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Fred L. Gardaphe <email@example.com>
Queens College/John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Completing a book-length study of humor and irony in Italian American culture entitled "Over the Edge". :
|Address:||John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street
New York, New York 10036
|Primary Phone:||(212) 642-2037|
|Fax Number:||(212) 642-2030|
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-ItAm
Reviewer for H-Review
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Labor History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Professor of Italian American Studies, SUNY at Stony
Brook, 1998 - Present
Professor of English, Columbia College-Chicago, 1978-
High School English Teacher, 1976-1981.
Ph. D. English (Literature), University of Illinois--
M. A. English, University of Chicago, 1982.
B. S. Education (English and Communication Arts)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976.
Moustache Pete is Dead: Evviva Baffo Pietro! (Italian
American Oral Tradition Preserved in Print). W.
Lafayette, IN: Bordighera, Inc., 1997.
Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of
Italian/American Narrative Durham,NC: Duke
University Press, 1996.
Dagoes Read:Tradition and the Italian/American Writer.
Toronto: Guernica Editions, 1996.
The Italian American Writer: An Essay and Annotated
Checklist. Spencertown, NY: Forkroads
Tamburri, Anthony Julian, Paolo A. Giordano and Fred L.
Gardaphe, editors. (1991). From the Margin: Writings
in Italian Americana. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP,
Ashyk, Dan, Fred Gardaphe and Anthony Julian Tamburri.
Shades of Black and White: Conflict and Collaboration
Between Two Communities. Proceedings of the American
Italian Historical Association: Staten Island, 1998.
Cultures, Communities and the Arts, selected
presentations from the Columbia College Lilly
Endowment Conferences, 1997.
Candeloro, Dominic, Fred L. Gardaphe and Paolo A.
Giordano, editors. Italian Ethnics: Their
Languages, Literature and Lives. Proceedings of the
American Italian Historical Association. Long Island:
New Chicago Stories. Chicago: City Stoop Press, 1990.
Italian-American Ways. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.
Editorial Direction for:
Series Editor: SUNY Press Series in Italian American
Studies, beginning 1997.
H-ITAM, an electronic discussion group for Italian
American Studies set up under the auspices of the Humanities InterNet project.
Editor at Large: Forkroads: A Journal of Ethnic American Literature, 1995-1996.
DeRosa, Tina. Bishop Giovanni Battista Scalabrini: Father to the Migrants. Darien, IL: Insider Publications, 1987.
“Ticket to Italy,” an audio cassette program on Italian language and culture.
Skokie, IL: National Textbook Co., 1985.
Graziano, Carlo. Italian Verbs and Essentials of Grammar. Skokie, IL: National
Textbook Co., 1986.
Co-founding editor: Voices in Italian Americana, a
literary and cultural review. Founded, 1990.
Articles, Essays and Book Chapters
"A Class Act: Understanding the Italian American
Gangster." Screening Ethnicity: Essays on Italian
American Film. Hostert and Tamburri, Eds. Boca
Raton,FL: Bordighera Press, forthcoming.
"Post World War II Italian American Culture." Postwar
American Culture. Josephine Hendin, Ed. New York:
“John Fante,” entry for The Columbia Companion to the
Twentieth Century American Short Story,
edited by Blanche H. Gelfant. Forthcoming.
“Giose ‘The Trickster’ Rimanelli’s Great
Italian/American Parody.” Rimanelliana. Ed.
Sebastiano Martelli. Stony Brook, NY: Filibrary, 2000. 241-253.
“Autobiography”(45-50); “Jerre Mangione” (355-356); “Felix Stefanile” (615-616). The Italian
American Experience: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Salvatore LaGumina, et. al. New York: Garland. 2000.
“Italian/American Writers of New York.” The Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle and
Achievement. Philip V. Cannistraro, Ed. New York: New York Historical Society, 1999. 93-
“John Fante’s American Fantasia.” John Fante: A Critical Gathering. Ed. Stephen Cooper and David
Fine. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1999. 42-53.
“You are What You Read: In Search of Italian-American Writers.” Eds. Willam
Boelhower and Rocco Pallone. Adjusting Sites: New Essays in Italian American Studies. Stony Brook, NY: Filibrary, 1999. 113-124.
“Feast in Puglia.” Traveler’s Tales Guides Italy: True Stories of the Road. Ed. Anne Calcagno. San
Francisco: Travelers’ Tales, 1998.139-147.
“Italian American Novelists.” The Italian American Heritage. Ed. Pellegrino D’Acierno.
New York: Garland, 1999. 165-191.
“The Evolution of Italian American Autobiography.” The Italian American Heritage. Ed. Pellegrino
D’Acierno. New York: Garland, 1999. 289-321.
“(Ex)Tending or Escaping a Tradition: Don DeLillo and Italian/American Literature.” Beyond the
Margin. Eds. Paolo Giordano and Anthony Tamburri. Farleigh Dickinson University Press,
“Continuity in Concrete: (Re:)Constructing Italian/American Writers.” Industry,Technology, Labor and
the Italian American Communities. Eds. Mario Aste, et al. Staten Island, NY: American Italian
Historical Association, 1997. 245-54.
Between 1997 and 1978, over fifty articles on Italian/American culture.
Honors, Fellowships and Grants
President’s Mini-Grant for Innovation in Teaching, SUNY-Stony Brook 2000.
McDonald-Currie Distinguished Lecturer, McGill University, February 2000.
Lehman-LaGuardia Award for Civic Achievement, The Commission for Social
Justice of the Order Sons of Italy in American and The Tri Boro/Long Island Region of B’nai B’rith Internatonal, 1999.
Visiting Professor, University of Sassari, Sardegna, Italy. 1998.
Winner of 1998 Teaching Fellowship to the University of Sassari in Sardegna.
Selected as a “Road Scholar” for the Illinois Humanities Council, 1996-1998.
Winner in the 1994 contest for prizes to 1993 doctoral theses on Italian emigration
conducted by the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation in association with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College, 1994.
Lilly Curriculum Development Grant, Columbia College, 1994.
Gregory Kolovakos Seed Grant awarded to City Stoop Press by the Council of Literary
Magazines and Presses, 1992.
Memorial Fellowship for Graduate Studies, American Italian Historical Association, 1990.
University of Illinois, Tuition Waivers, 1989, 1991.
Illinois Humanities Council Program Grant, 1987, 1989.
Research Fellowship: Immigration History Research Center, Minnesota, 1986.
Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College, 1986
Artist in Residence: Youth Communication, Summer, 1985.
Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship, 1984.
Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College, 1984.
University of Chicago Department of English Award, 1982.
Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1977.
Mary Brabyn Wackman Scholarship, U of Wisconsin, 1976.
William F. Vilas Scholarship, U of Wisconsin, 1975.
National Book Critics Circle, Modern Language Association, The Society of Midland Authors, Midwest Modern Language Association. The Society for the Study of Multi Ethnic Literature of the United States, Program Chairperson 2000- ; American Association of Italian Studies; National Writers Union (Chicago Local Co-Chair, 1996-present); American Italian Historical Association--Vice President 1992-1996; President 1997-2000 ; Illinois Ethnic Coalition, Vice-President 1997-1998.