Dr. Emanuele Pettener
Ph.D., Comparative Studies
Assistant Professor of Italian and Writer in Residence
Areas of Expertise
Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature
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:
Arancio. Tropea: Meligrana e Priamo Editori, 2014. https://www.ibs.it/arancio-libro-emanuele-pettener/e/9788868150761
Proust per bagnanti. Tropea: Meligrana Editore, 2013. (available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CP3I00W/ref=cm_sw_su_dp)
E’ sabato mi hai lasciato e sono bellissimo. Ferrara: Corbo Editore, 2009. (available at: https://www.amazon.it/dp/8882691179)
A collection of short stories in English:
A Season in Florida, transl. Thomas de Angelis. New York: Bordighera Press, 2014. (available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1599540541/ref=cm_sw_su_dp)
And the critical essay:
Nel Nome del Padre, del Figlio, e dell’Umorismo: i romanzi di John Fante. Florence: Franco Cesati Editore, 2010. (See http://www.francocesatieditore.com/catalogo/nel-nome-del-padre-del-figlio-e-dellumorismo/)
Dr. Pettener prefaced and edited a special issue of Nuova Prosa (Milan: Greco&Greco, 2009), a collection of articles and short stories titled Essere o non essere italoamericani (see http://ow.ly/UeXyx); he translated (with Irene Marchegiani Jones) Joelle Biele’s book Broom. La scopa. (New York: Bordighera Press, 2014); and, both in Italy and in the United States, he published several short-stories, interviews with writers, nonfictions pieces, translations, reviews, scholarly articles and book chapters, among which appear:
"Tra umorismo e satira: donne americane e donne italoamericane nella narrativa di John Fante". Lettere aperte (Un.of Innsbruck, Austria). Edition 2, 2015.
"Scrivere in America". Studi Italiani, anno 2014, n.1.
"Italian American Stereotypes in the Italian/American Movies." LiCuS – Journal of Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, 4.5 (2009). 147-156.
"John Fante and the Others: The Strange Destiny of the Italian/American Writers." Mediated Ethnicity: New Italian-American Cinema. Eds. Giuliana Muscio, Joseph Sciorra, Giovanni Spagnoletti, Anthony Julian Tamburri. New York: Calandra Institute, 2009. 45-54.
"Ethnic Stereotypes in John Fante" in Italian Americans in the Third Millennium: Social Histories & Cultural Representations. Eds. Paolo Giordano and Anthony Julian Tamburri. New York: AIHA, 2009. 128-44.
"When in Rome: Interview with John Domini." Rain Taxi Review of Books (Winter 2008/2009), online edition. <https://www.raintaxi.com/when-in-rome-an-interview-with-john-domini/>. Web.*
"John Fante e gli Altri: lo Strano Destino degli Scrittori Italo/Americani" in Giuliana Muscio, Giovanni Spagnoletti, eds. Quei Bravi ragazzi. Il Cinema italoamericano contemporaneo, p.47-54. Marsilio: Venezia, 2007.
"Ethnicity, Desires, and Dreams in John Fante’s Fiction." Quaderni del ‘900 – The Road to Italy and the United States: La creazione e diffusione delle opere di John Fante. Vol. 6 (2006). 89-100.
"Like Father, Unlike Son: the Novels of Dan Fante." VIA. Voices of Italian Americana. (2002). 11-22.
He also is talent scout and editor for Priamo editore (Vicenza, Italy).
Here is his short story, "Oscar Wilde in Boca" published by Adelaide. Independent Monthly Literary Magazine. April 2019.