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September 22, 2012

The Columbus Circle Art Project. Really?

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Visiting with Cristoforo! Photo by J. Sciorra

What you find below is an email that Joseph Guagliardo sent out to a number of people a few days ago. Being one of the people on his list, I asked him if I could share it with you...

August 21, 2012

Italian/American Culture: journals and conferences

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Dennis Barone & Peter Covino, eds. Saggistica 8. Bordighera Press, 2012

Italian/American Studies will flourish only if it gets the requisite support, first and foremost, from its community in order for it then to be part of the larger discourse. We...

May 19, 2012

Words Simply Fail Us Sometimes... One school girl killed, one in critical condition, by a bomb in Italy.

Anthony Julian Tamburri

While it remains unclear at this point who is responsible for the terrorist act in Brindisi (Puglia) this morning, the perpetrators' choice of target is absolutely inscrutable. It...

January 26, 2012

We didn’t come over on the Mayflower!

Anthony Julian Tamburri

The ignorance of our history has cast some of our “paesani” into the hinterlands of bigotry and prejudice, and thus led them to their coincidental and shameful consequences of...

January 3, 2012

Roberto Saviano and the Problems of Italian America

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Roberto Saviano Lesson @ NYU

Along with the various observations that have been made by three of our esteemed colleagues (De Stefano, Gardaphé, Krase), and I must emphasize that I am in agreement as well...