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2018-19 Events

Fall 2018

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National, Transnational, Translational: Re-Thinking Italian in a Multilingual Landscape

  • A lecture by Loredana Polezzi, Professor of Translation Studies (School of Modern Languages, Cardiff U, UK).
    Mon Oct. 15, 2018 6:30-8:30 p.m. (School of Business, Lecture Hall 101)
    Officially presented in connection with the 2018 Italian Language in the World initiative
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Innovation in Language Education: Linking High School, University and Pre-professional Experiences through Italian (Summer Internships and pre-AP course for HS Students)

  • Roundtable with an introductory speech by Paula Krebs (Executive Director of the MLA, Modern Language Association)
    Thur. Nov. 15, 2018 4-6 p.m. (School of Business, Lecture Hall 101)
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Film screening and Q&A with director Antonio Piazza

  • Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza
    Mon. Dec. 3, 2018 6-9 p.m. (SCM Presentation Hall 1040)

Spring 2019

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Through the Golden Door Then and Now: A Conversation with Actor Vincenzo Amato (Golden Door, Once We Were Strangers, Sicilian Ghost Story)

  • Screening of film clips and debate moderated by Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair, Montclair State University)
    Tue. Jan. 29, 2019 7-8:30 p.m. University Hall 1070
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Bridging the University and High School Systems Through World Languages and Cultures: New Approaches to Italian Teaching on the East and West Coasts

  • Online Workshop: Panel of presentations and discussion via Zoom meeting
    Sat. Feb. 23, 2019 1-4 p.m. EST (10AM-1PM PST)

If You Saw What I Saw in Corleone, A Town of Mafia, Anti-Mafia and Mafia Tourism: A Conversation with Artist Maria Rapicavoli

  • Screening of film clips (from Rapicavoli’s work and The Godfather series) and debate moderated by Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair, Montclair State University)
    Tue. March 26, 2019 7:-8:30 p.m. – University Hall 1070
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Critical Made in Italy Part 4: Art, Industry and Public Spaces

  • A Conversation with artist Francesco Simeti, Nicholas Savage (Image specialist, Maharam) and Lester Burg (MTA, Arts & Design)
    Co-moderated by Livia Alexander (Art and Design, Montclair State University) and Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair, Montclair State University) with introductory remarks by Sharon Waters (Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship)
    Mon. April 15, 2019 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Feliciano School of Business, Lecture Hall 101

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Telling Your Story: Secrets to Job Search Success in Languages and Other Fields (co-sponsored event)

  • A multi-part workshop with Dr. Anna Marie Trester about transferring university training to a range of professional contexts
    April 18 (10-11:15am) Part I: Zoom video conference (UH 3046)
    April 24 (2:45-4:15pm) Part II: Live Workshop (SBUS 011)
    + Open Office Hrs 4:30-5:30 (Schmitt 318)
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From Montclair to Montechiaro: Discovering Italy in the Local Architecture

  • Guided tour and introductory lecture by Frank Gerard Godlewski (architect and architectural historian) and Kathleen Bennett (decorative arts historian and chairperson of the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission)
    June 9, 2019 – 2pm at the Van Vleck House and Gardens (21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ 07042)

Summer 2019

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2019 Summer Italian Intensive Course for College Credit

  • This course is designed for high school students on a university campus, available at Montclair State in an intensive summer format, including guest speakers and off-campus tours.
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Paid internships in Italian Business/Made in Italy

Ongoing research projects and activities

Pre-Occupied Spaces

Ongoing presentations of Teresa Fiore’s book Pre-occupied Spaces

  • Winner of the 2017 AAIS/American Association of Italian Studies Book Prize, Honorable Mention at the 2018 MLA Marraro Prize and Runner UP at the Gadda Prize in Edinburgh, UK.
    Various locations around the U.S. and in Italy, and various dates throughout the academic year
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Food, Hunger, Migration and the American Myth in Sicily at the Time of the WWII Allied Landing

  • Illustration of the in-progress research project about food practices and human mobility before and after 1943.
    Presentations by faculty and student assistant