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January 2011


 

Italy in New York è gestito in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York.

 

Italy in New York is managed in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in New York.


Address by the Consul General of Italy in New York

Francesco Maria Talò 

 

Italy in New York è diviso in due sezioni: la prima relativa ad informazioni dirette agli operatori economici italiani che per la prima volta si affacciano sul mercato statunitense (guide commerciali, contatti di Istituzioni, contatti di professionisti, ecc.); la seconda sezione costituita da una parte interattiva dove vengono pubblicati gli eventi principali che si tengono nell’area di New York, distinti per settori di attività,  dove gli operatori interessati – Istituzioni italiane, Organizzazioni regionali, Associazioni di categoria ed imprenditori – possono inserire eventi che desiderano pubblicizzare ad un più vasto pubblico.

 
Italy in New York is divided into an informational section where events are flagged according to their field of operation, and an interactive part where users - be they Italian institutions, regional organizations, business associations or entrepreneurs - can submit information that they wish to transmit to a wide public.

( 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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Exhibition. Punks and Skinheads of the East Village, 1984-1987. Photographs by Lilian Caruana

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Lilian Caruana's photographs depict the forbidding and intimidating style of the punk and hardcore denizens of New York City's East Village.  These portraits from the mid-1980s explore the individuality and vulnerability beneath that anti-social exterior.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra
( 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM )
Sunday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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Leonardo’s Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway

Park Avenue Armory, NY,

Visionary artist and filmmaker Peter Greenaway brings new insight into one of the world's most celebrated masterpieces in his multimedia reverie of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. Set within a full-scale replica of the dome of Refectory of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, the home of the original painting, a meticulously detailed facsimile of The Last Supper is brought to life through Greenaway's ingenious manipulation of light, sound, and theatrical illusion. Visitors navigate a series of vivid audio-visual environments that provoke new ways of seeing this iconic work.

Leonardo's Last Supper is part of Greenaway's ongoing series Ten Classic Paintings Revisited in which the artist creates a dialogue between 8,000 years of art and 112 years of cinema." The Armory's presentation marks the first time that one of Greenaway's critically acclaimed artistic installations is mounted in the United States.

Paintings Revisited, an exploration of works from around the world that encourages viewers to retrain their gaze" when experiencing classical and Renaissance painting, and that creates dialogue between this age-old medium and modern technology. Greenaway launched the series in 2006 with an evocative multimedia exploration of Rembrandt's Nightwatch in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In June 2008, he staged a one-night-only event with the original Last Supper in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. In June 2009 Greenaway exhibited his digital exploration of The Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese during the 2009 Biennale di Venezia and the film The Marriage about the same painting and installation at the Venice Biennial Film Festival. Leonardo's Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway builds on the artist's previous presentations based on The Last Supper, fusing elements from his extensive study of thousands of years of painting to create a spectacular and unforgettable encounter

Closed Mondays, except Monday, December 27 11:00am 8:00pm Closed December 25 (Christmas Day) Holiday Hours

(Showings are on the hour starting at 12:00pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Last showing of the day is 3:00pm except on New Years Day) December 24 (Christmas Eve) 11:00am 4:00pm December 31 (New Years Eve) 11:00am 4:00pm January 1, 2011 (New Years Day) 11:00am 8:00pm (last showing at 7:00pm) Admission

$15 General Admission $12 Park Avenue Armory Members, Students (with ID), Seniors, Groups (12 or more) FREE: Children 10 and under

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Park Avenue Armory
Website: 
http://www.armoryonpark.org
Telephone: 
(212) 616-3930
( 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM )
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
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Casa Belvedere Presepio Public Exhibit

Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc., NY,

Casa Belvedere is proud to present what is the most beautiful and enchanting Italian nativity scene in the entire United States. The Neapolitan Presepio takes the idea of the nativity scene and makes into a truly magical theatrical stage. Whatever your level of interest in Christmas this is one Holiday treasure you must see. It's at Casa Belvedere now and until the end of January 2011 for everyone's enjoyment.

Any donation to view the exhibit would be graciously accepted & most welcome. 

School and Group Tours encouraged. Please call (718) 273-7660 for information.

Closed: December 24-27 and December 31

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Website: 
www.casa-belvedere.org
E-Mail: 
info@casa-belvedere.org
Telephone: 
718-273-7660
( 12:00 AM - 04:00 PM )
Saturday
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Casa Belvedere Presepio Public Exhibit

Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc., NY,

Casa Belvedere is proud to present what is the most beautiful and enchanting Italian nativity scene in the entire United States. The Neapolitan Presepio takes the idea of the nativity scene and makes into a truly magical theatrical stage. Whatever your level of interest in Christmas this is one Holiday treasure you must see. It's at Casa Belvedere now and until the end of January 2011 for everyone's enjoyment.

Any donation to view the exhibit would be graciously accepted & most welcome. 

School and Group Tours encouraged. Please call (718) 273-7660 for information.

Closed: December 24-27 and December 31

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Website: 
http://www.casa-belvedere.org
E-Mail: 
info@casa-belvedere.org
Telephone: 
718-273-7660
( 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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Exhibit "Nativity in the World". The Neapolitan Crèche in New York

Italian Cultural Institute in New York , NY,

In anticipation of the visit to New York by the Cardinal of Naples Crescenzio Sepe next January, please join the opening of the exhibition "Nativity in the World."

The exhibition presents rare Neapolitan crèches, each one of them a the a true work of art, made by masters of the Neapolitan crèche tradition belonging to the Naples branch of the historical association A.I.A.P.

Particularly, the group from the Royal Palace of Caserta, strikes the viewer with its extraordinary miniaturized details and richness of materials.

The crèche or Nativity is a three-dimensional representation of the scene at the birth of Jesus Christ and one the most important symbols for the Christian faith worldwide. The crèche illustrates the nativity as a metaphor for the advent of a "new day" bringing peace and harmony in the world.

Curated by: Umberto Grillo, Giuseppe Reale, Filomena Maria Sardella

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute, A.I.A.P.
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
Telephone: 
212 879 4242
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Lecture: IMMIGRATION AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN CONTEMPORARY ITALY

Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, NY,

 With Tamar Pitch, leading Italian legal scholar

 Pitch discusses her recent book, in a talk on Pervasive Prevention: Social Control, Migrants, and Immigration in Contemporary Italy. From Italy's Northern League with its anti-immigration policies to France's expulsion of its Gypsy population, Europe is struggling with conflicts over border control, terrorism, and immigration, not unlike struggles in the United States. In her latest book, Pervasive Prevention, Tamar Pitch, one of Europe's leading legal theorists, offers cogent analysis and new perspectives on a central contemporary issue facing both Western Europe and the US---the social control of individuals and groups considered expendable through border, labor, and immigration policies.

Tamar Pitch is Professor of Legal Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the University of Perugia School of Law, and a leading scholar and thinker about crime and social justice, law and gender, and, most recently, the 'risk society'. Her publications include Pervasive Prevention. A Feminist Reading of the Rise of the Security Society in the XXI Century, The Gender of Security: Women and Men in the City; and Fundamental Rights: Cultural Diversity, Social Inequality, Sexual Difference'. She has taught at many universities, including the University of Florence, the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, the University of Regina, and NYU. She won the prestigious Capalbio Award for Pervasive Prevention.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italian Zerilli Marimò, NYU
Website: 
http://www.CasaItalianaNYU.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 998-8739
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Panel: MEMORY AND/OF ITALIAN COLONIALISM

Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, NY,

"Memory and/of Italian Colonialism: a panel discussion on the occasion of Zapruder's publication of Brava gente"

On the occasion of the International Day of Memory 2010 Casa Italiana has chosen to focus on the past most willingly forgotten by Italians: Italian colonialism.

Prof. Ruth Ben Ghiat will moderate a panel featuring Prof. Teresa Fiore and Claudio Fogu in conversation with Elena Petricola and Andrea Tappi, co-curators of Brava gente, a special issue 23 of the journal Zapruder.

The event will also serve as an opportunity to present to the attending audience Zapruder, an innovative and courageous journal dedicated to the history of social movements, and the expression of the Storie in movimento association of young Italian scholars. On Friday January 28th, Casa Italiana will also host a meeting of scholars that will discuss and prepare the launching of a digital version of Zapruder in English.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italian Zerilli Marimò, NYU
Website: 
http://www.CasaItalianaNYU.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 998-8739
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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Book Presentation: "Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives." Edited by Joseph Sciorra

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Sunday dinners, basement kitchens, and backyard gardens are everyday cultural entities long associated with Italian Americans, yet the general perception of them remains superficial and stereotypical at best. For many people, these scenarios trigger ingrained assumptions about individuals' beliefs, politics, aesthetics, values, and behaviors that leave little room for nuance and elaboration. This collection of essays explores local knowledge and aesthetic practices, often marked as "folklore," as sources for creativity and meaning in Italian-American lives. As the contributors demonstrate, folklore provides contemporary scholars with occasions for observing and interpreting behaviors and objects as part of lived experiences. Its study provides new ways of understanding how individuals and groups reproduce and contest identities and ideologies through expressive means.

"Joseph Sciorra's Italian Folk glides past weary stereotypes and worn-out explanations to provide a fresh look at and a fresh understanding of Italian lived experience in the United States. This is the cutting edge of Italian-American studies today."

-Robert Viscusi, Brooklyn College

 

Roundtable discussion with book contributors John Allan Cicala (Wayne State University), Joseph Inguanti (Southern Connecticut State University), Lara Pascali (Independent Scholar), Peter Savastano (Seton Hall University), Joan Saverino (Arcadia University), and Joseph Sciorra (Calandra Institute), led by series coeditor Nancy Carnevale (Montclair State University).

