221: Italian Americans On-Screen I

10:15 AM–11:30 AM Friday, Jan 4, 2019

Hyatt Regency - Grand Suite 5

Session Information

Description: This working group reconsiders Robert Casillo’s definition of Italian American cinema as “appl[ying] to works by Italian American directors who treat Italian American subjects” in order to expand this classification. We situate Italian American cinema and media within the contemporary and intersectional (race, class, gender, sexuality) debates about ethnic identity.

For the other meeting of the working group, see 641.


Alan J. Gravano, Rocky Mountain U

Colleen M. Ryan, Indiana U, Bloomington

Mary Ann McDonald Carolan, Fairfield U

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Claude Barbre, Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Francesco Chianese, independent scholar

Giacomo Sproccati, California State U, Long Beach

Jessica Leonora Whitehead, Ryerson U

Jonathan Cavallero, Bates C

Pietro Bocchia, U of Notre Dame

Sarah Salter, Texas A&M U, Corpus Christi

Giuseppe Sorrentino, Wagner C


Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville