IRENE MARCHEGIANI

303 Mountain Ridge Dr.

Mt. Sinai, NY 11766

Phone: 631 – 473.0051

e-mail: imarchegiani@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

 

Present Position: -Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice,

                               State University of New York, Stony Brook

                            Department of European Languages, Cultures, and Literatures

1996-2004:         -Full Professor of Italian, tenured, California State University, Long Beach,

                               Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures Department.

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Related Experience

2004-Present      European Languages Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice, State

                          University of New York, Stony Brook.

2001-2002       Resident Director of the California State University International Program in Florence,

                        Italy.

1996-2004                   Full Professor of Italian, California State University, Long Beach.  Early promotion.

1993-1994       Resident Director of the California State University International Program in Florence,

                        Italy.

1992-1996       Associate Professor of Italian.  Early tenure and promotion.

1990-1002       Assistant professor of Italian.

1984‑1988       Full‑time Lecturer of Italian, French and Italian Department, California State University, Long Beach.

 

Areas of Specialization

Second language acquisition applied methodology.

Contemporary poetry.

Women Writers (Comparative Literature and Italian Literature).

Romanticism: Giacomo Leopardi.

Theory and Practice of Translation.

Greek World.

Latin World.

 

Teaching Experience

Methodology: Second Language Acquisition applied linguistics

Italian:  All levels of Italian language courses.

            Italian Literature and Cultural Studies.

            Italian Cinema.

            Italian Women Writers.

Comparative

Literature: Women Writers in World Literature.

 

Administrative Assignments

1993-1994 and 2001-2002: Resident Director of the California State University International Program in Florence, Italy.

1985-1999: Director of the Italian Program

 

International Studies

1990‑2004: CSU Study Abroad Program advisor.

1985-2004: Collaboration with the International Program on Campus and at the Chancellor Office.

2001-02: Closely collaborated with the Long Beach campus in establishing a new summer program in Florence, which successfully started in May 2002 at the CSU study center.

June 1997 - Summer Program: Organized a month of studying in Verona, Italy and designed special curricula in consideration of the unique opportunities offered by the setting.

 
Administrative related experience

1990-1992: College Budget committee, California State University, Long Beach

1990-1991: Co-Director of National Endowment for the Humanities grant

1990-1993: Manager, Italian Cultural Institute's grants for CSULB

1992- 1998: Fundraising campaign for an endowed chair in Italian and management of funds

1989-1991: Reorganization of the Foreign Languages Laboratory

1990-1991: Member, Advisory Committee on Foundation Services

 

Preparation of Language Instructors. 

1985-1999 As Director of the Italian Program I prepared part time instructors and had weekly meetings on classroom instruction.  The only full time instructor of Italian and responsible for the entire program.

1997-1998 Participation in the training of Spanish, French, and German teaching assistants in the department.

Fall 1990-Spring 1991: Training of K-12 teachers with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, incorporating the teaching of Italian Literature to the teaching of Italian Language.

Fall 1991-Spring 1992: the training in Language and Literature continued with the support of

the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Los Angeles.

 

Academic Honors and Awards

Summer 2008:             FAHSS Individual Grant of $2,000

Summer 2007:                         FAHSS Individual Grant of $1,500

Summer 2006:            FAHSS Individual Grant of  $1,500

Spring 2002:                Italian Monselice “Diego Valeri” translation prize for the translation of Torquato Tasso’s Aminta (co-translator: Professor Charles Jernigan).

Spring 1997:                Innovation in Teaching Award for implementation of the Total Immersion course.

Spring 1996, 1997,

1998, 1999, 2004:       Assigned Time Awards for Research. California State University, Long Beach.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Percorsi.  (with Francesca Italiano, USC).  First-year Italian textbook for college students.  Prentice Hall. November 2007.

 

Percorsi.  (with Francesca Italiano, USC). Prentice Hall. Ancillary material: web site program; workbook; lab audio manual; assessment package. November 2007.

