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Publications in Folklore & Ethnology

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Food & Wine

Rituals of Charity and Abundance: Sicilian St. Joseph’s Tables and Feeding the Poor in Los Angeles,” in California Italian Studies, ed. Lucia Re, Claudio Fogu, Regina Longo, June, 2009.

In Search of Abundance: Mountains of Cheese, Rivers of Wine and Other Gastronomic Utopias, New York:  Bordighera Press. (forthcoming)

“Mountains of Cheese and Rivers of Wine: Paesi di Cuccagna and other Gastronomic Utopias,” in Imagined States: National Identity, Utopia, and Longing in Oral Cultures, ed. by Luisa Del Giudice and Gerald Porter, Logan: Utah State University Press, 2001: 11-63. Download pdf

“Pasta” (46-52) and “Slow Food” (288-89), in Encyclopedia of Food, Vol. 3, ed. by Solomon H. Katz, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Thomson Gale, 2003.

“‘Wine Makes Good Blood’: Wine Culture Among Toronto Italians,” in Ethnologies, 2001, Vol. 23, number 1, 1-27. Download pdf

“Giulio Cesare Croce” (148-50), “Paese di Cuccagna” (487-89), in Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature, Mary Ellen Brown, Bruce Rosenberg, eds., Santa Barbara: ABC Clio, 1998.

“Feeding the Poor ? Welcoming the Stranger:  The Watts Towers Common Ground Initiative and St. Joseph’s Communal Tables in Watts,” in Regina Bendix and Michaela Fenske (eds.), Political Meals(Politische Mahlzeit). Wissenschaftsforum Kulinaristik (Forum Culinaristics), Lit-Verlag, 2014: 53-65.

Local History

Sabato Rodia’s Watts Towers in Los Angeles:  Art, Migrations, Development (selected papers from the international conference:  Art and Migration:  Sabato Rodia’s WattsTowers in Los Angeles, Università di Genova, Italy, April 2-4, 2009), ed. by LDG, New York: Fordham University Press. Facebook Page

“Sabato Rodia e le Torri di Watts a Los Angeles:  arte, migrazione, e l’immaginario italiano,” in Gabriele Mina (ed.), Costruttori di Babele: sulle tracce di architetture fantastiche e universi irregolari in Italia, Milano: Elèuthera, 2011.

Sabato Rodia’s Watts Towers Between Continents: Search for Common Ground

“Rituals of Charity and Abundance: Sicilian St. Joseph’s Tables and Feeding the Poor in Los Angeles,” in California Italian Studies. Download images

“Ischian Cultural Sites on the San Pedro, California Map” (‘Siti culturali ischitani sulla mappa di San Pedro, California’) in Pe’ terre assaje luntane: L’emigrazione ischitana verso le Americhe, Ischia, 2007.

Preliminary Survey of Italian Folklife in Los Angeles, for the Folk and Traditional Arts Program, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, 1990 (70 pp.).

Belief

“Rituals of Charity and Abundance: Sicilian St. Joseph’s Tables and Feeding the Poor in Los Angeles,” in California Italian Studies. Download images

“Ethnography and Spiritual Direction: Varieties of Listening,” in Rethinking the Sacred, Proceedings of the Ninth SIEF Conference in Derry 2008, ed. by Ulrika Wolf-Knuts, Department of Comparative Religion, Åbo Akademi University, Religionsvetenskapliga skrifter, 2009.  Download pdf

“Cursed Flesh: Faith Healers, Black Magic, and Death in a Central Italian Town,” in Italian American Review, John Calandra Institute, SUNY, New York, Vol. 8, number 2, 2001: 45-56; 2nd revised edition, Ed. by Joseph Sciorra, forthcoming, Fordham University Press.

“Mythic Space,” Italian Journeys Humanities Guide, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1995.

Oral History, Oral Culture, Folklife

Speaking Memory: Oral History, Oral Culture and Italians in American,” in
Oral History, Oral Culture and Italian Americans (selected papers from the 38th AIHA annual meeting, Los Angeles, 2005), ed. Luisa Del Giudice, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Oral History, Oral Culture and Italian American Studies,” in Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture, edited by Edvige Giunta and Kathleen Zamboni McCormick, MLA Publications. link

Interpreting Treasure: Oral Tradition, Archaeology and Horace’s Villa,” in Bernard Frischer, Monica De Simone, Jane Crawford (editors), The “Horace’s Villa” Project: 1997-2003, 2 vol.,Oxford, U.K.: Archaeopress, 2006 (Vol. 1, Ch. E.6): 345-64; Illustrations (Vol. 2): 951-56.

Imagined States: National Identity, Utopia, and Longing in Oral Cultures, ed. by Luisa Del Giudice and Gerald Porter, Logan: Utah State University Press, 2001.

