Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
Examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction.
Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.
Explores the links between language, cultural identity, and creativity through the works of Emanuel Carnevali, one of the first Italian American authors to attain literary recognition.
Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.
Uncovers an overlooked aspect of the Italian American experience.
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.
A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.
A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.
A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.
Examines the liberating power of speech and its influence on generations of Italian American writers.
A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.
A compelling social history of a vibrant immigrant community, told through interviews and photographs.
Examines the forces that have shaped Italian American writing, from the novels of John Fante to the musings of Tony Soprano.
Provides an overview of the past, present, and future of Italian American culture.
Explores changes in American attitudes toward Italy and Italians during a crucial period of U. S. immigration history.
A comprehensive look at a classic work of popular fiction and its hold on the American imagination.
Examines the transformations of Italian American ethnic identity in twentieth-century Philadelphia.
An unusual, deft, often piercing meditation on storytelling, ethnicity, and the Italian/American experience.
A colorful ethnography of an Italian ladies' club, this book explores the historical and linguistic importance of the women's language and behavior.
Reexamines the notion of the "hyphenate writer," and offers a specific reading strategy that we may consider the Italian/American writer in the age of semiotics, poststructuralism, and the like.