 

Percorsi – Video.  Development of a video connected with the textbook. November 2007

 

Program Report for the Preparation of Foreign Language Teachers (In collaboration with Professor Sarah Jourdain)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Length of the report: 150 pages. December 2007.

 

Land of Time.  Edited by Irene Marchegiani.  Preface by Dante Della Terza.  New York: Chelsea Editions, 2006.  A bilingual anthology of Luigi Fontanella’s poetry. 

 

Crescendo!  Intermediate Italian textbook for college students. Second edition. Heinle & Heinle. 2006.

July 2006

 

Blood Autunm.  Autunno di sangue, by Daniela Gioseffi.  Boca Raton, FL: Bordighera Press, 2006.  Translated 10 poems from English to Italian.

 

La vita in cerchio.  Rome: Stango, 2004.  Selected poetry by Irene Marchegiani. 

 

Promises of Love.  Trans. by Carol Lettieri and Irene Marchegiani Jones of selected poetry by Plinio Perilli.  Preface by Irene Marchegiani Jones and Carol Lettieri.  New York: Gradiva Publications, 2004. 

 

Aminta. A Patoral by Torquato Tasso.  Trans. Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Intr. by Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  New York: Italica Press, 2000.

In Spring 2002, this volume was awarded the prestigious Italian Monselice “Diego Valeri” prize for translation.

 

The Poetics of Place: Florence Imagined.  Ed. by Irene Marchegiani Jones and Thomas Haeussler.  Preface by Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Florence: Olschki, 2000.

 

Angels of Youth.  Trans. by Carol Lettieri and Irene Marchegiani Jones of Ceres  by Luigi Fontanella.  Preface by Irene Marchegiani Jones and Carol Lettieri.  Xenos Books, 2000.

 

Edited Torquato Tasso’s Aminta for the data bank Nuovo Rinascimento, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Department, University of Florence, Italy, and published it on the web, www.nuovorinascimento.org

 

The Star of Free Will by Maria Luisa Spaziani.  Trans. by Carol Lettieri and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Intr. by Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Montreal: Guernica, 1996.  135 pp.

 

Crescendo!, Lexington: D. C. Heath and Co., 1994.  (Co-author Prof. Francesca Italiano, University of Southern California). Instructor edition 624 pp. and Student edition 592 pp.

 

Crescendo! Workbook and Lab Manual, Lexington: D. C. Heath and Co, 1994.  200 pp.

 

Crescendo!, Transcript.  Lexington: D. C. Heath and Company, November 1994.  144 pp.

 

Incontri Attuali  (with Francesca Italiano, USC), Holt, Rinehart and Winston, November 1991. 

265 pp. 

 

Articles and Reviews

“Lettera aperta ad Antonia Pozzi.” In the proceedings of the poetry symposium Binding the Lands.  Present Day Poets Present Day Poetry.  Florence: Cadmo, 2004. 

 

La corrispondenza imperfetta: traduzioni inglesi della canzone Nelle nozze della sorella Paolina” in Paolina Leopardi.  Ed. by Elisabetta Benucci.  Pisa: ETS, 2004.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Paolina Leopardi held at the Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani.  Centro Mondiale della Poesia e della Cultura, Recanati, Italy, May 23-26, 2001.

 

“L’individuo e la storia in La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrďa di Dacia Maraini.” Italian Quarterly, 2001.

 

“Place And Displacement of The City of Florence In Giacomo Leopardi's Writings” in The Poetics of Place: Florence Imagined.  Ed. by Irene Marchegiani Jones and Thomas Haeussler.  Preface by Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Florence: Olschki, 2000.

 

“Dialoghi teatrali oraziani o del classicismo dopo la modernitą” in La lotta con Proteo.  Metamorfosi del testo e testualitą della critica.  Ed. by Ballerini, Bardin, and Ciavolella.  Florence: Cadmo, 2000.

 

Rev. Roberto Bertoni, ed. L’ultimo orizzonte… Giacomo Leopardi: A Cosmic Poet and His Testament.  Torino: Trauben Edizioni, 1999.  Annali d’italianistica, 2000.

