciplines: Arabic, Architecture, Art, Classics, English, French, Geology, History, Italian, and Linguistics, discussing cross-Mediterranean and trans-Alpine influences and connections in their fields; Miami University, Oxford, OH, 31 March 2011.
4. Symposium on the Status of Italian American Studies. Seventeen scholars met at Miami University, Oxford, OH, on 26 March 2004, to review and discuss the evolution of Italian American Studies in the first decade of the field’s acceptance as an academic discipline. Roundtable panels addressed topics, such as “Building Italian American Studies Programs: Hurdles and Opportunities,” “Italian American Literature: Is there an Italian American Voice Yet?” “Italian American Presence in the Media, the Arts, and Popular Culture,” and concluding reflections on “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going.” The symposium also included a screening and discussion of the recently re-discovered 1949 movie, Christ in Concrete, directed by black-listed director Edward Dmytryk, and loosely based on Pietro Di Donato’s homonymous novel of 1929. Video director and documentarist Bianca Pasquini videotaped the proceedings and interviewed several of the participants to prepare a documentary to distribute in Italy.
3. AFRICA/ITALY: An International Interdisciplinary symposium: I organized and convened this important, ground-breaking symposium which drew 36 speakers from various disciplines (e.g., Italian studies, political science, history, geography, sociology, archeology) and from various parts of the world (North America, Italy, Africa, and the United Kingdom), Miami U, 6-8 Nov. 1998. Led to publication of Africa Italia: Due continenti si avvicinano and ItaliAfrica: Bridging Continents and Cultures (see above, under Publications).
2. AAIS: American Association for Italian Studies Conference at Brigham Young University, 14-17 April 1988. More than 225 speakers, from many parts of the United States and Canada as well as from Europe and Australia, participated in 80 sessions. The keynote speaker was the novelist, poet, and Italian senator, Paolo Volponi. Other plenary speakers included Giorgio Tagliacozzo, founder and director of the Center for Vico Studies, the Italo-German philosopher, Ernesto Grassi, Renaissance scholars, Maristella Lorch and Aldo Scaglione, novelist and poet Giose Rimanelli, and representatives of the RAI Corporation and of the Italian government. Led to publication of Italian Echoes in the Rocky Mountains (see above).
1. International Manzoni Symposium, Brigham Young University, 5-6 Nov. 1984, with 12 speakers from the United States and Canada. Led to publication of The Reasonable Romantic: Essays on Alessandro Manzoni (see above).
PANELS, LECTURES, EVENTS ORGANIZED/CHAIRED
2015: 81-82. Chair of 2 panels: “Cinema, storia, letteratura e cultura nazionale” and “Representations of Ancient Ills.” The Sixth Annual Film Symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 25 April.
80. Invited filmmaker: I invited, hosted, and presented Ghanaian-Italian filmmaker Fred Kuwornu, who presented and discussed two of his award-winning documentaries, 18 JUS SOLI (2010), about the difficulties of obtaining citizenship in Italy, and Inside Buffalo (2012), about the “Buffalo Soldiers” who fought in Italy in World War II in the segregated African-American 92nd Infantry Division. Mr. Kuwornu also visited a Black World Studies class and met with students and faculty over lunch and dinner, 16 and 17 February.
2014: 79. Chair: “Commedia contemporanea,” The Fifth Annual Film Symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema, Indiana U., Bloomington, IN, 25 April.
78. Invited filmmaker: I invited, hosted, and presented Michael Angelo Di Lauro, who introduced, screened, and discussed his award-winning documentary, La Mia Strada/My Road: A Personal Journey of Ethnicity & Culture (2012. In addition to the screening and discussion, Mr. DiLauro visited a class on the Italian American experience and met with students and faculty over lunch and dinner, 3 March.
2013: 76-77. Chair of 2 panels: “Meta-Cinema Italian Style” and “Organized Crime and Political Cinema II,” The Fourth Annual Film Symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema, Indiana U., Bloomington, IN, 18 and 20 April.
2011: 75. Chair: “Memoria storica e marginalità nel cinema di oggi e di Mimmo Calopresti,” Symposium: New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 15 April.
74. Chair: “The Idea of Italy II,” American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) annual meeting, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 9 April.
2009: 73. Organizer, host, invited speaker: Hon. Leoluca Orlando, Member of the Italian Parliament and President of the Sicilian Renaissance Institute, for class visits and public lecture, “Fighting the Mafia and Renewing Sicilian Culture: Combining Identity and Human Rights,” 11-12 Feb.
