Gaetano Rando

Gaetano Rando has degrees in literature and TESOL and is currently Honorary Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and The Arts at the University of Wollongong. He has written extensively on Italian Australian studies, recent book-length publications being: Celluloid Migrant: Giorgio Mangiamele Italian Australian filmmaker, written with Gino Moliterno; Literary and Social Diasporas. An Italian Australian Perspective (2007), co-edited with Gerry Turcotte; La Diaspora italiana dopo la Seconda Guerra Mondiale. The Italian Diaspora after the Second World War (2007), co-edited with Jim Hagan; Emigrazione e letteratura: Il Caso italoaustraliano (2004); translated and introduced Rosa R. Cappiello Oh Lucky Country (Sydney University Press, 2009). In 2005 he received the award Commendatore dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana from the Republic of Italy.

Negotiating the Liminal Divide: Some Italian-Australian Diasporic Poets

The publication last year of Paolo Totaro’s Collected Poems marks the latest in a long series of poetry collections by Italians who have migrated to Australia. Raffaello Carboni, author of the iconic The Eureka Stockade, was a poet in his own right.

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