 

“Da Orazio a Voltaire fino al classicismo dopo la modernitą” (From Horace to Voltaire to Classicism After Modernity) in Rivista di Studi Italiani, June 2000.

 

Un esempio di immersione totale nell’insegnamento dell’italiano negli Stati Uniti.” Selected proceedings of the VIII conference I.L.S.A. (Insegnanti di italiano come Lingua Seconda Associati).  Florence, May 29 1999.  Florence: Comune di Firenze, Spring 2000.

 

Rev. of Massimo Maggiari’s Archetipi e cosmo nella poesia di Arturo Onofri, in Italian Culture, v. XVII, 2, 1999.

 

Rev. of Dacia Maraini The Silent Duchess. Trans. by Dick Kitto and Elspeth Spottiswood. (1998), Gradiva, n. 18, 1999.

 

“Fuori di classe!  Una proposta didattica per l’insegnamento dell’italiano come seconda lingua fuori dell’aula tradizionale.  Italica, Fall 1998.

 

Amore e Morte: re-immaginare il vero.” Rivista di Studi Italiani, December 1998.

 

“An Introduction to Italian Poetry in the United States: The ars poetica of Luigi Fontanella.” Italian History and Culture, V. 5, 1998. 10 pp.

 

Rev. of  Ceres, by Luigi Fontanella (1996), in La Nuova Antologia, October 1997.

 

Lamerica from Albania through Italy to the United States: mythology of immigration,” article accessible on the Internet: http://members.tripod.com/~verdicchio.lightzoo.html.

 

Rev. of The Age of Exploration: An Exhibition Commemorating the Quincentennial of Christopher Columbus' First Voyage to the Americas.  Ed. by A. Dean Larsen and Madison U. Sowell.  Intr. by Russell T. Clement, in Italica, 1995.

 

"L'eroe marginale.  I limiti dell'idealizzazione nel Cristoforo Colombo di Lorenzo Costa."  Italian Culture,  V. XI, 1993.  17 pp.

 

"Alessandro Tassoni e Guidobaldo Benamati: poeti dell'impresa di Colombo.  Italica, 1992. 

 

Rev. of Giuliano Dati, The History of the Discovery Of the New Indian Islands of the Canaries, ed. and tr. Theodore  J. Cachey Jr. and Luciano Formisano (1989) in Italica, 1992. 

 

"Maria Luisa Spaziani: metafore dell'ambiente e dello spazio." Italian Culture, v. 9, 1992.  15 pp.

 

"Christopher Columbus: Untying the Myth."  Forum Italicum, 1992.  13 pp. 

 

Poetry

“Per Giovanna.”  Gradiva, Vol. 26, Fall 2004.

 

La vita in cerchio.  Rome: Stango, 2004.  Selected poetry by Irene Marchegiani. 

 

Italian translation from English of three poems by Helen Barolini, Gradiva, Vol. 25, Spring 2004. 

 

“Io amo solo questa casa che brucia.”  Gradiva, Vol. 23-24, Spring-Fall 2003.

 

Several poems in Nuove Lettere, 1999.

 

“Firenze. 2” and “Gli affreschi di Pompei.”  Hebenon, April, 1999.

 

“Firenze” and “Viaggio alle terre del sud – PerĚ.”  Il filorosso, 1998, Vol. 25.

 

“Due Terre (Two Lands)” and “Tempi.”  VIA, Voices in Italian Americana, V. 4, n. 1, 1993.  Poems in bilingual publication.

 

"Over your Absence Glide."  By Margherita Guidacci.  Trans. Carol Lettieri and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Mid‑American Review V. 9, 1989.   

 

Selected Reviews of Published Work

Cristina Pausino, Rev. of Crescendo! An Intermediate Italian program by Francesca Italiano and Irene Marchegiani.  Second Edition.  Boston: Thomson & Heinle, 2007.  Italica, 84.1, Spring 2007.

 

Francesco Graziano, Rev. of La vita in cerchio by Irene Marchegiani. Rome: Stango, 2004. Il Filorosso, 41, 2006.

