Neapolitan Postcards: The Canzone Napoletana as Transnational Subject Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies
Neapolitan Postcards: The Canzone Napoletana as Transnational Subject
Giorgio Bertellini, Rosangela Briscese, Ana Cara, and Joseph Sciorra
Neapolitan Postcards (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), co-edited by Goffredo Plastino and Joseph Sciorra, investigates unexplored transnational aspects of the intimate yet globally popular canzone napoletana. This book is the first scholarly work to consider the specific complexities of international Neapolitan Song through case studies from Argentina, England, Greece, and the United States. Four contributors from the book will present their work: Giorgio Bertellini on music in early Italian American film, Rosangela Briscese on sheet music from the Calandra Institute’s collections, Ana Cara on the canzone napoletana’s influence on sung tango, and Joseph Sciorra on the global trajectory of “Core ’ngrato.” In addition, Italian Argentine singer Cristina Pérsico will perform.