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Fred Gardaphé
Fred Gardaphe is Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of the City University of New York. Previously, he directed the American and Italian American Studies Programs at Stony Brook University where he was instrumental in establishing an Italian American archives in Special Collections of the Melville Library and the Alphonse M. D'Amato Professorship in Italian American Studies. He is editor of the Series in Italian American Culture for SUNY Press and co-founding editor of Voices in Italian Americana, a literary journal and cultural review. His books include Leaving Little Italy: Essays in Italian American Culture, Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative, Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian/American Writer, Moustache Pete is Dead!: Italian/American Oral Tradition Preserved in Print, and From Wiseguys to Wise Men: Masculinities and the Italian American Gangster. He is President of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States and past President of the American Italian Historical Association (1996-2000). His edited books include: New Chicago Stories, Italian American Ways, and From the Margin: Writings in Italian Americana. His two one-act plays: "Vinegar and Oil," and "Imported from Italy" were produced in 1988 and 1991. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, his reviews appear regularly in national and international journals. He is at work on a memoir and a novel.

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