Reception to follow.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute
(07:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Meeting with David Mercaldo PhD Author and Playwright

Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc., NY,

Rounding off a five year tour of over 300 organizations throughout the metro area, Dr. David Mercaldo shares his regional best-selling novel...FERRY that celebrates the Italian experience in America during the mid-twentieth century.  The novel brings a refreshing and untainted look at the "real Italians" as they struggled to adapt and achieve in their new country.  The characters and anecdotes have an endearing power that has caused readers to testify..."David Mercaldo has a way of bringing out human emotions in his readers!" Carol Benanti of the Staten Island Advance wrote ... FERRY is a delight and a true depiction of family life as I know it to be...pays homage to those of Italian descent and dispels the common misconceptions associated with Italian Americans."  Suggested Donation: $20.00.  Wine, cheese, and light fare will be served.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Website: 
http://www.casa-belvedere.org
E-Mail: 
info@casa-belvedere.org
Telephone: 
718-273-7660
(07:00 PM )
Tuesday
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A Trip to Operatic Italy - An Audio Visual Presentation by Music and Opera Educator Lou Barrella

Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc., NY,

During the summer of 2009, Lou and his wife Kathleen made a long awaited trip to Italy.  In addition to visiting some main cities, they went to the places important in the lives of Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini.  This presentation is a pictorial souvenir of that trip accompanied by appropriate operatic music by these two great composers and the canzone of others celebrating these beautiful locationsBuon Viaggio A Tutti!  Suggested Donation: $20.00.  Wine, cheese, and light fare will be served.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Website: 
http://www.casa-belvedere.org
E-Mail: 
info@casa-belvedere.org
Telephone: 
718-273-7660
(07:00 PM )
Thursday
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Dinner with Stefano Sena of Bocelli’s Restaurant

Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc., NY,

The Complete Dining Experience" MANGIARE, BERE, ASCOLTARE E IMPARARE - EAT, DRINK, LISTEN & LEARN as  awardwinning executive chef Stefano Sena guides you on a culinary journey of Italy. Indulge yourself with fine food which you will learn to prepare, and fine wine which you will learn to appreciate, while you listen to and learn practical, travelfriendly Italian.  And LIVE MUSIC too! Admission is $75.00 per person and includes Dinner, Wine Pairings and a Cooking Demonstration.  Seating is Extremely Limited, make your reservations today.

Sector: 
Cibo&Cucina/Food&Wine
Organizing institution: 
Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Website: 
http://www.casa-belvedere.org
E-Mail: 
info@casa-belvedere.org
Telephone: 
718-273-7660
(08:00 PM )
Friday
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Marco Calliari Returns to NYC for APAP 2011 Conference Appearences

The Living Room, NY,

 Following 2009 Gotham sets at Joe's Pub and (Le) Poisson Rouge, Calliari will serve up a US preview of his new album of original compositions Al Faro Est" (At the Eastern Lighthouse), which was released in Canada in the Fall of 2010.  During the Summer of 2010 a remix of an earlier Calliari track L'Americano" by Montreal DJ MC Mario became the surprise international dance sensation We No Speak Americano", racking up over 1 Million YouTube views and debuting in the Top 40 of the UK Pop Charts.  A polished performer on the live circuit in North America and Europe, Calliari has shared the stage with top flight Italian artists such as Zucchero, Carmen Consoli, Vinicio Capossela and Peppe Voltarelli.

Admittance: Free

Marco Calliari web site: http://marcocalliari.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marco.calliari

Myspace: http://myspace.com/marcocalliari

VIDEO:

EPK Al Faro Est : http://vimeo.com/16900660

We No Speak Americano" (Montreal House Mafia Remx): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjvLoDASuqg

Organizing institution: 
Mark Gartenberg Limited
Website: 
http://www.marcocalliari.com
E-Mail: 
mark@mglimited.com
Telephone: 
(212) 532-3184
Person of contact: 
Mark Gartenberg
(08:30 PM )
Saturday
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Marco Calliari Returns to NYC for APAP 2011 Conference Appearences

Zebulon, NY,

 Following 2009 Gotham sets at Joe's Pub and (Le) Poisson Rouge, Calliari will serve up a US preview of his new album of original compositions Al Faro Est" (At the Eastern Lighthouse), which was released in Canada in the Fall of 2010.  During the Summer of 2010 a remix of an earlier Calliari track L'Americano" by Montreal DJ MC Mario became the surprise international dance sensation We No Speak Americano", racking up over 1 Million YouTube views and debuting in the Top 40 of the UK Pop Charts.  A polished performer on the live circuit in North America and Europe, Calliari has shared the stage with top flight Italian artists such as Zucchero, Carmen Consoli, Vinicio Capossela and Peppe Voltarelli.

Admittance: Free

Marco Calliari web site: http://marcocalliari.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marco.calliari

Myspace: http://myspace.com/marcocalliari

VIDEO:

EPK Al Faro Est : http://vimeo.com/16900660

We No Speak Americano" (Montreal House Mafia Remx): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjvLoDASuqg

Organizing institution: 
Mark Gartenberg Limited
Website: 
http://www.marcocalliari.com
E-Mail: 
mark@mglimited.com
Telephone: 
(718) 388-1111
Person of contact: 
Mark Gartenberg
(06:30 PM )
Wednesday
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New Perspectives on Italian American History. A conversation with historians Nancy Carnevale and Jennifer Guglielmo

Tenement Museum Shop, NY,

Carnevale and Guglielmo will discuss their recent books on Italian immigrant history and discuss new directions in the field before inviting the audience to ask questions. Joanna Clapps Herman, co-author of Our Roots are Deep with Passion, will moderate.