2008: 72. Organizer, chair: “Garibaldi letterato,” joint AAIS/AATI annual meeting, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 22-25 May.
2006: 69-71. Invited speakers: I assisted my colleague Karla Mallette in inviting and hosting speakers in the “All Roads Lead to Rome” Silk Road Lecture Series in the spring and “The 1001 Nights: Story Without End” series in the fall:
71. “Mediterranean Studies: Challenging Traditional Disciplinary Approaches,” Piotr Salwa, University of Warsaw, Poland (Visiting Prof. at Notre Dame U.), 30 Oct.
70. “The Long and the Short of It: the 1001 Nights, Voltaire and Proust,” Daniel of Beaumont, U. of Rochester, 14 Sept.
69. “Anecdotes of Betrayal in Arab Sicily,” by William Granara, from Harvard U., 23 Mar.
2005: 67-68. Invited speakers: sought and received grant to for a Lecture Series related to the Silk Road: “All Roads Lead to Rome”; collaborated with my colleague Karla Mallette in inviting and hosting:
68. “Marco Polo and the Wonders of the Tributary East,” by Sharon Kinoshita, from the University of California at Santa Cruz, 6 Dec.
67. “Orientalism, Mediterranean Style: Michele Amari and the Limits of History,” by Roberto Dainotto, Duke University, 22 Sept.
66. Invited filmmaker: I invited, hosted, and presented Michael Angelo Di Lauro, who introduced, screened, and discussed his award-winning documentary, Prisoners among Us: Italian-American Identity and World War II, on the internment of Italian Americans during the war. In addition to the screening and discussion, Mr. DiLauro visited my Italian American class (AMS/FST/ITL 222) and was feted at a dinner in his honor at Paesano’s, attended by students, faculty, members of the Italian American community and film aficionados from Cincinnati and the surrounding area, 4 April.
2004: 65. Chair: Introduced the speakers and led discussion for three presentations: Mark McKinney, “The Algerian War in Road to America (Baru, Thévenet and Ledran)”; Francois Le Roy, “Les Chevaliers du ciel: Promoting the Military through Pop Culture”; Cécile Danehy, “Absence du texte, couleur de texte: voyage au pays de la mémoire—Saigon Hanoi de Cosey”; at the “History and Politics in French-Language Comics” Colloquium, Miami U., Oxford, OH, 11 Nov.
64. Chair: “Language and Literature, in and outside the Department?” Plenary Session IV, Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, MLA, Seminar East. Miami U. Oxford, OH, 26 June.
63. Organizer, chair: “Africa-Italy: One Way or Round Trip?” American Association for Italian Studies Annual Meeting, University of Ottawa, 2 May.
62. Organizer, chair: “Italian American Studies: Where We’ve Been, where We Are, where We’re Going.” Concluding roundtable, Symposium on the Status of Italian American Studies. Miami University, Oxford, OH, 26 March.
2002: 61. Organizer, chair, roundtable: “Africa/Italia: Presentation of the volume and discussion of Italian-African studies.” American Association for Italian Studies annual meeting, U. of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 18 Apr.
60. Chair, Closing Roundtable, Borderlines: Migrant Writing and Italian Identities (1870-2000) Conference, U. of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 9 Mar.
2001: 59. Chair: “Italian Romanticism,” American Conference on Romanticism, 8th Annual Meeting, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 8-12 Nov.
58. Organizer, host, introduction: campus visit, class presentation, public lecture: “Roberto Benigni and Pinocchio,” by Carlo Celli of Bowling Green University, 25 Oct.
57. Organizer, chair, roundtable: “Book Presentation and Roundtable: ItaliAfrica,” 3rd Annual Symposium of the Italian Cultural Studies Association, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 20 Oct.
2000: 56. Organizer, host, introduction: campus visit, class presentation, and public lecture: “Authorizing Cinema: Writing Silent Film in Italy,” by John Welle of the University of Notre Dame, 7 Nov.
55. Chair, panel: “Italian Romanticisms,” American Conference on Romanticism, 7th Annual Meeting, Park City, UT, 13 Oct.
54. Organizer and chair, panel: “Special Session: Beyond the Critic’s Horizon: Gregory Lucente’s Novel Over the Mountain,” American Association for Italian Studies 20th Annual Conference, New York, NY, 14 Apr.
