Anthony Julian Tamburri, Regional Representative                   (New York State)


John D Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY/Queens College
Tel: (815) 855-1249


Anthony Julian Tamburri is Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College, CUNY) and Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Literatures. He is co-founder and co-director of Bordighera Press, past president of the Italian American Studies Association and of the American Association of Teachers of Italian. Concentrating on cinema, literature, and semiotics, he has authored more than a dozen books, which include: Of Saltimbanchi and Incendiari: Aldo Palazzeschi and Avant-Gardism in Italy (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1990); To Hyphenate or not to Hyphenate (Guernica, 1991); A Semiotic of Ethnicity: In (Re)cognition of the Italian/American Writer (SUNY, 1998); Italian/American Short Films & Videos: A Semiotic Reading (Purdue UP, 2002); Semiotics of Re-reading: Guido Gozzano, Aldo Palazzeschi, and Italo Calvino (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2003); Narrare altrove: diverse segnalature letterarie (Cesati, 2007); Una semiotica dell’etnicità (Cesati, 2007); Re-viewing Italian Americana: Generalities and Specificities on Cinema (Bordighera, 2011); and Re-reading Italian Americana: Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2014). He is executive producer and host of the Calandra Institute’s TV program, Italics, produced in collaboration with CUNY TV. He was also one of the founders of ( He currently writes a column for La Voce di New York (