Nancy Carnevale specializes in the history of immigration, race and ethnicity in the U.S. Her most recent book, A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 (University of Illinois Press, 2009) is an inquiry into the experience of language for Italian immigrants and their children. She is currently working on a comparative study of Italian American and African American relations in urban and suburban New Jersey. She is an Associate Professor of History at Montclair State University.

Jennifer Guglielmo specializes in the history of immigration, race, women, and labor in the United States, and is an Associate Professor of History at Smith College. Her recent book Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 (UNC Press, 2010) documents Italian immigrant women's commitment to revolutionary and transnational social movements, and explores how this activism diminished as they became white working-class Americans. She is currently translating and compiling Italian immigrant women's anarchist-feminist writing from the early twentieth century for her next publication, My Rebelious Heart.

Moderated by writer Joanna Clapps Herman

Free and open to the public

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Tenement Museum Shop
Website: 
http:// www.tenement.org
E-Mail: 
events@tenement.org
Telephone: 
212-982-8420
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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A Musical Conversation with RON

Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, NY,

 Italian Popstar RON will speak about "Music and Solidarity", together with Casa director Stefano Albertini, and journalist Letizia Airos (i-Italy.org).

Ron's latest album "Ma Quando Dici Amore" is a collection of duets with other important Italian popstars, in the name of solidarity, especially towards ASL (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) patients.

The artist will also perform a selection of songs.

Ron will be performing at Sullivan Room (218 Sullivan Street, New York) on January 17, 2011 at 7.30 pm. Tickets for the concert are available at www.inticketing.com

The event will be in ITALIAN

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italian Zerilli Marimò, NYU
Website: 
http://www.CasaItalianaNYU.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
(06:30 PM )
Monday
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Book Presentation: IL CUORE DI CRISTALLO

Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, NY,

Looking into the heart as if it were made of crystal: an ancient dream of truth and transparence, fascinating and with its dangers. To trace, with words and images, the portrait of the loved one, to capture its soul, and preserve its presence beyond any distance, and beyond death. These are the main themes of this new book, that sets off from Pietro Bembo's Asolani dialogues about love, supplying a new point of view about many well known Renaissance portraits, such as Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci.

Il cuore di cristallo. Ragionamenti d'amore, poesia e ritratto nel Rinascimento (Einaudi, 2010)   With Author Lina Bolzoni (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) Alexander Nagel (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU) Patricia Rubin (Director, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU)   Moderated by: Jane Tylus (NYU)

THIS EVENT IS IN ENGLISH

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italian Zerilli Marimò, NYU
Website: 
http://www.CasaItalianaNYU.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Inauguration of the Exhibit "Digital Polaroids of Italy, 1986-2010". Photographs by Frank Palaia

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Color digital prints from Franc Palaia's SX-70 Polaroid series depict landscapes, classical architecture, contemporary s tructures, and urban spaces from several regions of Italy. Palaia hand-colors the 3"x3" Polaroids, enabling him to blend, eradicate, and heighten the color and add visual and tactile texture to the image surfaces, making them look like miniature oil paintings. He also hand-works the imagery by scraping, cutting, and adding collage.  The transformation process continues as he scans the SX-70s and enlarges them into digital color prints. The exhibition will include original hand-colored SX-70 Polaroids as well as a large selection of 8"x10" digital photographs derived from the original SX-70s.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute
Person of contact: 
Rosangela Briscese
( 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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Exhibit "Digital Polaroids of Italy, 1986-2010". Photographs by Frank Palaia

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute , NY,

Color digital prints from Franc Palaia's SX-70 Polaroid series depict landscapes, classical architecture, contemporary structures, and urban spaces from several regions of Italy. Palaia hand-colors the 3"x3" Polaroids, enabling him to blend, eradicate, and heighten the color and add visual and tactile texture to the image surfaces, making them look like miniature oil paintings. He also hand-works the imagery by scraping, cutting, and adding collage.  The transformation process continues as he scans the SX-70s and enlarges them into digital color prints. The exhibition will include original hand-colored SX-70 Polaroids as well as a large selection of 8"x10" digital photographs derived from the original SX-70s.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 642-2094
Person of contact: 
Rosangela Briscese
( 06:15 PM - 08:15 PM )
Monday
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"Pane Amaro" Film Screening and Discussion

Montclair State University,The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America. Dickson Hall - Cohen Lounge, NY,

Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread) brings to life pivotal events in the history of Italian Americans, including the lynching of Italian immigrants, growth of Italian Harlem and the rise of Italian political and community leaders.

