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Gaetano Rando was born in Rome (Italy) in 1942, has gained tertiary qualifications in Italian literature, linguistics and TESOL at Australian and Italian Universities and has taught at the University of Western Australia, Griffith and Wollongong universities, the University of Auckland in New Zealand and universities in Perugia, Macerata, Florence and Reggio Calabria in Italy. He is a world authority on Italian-Australian studies and has translated a number of literary and non-literary works of Italian/Australian interest. His main teaching areas are Italian language and civilisation and in English Language and Linguistics. He has successfully supervised and examined honours and higher degree theses in Italian Australian literature, Italian Australian language, socio-historical aspects of the Italian presence in Australia, contemporary Italian narrative, the sociolinguistics of contemporary Italian, translation.
Searchable RIS publications from 2000 to date
Rando, Gaetano. Emigrazione e letteratura: Il caso italoaustraliano, Cosenza, Luigi Pellegrini Editore, 2004, 285pp.
Rando, Gaetano. La Barricata dell'Eureka. Una sommossa democratica in Australia, Rome, Archivio Guido Izzi, 2000, 251pp.
Rando, Gaetano. Great Works and Yabber-Yabber: The Language of Raffaello Carboni's "Eureka Stockade," St Lucia (Qld), Institute of Modern Languages, University of Queensland, 1998, ix+72pp.
Rando, Gaetano. Dizionario degli anglicismi nell'italiano postunitario, Florence, Olschki, 1987, xxxi + 254pp
Gaetano Rando and Michael Arrighi. Italians in Australia Historical and social perspectives, Wollongong [NSW], Department of Modern Languages University of Wollongong / Dante Alighieri Society Wollongong Chapter, 1993 [iii+239pp].
Stephen Castles - Caroline Alcorso - Gaetano Rando - Ellie Vasta. Italo-australiani La popolazione di origine italiana in Australia, Turin, Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, 1992 [xiv+456pp].
Gaetano Rando. Language and Cultural identity, Wollongong [NSW], Dante Alighieri Society, 1990 [ii+139pp].
Gaetano Rando. Italo-Australian Prose in the 80's, Wollongong: The University (Department of Languages), 1988 [262pp].
Recent book chapters
‘La rappresentazione dell’ambiente nelle testimonianze degli italoaustraliani,’ in Marcello Saija (ed.) L’emigrazione italiana transoceanica tra Ottoi e Novecento e la storia delle comunità derivate, Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Suidi, Salina 1-6 giugno 1999, Messina, Trisform, 2003, pp.459-476.
'The perception of locale in Italian Australian writing and oral histories' in Janet E. Worrall - Carol Bonomo Albright - Elvira G. Di Fabio, Italian immigrants go west. The impact of locale on ethnicity, Cambridge [MA], Italian American Historical Association, 2003, pp.134-148.
‘Father and family: The “Padre Padrone” figure in Frank Paci’s The Italians and Antonio Casella’s The Sensualist’ in Joseph Pivato (ed.) F. G. Paci Essays on his work, Guernica, Toronto, 2003, pp107-131.
‘Non-English-Epeaking Background Students in Australian Universities and the Question of Academic English: The Wollongong Experience’ in Rita Kupez (ed.) Empowerment of the Learner. Changes and Challenges, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 2002, pp111-136.
Stanislao Nievo, The Blue Whale, Guernica, Toronto, 2000, 152pp.
[Tranalation Italian —>English by Gaetano Rando of Stanislao Nievo, La balena azzurra, Milan, Mondadori, 1993] Carmelo Caruso, Under Another Sky [Parts I and II (pp13-246) translated by Gaetano Rando, Part III (pp. 249-365) translated by Janine Dickinson], Congedo Editore, Lecce, 1999, pp.13-246 [Translation Italian —> English of Carmelo Caruso Sotto un altro cielo, Congedo Editore, Lecce, 1998]
Stanislao Nievo. 'Dreamtime' in Manfred Jurgensen (ed.), Riding Out New Writing from Around the World, Brisbane, Outrider/Phoenix Publications, 1994, pp403-420 [original text published in: Stanislao Nievo, Il Tempo del sogno, Milan, Mondadori, 1993: pp147-175].
Recent conference papers
'Cultural context and code choice in literary texts produced by first generation Italian Australian writers,' 36th American Italian Historical Association Conference, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton [Fl], 6-8 November 2003.
‘La narrativa italoaustraliana tra prima e seconda generazione,’ Italian Institute of Culture, Sydney, 20 October 2003.
'La lingua in funzione tramite l'analisi del testo letterario' Corso di aggiornamento CoAsIt / Modern Languages, University of Wollongong, 10-11 October 2003.
'La letteratura italoaustraliana' Seminar series delivered at the Corso di formazione per docenti e studenti di italiano L2, Centro Italo-Australiano, Canberra, 7-11 July 2003.
‘The Italian Australian Experience during WWII: Accounts of internment,’ 35th American Italian Historical Association Conference, American Italian Historical Association Loyola University, Chicago, 24-26 October 2002.