53. Organizer, campus visit and public lectures: “The Making of The Thin Red Line” and “Pursuing a Career in Film,” by filmmaker and scholar Claudia Myers of Columbia University, 28 Feb.
1999: 52. Chair, panel: “Dancing with the Public, II: Theater,” The 6th Annual American Conference on Romanticism, Indiana U, Bloomington, IN, 13 Nov.
51. Organizer and chair, panel: “African Italy,” American Association for Italian Studies 19th Annual Conference, Eugene, OR, 16 Apr.
1998: 50. Organizer and chair, panel: “Machiavelli as letterato,” American Association for Italian Studies 18th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 3. Apr.
49. Organizer and chair, panel: “In/Visibility in the Italian Imaginary.” American Association for Italian Studies 18th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 5 Apr.
48. Organizer, host, presentation: “Art as Political Argument” and “Art as Hieroghyphic,” interdisciplinary presentations on art and politics by Edmund Jacobitti, Professor of History, and Stephen Brown, Professor of Music, Southern Illinois U/Edwardsville. Miami U, 25-26 March.
1997: 47. Organizer and chair, panel: “Mamma mia! Padre nostro! Familial Archetypes in Italian Culture.”American Association for Italian Studies Seventeenth Annual Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, 23 Feb.
1996: 46. Organizer, host, introduction: film screenings (Oedipus Rex and The Arabian Nights by Pier Paolo Pasolini), and public lecture: “Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Sexual Ideology,” Ben Lawton, Purdue University, 22 Feb.
1995: 45. Organizer, host, introduction: Campus visit, film screening, and two public lectures: "Strip Tease: Nichetti's Retreat from the Phallus" and "Frontline Feminism: The Women's Movement in Zagreb," by Marguerite Waller, U. of California at Riverside, at Miami U., 3 Oct.
44. Organizer, host, introduction: Campus visit, film screening, and two public lectures: "Crossing the Divide in an Age of Difference" and "From Lapsed to Lost: Scorsese's Boy and Ferrara's Man," by Rebecca West, U. of Chicago, at Miami U., 15-17 Feb.
1994: 43. Organizer and chair: "Roads and Journeys in Italian Literature and Cinema," panel presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies, U. of Wisconsin, Madison, 10 Apr.
42. Co-organizer, with Paul Sandro, French: Campus visit and film and slide presentation on filmmaker Dorothy Arsner by Judith Mayne, Ohio State U., at Miami U., 14 Apr.
41. Organizer, with Michael Bachem, German: Campus visit and talk, "Dantean Echoes in Thomas Mann's Walpurgisnacht Episode," by Raymond Fleming of Pennsylvania State U., at Miami U., 3 Mar.
1993: 40. Organizer, host, introduction: Campus visit and public lecture, "Critics: Who Needs Them?" by Terry Lawson, film critic for the Dayton Daily News, at Miami U., Oct.
39. Organizer, host, introduction: Campus visit, class discussions, and public lecture, "The Birth of an Auteur: Fellini's Artistic Origins," by Peter Bondanella of Indiana U., at Miami U., 2-3 March.
32-38. Organize/chair: Seven panels: 1) "Roads in Italian Literature and Cinema" (which I also chaired); 2) "'700: Giannone, Vico, Alfieri"; 3) "'800: Foscolo, Manzoni, Leopardi"; 4) "The Figure of Ulysses in Italian Literature"; 5) "Duecento-Trecento, I"; 6) "Duecento-Trecento, II"; and 7) "Renaissance Sources"; American Association for Italian Studies annual meeting, U. of Texas/Austin, 15-18 Apr.
1992: 31. Organizer, host, introduction: Campus visit and talk, "Between Humanism and New Historicism: Rewriting the New World Encounter," by Ted Cachey of the U. of Notre Dame, at Miami U., 17 Nov.
30. Organizer, host, introduction: Campus visit, film screening of Barroco, and talk, "Invasion of the Mestizos: Or, How Latin American Identity Is Distingushed from European Presumptions in Alejo Carpentier's Concierto Barroco and in Paul Leduc's Barroco," by Jerry Carlson of the City University of New York, at Miami U., 29 Oct.
29. Coordinator, organizer, host: "Rediscovering Columbus," a semester-long series of movies, lectures, and discussions by local and visiting scholars to commemorate the Columbian Quincentenary, sponsored by several departments and programs. Topics included colonialism, racism, Native American culture, ecological issues.