Director and producer Gianfranco Norelli is a native of Rome and award winning documentary filmmaker. His work focuses on social and cultural issues. Co-producer Suma Kurien, a native of India, is the founder and Director of LaGuardia Community College for Immigrant Education and Training. Introduction by Dr. Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies Presentation and film screening by Director/Producer Gianfranco Norelli Followed by Q&A session with the Director/Producer Refreshments will be served

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America
Website: 
To register, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/2wbdwwr
Telephone: 
973.655.4050
(08:00 PM )
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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Alessandra Belloni's new production of TARANTELLA SPIDER DANCE

Theatre For The New City, NY,

Tarantella: Spider Dance is Alessandra Belloni's masterwork, celebrating the phenomenon of the Tarantella-- the dance of love and liberation-- still thriving in Southern Italy and catching fire across the world today.  Spider Dance is the Italian River Dance, a cross-cultural musical journey that takes us from its origins in ancient Greece to its deep roots in Italy.  Starting with the birth of Spider Woman, the show follows the story throughout the centuries of this mystical celebration in honor of Dionysus, god of ecstasy and wine.  The Pizzica Tarantata, the erotic trance dance ritual, survived every century's challenges- plague, war, Inquisition, poverty.  Bitten by love or longing for it, the women known as Tarantate performed this frenzied collective ritual dance to free themselves.  But first they had to surrender to the Tarantella's ancient 6/8 rhythm- alive in the tambourines, frame drums and in the love songs and work melodies that contained the healing.

Tickets: $30. Tu purchase: 212-868-4444 (open 9-8 Mon.-Fri.; 10-8 Sat. & 10-6 Sun.) or at www.smarttix.com

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
I Giullari Di Piazza
Website: 
http://www.alessandrabelloni.com
(03:00 PM )
Sunday
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Alessandra Belloni's new production of TARANTELLA SPIDER DANCE

Theater for the New City, NY,

Tarantella: Spider Dance is Alessandra Belloni's masterwork, celebrating the phenomenon of the Tarantella-- the dance of love and liberation-- still thriving in Southern Italy and catching fire across the world today.  Spider Dance is the Italian River Dance, a cross-cultural musical journey that takes us from its origins in ancient Greece to its deep roots in Italy.  Starting with the birth of Spider Woman, the show follows the story throughout the centuries of this mystical celebration in honor of Dionysus, god of ecstasy and wine.  The Pizzica Tarantata, the erotic trance dance ritual, survived every century's challenges- plague, war, Inquisition, poverty.  Bitten by love or longing for it, the women known as Tarantate performed this frenzied collective ritual dance to free themselves.  But first they had to surrender to the Tarantella's ancient 6/8 rhythm- alive in the tambourines, frame drums and in the love songs and work melodies that contained the healing.

Tickets: $30. Tu purchase: 212-868-4444 (open 9-8 Mon.-Fri.; 10-8 Sat. & 10-6 Sun.) or at www.smarttix.com

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
I Giullari Di Piazza
Website: 
http://www.alessandrabelloni.com
(05:30 PM )
Thursday
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Controesodo. Calling Back Italian Brains Living Abroad

Jolly Hotel Madison Towers, NY,

Presentation of the new Italian law aimed at promoting the return of young and brillant Italian workers living abroad.

Introductory Remarks: Prof. Vincenzo Pascale With the participation of Hon. Guglielmo Vaccaro

Debate

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Website: 
http://www.controesodo.it
(10:00 AM )
Wednesday
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Roundtable with Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe: "Human Migrations in the Third Millennium"

Martin E. Segal Theater of CUNY's Graduate Center, NY,

Round table entitled Human Migrations in the Third Millennium: Italy from Land of Departure to Land of Arrival ~ Lessons from the American Experience". The Cardinal of Naples will discuss this topic with a panel comprising: Hon. Vincenzo Scotti, Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Italy; Father Leonir Mario Chiarello, Secretary, New York Office of the Scalabrini International Migration Network, Prof. Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY; Prof. Robert Viscusi, Director, Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for Humanities, Brooklyn College, CUNY; Prof. Fred Gardaphé, Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies, Queens College, CUNY

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Martin E. Segal Theater of CUNY's Graduate Center
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute
Person of contact: 
Rosangela Briscese
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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"Anti-Italianism: Essays on a Prejudice". Roundtable discussion with book editors William Connell and Fred Gardaphé

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

There has been an odd reluctance on the part of historians of the Italian American experience to confront the discrimination faced by Italians and Americans of Italian ancestry. This volume is a bold attempt by an esteemed group of scholars and writers to discuss the question openly by charting the historical and cultural boundaries of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. Contributors offer a continuous series of cultural encounters and experiences in television, literature, and film that deserve the attention of anyone interested in the larger themes of American history. 

Anti-italianism

Roundtable discussion with book editors William Connell and Fred Gardaphé, as well as Jerome Krase, Elisabeth Messina, Stanislao Pugliese, and Peter Vellon. Led by Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the Calandra Institute.

Reception to follow.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute
Person of contact: 
Rosangela Briscese
(06:30 PM )
Friday
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Bordighera Press celebrates 20 years of publishing VIA: Voices in Italian Americana and the Bordighera Poetry Prize

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Bordighera Press publishes literature and poetry by and about Italian and Italian/American authors. Many of our titles are consistently utilized in university courses, and the journal,  VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, is subscribed to by more than fifty university libraries in the United States and Canada. Bordighera Press continues to reflect the most current nuances in the literary world. The press was founded in 1989 by Fred Gardaphé, Paolo Giordano, and Anthony Juilan Tamburri.  

