Cultural Writing. Essays. ITALIAN CULTURAL STUDIES is a compilation of selected essays written by participants of the 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Italian Cultural Studies Association. It examines the notion of cultural studies, both Italian and other. What is cultural studies? Why should we study it? How should we teach it? What is its relation to traditional language studies? Contributors to the volume include: Simone Bregni, Peter Carravetta, Melissa Anne Coburn, Thomas Cragin, Sante Matteo, Tullio Pagano, Gabriella Romani, Maria Galli Stampino, Michael Syrimis, Patrizia La Trecchia, Cesare Vespignani, and Robert Viscusi.