Professor Mario B. Mignone, Director of the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University, celebrated the 50th anniversary of Forum Italicum, a journal of Italian studies for which he has served as editor for the past 25 years. The celebration was held in the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament in Rome.
Mignone was presented with a special issue of the journal, Forum Italicum: Lucania within Us: Carlo Levi e Rocco Scotellaro, by a panel that included the Hon. Stefano Dambruoso, Commissioner of the Chamber of Deputies; Vito De Filippo, Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of University Education and Research; Antonio Felice Uricchio, President of the University of Bari; and guest editors of the volume, Giulia Dell’Aquila and Franco Vitelli from the University of Bari, and Sebastiano Martelli from the University of Salerno.
The anniversary celebration provided both an homage to the 50-year history of the journal — for its contributions to the knowledge and diffusion of Italian culture and literature throughout the world — and an opportunity to recognize its annual special issue intended to deepen themes of Italian literature studied in the context of Italian culture, history and society. The special 722-page issue presents the literary contributions of two important Italian writers who had a profound impact on Italian society in postwar Italy.
For more about the celebration of Forum Italicum’s 50th Anniversary issue, see the Center for Italian Studies webpage.