 

Dante Maffia, Rev. of La vita in cerchio by Irene Marchegiani. Rome: Stango, 2004.  Polimnia, II.5, 2006.

 

Simona Carvelli, Rev. of La vita in cerchio by Irene Marchegiani.  Rome: Stango, 2004. Toasts and Ramblers, 2004.

 

Vittoria Surliuga, Rev. of La vita in cerchio by Irene Marchegiani.  Rome: Stango, 2004. Sinestesie, 2004.

 

Joan Cavallo, Rev. of Aminta. A Patoral by Torquato Tasso.  Trans. Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Intr. by Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  New York: Italica Press, 2000. Gradiva, Vol. 23-24, Spring-Fall 2003.

 

Madison U. Sowell, Rev. of Aminta. A Patoral by Torquato Tasso.  Trans. Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Intr. by Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  New York: Italica Press, 2000.  Renaissance Quarterly 56.1, Spring 2003. 

 

Donatella Bisutti, Rev. of Aminta. A Patoral by Torquato Tasso.  Trans. Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Intr. by Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  New York: Italica Press, 2000.  Poesia, February 2003.

Renzo Ricchi, Rev. of Aminta. A Patoral by Torquato Tasso.  Trans. Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Intr. by Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  New York: Italica Press, 2000.  La Nuova Antologia, December 2002.

 

Simona Maggiorelli, Rev. of The Poetics of Place: Florence Imagined.  Ed. by Irene Marchegiani Jones and Thomas Haeussler.  Preface by Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Florence: Olschki, 2000.  La Nazione, n. 126, 11 May 2002.

Molly Morrison, Rev. of Angels of Youth.  Trans. by Carol Lettieri and Irene Marchegiani Jones of Ceres  by Luigi Fontanella.  Preface by Irene Marchegiani Jones and Carol Lettieri.  Xenos Books, 2000.  Italica, Spring 2002.

 

Laura Stortoni, Rev. of Aminta. A Patoral by Torquato Tasso.  Trans. Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Intr. by Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  New York: Italica Press, 2000.  L’ItaloAmericano, November 2001.

 

Joan Cavallo, Rev. of Aminta. A Patoral by Torquato Tasso.  Trans. Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Intr. by Charles Jernigan and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  New York: Italica Press, 2000.  www.hti.umich.edu/t/tmr

 

Melinda Emmonsa, Rev. of The Star of Free Will by Maria Luisa Spaziani.  Trans. by Carol Lettieri and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Chelsea 63, 1997, pp. 155-161.

 

Rosa Cuda.  Rev. of The Star of Free Will by Maria Luisa Spaziani.  Trans. by Carol Lettieri and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Rivista di Studi Italiani, n.2, December 1997, pp. 310-312.

 

Nicoletta Tinozzi Mehrmand.  Rev. of Incontri Attuali, by Francesca Italiano and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Forum Italicum, V. 28, No. 1, Spring 1994, pp. 186-187.

 

Joseph A. Tursi.  Rev. of Crescendo! by Francesca Italiano and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  Forum Italicum, V. 30, No.1, pp. 237-238.

 

Flavia Laviosa.  Rev. of Incontri Attuali, by Francesca Italiano and Irene Marchegiani Jones.  The Modern Language Journal, V. 77, No.1, Spring 1993, pp. 119-120.

 
Editorial experience

2001-2004: Member of the editorial board of Quaderni del ‘900, a journal of Italian literature published by the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with the California State University, Long Beach.

 

Selected Spoken presentations

“To Speak or not to Speak? Designing Speaking Activities” Invited presentation at “Teaching Italian: A Symposium/Workshop for Instructional Materials. Meeting I: Speaking.” New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission and Department of Spanish and Italian, Monclair State University.  September 26, 2008. 

 

“Talking or Communicating? Creating Activities for Oral Communication and Meaningful Exchanges.”  Workshop. Organized by the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission and the Department of Spanish and Italian at Monclair State University.  September 26, 2008. 

