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Inserra Chair

Welcome to the page of the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, affiliated with the Italian Program and housed in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Montclair State University.

This endowed position is devoted to the promotion of Italian culture with particular emphasis to its meaning and relevance in the international scene, and especially in the U.S. and in New Jersey, as a result of people’s migrations and exchanges of ideas, practices, and goods over the centuries.

Join us for a rich program of Italian and Italian American cultural activities at MSU or in other venues in New Jersey!

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Wednesday March 21, 2018
Registration is open! Join us this summer for our 2018 Italian Intensive Course for College Credit. In just 3 weeks you can earn 3 college credits. The program is open to high school students in the area. For more information visit our page.
Saturday January 27, 2018
What's entailed in carrying meaning across languages through opera surtitles? How do audio-descriptions and tactile tours allow one to "see" of an opera? Join us for a panel discussion with international scholars and a Pulitzer-Prize winner …