Anthony Julian Tamburri’s Select Books & Articles
Authored Books
• Signing Italian/American Cinema: A More Focused Look. Glenside, PA: Ovunque Siamo Press, 2021.
   Whether you study the form, teach cinema or watch for enjoyment, there is a rich garden of ideas in these essays that will
   challenge and delight you. Dr. Tamburri is one of the leading Italian American voices of our times. You will savor this collection.
   It’s an intellectual Moviola by a man who knows movies. —Adriana Trigiani
   [Tamburri's] work employs the concentration of a neurosurgeon with the precision of a guided missile as he dissects, shatters
   and reexamines such films as the well-known and well-loved Big Night and not as well- known but equally beguiling Dinner
   Rush.  Culture matters and his explanations of these films plus the classic Nuovomondo and the iconic Mean Streets makes you
   want to screen them a second and a third time. —Richard Vetere

• Un biculturalismo negato. La letteratura "italiana" negli Stati Uniti.  Firenze:  Franco Cesati Editore, 2018. Listen to the presentation on September 25, 2018.
• Scrittori italiano[-]americani: trattino sì trattino no. Mantova: MnM Print Edizioni, 2018.
• Re-reading Italian Americana: Generalities and Specificities on Literature and Criticism. Italian Studies Series. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2014. Pp. 186; paperback 2015.
   A few times—a very few times—in a generation, a work of literary and cultural scholarship, critical analysis, and winning polemic    comes along that we confidently describe as a landmark in the field. For many reasons, Re-Reading Italian Americana qualifies      for the honor. It is unique in its accessibility of presentation without sacrifice of precision and complexity, and tough in its call        for Italian Americans to get involved, stop the cheerleading and sentimentality, and contribute. —Frank Lentricchia

• Re-viewing Italian Americana: Generalities and Specificities on Cinema. Bordighera P, 2011. Pp. 176.
(12) Una semiotica dell’etnicità. Nuove segnalature per la scrittura italiano/americana. Americana 2. Franco Cesati Editore, 2010. Pp. 178.
• Narrare altrove: diverse segnalature letterarie. Strumenti di letteratura 15. Firenze: Franco Cesati Editore, 2007. Pp. 110 (A. Palazzeschi, Giorgio de Chirico, Dacia Maraini, Massimo Griffo, Sandro Veronesi).
•  Introducing Italian Americana: a bilingual forum, co-author with P. Giordano and F. Gardaphè. New York: Bordighera P, 2006. Pp. 89.
• Una semiotica della ri-lettura: Guido Gozzano, Aldo Palazzeschi, e Italo Calvino. Strumenti di letteratura 7. Franco Cesati Editore, 2003. Pp. 115. Italian version of (8).
• Semiotics of Re-reading: Guido Gozzano, Aldo Palazzeschi, and Italo Calvino. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2003. Pp. 135. 
• Italian/American Short Films & Videos: A Semiotic Reading. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2002. ebook and print edition. Pp. 130.
• A Semiotic of Re-reading: Italo Calvino’s “Snow Job.” New Haven, CT: Chancery P, 1999. Pp. 80.
•  A Semiotic of Ethnicity: In (Re)cognition of the Italian/American Writer. Albany, NY: SUNY P, 1998. Pp. 176.
• A Reconsideration of Aldo Palazzeschi’s Poetry (1905-1974): Revisiting the “Saltimbanco.” Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1998. Pp. 160.
• Per una lettura retrospettiva. Prose giovanili di Aldo Palazzeschi. Stony Brook, NY: Gradiva, 1994. Pp. 126.
• To Hyphenate or not to Hyphenate: the Italian/American Writer: Or, An Other American? Montreal: Guernica Editions, 1991. Pp. 60.
• Of Saltimbanchi and Incendiari: Aldo Palazzeschi and Avant-Gardism in Italy. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1990. Pp. 229.

​Journal Articles
• “Il sistema di segni del cinema italiano/americano: cose-switching e la significabilità di Mean Streets di Martin Scorsese,” Ácoma 13 (Autunno-Inverno 2017): 108-121.
• “Un rimpatrio linguistico ovvero un recupero culturale? Il ritorno di Joseph Tusiani,” Italica 93.2 (2016): 338-57.
• “Narrative Plenitude in Limited Space: Dacia Maraini’s ‘Il calciatore di Bilbao’,” Italica 92.3 (2015): 747--53.
• “Un bi-culturalismo negato: riflessioni su letteratura e identità «italiana» negli Stati Uniti,” Studi italiani XXVII 1 (gennaio-giugno 2015): 149-62.
• “Re-Thinking Italian(/American) Studies in the Third Millennium: Where Have We Been? Where Can We Go?,” Altreitalie 50 (2015): 164-77.
• “Viewing Big Night as Easy as One, Two, Three: A Peircean Notion of an Italian/American Identity,” Luci e ombre 3.1 (Genn.-Mar 2015): http://rivistalucieombre.com/sommario_numero1_annoIII.

​Book Chapters
• “Poet as Public Intellectual: Annie Rachele Lanzillotto’s Schistsong” in Salvatore Bancheri, Simone Casini, Michael Lettieri, Christine Sansalone. Fragments of Culture Between Diaspora, Language and Semiotics. Festschrift in Memory of Paul A. Colilli, A Modern-Day Renaissance Man. Firenze: Franco Cesati Editore, 2020. 441-458.
• “The Semiotics of Labeling: ‘Italian’ to ‘American,’ ‘Non-white’ to ‘White,’ and Other Privileges of Choosing” in Susanna Nanni and Sabrina Vellucci, eds. Circolazione di persone e di idee. New York: Bordighera Press, 2019. 1-18.
• “Segni e significabilità del cinema italiano/americano: code-switching in Dinner RushBig Night e Mean Streets” in Vito Zagarrio, ed. Mirroring Myths. Rome: Rome Tre Press, 2019. 175-184.
• “Aldo Palazzeschi and the Transgression of Humor” in Katia Pansa and Nichola Grosso, eds. The Manifestos of Aldo Palazzeschi. New York: Bordighera Press, 2019. 111-127.
• “Gli americani italiani in televisione” in Maddalena Tirabassi, ed. Storia degli Italoamericani. Milan: Le Monnier, 2019. 553-566. Italian version of 56.
• “Introduction: Cultural Philanthropy, A Private Affair” in Anthony Julian Tamburri, ed. Interrogations into Italian-American Studies. The Francesco and Mary Giambelli Foundation Lectures. New York: Bordighera Press, 2019. xiii-xxii.
• “Appunti su una nuova critica sulla letteratura degli americani italiani” in Antonio Vitti and Anthony Julian Tamburri, eds., The Representation of the Mediterranean World by Insiders and Outsiders. New York: Bordighera Press, 2018. Pp. 203-14.


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