The three co-founders, Chiara Mazzucchelli (current editor of VIA), Deborah Starewich and Lisa Cicchetti (editorial & production managers and book production designers), and numerous authors will be present.

Reception to follow.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute
Person of contact: 
Rosangela Briscese
( 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM )
Sunday
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Renaissance Masterpiece Revealed: Filippino Lippi’s Madonna and Child

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY,

Filippino Lippi (1457-1504) is one of the great artists of 15th-century Florence. Among his principal patrons was the wealthy banker Filippo Strozzi who commissioned a Madonna and Child for his villa at Santuccio. To celebrate the restoration of this masterpiece, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is mounting A Renaissance Masterpiece Revealed, Fillppino Lippi's Madonna and Child, a focused exhibition, that will include the picture and a number of objects in the Museum's permanent collection. The objects include a textile, a wooden chair, a cassone, and a column capital from the Palazzo Strozzithe grandest of all 15th-century palaces in Florence. Filippo Strozzi belonged to one of the great patrician families of the city and played an important role there as an art patron. He set about rehabilitating the family's prestige, in part by commissioning outstanding works of art such as Madonna and Child by Filippino Lippi.

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Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: 
http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp
Telephone: 
(212) 767-1050
(05:00 PM )
Thursday
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Archbishop of Naples Crescenzio Sepe Visits Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral, NY,

Visit to Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral, recently designated a Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI, and located in Mulberry Street, in the historic neighborhood of Little Italy. The local Association Two Bridges will offer a multimedia presentation of their annual celebration called Marco Polo", dedicated to strengthening the inter-cultural dialogue between the two major ethnicitiesthe Italian and the Chinese. Cardinal Sepe will co-celebrate the mass with parishioner Msgr. Sakano.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Website: 
http://www.oldcathedral.org
Telephone: 
(212) 226-8075
(07:30 PM )
Tuesday
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“DireNapoli in music”. Concert in honor of His Eminence the Archbishop of Naples Crescenzio Sepe

Church of Saint Jean Baptiste , NY,

DireNapoli in music". Concert in honor of His Eminence hosted by the Italian Academy Foundation in collaboration with the American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit and the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations. Cardinal Sepe will be presented with a special award for his pastoral activity in Naples. In return, His Eminence will announce an award to an Italian-American figure who has distinguished him or herself in depicting the city of Naples most effectively.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Church of Saint Jean Baptiste
Website: 
http://www.sjbrcc.net
Telephone: 
(212) 288-5082
(05:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Archbishop of Naples Crescenzio Sepe Visits the Italian Cultural Institute. Press Conference

Italian Cultural Institute in New York , NY,

Presentation of the DireNapoli" initiative followed by the closing ceremony for the Neapolitan crèche exhibit Nativity in the World: From Naples to New York" hosted at the Institute.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
Telephone: 
(212) 879-4242
(08:00 PM )
Monday
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Archbishop of Naples Crescenzio Sepe Visits Saint Luke’s Church. Special Mass

Saint Luke's Church, NY,

Special mass at Saint Luke's Church followed by refreshments with the Federazione Campania USA. Cardinal Sepe will co-celebrate the mass with parishioner Msgr. Tosi.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Saint Luke's Church
Website: 
http://stlukewhitestone.org
Telephone: 
(718) 746-8102
(09:30 AM )
Thursday
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Archbishop of Naples Crescenzio Sepe Visits the Museum of Immigration in Ellis Island

Ellis Island Immigration Museum, NY,

Cardinal Sepe will be accompanied by Consul General of Italy Francesco Maria Talò, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Anthony J. Tamburri, and a delegation of elected officials of Italian descent led by Senator Diane Savino (President, New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators) and Hon. Vincent Gentile (Chair, New York City Italian-American Caucus).

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Website: 
http://www.ellisisland.org
Telephone: 
(212) 561-4588 ‎
(03:00 PM )
Thursday
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Archbishop of Naples Crescenzio Sepe Visits Saint Athanasius Church in Brooklyn

Saint Athanasius Church, NY,

Meeting with leaders of Italian and Italian-American institutions and organizations. Cardinal Sepe will celebrate the mass with parishioner Mons. Cassato.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Saint Athanasius Church
Website: 
http://www.stathanasiusbrooklyn.org
Telephone: 
(718) 236-0124
(06:30 PM )
Thursday
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“Naples: Facts and Fiction”. Roundtable with Archbishop of Naples Crescenzio Sepe, John Turturro and Prof. Antonio Monda

Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, NY,

Round table at New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò about the representation and image of Naples in American and international film. Participants in the discussion, entitled Naples: Facts and Fiction", include actor/director John Turturro and Prof. Antonio Monda. Casa Italiana's Director Stefano Albertini will moderate the discussion. The event is the ideal end to 41 Parallel, the annual American spin-off of the Naples Film Festival sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`. Cardinal Sepe will present the DireNapoli" Award to John Turturro for his accomplishments in Telling Naples" to the world.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org
Telephone: 
(212) 998-8730
(09:30 AM )
Friday
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Archbishop of Naples Crescenzio Sepe Visits La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi with Rabbi Schneier

La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi, NY,

Visit to Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi with Rabbi Schneier for a meeting with students to discuss inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue. Maurizio Molinari, correspondent for La Stampa, will moderate the panel discussion entitled New York and Naples: Harbors of Dialogue." The discussion is the first event in the annual Settimana della Memoria" (Remembrance Week) series which commemorates the victims of the Holocaust. The series is organized by the Italian community in New York with the support of the Consulate General of Italy.

