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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...

September 17, 2011

Is it possible that we just can't help ourselves?

Anthony Julian Tamburri
“Now, I can put an accent on this, but it seems like we have a situation!” Neil Cavuto, opening his segment with Andre Dimino.

A television host invites an Italian American to come and speak about the potential negativity from something like “Jersey Shore,” and yet cannot help himself from making a...

September 3, 2011

Italian America and September 11, 2001

Anthony Julian Tamburri

“After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, people from all over the world reached out to the firefighters and police officers of New York City and their families. At the...

July 11, 2011

Why Liberal Arts Should Be About All Languages.

Anthony Julian Tamburri

2010 proved to be an intriguing year with regard to language studies. We saw some programs hit hard, others were actually saved (or so it seems), and others still were re-launched..

October 9, 2010

Some Night Thoughts on the Termination of Italian Language Programs

Anthony Julian Tamburri

It surely seems that the termination and/or reduction of Italian studies programs is becoming a habitual thing. Even if not, what can we do about it?

September 27, 2010

Duty calls!

Anthony Julian Tamburri

We simply can no longer sit back and react with a “tsk tsk,” a “Mamma Mia,” or a shake of the head and then go about our own business, when some of our co-ethnics...

June 24, 2010

Italian Studies and Its Various and Sundry Challenges...

Anthony Julian Tamburri
A Sure Bet: From Italy to England, to the rest of the Western World!

Over the past forty years, from high-school teaching to the university, and into the community, working within Italian Studies has had it challenges, to be sure. In spite of the...

June 3, 2010

Two "paesani" to duke it out...

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Italian America's Dynamic Duo

We have two Italian Americans up for the governorship! What's a "paesano" to do? Let us please have your thoughts!

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