Dr. Emanuele Pettener

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Ph.D., Comparative Studies

Assistant Professor of Italian and Writer in Residence

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 four novels:

floridiana Floridiana. Cagliari: Arkadia, 2021.

arancio Arancio . Tropea: Meligrana e Priamo Editori, 2014. 

proust Proust per bagnanti . Tropea: Meligrana Editore, 2013. (available at: )

sabato E’ sabato mi hai lasciato e sono bellissimo . Ferrara: Corbo Editore, 2009.

A collection of short stories in English:

season A Season in Florida , transl. Thomas de Angelis. New York: Bordighera Press, 2014.

And the critical essay:

nel nome Nel nome del padre, del figlio e dell’umorismo: i romanzi di John Fante . Florence: Cesati Editore, 2010.

Dr. Pettener translated (with Irene Marchegiani Jones) Joelle Biele’s book Broom. La scopa. (New York: Bordighera Press, 2014) and Anthony Tamburri's Scrittori Italiano(-)Americani. Trattino sì trattino no (Poggio Rusco: MnM Print, 2018). 

He prefaced and edited the special issue " Essere o non essere italoamericani" of the literary journal Nuova Prosa (Milan: Greco&Greco, 2009).

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.

Book chapters:

"Preface" to A Window to Zeewijk by Marino Magliani. Bordighera Press, 2021. 

“Breve passeggiata nel giardino della letteratura italoamericana.” Gli italiani in USA: nuove prospettive di una diaspora secolare, edited by Anthony Tamburri and Silvana Mangione. New york: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute 2021. 129-168.

"John Fante and the Others: The Strange Destiny of the Italian/American Writers." Mediated Ethnicity: New Italian-American Cinema,.edited by 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, edited by Paolo Giordano and Anthony Julian Tamburri. New York: AIHA, 2009. 128-44.

"John Fante e gli Altri: lo Strano Destino degli Scrittori Italo/Americani" in  Quei Bravi ragazzi. Il Cinema italoamericano contemporaneo, edited by Giuliana Muscio, Giovanni Spagnoletti. Marsilio: Venezia, 2007. 47-54. 

Articles:

"Tra umorismo e satira: donne americane e donne italoamericane nella narrativa di John Fante". Lettere aperte (University of Innsbruck, Austria). Edition 2, 2015.

“When we were Bandini.” VIA. Voices of Italian Americana, 30.1 (Spring 2019). 71-84.

"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.

"When in Rome: Interview with John Domini." Rain Taxi Review of Books (Winter 2008/2009), online edition.

"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.

 

Read the short story, "Oscar Wilde in Boca" published by Adelaide. Independent Monthly Literary Magazine. April 2019.

Watch Dr. Pettener's interview on the national news for RAI2 and for Telepadova, in Italian.