The discussion will be preceded by a performance by Robert Zuckerman and Antoinette La Vecchia along with two students. They will read excerpts of memoirs selected by Stella Levi (member of the board of directors, Primo Levi Center in New York) from the book Il Libro della Shoah in Italia edited by Marcello Pezzetti.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi
Website: 
http://www.lascuoladitalia.org
Telephone: 
(212) 369-3290
(06:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Lecture. "Outer Beauty Inner Joy: Contemplating the Soul of the Renaissance" by Julianne Davidow

Mid-Manhattan Library, 6th Floor, NY,

Discover a whole new perspective  on life and spirituality with this  illustrated presentation that draws on the wisdom and beauty  of the Renaissance. "Outer Beauty Inner Joy" is an  inspiring volume in which the author has garnered the wisdom of Renaissance writers and artists into a contemplative modern-day book of hours.  Using the visual beauty of Renaissance masterpieces and the wisdom of the poets and artists of the time, she provides the audience with a fresh and positive new outlook for their spiritual life.  

Those quoted include Petrarch, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de Medici, and Moderata Fonte. Their soulful and timeless words are joined with evocative images to create an experience that reveals the attitude and quality of mind of a period that remains fundamental to modern spiritual well-being.

Julianne Davidow is a writer and a photographer.  She writes on art, history, spirituality and travel, and her work has been featured in numerous publications.   Her photography has been shown in exhibitions in taly, New York, and the Royal Academy, London.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Mid-Manhattan Library
Website: 
http://www.juliannedavidow.com
Telephone: 
Call Mid- Manhattan Library at (212) 340-0833
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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TERRONI. Tutto quello che è stato fatto perché gli italiani del sud diventassero "meridionali". Book Presentation

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Round-table discussion with the author Pino Aprile, as well as Peter Carravetta, Alphonse D'Amato Professor of Italian and Italian-American Studies (Stony Brook); Niccolò d'Aquino, Journalist (RCS & America Oggi); and others, discussing the Southern Italian experience in Italy and America. Discussion will take place in Italian and led by Anthony Julian Tamburri.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute
Person of contact: 
Rosangela Briscese
( 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM )
Thursday
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Giorno della Memoria: READING OF THE NAMES

Consulate General of Italy in New York, NY,

Centro Primo Levi jointly with the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the Italian academic institutions in New York will observe Giorno della Memoria with programs held on January 27 and 30.

On January 27 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm in front of the Consulate General of Italy at 688 Park Avenue (68th Street) we will read the names of the Jews deported from Italy and the former Italian territories.

As Italian institutions, as people and governments, we will symbolically remember all the victims of the Holocaust and take stand together against prejudice, intolerance, and genocide.

The Italian Cultural Institute, RAI Corporation, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, The John Calandra Institute at CUNY, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, I-Italy.

Organizing institution: 
Consulate General of Italy in New York, The Italian Cultural Institute, RAI Corporation, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, The John Calandra Institute at CUNY, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, I-Italy
E-Mail: 
Reservations at memoria@primolevicenter.org
( 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM )
Sunday
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Giorno della Memoria: THE JEWS OF ITALY: ANTI-FASCISM AND RESISTANCE

Primo Levi Center of New York, NY,

European Holocaust Remembrance Day is held by the Primo Levi Center of New York, the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and RAI Corporation. Programs are also held at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the Italian Academy at Columbia University.   Guests include: Liliana Picciotto, Anna Bravo, Alberto Rosselli, Davide Rodogno, Paolo Bologna, Guri Schwarz, David Bidussa, Gianfranco Moscati, Miriam Mafai, Michele Battini, Anna Foa e Emanuele Fiano.   Film Screening: The Rosselli Case (Italian w/English subtitles) Directed by Stella Savino Produced by Rai and DocLab e Fox Channels Italy   Admission is free.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Primo Levi Center of New York
E-Mail: 
Reservations at memoria@primolevicenter.org
(06:00 PM )
Sunday
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Book Presentation: MICHELANGELO: A LIFE ON PAPER

Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, NY,

  Michelangelo is best known for great artistic achievements such as the Sistine ceiling, the David, the Pietà, and the dome of St. Peter's. Yet throughout his seventy-five year career, he was engaged in another artistic act that until now has been largely overlooked: he not only filled hundreds of sheets of paper with exquisite drawings, sketches, and doodles, but also, on fully a third of these sheets, composed his own words. Here we can read the artist's marginal notes to his most enduring masterpieces; workaday memos to assistants and pupils; poetry and letters; and achingly personal expressions of ambition and despair surely meant for nobody's eyes but his own. Michelangelo: A Life on Paper is the first book to examine this intriguing interplay of words and images, providing insight into his life and work as never before.

