In the Media
In the Media
ANTHONY JULIAN TAMBURRI is Professor of Italian & Comparative Studies, and Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY. His books include: Of Saltimbanchi and Incendiari: Aldo Palazzeschi and Avant-Gardism in Italy (1990); To Hyphenate or not to Hyphenate: the Italian/American Writer: Or, An “Other” American? (1991; Per una lettura retrospettiva. Prose giovanili di Aldo Palazzeschi (1994); A Reconsideration of Aldo Palazzeschi’s Poetry (1905-1974): Revisiting the “Saltimbanco” (1998); A Semiotic of Ethnicity: In (Re)cognition of the Italian/American Writer (1998); A Semiotic of Re-reading: Italo Calvino’s “Snow Job” (1999); Italian/American Short Films & Videos: A Semiotic Reading (2002); Semiotics of Re-reading: Guido Gozzano, Aldo Palazzeschi, and Italo Calvino (2003), which also appeared in Italy as Una semiotica della ri-lettura: Guido Gozzano, Aldo Palazzeschi, e Italo Calvino (2003), Narrare altrove: ovvero diverse segnalature letterarie (2007), Una semiotica dell'etnicità (2010), and Reviewing Italian Americana: Generalities and Specificities on Cinema (2011).
Among his editorial work, with Paolo A. Giordano and Fred L. Gardaphé, he is contributing co-editor of the volume From The Margin: Writings in Italian Americana (1991; 2nd edition, 2000) and co-founder of Bordighera Press, publisher of the semi-annual, Voices in Italian Americana, a literary and cultural review, the annual, Italiana, and three book series, VIA Folios, CROSSINGS, and Saggistica, as well as THE BORDIGHERA POETRY PRIZE. Other edited volumes include, with P. A. Giordano, Beyond the Margin: Readings in Italian Americana (1998); with Anna Camaiti Hostert, Screening Ethnicity: Cinematographic Representations of Italian Americans in the United States (2002), which also appears in Italy as Scene italoamericane: la rappresentazione degli Italiani d’America (2002).
Tamburri’s degrees are from Southern Connecticut State (BS, Italian & Spanish), Middlebury College (MA, Italian), UC Berkeley (Ph.D., Italian & Spanish). He has taught both Italian and Spanish at the high-school level, and Italian language and literature at Smith, Middlebury, and Auburn, and Italian and Italian/American studies at Purdue, before moving to Florida Atlantic where he served first as Chair of Languages and Linguistics and then Associate Dean for Research, Graduate, and Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as director of the Ph.D. in Comparative Studies.
Tamburri is past president of the American Italian Historical Association and past president of the American Association of Teachers of Italian. He is also executive producer of the TV program Italics: The Italian American Magazine.