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This edition: Happy Birthday, ITALICS! Celebrating 25 years of monthly programs on CUNY-TV: January 1988-January 2013.

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 28, 2013.

First aired: January 30, 2013.

On this special episode of ITALICS we'll update you on new Graduate level course offerings at Queens College, and discuss the state of Italian American Studies at CUNY, SUNY and Universities & Colleges throughout the Nation, and in Italy. Dr. Anthony J. Tamburri is joined for this discussion by Dr. Mary Jo Bona, Professor of Italian American Studies & Women's and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University/SUNY, and Dr. Fred Gardaphe, Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies and English at Queens College/CUNY.

New York, January 28th, 2013- ITALICS, The Italian American Magazine, hosted by Cav. Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean of The Calandra Institute, premieres on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 10am, 3pm & 11pm. ITALICS can also be seen on Saturday, February 2nd, at 8pm,& Sunday, February 3rd, at 10am on CUNY-TV, Ch.75 and RCN, Ch.77 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, & The Bronx.

On this special episode of ITALICS we'll update you on new Graduate level course offerings in Italian American Studies at Queens College and discuss the state of Italian American Studies at The City & The State Universities of New York, and at Colleges and Universities throughout United States and Italy. Joining Dr. Tamburri for this discussion is
Dr. Mary Jo Bona, Professor of Italian American Studies & Women's and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University/SUNY, and Dr. Fred Gardaphe, Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies and English at Queens College/CUNY.

Among the topics explored by this distinguished panel are: Italian American Graduate Studies at Queens College & CUNY, a brief history of Italian American Studies in the USA, the relationship between Italian American Studies and other disciplines at the Graduate level, specifically American Literature, American Studies & Italian Studies, the importance of Italian American Studies in & to the Italian American Community, and Italian American Studies on the International level.

Guest List

Mary Jo Bona Professor, Stony Brook University/SUNY

Fred Gardaphé Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies, Queens College/CUNY

Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean & Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute