Irene Marchegiani

Lecturer and Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice

Irene Marchegiani, Professor Emerita of Italian Language and Literature at California State University, Long Beach, is currently Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at State University of New York, Stony Brook. She co-authored several college textbooks for students of Italian: Incontri Attuali, Crescendo, and Percorsi. In addition to language acquisition research, her other interests and publications incude Italian women writers, the romantic Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi, and contemporary Italian poetry. She edited the volume of poetry Land of Time (Chelsea Edition, 2006) by Luigi Fontanella and The Poetics of Place: Florence imagined (Olschki, 2001). She co-translated The Star of Free Will by Maria Luisa Spaziani, Angels of Youth by Luigi Fontanella, Promises of Love by Plinio Perilli. Recently she translated Lovesickness by Michele Caccamo and A Tired Angel by Mario Lucrezio Reali. With Charles Jernigan she translated Torquato Tasso’s Aminta (Italica Press, 2000), which was awarded the international “Diego Valeri” Monselice Prize in 2002. Her poems appear in a number of Italian journals and her collection titled La vita in cerchio received the prestigious Prize Astrolabio (University of Pisa, Italy) in 2010.