Italy and the USA
Cultural Change Through Language and Narrative

Edited by Guido Bonsaver, Alessandro Carlucci and Matthew Reza

Italian Perspectives 44

Legenda

  30 December 2019  •  282pp

ISBN: 978-1-781888-75-9 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-781888-76-6 (paperback, 2020)  •  RRP £9.99, $12.50, €12.50

ISBN: 978-1-781888-77-3 (JSTOR ebook)

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This collection takes a cross-disciplinary, transnational approach and gathers together essays from a range of subjects including linguistics, film studies, folk music, oral and written narrative, and history, which provide new comparative perspectives on the questions surrounding the mutual influence between Italian and U.S. cultures. The volume also showcases new research — quantitative, interpretative, and archival — which contributes to the study of cultural contact. It therefore offers new evidence to answer a question which has long been pivotal in various disciplines and research fields (from historical linguistics to cultural anthropology) — namely, how and to what extent cultural contact can affect long-term historical change?

Contents:

i-vi
Italy and the USA: Italy and the USA
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vii-viii
Table of Contents
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ix-ix
Acknowledgements
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x-xiv
Notes On the Contributors
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1-14
Introduction: Mapping Cultural Change: Italy and the Usa During the ‘Long American Century’
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17-30
Chapter 1 Italian Storytelling Memories: Personal Recollections of Fairy and Folk Tales in the Usa
Matthew Reza
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31-46
Chapter 2 the English Language and Anglo-American Culture in Twentieth-Century Italy
Virginia Pulcini
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47-58
Chapter 3 English in Italian Education: Between Europeanization and Americanization
Giancarlo Schirru
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59-71
Chapter 4 Modern Throwbacks: Screening Italians in the Usa — the First Fifty Years
Giorgio Bertellini
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72-86
Chapter 5 Narrating New Italianness in the Usa in the Early Twenty-First Century
Teresa Fiore
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89-102
Chapter 6 Buffalo Bill and the Italian Myth of the American West
Luca Cottini
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103-122
Chapter 7 Turin Between French and Us Culture: the Film and Car Industries in 1904–1914
Guido Bonsaver
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123-140
Chapter 8 Us Culture and Fascist Italy: the Case of Omnibus (1937–1939)
Manuela Di Franco
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143-155
Chapter 9 the Forbidden City: Tombolo Between American Occupation and Italian Imagination
Charles L. Leavitt IV
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156-173
Chapter 10 the Other America: Contact and Exchange in the Italian Folk Revival
Rachel E. Love
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174-198
Chapter 11 Pc Or Not Pc? Some Reflections Upon Political Correctness and Its Influence On the Italian Language
Federico Faloppa
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201-215
Chapter 12 ‘Little Italy’ On the Move: the Birth and Transatlantic Relocation of A Cultural Myth
Mattia Lento
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216-231
Chapter 13 Italianisms in Us English: Past and Present
Laura Pinnavaia
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232-245
Chapter 14 A Century of Americanisms
Massimo Fanfani
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246-261
Chapter 15 Contact, Change, and Translation: A Theoretical and Empirical Assessment of Non-Lexical Anglicisms
Alessandro Carlucci
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262-268
Index
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Bonsaver, Guido, Alessandro Carlucci, and Matthew Reza (eds), Italy and the USA: Cultural Change Through Language and Narrative, Italian Perspectives, 44 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2019)

First footnote reference: 35 Italy and the USA: Cultural Change Through Language and Narrative, ed. by Guido Bonsaver, Alessandro Carlucci and Matthew Reza, Italian Perspectives, 44 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2019), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Bonsaver, Carlucci, and Reza, p. 47.

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Bonsaver, Guido, Alessandro Carlucci, and Matthew Reza (eds). 2019. Italy and the USA: Cultural Change Through Language and Narrative, Italian Perspectives, 44 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Bonsaver, Carlucci, and Reza 2019: 21).

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