28. Organizer, host, introduction: Campus visit and talk, "Commedia all'italiana: Entertainment and Usefulness of Italian Film Comedy," by Augusto Mastri of the University of Louisville; at Miami U., 21 Apr.
27. Organizer, host, introduction: Campus visit and lecture, "'Ain't Singin' for Pepsi': Cultural Studies, Cultural Politics, and Academic Evasion," by Gregory Lucente of the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor; at Miami U., 15 Apr.
26. Organizer and chair: Roundtable: "Letteratura e guerra civile," with Italian historian Augusto Placanica, Italian editor Mauro Bersani, Italian scholar Sebastiano Martelli, and poet/novelist/scholar Giose Rimanelli, AAIS, University of North Carolina, 10 Apr.
24, 25. Organizer and chair: 1) "Exile/Homecoming in Italian Literature"; 2) Organizer: "Roads of Desertion and Homecoming: From Leopardi and Verga to Italia"; American Association for Italian Studies Annual Meeting, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 9-10 Apr.
1991: 23. Organizer and chair: "Italian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present: Open Topic," Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, Dec.
22. Panelist: Roundtable on the topic, "Letteratura e politica nell'Italia contemporanea," with Italian scholar Filippo Bettini (U. of Rome) and Italian author and senator, Hon. Paolo Volponi; at U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 7 Nov.
18-21. Organizer: Four panels: 1) "Long Ago and Far Away: Italian Travelers' Journals, Accounts, and Impressions," 2) "Incorporating Voices on the Edge: Exile, Prison, and Textuality in the Enlightenment and Risorgimento," 3) "Inner and Outer Exile: Fictional Strategies of Displacement," and 4) (also chair) "Homebound Exiles: Salgari, Deledda, Volponi." AAIS Annual Conference, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Apr.
1990: 17. Organizer and chair: "Cultural Production and the Social Subject: From the Enlightenment to a Unified Europe." MLA Convention, Chicago, IL, Dec.
16. Organizer, host, introduction: Campus visit and lecture, "Dante's Poetics of Sexuality," by Madison U. Sowell of Brigham Young University; at Miami U., Oxford, OH, Oct.
15. Chair: "Italo Calvino: Recent Critical Trends." American Assn. for Italian Studies (AAIS) Annual Conference, U. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Apr.
1989: 14. Organizer and chair: "Revolution in Italy: From Campanella to Toni Negri." Modern Language Assn. Convention. Washington, D.C., Dec.
13. Organizer, host, introduction: Campus visit and lecture, "Le tendenze attuali della cultura italiana," by Dr. Mauro Bersani, Italian editor, journalist and literary critic; Miami U., Oxford, OH, Sept.
12. Organizer: "Mythology and Literature." American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) Annual Conference, U. of Lowell, Lowell, Mass., 15 Apr.
11. Organizer and chair: "Sacco and Vanzetti in History, Literature, and Film." AAIS Conference, U. of Lowell, Lowell, Mass., 15 April.
1987: 8, 9, 10. Organizer and chair: Three panels for the 1987 AAIS Conference at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA: 1) "Literary Criticism Before De Sanctis" and two sessions on Vico: 2) "Vico and the Neapolitan Tradition" and 3) "Vico in Today's Literature." April.
1986: 6, 7. Organizer and chair: Two sessions on "Poetry and History in Vico,” American Association for Italian Studies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 11-13 April.
1984: 5. Chair: "Italian Literature" section, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, El Paso, Texas, Oct. Secretary of section in 1983, President in 1984.
4. Organizer and chair: "Italian Writers and their Audiences," American Association for Italian Studies, Univ. of Indiana, Apr.
1983: 3. Organizer, host, introduction: A visit by Jonathan Culler, Cornell U., to Brigham Young U., Nov., for two talks.
2. Chair: "French Literature and Cinema," Conference on Literature and Cinema, West Virginia Univ., Sept.
1. Chair: "Italian Medieval and Renaissance Literature," Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, BYU, Apr.
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AND OTHER UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Coordinator of Italian Studies, an interdisciplinary major, that includes courses in Art, Architecture, Classics, History, Italian, and Music; Graduate Faculty;
Chair, Mediation Committee for Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, fall 2010.
University Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, 2006-2008, 2011-2014;
International Education Committee (Chair 2007-2008);
Faculty Welfare Committee (Chair 2008-2009);
Academic Program Review (reviewed 7-9 programs per year; chaired the review of the Department of Classics, 1999-2000, and the Department of History, 2000-2001; served on the Internal Review Team for the review of the Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages, 2005-06);
Fine Arts and Humanities Subcommittee on Faculty Research;
International Education Committee and Subcommittee;
University Committee on Faculty Research;
Graduate Council Subcommittee on Humanities and Fine Arts;
Academic Policy (University Senate liaison);
University Senate, two three-year terms as unit representative, one term as representative at large;
Liberal Education: designer and coordinator of two interdisciplinary Miami Plan (Liberal Education) Thematic sequences: "European Cinema" and "Italy in the Renaissance.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE APPOINTMENTS:
Promotion Committees: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2012 and 2014; Department of Philosophy, 2012.
Committee for Review of Chairs and Program Directors, two terms;
College of Arts and Science Requirement Committee, Chair for two years, 1993-95 (while chair, committee revised CAS Requirements);
Film Studies Committee, Vice Chair, 1990-1996;
Committee for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness;
Academic Planning Committee.
DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN APPOINTMENTS:
Coordinator of Italian Studies; Advisor to Italian Studies Majors and Italian Minors
Personnel Committee (P&T and Faculty Search);
Chair Search Committee (1992 and 1998-99);
Italian curriculum development;
Teaching Enhancement Committee; Teaching Liaison;
Assistant Chair, 2000-01.
Brigham Young University: Graduate Faculty, Student Advising, Research and Professional Development, Comparative Literature Committee, Department Graduate Curriculum (Chair), Department Graduate Coordinator, International Cinema Series Executive Committee, Study Abroad and Student Internships in Italy, Italian Language Coordinator and Teaching Assistant Supervisor;
Faculty Advisor: Italian Club and La Parola, Italian students' newsletter (MU); Italian Club and L'Aurora, Italian students' monthly newsletter (BYU). Advisor for Italian Studies Majors and Italian Minors (MU), for students studying abroad in Italy. Organizer of Italian Table.
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
EXTERNAL PROGRAM REVIEWER: Served as one of three external evaluators for the program review of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Kenyon College, Gambier, OH: campus visit on 17-18 Feb.; report submitted 4 April 2014.
Scuola Italiana, Intensive Summer Language School, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 25 June-16 August, 2008. Taught two courses: “Cinema italiano” and “Introduzione alla lettaratura.”
AP GRADER: College Board Advanced Placement Exam Table Leader/Grader: I was selected for the national pool of qualified College Board AP examiners and was chosen by the Educational Testing Service as a Table Leader for the grading of the 2007 AP Italian exam, supervising 6 graders, College of New Jersey, June 6-18.
SILK ROAD TRIP: Six-week summer trip, 2006, through China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkey with 14 Miami University colleagues, sponsored by the MU Havighurst Center for Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies and a Fullbright Grant, with visits to museums and a series of symposia and workshops at libraries and universities. My research and presentations were on Marco Polo.
Semiotics Seminars: Attended three-week conferences sponsored by the International Semiotics and Linguistics Center which included lectures, seminars, workshops, and panel discussions by leading linguists, semioticians, and literary theorists. Participants included Umberto Eco, Paolo Valesio, Cesare Segre, Louis Marin, Tzvetan Todorov, Philippe Hamon, Luis Prieto, Ferruccio Rossi-Landi, Teun Van Dijk, Gayatri Spivak, Teresa De Lauretis. Summers 1991, ‘81, ‘79, ‘78, ’77.
Interpreter/assistant for Italo Calvino during his one-week visit to Johns Hopkins University, 4/76.
Summer study in Orléans and Paris, France, 6/758/75.
Study and research at the Johns Hopkins Villa in Florence, Italy, and travel through Italy, 1/747/74.
Service in the US Army, 11/718/73.
Summer, 1970: Italian School at Middlebury College, MA program.
Residence in Rome, Italy. Courses at the Dante Alighieri Society, 4/678/67.
Birth and childhood in Petrella Tifernina (prov. Campobasso), Molise, Italy, 7/486/58.
RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN DOSSIER
Eduardo Saccone, thesis advisor, Dept. of Romance Languages, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Charles S. Singleton, Professor, Dept. of Romance Languages, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Peter Pedroni, mentor, Dept. of French and Italian, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Nathaniel Wing, Chair, Dept. of French and Italian, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Thomas Brown, Associate Dean, Honors Program, former Chair, Dept. of French and Italian, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
Richard Cracroft, Dean, College of Humanities, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
DOSSIER LOCATION: Placement Bureau, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218