Italian Folk Talk at the Tenement Museum
4th November 2010
Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian American Lives
With Joseph Sciorra and Simone Cinotto
Moderated by Nancy Carnevale
Monday, November 8 at 6:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by Fordham University Press
108 Orchard St
New York, 10002
Sunday dinners, basement kitchens, and backyard gardens are everyday cultural practices long associated with Italian Americans, yet the public’s general perception of this group remains superficial and stereotypical at best. Cutting-age contributors to the field will reexamine these and other cultural expressions and help us rethink what we know about Italian Americans.
Nancy Carnevale is associate professor of history at Montclair State University and co-editor of the Critical Studies in Italian America series. Joseph Sciorra is associate director for Academic and Cultural Programs at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College, CUNY and editor of Italian American Review , a bi-annual journal. Simone Cinotto teaches in the department of Italian studies at NYU.
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