“Teaching Italian Language and Culture at Colleges and Universities” at the conference titled “Showcase Italian II: Teaching The Unknown Classics in Italian and Italian American Studies” organized by the New Jersey Italian and Italian American heritage Commission - Higher Education Committee, at Rutgers University, March 14, 2008.  Invited presentation

 

Invited presentation of Oblivion, by Luigi Fontanella. Melbookstore Seeber, Florence, Italy.  June 12, 2008.

 

“Consalvo: Una rilettura” at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Taormina, Italy.  May 22-25, 2008

 

Invited participation at the Roundtable. Lettura di poesie: Voci italiane d’America II,

at the the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Taormina, Italy.  May 22-25, 2008

 

“Cultural Proficiency Guidelines Workshop: An Ad-Hoc Task Force for

Project Objectives and Design” at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Taormina, Italy.  May 22-25, 2008

 

Organized the following sessions at the the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Taormina, Italy.  May 22-25, 2008:

 

Co-organizer and moderator of the conference titled “The Cruellest Month. Italian Poetry and American Poetry in New York”, April 12, 2008, Stony Brook Manhattan.

 

Workshop on the new Italian textbook Percorsi. Invited by the Italian Department at St. John’s University, April 2008.

 

Workshop on the new Italian textbook Percorsi. Invited by the Italian Department at Rutgers University, March 2008.

 

“Teaching Italian Language and Culture at Colleges and Universities” at the conference titled “Showcase Italian II: Teaching The Unknown Classics in Italian and Italian American Studies” organized by the New Jersey Italian and Italian American heritage Commission - Higher Education Committee, at Rutgers University, March 14, 2008.  Invited presentation

 

Percorsi: A Beginning College Italian Program” at the annual convention of the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Antonio, TX, November 2007.

 

“University Pathways for the preparation of Instructors”, at the annual conference of the AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian), held in Washington DC, October 2007. Session sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Washington.

 

“Italian Language Pedagogies”. at the annual conference of the AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian), held in Washington DC, October 2007.

 

Invited presentation of Land of Time at Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor, September 8, 2007.

 

Alla sua donna di Giacomo Leopardi: una rilettura”, at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Colorado Springs. May 2006.

 

“Preparing Students for the New Italian AP: Writing and Speaking Skills”, at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Colorado Springs. May 2006.

 

“New Pathways towards Proficiency in Italian”, New York, Fordham University, March 24, 2007.

 

“New Issues in Teaching Italian”, San Diego, Italian Cultural Center, April 2, 2007.

 

“Integrating Culture in Teaching Language and the Italian AP”, New York, NECTFL, April 13, 2007.

 

“A New Proposal for the Teaching of Italian”, New York, NECTFL, April 14, 2007.

 

Poetry reading at the Calandra Institute, New York, April 14, 2007.

 

Book Presentation: Land of Time, Selected Poems by Luigi Fontanella. Edited by Irene Marchegiani. Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University, April 19, 2007.

 

Crescendo: second edition” in the session titled “Meet the Authors of New Italian Texts”. American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual Convention, Nashville, November 2006.

 

“Changes and Developments in Italian Language Teaching”. American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual Convention, Nashville, November 2006.

 

“The First Year of the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam”. American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual Convention, Nashville, November 2006.

 

Le Ricordanze di Giacomo Leopardi: una rilettura”. At the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Genova, Italy. May 2006.

 

“New Immigration from Italy”. Invited presentation at the Center for Italian Studies at Suny, Stony Brook. April 22, 2006

 

“Teaching for the AP exam”.  Invited presentation by the NYC public schools language coordinators.  December 9, 2005.

 

“Preparing instructors for the Italian AP exam”.  American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual Convention, Baltimore, November 2005.

 

Responded at the Round table Discussion on Translation, Symposium on Translation, SUNY, Stony Brook, October 25, 2005.

 

“Explaining the Italian AP exam”.  Invited presentation at the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, Washington, October 2005.

