The Pirandello Society of America Sessions at the MLA, December 2004

Pirandello and the Italian American Experience

Presiding: Rose Fichera McAloon, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies

“Pirandello and the Italian American Postmodern in Ciabattari’s ‘Clay Creatures.’”

Fred L. Gardaphe, State University of New York, Stony Brook

“Pirandello in America and America in Pirandello,” Giuseppe Faustini, Skidmore College

Respondents:  Angela Belli, St. John’s University, NY;  Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni, Baruch College, CUNY

Pirandello, Doubles and Desire

Presiding: Mary Kathryn Wylie, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

“Pirandello’s Double Vision(s): The Feat of the Dialogic Imagination,”

Rosemarie LaValva, State University of New York, Binghampton

“A Madman in the Mirror: Pirandello’s Doubles in One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand,”

Marella Feltrin-Morris, State University of New York, Binghampton

“Multiple Personalities, Reflexivity and Levels of Being in Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author,” Kurt Taroff, Graduate Center, CUNY

Respondent: John Louis DiGaetani, Hofstra University