Mannino, Mary Ann Vigilante 1943-

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MANNINO, Mary Ann Vigilante 1943-

PERSONAL: Born August 3, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of Pasqualle and Marion (Mercaldo) Vigilante; married Edward Mannino, July 17, 1965 (marriage ended, 1991); children: Robert, Jennifer. Ethnicity: "Italian/American." Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1965; Temple University, M.A., 1986, Ph.D., 1995. Hobbies and other interests: Folk songs, dancing.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of English, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA, teacher of creative writing, 1990; Temple University, Philadelphia, instructor in English and women's studies, 1989-95, visiting assistant professor of English, 1995—. Speaker at Passaic County Community College, State University of New York, and New York University, and other venues; gives readings from her works; guest on public television programs.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America, American Italian Historical Association, Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Philadelphia Folksong Society.


Revisionary Identities: Strategies of Empowerment in the Writing of Italian American Women, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2000.

Contributor to books, including Shades of Black and White: Conflict and Collaboration between Two Communities, edited by Dan Ashyk, American Italian Historical Association (Staten Island, NY), 1999; Selected Essays from the Thomas Wolfe Newsletter/Review, edited by Deborah Borland and John Idol, Thomas Wolfe Society (Rocky Mount, NC), 1999; and Unsettling America. Contributor of short stories, poems, articles, and reviews to periodicals, including Il Café, Villager, Aldebaran, Painted Bride Quarterly, Proof Rock, Thomas Wolfe Review, Turn-of-the-Century Women, Voices in Italian Americana, Creative Woman, and Sons of Italy Times.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Editing an anthology of essays by Italian-American creative writers and literary critics, with Justin Vitiello; Hershey Kiss Stars, a collection of short fiction.



Painted Bride Quarterly, November, 1989.