 

“Developing the Italian AP curriculum and test”.  Invited presentation at the Long Island AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) chapter, October 22, 2004.

 

“The Italian AP”.  Invited presentation, FLACS, Foreign language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors, Hofstra University, October 21, 2005.

 

“Giacomo Leopardi on translation”.  Invited presentation at the Colloquium titled “On Translation: Theory and Praxis” organized by the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University and Gradiva publications.  October 30, 2004.

 

“Discussing the AP Italian curriculum and exam”.  American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual Convention, Chicago, November 18, 2004.

 

“A Silvia o del perpetuo canto e Leopardi il grande ingannatore.” At the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Ottawa, Canada, April 2004.

 

La corrispondenza imperfetta: traduzioni inglesi della canzone Nelle nozze della sorella Paolina”.  Invited seminar at Montclair State University, New Jersey, November 2003.

 

“Maria Luisa Spaziani’s poetry”.  Invited seminar at the Summer program of the SUNY, Stony Brook, in Rome, Italy, July 2003.

 

“Italian Women Writers”.  Invited seminar at the Summer program of the SUNY, Stony Brook, in Rome, Italy, July 2003.

 

“Una rilettura di Aspasia.” At the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Washington, DC, April 2003.

 

“Italian Women Writers.”  Invited seminar held at Saint Mary College, Rome, Italy, November 2002.

 

“L’altro Leopardi.”  Invited seminar held at Rutgers University, NJ, Italian department, October 2002.

 “Florence Imagined, Florence Experienced.” Organized and spoke at a meeting of all of the American University in Florence, Italy, held at the prestigious Gabinetto Vieusseux, Strozzi’s Palace, Florence, Italy, May 2002.

 

“Donna e donne nei testi leopardiani” at the at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Columbia, Missouri, April 2002.

 

“Le traduzioni inglesi della canzone Per le nozze della sorella Paolina”, invited presentation at the international Conference on Paolina Leopardi held at the Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani. Centro Mondiale della Poesia e della Cultura, Recanati, Italy, May 2001.

 

“The dissemination of Italian Poetry in the U.S.”, invited lecture at the prestigious Centro Internazionale Eugenio Montale, in Rome, Italy, May 2001.

 

Respondent on translating poetry at the round table Translating and Transmitting, at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Philadelphia, April 2001.

 

“The corrispondenza imperfetta: English Translations of Giacomo Leopardi’s poem to his sister Paolina” at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Philadelphia, April 2001.

 

“Translating Torquato Tasso’s Aminta (with Professor Charles Jernigan) at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, held in Chicago, March 2001.

 

“Translating poetry: the example of Angeles of Youth” at the at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Boston, November 2000.

 

“Gianni Amelio’s Lamerica: A Liminal Reading of Migration”. Symposium Imagining Immigration.  Italy and the Americas, organized by the Center for Italian Studies at SUNY, Stony Brook, October 21, 2000.

 

“The Poetry of Antonia Pozzi between dream and rebellion” at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in New York, April 2000.

Read poems in a Round Table dedicated to poetry written by women, at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in New York, April 2000.

 

“Memorie tassiane in Giacomo Leopardi” (Torquato Tasso’s memories in Giacomo Leopardi) at the annual conference of the RSA (Renaissance Society of America) held in Florence, Italy, March 2000.

 

Lectured on Antonia Pozzi’s poetry, at Binding the Lands.  Present Day Poets Present Day Poetry, the third symposium of the I.P.S.A. (Italian Poetry Society of American), New York, at the Italian Cultural Institute and Harvard Club, November 1999.  Invited participation.

 

“History In And Out Of Time In The Works of Maria Luisa Spaziani and Dacia Maraini” at the annual conference of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) held in Houston, Texas. November 1999.

 

“In Class and Outside Class: Teaching Strategies.” Invited to lecture as part of the Baker-Steyer Lecture series on teaching and pedagogy at Yale University, October 1999.

 

Lectured on Dacia Maraini’s The Silent Duchess at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, CSULB, October 1999.

