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Art and Architecture
Business
Fashion and Design
Film and Photography
Food
Italian American History and Culture
Language and Translation
Literature
Migration
Music and Theater
Sicily
Teaching and Learning Italian (Education and Pedagogy)
Technology, Media and Humanities

Other programs
Paid Internships in Italian Business, in Translation, and in Italian Teaching/Educational Program
Summer Intensive Course in Italian for High School Students for College Credit


Literature ‌

Jhumpa Lahiri and Amara Lakhous

Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City (Feb. 23, 2017)

In Other Wor(l)ds: Jhumpa Lahiri on the Italian Language and Culture as a Place of Creative Freedom (Oct. 5, 2015)

Migrating Words: Writer Amara Lakhous on Cultural and Literary Translation (April 6 and 13, 2015)

Writers Between Worlds: Symposium and Anthology Presentation (Oct. 2, 2014)


Film and Photography

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If You Saw What I Saw in Corleone, A Town of Mafia, Anti-Mafia and Mafia Tourism: A Conversation with Artist Maria Rapicavoli (March 26, 2019)

Through the Golden Door Then and Now: A Conversation with Actor Vincenzo Amato (Golden Door, Once We Were Strangers, Sicilian Ghost Story(Jan. 29, 2019)

Film screening of Sicilian Ghost Story and Q&A with director Antonio Piazza (Dec. 3, 2018)

Critical Made in Italy Part 3: Cinema – What Italian Language(s) Does Italian Film Speak? (Oct. 16, 2017)

Film Screening at Montclair State University: Come il peso dell’acqua (Like the Weight of Water) by Andrea Segre (April 27, 2017)

Italians in America: Recent Documentaries and Photographs (Feb. 8, 2016)

Dancing A Film: Luchino Visconti’s “Rocco and His Brothers” Inspires Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten (Feb. 4-17, 2015)

Film Screening: “The Rule” by Italian American Directors Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno (Nov. 18,2014)

A Journey to Italy: Contrasting Perceptions of the Nation through Photography: A Lecture by Paolo Barbaro and Claudia Cavatorta (March 6, 2014)

Italian Americans in Independent Film: A Conversation with Filmmakers Nancy Savoca and Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno & Jerome Bongiorno (Nov. 8, 2012)

The Migrant Transatlantic Voyage in Italian Early Silent Films: A Screening with Live Musical Accompaniment (Sept. 27, 2012)


Music and Theater

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Opera at the Arena Sferisterio of Macerata (Feb. 7, 2018; off-site)

Sicily as a Theater of the World: A Conversation with Playwright and Director Emma Dante (Nov. 15, 2017)

Venice as a Metaphor of the World: Otherness, Immigration, and Religion in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice and in Today’s World (Sept. 26, 2017)

Teaching Italian Meeting IX: EduMusica — Songs and Music in the Italian Curriculum (Nov. 4, 2016)

Theatre and Music in Mediterranean Italy: Teatro delle Albe and Fratelli Mancuso: Noise in the Waters (Feb. 18, 2014)

Sicilian Music Workshop with Fratelli Mancuso (Feb. 17, 2014)

Theatre Workshop with Marco Martinelli of Teatro delle Albe (Feb 4, 2014)

The Role of Theater in Contemporary Italy: A Conversation with Director Romeo Castellucci (Feb. 14, 2013)

The Horde: Stories, Songs, and Images of Italian emigration (Sept. 30, 2011)


Language and Translation

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Unbuilding Walls, Expanding Cultural Horizons: Jhumpa Lahiri on Translation (Nov. 18, 2019)

National, Transnational, Translational: Re-Thinking Italian in a Multilingual Landscape (Oct. 15, 2018)

Italian Open Day (Spring): Italy through Images, Words and Music: Award Ceremony and Concert (April 5, 2017)

Come sta l’italiano? The Present and Future of Italian Language and Culture Studies (Nov. 15, 2016)

Italian Open Day (Fall): Informational Stand, Meeting with Majors and Minors and Award Ceremony (Sept. 14, 2016)

Italian Translation Series 2016

Montclair Translates for Milan via Florence at EXPO 2015: Techniques and Technologies for Titling Live Performances. Presentation of the “Titling Voices Across Continents” Project (Dec. 11, 2015)

Translating Voices Across Continents: Surtitles for Theater – Expo 2015

Italian Translation Series 2015

Reading Foreign Voices: Film, Opera, and Theater Sub-And Sur-titles Across Languages (Dec. 5, 2014)

See also Teaching and Learning Italian (Education and Pedagogy)


Technology, Media and Humanities

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Italian Information Designer Giorgia Lupi on Data Humanism (Feb. 2019)

Adopt an Italian UNESCO Site Jointly: Workshop and Mixer about Collaborative Audiovisual Work (Sept. 28, 2016)

From Ethnic to Multi-cultural Italian Media in the U.S. (April 12, 2016)

Digital Humanities in Authorea: New Spaces for Publishing on a Shared Free Platform: A Meeting with the Founder (Sept. 16, 2015)

Not Just for Techies: A Panel on Humanities-Focused Startups between NY/NJ and Italy (April 16, 2014)


Food

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Critical Made in Italy Part 5: Environment and Nutrition (Fall 2019)

Experimenting with the Future: A Bio-sustainable Journey Through Italy (Spring 2017)

