CONTENTS / SOMMARIO
Buonomo Leonardo, Vezzosi Elisabetta
Did Apparel (Eighteen-eighties - Nineteen-twenties) Help American Women’s Emancipation? A Socio-Literary Problematic Response
Trauma, Temporality, and Testimony in Carolivia Herron’s "Thereafter Johnnie"
Deposition, Decomposition. Losing the Body Sublime: Marina Abramović between Performance and Performativity
“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
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'
The 'Land of the Free'? The United States in the Eyes of Italian American Radicals
Empathy in the Work of Richard Wright
The Columbiad: Slavery, Imperialism and the Founding Fathers’ 'State of Fantasy'
African American Radicals and Revolutionary Cuba from 1959 until the Black Power Years
Dave Dellinger’s Political Legacy to Occupy Wall Street
Science, Engagement, Estrangement:Remarks on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Californian Ecotopia
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
The Real Work: Negotiating the Anthro-Ecocentric Divide
Signs Written upon the Water: On Some Representations of the Great Lakes as Inland Seas
Schooled by the Inhuman Sea': Maritime Imagination and the Discourses of Emancipation in Herman Melville’s Clarel
The Controversial Concept of Emancipation in the Nation-Building Process: The American Civil War and Italian Unification
“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
The Revolution of Rising Entitlements: Daniel Bell and the Logic of Segregation in the Post-Industrial State
Languages of Freedom in a Coca-Cola Communist Country
Asian American Transnational Literature and United States American Cold War History
Twilight of the Grrrls: Stephenie Meyer’s Rehash of the Feminine Mystique
Food, Narrative, and Fantasy in David Leavitt’s 'The Body of Jonah Boyd'
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).