“Italian American Folklore, Folklife” (237-245) and “Italian American Food and Foodways” (245-248), in S. LaGumina, F. Cavaioli, S. Primeggia, J. Varacalli, eds., The Italian American Experience: An Encyclopedia, New York: Garland, 2000. Pdf forthcoming.

The Sicilian Oral and Literary Traditions,” preface to Vincenzo Ancona, Malidittu la lingua/Damned Language, New York: Legas, l990:16-23.

“Italian-American Oral History and Its Digitized Sites,” Italian American Review, Summer 2013, Volume 3, Number 2: 154-165.

Music & Song

“Ballad Recollections,” in Festschrift in honor of Vaira Vike-Freiberga (folksong scholar and former President of Latvia), Riga, Latvia.

Riflessioni su Migrazione, Folk Revival, e Politica Culturale nella Diaspora,” in Goffredo Plastino and Franco Fabbri (ed.), Il Folk Music Revival in Italia, Milan:  Il Saggiatore. (forthcoming)

Allo Stato Brado:  Musica, Poesia, e Paesaggi  tra Cowboy e Buttero Maremmano,29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, in Elko, Nevada. In Blogfoolk.

“Parallel Universe,” in Linda Barwick and Marcello Sorce Keller (eds.), Italy in Australia’s Musical Landscape, Lyrebird Press, 2012.

“Il Salento: storia e tradizione orale,” in Alan Lomax in Salento: Le fotografie del 1954, texts by: Luigi Chiriatti, Luisa Del Giudice, Anna Lomax Wood, Goffredo Plastino, Sergio Torsello, Calimera (Lecce): Edizioni Kurumuny, 2006: 11-20. See also Public Programs; Order here

Performing Ecstasies: Music, Dance, and Ritual in the Mediterranean, edited by Luisa Del Giudice and Nancy Van Deusen, Claremont Cultural Studies, Vol. LXII/7, Nancy Van Deusen, General Editor, Ottawa: Institute for Medieval Music, 2005. 1-896926-68-1 See also Public Programs; Download pdf

“The Folk Music Revival and the Culture of Tarantismo in the Salento,” in LDG and Nancy Van Deusen, 2005: 217-272.

Healing the Spider’s Bite: ‘Ballad Therapy’ and Tarantismo,” in Thomas A. McKean Ed., The Flowering Thorn (International Ballad Studies, A Project of the Kommission für Volksdichtung and the Elphinstone Institute), Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2003: 23-33.

Introduction to: Italian Treasury: Puglia: The Salento, Rounder Records (Alan Lomax Collection), 2003. link

Introduction (and translation into English): Canto d’amore: canti, suoni, voci nella Grecia salentina (‘Love Song: Songs, Sounds, and Voices from the Griko-speaking Area of the Salento’), Lecce: Edizioni Aramirè and UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, 2000.

Preface (and translation into English): Bonasera a quista casa: Antonio Aloisi, Antonio Bandello “Gli Ucci” Pizziche, stornelli, canti salentini, Lecce: Edizioni Aramirè, 1999.

Costantino Nigra: Le chant populaire, la politique régionaliste et nationale” in Fanch Postic, ed., La Bretagne et la découverte de la littérature orale en Europe, Brest, 1999.

“The International Ballad Comission (SIEF): 1985 – 1997,” in ed. Marjetka Golez, Ljudske balade med izrocilom in sodobnostjo/Ballads Between Tradition and Modern Times, Proceedings of the 27th International Ballad Conference, IBC (International Ballad Commission, SIEF), Gozd Martuljek, Slovenia (July 13-19, 1997), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1998:37-44.

Cecilia: Testi e contesti di un canto narrativo tradizionale, Brescia: Grafo, 1995. (revised and translated Ph.D. dissertation (UCLA, 1987): “Cecilia (Nigra 3): A Traditional Narrative Ballad in Socio-Literary Context”).

“Oral Theory and the Northern Italian Ballad Tradition: An Ethnographic Approach to the Ballad Formula,” in Mary Ellen Brown, ed, Journal of Folklore Research (special ballad issue), 31 (1994) 97-126.

“Italian Traditional Song in Toronto: From Autobiography to Advocacy,” in Journal of Canadian Studies, ed. Pauline Greenhill, Gary Butler (special issue on folklore), 29 (Spring 1994) 74-89.

“Il canto popolare italiano,” in Alessandro Falassi, ed., Tradizioni Italiane: Codici, Percorsi e Linguaggi, Siena: Università per Stranieri, 1992:238-51.

“Ubi saltatio ibi diabolus: Eros and Dance in the Italian Ballad and Dance Song,” in Leander Petzoldt, Stefaan Top, edd., Dona Folcloristica: Festschrift für Lutz Röhrich), Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1990:57-67.

Italian Traditional Song (2 audio cassettes + 135 pp. booklet), for the Italian Heritage Culture Foundation and the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, 1989, 2nd revised edition, IIC, 1995.

