Tuesday, 28 December
160. The Poetry of Resistance: When Wal-Mart Comes to Little Italy
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 405, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Italian American Literature
Presiding: John Anthony Domini, Drake Univ.
1. “The Black Hand Becomes the Big Box: Two Poets of South Philadelphia,” Dennis B. Barone, Saint Joseph Coll.
2. “Snow with Espresso: Resistance to the Inscription of Whiteness in the Poetry of Maria Mazziotti Gillan,” Sean Thomas Dougherty, Penn State Univ., Erie-Behrend
3. “Sausage and Peppers Aren’t on the Menu: Bob Giraldi’s ‘Dinner Rush,’” Paul A. Galante, Lehigh Univ.