Leonard Barkan is the Class of 1943 University Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. His books include Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture; The Gods Made Flesh: Metamorphosis and the Pursuit of Paganism; and Satyr Square: A Year, a Life in Rome.

With:   Author Leonard Barkan   Alexander Nagel (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU) Jane Tylus (NYU)

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italian Zerilli Marimò, NYU
Website: 
http://www.CasaItalianaNYU.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
(07:30 PM )
Monday
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Ron in Concert. Among his most famous creations are: "Al centro della musica", "Il gigante e la bambina", "Piazza Grande"

Sullivan Room, NY,

  Ron, byname of Rosalino Cellamare (born August 13, 1953) is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician.

Born in Dorno, province of Pavia, he debuted under his true name at the 1970 edition of the Sanremo Festival, together with Nada. In the following years he distinguished as songwriter for Lucio Dalla and others.

After a period as actor, he returned collaborating with Dalla and De Gregori in their Banana Republic tour of 1979, and issuing the LPs Una città per cantare (1980) and Anima (1982). These were followed by Joe Temerario (1984) and Il mondo avrà una grande anima (1988).

Una città per cantare is an Italian cover of The Road, song Danny O'Keefe; Italian lyrics are written by Lucio Dalla.

In 1996 he won the San Remo festival with "Vorrei incontrarti fra cent'anni", sung in duo with Tosca.

BOX OFFICE: inticketing (http://inticketing.com)

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Sullivan Room
Website: 
http://sullivanroom.com
Telephone: 
(212) 252-2151
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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ANTI-ITALIANISM: ESSAYS ON A PREJUDICE

NY,

There has been an odd reluctance on the part of historians of the Italian American experience to confront the discrimination faced by Italians and Americans of Italian ancestry. This volume (Anti-Italianism. Essays on a Prejudice, Italian and Italian American Series, Palgrave, McMillan, 2010; Edited by William Connell and Fred Gardaphè,)  is a bold attempt by an esteemed group of scholars and writers to discuss the question openly by charting the historical and cultural boundaries of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. Contributors offer a continuous series of cultural encounters and experiences in television, literature, and film that deserve the attention of anyone interested in the larger themes of American history.

Roundtable discussion with book editors William Connell and Fred Gardaphé, as well as Jerome Krase, Elisabeth Messina, Stanislao Pugliese, and Peter Vellon. Led by Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the Calandra Institute. Reception to follow.

Admission: free; open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY
Website: 
www.qc.edu/calandra
Telephone: 
(212) 642-2094
(12:00 PM )
Friday
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A Difficult Identity? Literary Representations of the Shoah from Liana Millu to Helena Janeczek. Lecture

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Literary criticism relating to the Jewish Holocaust, or Shoah, has been a distinct feature of intellectual culture at the turn of this past century. As S. Lillian Kremer notes, however, "Holocaust historiography and literary criticism, like virtually every aspect of Western civilization, has typically been male-centered. Because chroniclers of Jewish history, like most historians, privilege male experience as normative, women have routinely been cast at the margins of Jewish history." As in the writing of history, criticism can marginalize women's literary representations and testimonies of the Jewish Holocaust. Feminist perspectives emerging since the late 1970s have tried to address this lacuna. Joan Ringelheim, Marlene Heinemann, and S. Lillian Kremer are among the most important scholars to have explored women's actual experience and fictional representation of the Shoah, which previously had either not been mentioned or relegated to a marginal position. However, while American critics have embarked upon this important aspect of Shoah studies, very few are the distinctively Italian examples of women's writings researched, discussed, and published, and this is particularly true for works available in English. Indeed, while Kremer briefly mentions Italian survivors Giuliana Tedeschi and Liana Millu in her Women's Holocaust Writing, neither this critic nor Heinemann in her Gender and Destiny mention the further contribution of Italian women writers to this field

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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The First Gaetano Salvemini Lecture "Italy: an old and unfinished Nation" by Prof. Giuliano Amato, former PM of Ita

Italian Cultural Institute in New York , NY,

A lecture by Prof. Giuliano Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy

with an introduction by Ambassador Richard Gardner

 

Prof. Giuliano Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy and current President of the Committee for the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy, will lecture on the meaning of this commemoration and the uncertain perspectives of political, social and economic advancement for present-day Italy.

 

Giuliano Amato, currently Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a distinguished professor of Constitutional Law at universities in Italy and the US. Professor Amato, a member of Italy's Parliament for 18 years, is a former Prime Minister of Italy (1992-1993 and 2000-2001).

 

Richard N. Gardner is senior counsel in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice and professor of law and international organization at Columbia University. He served as U.S. ambassador to Italy from 1977 to 1981, as U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1993 to 1997, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1961 to 1965.

 

The Gaetano Salvemini Lectures are named after one of the most prominent intellectuals and scholars of social sciences of the 20th century, and focus on the topics of Social Sciences and Human Development. The lecture is part of a series of events celebrating  the 150th  Anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
E-Mail: 
eva.zanardi@esteri.it
Telephone: 
212 879-4242 ext.333
Person of contact: 
Eva Zanardi