Patterns of Nostos in Italian Canadian Narratives ~ edited by Gabriel Niccoli 27 Apr, 2021 19:04 PM
The articles in this volume study the manner in which patterns of nostos, of journeying and returning, in Italian Canadian narratives are both identified and deployed. The contributions span from diaspora and postcolonial studies to cultural sociology and anthropology, from literary criticism and semiotics to the history of immigration, from high ranking diplomacy to creative writing and documentary photography, and from comparative literature to translation.
The Archival Research of Italian-Canadian Immigration and Culture is among the 2020 Recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards 5 Mar, 2021 15:03 PM
The Ontario Heritage Trust recognizes that “The Archival Research of Italian-Canadian Immigration and Culture Project identifies and preserves the cultural heritage of Italian-Canadian immigration in Ontario, and shares these stories at conferences and through an online archive. The students’ work is supported by Brock University, University College (University of Toronto) and the University of Guelph.
Welcome to Italian-Canadian Narratives Showcase
The Italian-Canadian Narratives Showcase (ICNS) is an initiative born in 2019 under the guidance and support of ICAP (Italian-Canadian Archives Project). ICNS presents examples of different ways in which public and privately held materials—writings, photos, newspaper articles, business ledgers, documents, musical instruments, clothing, etc. can be used to share the Italian-Canadian contribution to Canada’s evolving narrative, past and present. Projects reflect Italian-Canadian experiences from across Canada and they are meant to spark ideas for how public and personal materials can be shared with Canadians and the world. The Showcase is a platform for communities, academics and individuals to focus and present how they are using their curated Italian-Canadian materials to increase knowledge and understanding in other communities, to draw experiences between multi-generations and families, to teach students and to alert researchers to the wealth of experiences that reside in Canada.
ICAP and ICNS have developed guidelines for the materials that are showcased. We invite submissions queries.
ICNS is hosted at University of Guelph.