Critical Made in Italy Part 2: Food – Sustainability and Biotechnologies (March 21, 2017)

Business Italian Style 2: Andrea Illy VIDEO (Spring 2017)

Business Italian Style 2: Lidia Bastianich VIDEO (Spring 2017)

Business Italian Style 2: Dino Borri VIDEO (Spring 2017)

Business Italian Style: Food (Fall 2014)

The Italian American Table: A Lecture on Food History by Dr. Simone Cinotto (Nov. 18, 2013)

Mangia Piano: The Internationalization of Italian Local Foodways – The St. Joseph’s Tables in Sicilian Cuisine (March 6 and 7, 2012) – see also Sicily

See also research project:
Food, Hunger, Migration and the American Myth in Sicily at the Time of the WWII Allied Landing


Fashion and Design

Fashion and Design

Anna Piaggi: Creativity and Passion in and Beyond Fashion (Oct. 9, 2019)

Critical Made in Italy Part 4: Art, Industry and Public Spaces: A Conversation with Sicilian artist Francesco Simeti, with the participation of Nicholas Savage (Image specialist, Maharam) and Lester Burg (MTA Arts & Design) (April 15, 2019)

In-class Talk with Daniele Balicco: Bruno Munari about Design and Writing (Oct. 17, 2016)

Critical Made in Italy Part 1: Design (Oct. 13, 2016)

Business Italian Style: Design (Fall 2014)

Business Italian Style: Fashion (Fall 2014)

The Italian Artistic Legacy in Contemporary Silversmithing: A Lecture by 2011 MacArthur Fellow Ubaldo Vitali, in conversation with Ulysses Grant Dietz  at the Newark Museum (Feb. 28, 2013)

Fashion and Film Italian Style during the Post-WWII Economic Boom: A Lecture by Prof. Eugenia Paulicelli (April 11, 2013)


Art and Architecture

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From Montclair to Montechiaro: Discovering Italy in the Local Architecture (June 9, 2019)

Critical Made in Italy Part 4: Art, Industry and Public Spaces: A Conversation with Sicilian artist Francesco Simeti, with the participation of Nicholas Savage (Image specialist, Maharam) and Lester Burg (MTA Arts & Design) (April 15, 2019)

If you saw what I saw in Corleone, A Town of Mafia, Anti-Mafia and Mafia-Tourism (March 26, 2019)

In-class Talk with Daniele Balicco: Bruno Munari about Design and Writing (Oct. 17, 2016)

UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy: World Records and Local Challenges – On the 70 Anniversary of the Foundation of UNESCO (Nov. 12, 2015)

Business Italian Style: Art (Fall 2014)

A Guided Tour of Renzo Piano’s Architecture in New York City (Oct. 5, 2013)

The Humanistic Legacy in Renzo Piano’s Architecture: A Panel (Sept. 23, 2013)

Joseph Stella’s Futurism between Italy and the U.S. (Nov. 10, 2011)


Migration

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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) (Jan. 29, 2019)

Book Presentation: Pre-Occupied Spaces. Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies by Teresa Fiore (Fordham UP 2017) (Dec. 11, 2017)

Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: National Reception, Lived Experiences, E.U. Pressures (joint event with Columbia University) (April 26 and 27, 2017)

Italians in America: Recent Documentaries and Photographs (Feb. 8, 2016)

The Migrant Transatlantic Voyage in Italian Early Silent Films: A Screening with Live Musical Accompaniment (Sept. 27, 2012)

See also Programs on Italian American Culture


Business

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Sicily

immigrants on a ship

Critical Made in Italy Part 4: Art, Industry and Public Spaces: A Conversation with Sicilian artist Francesco Simeti, with the participation of Nicholas Savage (Image specialist, Maharam) and Lester Burg (MTA Arts & Design) (April 15, 2019)

If You Saw What I Saw in Corleone, A Town of Mafia, Anti-Mafia and Mafia Tourism (March 26, 2019)

Through the Golden Door Then and Now: A Conversation with Actor Vincenzo Amato (Jan. 29, 2019)

Sicilian Ghost Story: Film Screening and Q&A with director Antonio Piazza (Dec. 3, 2018)

Sicily as a Theater of the World: A Conversation with Playwright and Director Emma Dante (Nov. 15, 2017)

Fratelli Mancuso: Sicilian music workshop (Feb. 17, 2014)

Mangia Piano: The Internalization of Italian Local Foodways – The St. Joseph’s Tables in Sicilian Cuisine (March 6, 2012) – see also Food

See also research project:
Food, Hunger, Migration and the American Myth in Sicily at the Time of the WWII Allied Landing

 

Teaching and Learning Italian (Education and Pedagogy)

language learning

Bridging the University and High School Systems Through World Languages and Cultures: New Approaches to Italian Teaching on the East and West Coasts (Feb. 23, 2019)

Innovation in Language Education: Linking High School, University and Pre-professional Experiences through Italian (Summer Internships and pre-AP course for HS Students) (Nov. 15, 2018)

Teaching Italian Meeting IX: EduMusica — Songs and Music in the Italian Curriculum (Nov. 4, 2016)

The Reggio Emilia Approach: A Panel on the U.S. School System’s Responses to an Italian Educational Philosophy (March 15, 2016)

Teaching Italian VI Symposium: “Cinelezione: Current Approaches to Film in the Classroom” (Oct. 18, 2013)

See also Language and Translation