Department of Languages, Linguistics & Comparative Literature


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Emanuele Pettener

Ph.D., Comparative Studies

Senior Instructor of Italian

Areas of Expertise

Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature
John Fante

E-mail: epettene@fau.edu

Phone: 561-297-3623


Emanuele Pettener was born in Venice, Italy, and has lived in the United States since 2000. He teaches Italian language and literature at Florida Atlantic University, where he received his Ph.D. in Comparative Studies in 2004.

He is the author of three novels:

Ariancio (Priamo/Meligrana, 2014) http://www.ibs.it/code/9788868150761/pettener-emanuele/arancio.html

Proust per bagnanti (Tropea: Meligrana, 2013) http://www.amazon.com/Proust-bagnanti-Italian-Edition-ebook/dp/B00CP3I00W

E' sabato mi hai lasciato e sono bellissimo (Ferrara: Corbo Editore, 2009) http://www.amazon.it/sabato-hai-lasciato-sono-bellissimo/dp/8882691179

A collection of short stories in English:

A Season in Florida (Bordighera, 2014) http://www.amazon.com/A-Season-Florida-Emanuele-Pettener/dp/1599540541

And the critical essay:

Nel nome del padre del figlio e dell'umorismo. I romanzi di John Fante (Florence: Franco Cesati Editore, 2010) http://www.francocesatieditore.com/testovis-240.html

He edited a special issue of Nuova Prosa, no. 50 (Milan: Greco&Greco, 2009): a collection of articles and short stories with the title Essere o non essere italoamericani.  http://www.wetheitalians.com/index.php/washington-dc-news/washington-dc-heritage/3338-essere-o-non-essere-italoamericani-un-introduzione-da-essere-o-non-essere-italoamericani-nuova-prosa-n-50-2009

Emanuele's articles and interviews with writers have appeared in Italian and American journals and books. His short essay "Italian/American stereotypes in Italian/American movies" Has been published by the Croatian literary journal LICUS.

Some of Emanuele's fiction writing that was published in Italian literary magazines has been translated by Tom di Salvo and published in American magazines:

Portrait in Green with Proust in "The Mississippi Crow"

The Night I Became a Real Man in "Big Pulp" http://www.bigpulp.com/adventure/pettener_realman.html

Interview with Oscar Wilde in "The American Drivel"

A Season in Florida in "Sliptongue"

He wrote in English the novella "Grassona," published first by the FAU literary magazine Coastlines and then by the Web magazine Bewildering Stories. http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue302/grassona1.html

Emanuele is the co-founder, with Marco Crestani, of the literary blog and publishing house Priamo. http://www.priamoedit.it/

He has just been appointed director of the series "Pop" for Corbo editore, which will mostly publish American worked translated into Italian for the first time.

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