Jonathan J. Cavallero. Hollywood’s Italian American Filmmakers: Capra, Scorsese, Savoca, Coppola, and Tarantino. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2011.


Jonathan J. Cavallero & Laura E. Ruberto (eds.), Italian American Review 6.2 (Summer 2016). Special issue on Italian Americans and television.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Transnational Adaptation: Q & A, Slumdog Millionaire, and Aesthetic and Economic Relationships between Bollywood and Hollywood.” The Journal of Popular Culture 50.4 (August 2017): 835-854.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Written Out of the Story: Issues of Television Authorship, Reception, and Ethnicity in NBC’s ‘Marty.'” Cinema Journal 56.3 (Spring 2017): 47-73.

Jonathan J. Cavallero & Laura E. Ruberto. “Introduction to the Special Issue on Italian Americans and Television.” Italian American Review 6.2 (Summer 2016): 160-172.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Italian-Americans in Cinema and Media.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Edited by Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “The Afterlife of a Classical Text: Representing Ethnicity in the Stage Productions of Marty.” Italian American Review 5.1 (Winter 2015): 27-45.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Issues of Race, Ethnicity and Television Authorship in Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues and Boardwalk Empire.” In A Companion to Martin Scorsese. Edited by Aaron baker, 214-234. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Engaging Millennial Students in Social Justice from Initial Class Meetings to Service Learning.” In From Entitlement to Engagement: Affirming Millennial Students’ Egos in the Higher Education Classroom. New Directions for Teaching and Learning Ser., 135. Edited by Dave S. Knowlton and Kevin Jack Hagopian, 75-80. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Playing Good Italian/Bad Italian in ABC’s The Untouchables.” In Mafia Movies: A Reader. Edited by Dana Regna, 76-84. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Hitchcock and Race: Is the Wrong Man a White Man?” Journal of Film and Video 62.4 (Winter 2010): 3-14. [Lead article]

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Beyond Italian Americans: When Directors of Italian Descent Cross Ethnic Lines.” VIA: Voices in Italian Americana 20.2 (Fall 2009): 3-11. [Lead article]

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Gangsters, Fessos, Tricksters, and Sopranos: The Historical Roots of Italian American Stereotype Anxiety.” Journal of Popular Film & Television 32.2 (Summer 2004): 50-63. [Lead article]

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Frank Capra’s 1920 Immigrant Trilogy: Immigration, Assimilation, and the American Dream.” MELUS: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States 29.2 (Summer 2004): 27-53.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Redefining Italianità: The Difference Between Mussolini, Italy, Germany, and Japan in Frank Capra’s ‘Why We Fight.'” Italian Americana 22.1 (Winter 2004): 5-16

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “A Horse is a Horse?: Broadway Bill, Riding High, and a Changing American Culture.” Pennsylvania English 26.1-2 (2003/2004): 11-26.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “‘Maybe Because You’re Italian’: The Depiction of Italian and Italian American Characters in the Films of Frank Capra.” VIA: Voices in Italian Americana 14.1 (Spring 2003): 15-34.

Book & Film Reviews & Remembrances

Jonathan J. Cavallero. (forthcoming). Remembrance of Peter Bondanella. Italian American Review.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. Review of Anthony Julian Tamburri, Re-Viewing Italian Americana: Generalities and Specificities in Cinema. Altreitalie 47 (July – December 2013): 106-8.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. Review of the documentary film Vito (2011). Italian American Review 3.2 (Summer 2013): 146-9.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. Review of Gilbert Sorrentino, The Abyss of Human Illusion. Italian Americana 29.1 (Winter 2011): 124-5.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. Review of Giorgio Bertellini, Italy in Early American Cinema. Italica 87.3 (Autumn 2010): 527-9.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. “Forbidden.” Review of the 1932 Frank Capra film. Quarterly Review of Film and Video 29.5 (2010): 399-401.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. Review of the documentary film Hollywood Chinese (2007). Film & History 39.1 (Spring 2009): 84-5.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. Review of the documentary film Excellent Cadavers (2005). Film & History 37.2 (September 2007): 86-7.

Jonathan J. Cavallero. Review of Robert Sklar and Vito Zagarrio, eds. Frank Capra: Authorship and the Studio System. Journal of Popular Film & Television 30.2 (Summer 2002): 120.