SUNY series in Italian/American Culture
Italian Trans Geographies
Provides a remapping of Italian and Italian American culture by retracing trans and gender-variant experiences within Italy and along diasporic routes.
Through the Periscope
Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.
The Godfather and Sicily
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.
Sense of Origins
Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.
The Autobiography of a Language
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.
Facing toward the Dawn
Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.
Uncovers an overlooked aspect of the Italian American experience.
The Heart and the Island
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
Once an Engineer
A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.
L Is for Lion
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.
The Guitar and the New World
A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.
The Transatlantic Gaze
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.
The Anarchist Bastard
A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.
By the Breath of Their Mouths
Examines the liberating power of speech and its influence on generations of Italian American writers.
Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End
A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.
The Italian American Experience in New Haven
A compelling social history of a vibrant immigrant community, told through interviews and photographs.
Buried Caesars, and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing
Examines the forces that have shaped Italian American writing, from the novels of John Fante to the musings of Tony Soprano.
Leaving Little Italy
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.
The Godfather and American Culture
A comprehensive look at a classic work of popular fiction and its hold on the American imagination.
From Paesani to White Ethnics
Examines the transformations of Italian American ethnic identity in twentieth-century Philadelphia.
The Music of the Inferno
An unusual, deft, often piercing meditation on storytelling, ethnicity, and the Italian/American experience.
Che Bella Figura!
A colorful ethnography of an Italian ladies' club, this book explores the historical and linguistic importance of the women's language and behavior.
A Semiotic of Ethnicity
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.