Il canto narrativo al Brallo,” in Pavia e il suo territorio (musical transcriptions by Linda Levin), publications of the Folklife Office of the Regione Lombardia, Vol. 14, Milano: Silvana, l990, pp. 165-214; prepublished as monograph, Il canto narrativo al Brallo (Amministrazione Provinciale di Pavia), Varzi: Guardamagna, 1989.

Canto narrativo al Brallo (sound recording), Ricerche etnomusicologiche, Archivio Sonoro 7, Milan: Albatros, 1990.

“Erotic Metaphor in the Nigra Ballads” in ARV: Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore 1989, Stockholm, Almquist & Wiksell, 1989:17-41.

“Computer applications to the analysis of ballad variants,” in Conrad Laforte (ed.), Ballades et chansons folkloriques, Actes de la l8e session de la Commission pour l’étude de la poesie de tradition orale (Kommission für Volksdichtung) de la S.I.E.F. (Société internationale d’ethnologie et de folklore), Québec: CELAT, 1989:173-87.

“Ballad Theater: Carnival dramatization of narrative ballads in Brallo (Pavia): Cecilia, Ratto al ballo, Isabella, Fernanda e Bortolino,” in Walter Puchner, ed., Tod und Jenseits im Europäischen Volkslied, Ioannina, 1986:337-60.

“Riflessioni su Migrazione, Folk Revival, e Politica Culturale nella Diaspora,” in Goffredo Plastino and Franco Fabbri (ed.), Il Folk Music Revival in Italia, Milan:  Il Saggiatore, 2016.

“Ballad Recollections,” in Festschrift in honor of Vaira Vike-Freiberga (folksong scholar and former President of Latvia), Riga, Latvia, 2013.

“Parallel Universe,” in Linda Barwick and Marcello Sorce Keller (eds.), Italy in Australia’s Musical Landscape, Lyrebird Press, 2012.

Children’s Culture

“Tomie de Paola and the Writing/Illustrating of Italian Folk Culture,” in
Italian Americana, winter 1997, Vol. 15, no. 1, 22-30.

“Ninna-nanna-nonsense? Fears, dreams, and falling in the Italian lullaby,” Oral Tradition, 1988 (3): 270-86; also in La ricerca folclorica (in Italian), Brescia: Grafo, Vol. 22 (Europa zingara, ed. by Leonardo Piasere), 1991:105-14.

Art & Architecture

Sabato Rodia’s Watts Towers in Los Angeles:  Art, Migrations, Development ed. by LDG, New York: Fordham University

Sabato Rodia:  An Almost Unknown Italian Hero” (interview), in The 2017 Yearbook of “We The Italians”: Two Flags One Heart, by Umberto Micucci, Rome: We The Italians, 2018: 49-57.

“Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts:  Art, Migration, and World Heritage,” in Documenting the Italian Diaspora, Ed. by Paul Colilli and Christine Sansalone, Special Issue of Italian Canadiana, Volume 31 (2017) 5-6: 167-175.

“`Something they never got ‘em in the world’:  the Life and Times of Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts,”Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences (EPS), Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts:  Art, Migrations, Development, edited by Luisa Del Giudice, New York:  Fordham University Press, 2014.

Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts:  Art, Migrations, and Italian Imaginaries,” in Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts:  Art, Migrations, Development, edited by Luisa Del Giudice, New York:  Fordham University Press, 2014: 155-182.

“Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts:  (Italian) Outsider Art in Los Angeles, California,” in Osservatorio Outsider Palermo, 2014.

“Sabato Rodia e le Torri di Watts a Los Angeles:  arte, migrazione, e l’immaginario italiano,” in Gabriele Mina (ed.), Costruttori di Babele: sulle tracce di architetture fantastiche e universi irregolari in Italia, Milano: Elèuthera, 2011: 121-132.

The ‘Archvilla’: An Italian Canadian Architectural Archetype,” in Luisa Del Giudice, ed., Studies in Italian American Folklore, Logan: Utah University Press, 1993:53-105. Official publication of the American Folklore Society.

Women

“Introduction:  A Convocation of Wise Women and Reflections on Lives of Learning,” 1-39 and “ Making Dead Bones Sing:  Practicing Ethnography in the Italian Diaspora,” 140-170, in On Second Thought:Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, and Purpose.

On Second Thought: Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, and Purpose, Ed. by Luisa Del Giudice,  Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017.

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Reference

“Italian American Folklore, Folklife” (237-245) and “Italian American Food and Foodways” (245-248), in S. LaGumina, F. Cavaioli, S. Primeggia, J. Varacalli, eds., The Italian American Experience: An Encyclopedia, New York: Garland, 2000.

Bibliography of Italian American and Canadian Folklore,” in L. Del Giudice, ed., Studies in Italian American Folklore (245-69).