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Italics: Mark Rotella
Host Anthony Tamburri interviews Mark Rotella, the author of Amore: The Story of Italian American Song and Stolen Figs and Other Adventures in Calabria, as Rotella describes how his search for his own Italian American identity led to the writing of both books. Rotella's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, Washington Post, and the Village Voice, among others.
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Nadina LaSpina in Conversation with Dr. Joseph Sciorra
In this episode of ITALICS, Nadina LaSpina discusses her memoir Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride with Dr. Joseph Sciorra. Nadina LaSpina is a prominent activist in the disability rights movement who has been arrested countless times for civil disobedience. Watch the conversation here.
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Christine Grimaldi’s Research on “La Cappella dei Miracoli”
Seminar Series Virtual Talks: Dr. Joseph Sciorra speaks with Christine Grimaldi about her research on "La Cappella dei Miracoli."
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Italics: Maddalena Marinari on Immigration
On this episode Dr. Joseph Sciorra interviews Maddalena Marinari, Associate Professor in History at Gustavus Adolphus College about her new book Unwanted, Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882–1965. Click here to watch the conversation.
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Italics: Marino Auriti’s Encyclopedic Palace
On the latest edition of Italics, B.G. Firmani, author of Time’s a Thief, A Novel, is in conversation with the Calandra Institute's Dr. Joseph Sciorra about her grandfather Marino Auriti, creator in the 1950s of the Encyclopedic Palace. Auriti's sculptural model became the centerpiece and namesake of the Venice Biennale in 2013 and now is a part of the permanent collection at New York City's American Folk Art Museum.
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Marino Auriti with his Encyclopedic Palace.
Marino Auriti with his Encyclopedic Palace.
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