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CONTENTS / SOMMARIO

Buonomo Leonardo, Vezzosi Elisabetta

Introduction

Giorcelli Cristina

Did Apparel (Eighteen-eighties - Nineteen-twenties) Help American Women’s Emancipation? A Socio-Literary Problematic Response

Rodi-Risberg Marinella

Trauma, Temporality, and Testimony in Carolivia Herron’s "Thereafter Johnnie"

Capasso Angelo

Deposition, Decomposition. Losing the Body Sublime: Marina Abramović between Performance and Performativity

Ahokas Pirjo

“Onto the hard path toward freedom”: Urban Environments and Asian American Agency

Barbieri Francesco Eugenio

Toward a Transnational Perspective on Seattle’s Japantown: Nagai Kafū’s American Stories

Marino Elisabetta

The Italian American Family between Past and Present: 'The Place I Call Home' (2012) by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and 'Mystics in the Family' (2013) by Maria Famà

Wong Sunn Shelley

Chronopoetics: Race, Time, and Narrative in Carlos Bulosan’s 'America Is in the Heart'

Luconi Stefano

The 'Land of the Free'? The United States in the Eyes of Italian American Radicals

Giovannucci Perri

Empathy in the Work of Richard Wright

Botta Enrico

The Columbiad: Slavery, Imperialism and the Founding Fathers’ 'State of Fantasy'

Benvenuti Alberto

African American Radicals and Revolutionary Cuba from 1959 until the Black Power Years

Scatamacchia Cristina

Dave Dellinger’s Political Legacy to Occupy Wall Street

Iannuzzi Giulia

Science, Engagement, Estrangement:Remarks on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Californian Ecotopia

Loreto Paola

Women’s Ways to Nature: Steinbeck’s (Mock) Pastoral Diptych of Gardening (& Childless) Wives in The Long Valley

Nardi Paola Anna

Here, am I, in the midst of this immense forest': Irish Immigrants in the American Wilderness

Verdicchio Pasquale

The Real Work: Negotiating the Anthro-Ecocentric Divide

Kidder Richard

Signs Written upon the Water: On Some Representations of the Great Lakes as Inland Seas

Simonetti Paolo

Schooled by the Inhuman Sea': Maritime Imagination and the Discourses of Emancipation in Herman Melville’s Clarel

Bon Cristina

The Controversial Concept of Emancipation in the Nation-Building Process: The American Civil War and Italian Unification

Battistini Matteo

“We may be caught in the trap of a garrison state”:* Harold D. Lasswell, the American Middle Class and the Political Legitimacy of the National Security State

Cento Michele

The Revolution of Rising Entitlements: Daniel Bell and the Logic of Segregation in the Post-Industrial State

Konta Carla

Languages of Freedom in a Coca-Cola Communist Country

Šesnič Jelena

Asian American Transnational Literature and United States American Cold War History

Casarini Alice

Twilight of the Grrrls: Stephenie Meyer’s Rehash of the Feminine Mystique

Fusco Serena

Food, Narrative, and Fantasy in David Leavitt’s 'The Body of Jonah Boyd'

Proietti Salvatore

Philip K. Dick’s Suburban Jeremiad

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Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2015Philip K. Dick’s Suburban JeremiadProietti, Salvatore
2015Food, Narrative, and Fantasy in David Leavitt’s 'The Body of Jonah Boyd'Fusco, Serena
2015Twilight of the Grrrls: Stephenie Meyer’s Rehash of the Feminine MystiqueCasarini, Alice
2015Asian American Transnational Literature and United States American Cold War HistoryŠesnič, Jelena
2015Languages of Freedom in a Coca-Cola Communist CountryKonta, Carla
23-Sep-2015The Revolution of Rising Entitlements: Daniel Bell and the Logic of Segregation in the Post-Industrial StateCento, Michele
2015“We may be caught in the trap of a garrison state”:* Harold D. Lasswell, the American Middle Class and the Political Legitimacy of the National Security StateBattistini, Matteo
2015The Controversial Concept of Emancipation in the Nation-Building Process: The American Civil War and Italian UnificationBon, Cristina
2015'Schooled by the Inhuman Sea': Maritime Imagination and the Discourses of Emancipation in Herman Melville’s ClarelSimonetti, Paolo
2015Signs Written upon the Water: On Some Representations of the Great Lakes as Inland SeasKidder, Richard
2015The Real Work: Negotiating the Anthro-Ecocentric DivideVerdicchio, Pasquale
2015'Here, am I, in the midst of this immense forest': Irish Immigrants in the American WildernessNardi, Paola Anna
2015Women’s Ways to Nature: Steinbeck’s (Mock) Pastoral Diptych of Gardening (& Childless) Wives in The Long ValleyLoreto, Paola
23-Sep-2015Science, Engagement, Estrangement:Remarks on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Californian EcotopiaIannuzzi, Giulia
2015Dave Dellinger’s Political Legacy to Occupy Wall StreetScatamacchia, Cristina
2015African American Radicals and Revolutionary Cuba from 1959 until the Black Power YearsBenvenuti, Alberto
2015The Columbiad: Slavery, Imperialism and the Founding Fathers’ 'State of Fantasy'Botta, Enrico
2015Empathy in the Work of Richard WrightGiovannucci, Perri
2015The 'Land of the Free'? The United States in the Eyes of Italian American RadicalsLuconi, Stefano
2015Chronopoetics: Race, Time, and Narrative in Carlos Bulosan’s 'America Is in the Heart'Wong, Sunn Shelley
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Taking inspiration for its title from the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, this book collects essays that examine issues of personal and national liberty, of social, political, and religious expression, and reflect upon the ongoing battle to end discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Retracing the United States’ past, confronting its present, and pondering on its future, Discourse of Emancipation and the Boundaries of Freedom presents a wide array of disciplinary approaches, from such fields as literature, history, linguistics, cultural studies, gender studies, performance studies, political science, law, and psychology. Grouped in sections according to thematic affinity, the essays collected in this volume are representative of many different points of view about, and methodological approaches to, the concepts of emancipation and freedom. They explore the connection between physicality and the quest for freedom; the defense of identity in the face of racial or ethnic discrimination; the legacy of failed attempts to achieve freedom and justice; the great tradition and the current prominence of nature-related writing as a key to the interpretation of the American experience; the problematic aspects of American freedom as an exportable ideology; the ways in which emancipation and freedom figure in popular culture; the many different facets of collective emancipation, personal emancipation, and empowerment.

Leonardo Buonomo received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He teaches American literature at the University of Trieste and is the President of the Italo-American Association of Friuli Venezia Giulia. His main research interests are in nineteenth-century American literature, Italian American literature, and American television series. He is a contributor to the online Literary Encyclopedia and a founding member of the Italian American Studies Network. His most recent book is Immigration, Ethnicity, and Class in American Writing, 1830-1860: Reading the Stranger (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2013) which is scheduled to come out in paperback in September 2015.

Elisabetta Vezzosi teaches United States History and Women’s and Gender History at the University of Trieste, where she also coordinates the Inter-University (Trieste-Udine) Ph.D. program “History of Societies, Institutions and Thought.” She has been president of the Italian Society of Women Historian, vice-president of the Italian Association for North American Studies, and she is currently member of the executive board of the Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History. Among her most recent publications: “Gender, Generations, Leadership,” Journal of American History, 99.3 (2012) and “The International Strategy of African American Women at the Columbian Exposition and Its Legacy: Pan-Africanism, Decolonization and Human Rights,” Moving Bodies, Displaying Nations: National Cultures, Race and Gender in World Expositions. (Ed. Guido Abbattista, Trieste: EUT, 2014).