 

“Realtą storica e creazione immaginativa: soluzioni di prosa e poesia in Dacia Maraini e Maria Luisa Spaziani”(Historic Reality And Imaginative Creation: Prose And Poetry Solutions In Dacia Maraini And Maria Luisa Spaziani) at the fourth International Conference of Italian Studies organized by the Cátedra Extraordinaria Italo Calvino at the Universitad Nacional Autonóma de México, Mexico City, August 1999.  Invited.

 

 “Un esempio di immersione totale nell’insegnamento dell’italiano negli Stati Uniti.” VII annual conference of the I.L.S.A. (Insegnanti Italiano Lingua Seconda Associati), Florence, Italy. May 1999.

 

“The Poetic of place: Literary Representations of Florence.” 19th annual conference of the AAIS (American Association of Italian Studies), Eugene, Oregon, April 1999.

 

Participated to The Mouth of Poetry, the second annual symposium of the I.P.S.A. (Italian Poetry Society of American), at Yale University, November 12-14, 1998. Invited participation.

 

“The ars poetica of Italian-American Poetry”, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, CSULB, October 14, 1998.

 

“Italian Poetry in the United States”.  Invited presentation at Yale University.  November 1998.

 

“La poetica di Paolo Valesio”, Florence, Italy, June 1998.

 

“Giacomo Leopardi: il viaggio, il tempo, lo spazio” (Giacomo Leopardi: The Journey, The Time, The Space).  American Association of Italian Studies, Chicago, April 4, 1998.

 

“La poesia delle radici italiane negli Stati Uniti.” American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Nashville, November 1997.

 

“Taking Italian out of the classroom.”  University of Suny, Farmingdale, N.Y. for the local chapters of the Long Island Language Teachers organization and the Long Island Chapter of AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian), November 1997.

 

“Da Orazio a Voltaire fino al Classicismo Dopo la Modernitą.  (From Horace to Voltaire to the Classicism After Modernity).”  A.I.L.L.I. (International Association for the Study of Italian Language and Literature).  Los Angeles, October 1997.

 

Ceres e l’Ars Poetica di Luigi Fontanella.”  Florence, Italy, June 1997.

 

“Contemporary Italian and Italian American Poetry Reading”  Invited to read four (4) of my poems.  American Association of  Italian Studies.  Winston-Salem, NC, April 1997.

 

I transatlantici-poeti italiani all’estero”  Respondent at the round table discussion as elected member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Poetry Society of America.  American Association of Italian Studies.  Winston-Salem, NC, April 1997.

 

“La Poesia di Maria Luisa Spaziani”  An introduction to Spaziani’s poetry at the round table discussion.   American Association of  Italian Studies.  Winston-Salem, NC, April 1997.

 

Lamerica from Albania through Italy to the United States: mythology of immigration.” American Association of Italian Studies.  Winston-Salem, NC, April 1997.

 

“Maria Luisa Spaziani’s Poetry within the Margins and beyond Feminism,” at Georgetown University, Florence, Italy, January  1997.  Invited lecture.

 

“What happens to the Brain when we Learn a Second Language.” American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages.  Philadelphia, November 1996.

 

“Giacomo Leopardi e ‘Gli amici suoi di Toscana’.” At the annual conference of the American Association of Italian Studies, in St. Louis, MO, April 11-14, 1996.

 

“La poesia di Maria Luisa Spaziani entro i margini e al di lą del femminismo.” At the 29th annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.  Meeting held in conjunction with the American Association of Teachers of Italian, Anaheim, California, November 18-20, 1995.

 

“Leopardi: uno straniero a Firenze.” At the annual conference of the American Association of Italian Studies, in Tempe, Arizona, April 20-23, 1995.

 

Crescendo! Presentation of the textbook, in the session titled "Meet the Authors, at the 28th annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.  Meeting held in conjunction with the American Association of Teachers of Italian, Atlanta, Georgia, November 18-20, 1994.

"La marginalizzazione delle scrittrici italiane." At the study center of the CSU International Programs, Florence, Italy, Spring 1994.

 

"Cristoforo Colombo: protagonista di poemi epici Italiani e Latini."  At the study center of the CSU International Programs in Florence, Italy, October 1993.

"'Giovanna D'Arco': ipotesi storica e risoluzione narrativa di Maria Luisa Spaziani." At the annual conference of the American Association of Italian Studies, at Austin, Texas, April 15-18, 1993. 

 

"Memorie dell'Arcadia antica: non Ź piĚ l'etą dell'oro."  At the 26th annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in Chicago, November 20-22, 1992. 

 

"La 'filosofia' della scoperta nel Colombo di Leopardi." At the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, in Ogden, Utah, October 15-17, 1992.

 

"L'idealizzazione di Colombo nell'epica italiana dell' '800".  At the Annual Conference of the American Association of Italian Studies, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 1992.

 

"Italian Women Writers: Inside and Outside the Anthology."  At the annual Comparative Literature and Classics Conference at CSULB, April 28-29, 1992. 

 

"Giacomo Leopardi e il padre: la figura di Monaldo come espressione e simbolo di autoritą civile e religiosa."  At the Forty‑Fifth Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, October 17‑19 1991.

 

“La metafora della stella e altre immagini nel paesaggio interiore della poesia di Maria Luisa Spaziani.” At the Annual Convention of the American Association for Italian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 1991.

 

"Defining Horace's Epicureanism: Self Restraint or Political Defiance?"  At the 26th annual CSULB Comparative Literature Conference, April 1991.

 

"A Private and a Public Concept of Friendship in Pliny the Younger’s Letters."  At the annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 1990.

 

“From Beethoven to Tolstoy:  The Kreutzer Sonata as Sign and Symbol.” At the 25th Annual Comparative Literature/Classics Conference at CSULB, April 1990. 

 

 

Professional Services and Activities

2007-Present: Outside reviewer for the development of the new Italian AP national test: Invited by the College Board, New York and by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, NJ

 

March-April 2008: Editorial reviewer for the University of Toronto Press, series Toronto Italian Studies, of the book entitled Tuscan Spaces: Literary Constructions of Space by Silvia Ross (University College Cork, Ireland).

 

October 2007: Faculty Reviewer for Professor Anna De Fina’s tenure and promotion,

                        Georgetown University

 

2004-2007: Invited by the College Board, New York, and by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, NJ, to be a member of the committee for the development of the new Italian AP national test.

1996-2004:  Invited by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, NJ, to be a member of the Italian SAT II test committee.  Preparation of the yearly Italian SAT II.  Test development work.

 

Leadership and Organizational Activities in professional Associations

2004-2006: Elected President of the Women Studies Caucus of the American Association for Italian

                   Studies.

2001-2004: Elected secretary of the Women Studies Caucus of the American Association for Italian

                 Studies.

1998-2004: Elected California representative to the national Executive Council of the

                  American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI).

1997-Present: Member of the Board of Directors of the International Poetry Society of America.

1995-2000: Associate Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, CSULB.

 

Department, College, and University-wide service at SUNY, Stony Brook

Department Representative at the Senate

Department Representative at the LLRC Advisory Committee

Member of the Department Language Committee

Member of the PEP (Professional Educational Program)

Member of the PEP Sub-committee for Standard 5

Member of the PEP Sub committee for revision and discussion of the Lesson Evaluation Form

Member of the ad hoc English Teacher Education Review Board

 

Department, College, and University-wide service at CSULB: A Selection

Department Retention and Promotion Committee

College Curriculum Committee

College Budget Committee

University Wide Planning and Educational Policies Council and several PEP sub-committees

Several Hiring Committees

 

Community

Member of the steering committee for the promotion of the AP Italian course and exam, and for fundraising organization for the continuation of the AP exam.

 

Member of the jury for the grade schools poetry contest organized by AATILI (American association of teachers of Italian, Long Island chapter) 2006, 2007, 2008.

 

Numerous activities in connection with fundraising efforts while at CSULB.