Advanced Italian Grammar, 2019 CUNY City College
Advanced Italian Grammar, Corinna M. Kociuba
Open Educational Resources
Syllabus on Advanced Italian Grammar
The Italians: Communicating In A Discourse Community, 2018 Bowling Green State University
The Italians: Communicating In A Discourse Community, Madeline Dziak
WRIT: GSW Journal of First-Year Writing
For a discourse community assignment, I decided that I would write about something that I am proud to be called: an Italian. Being only part Italian, I grew up on many different aspects and traditions that I still use in my lifetime, whether it would be food, art, or how I celebrate the holidays. It is a big part of my culture that I am proud to write about.
The Vanishing Line, 2018 Washington University in St. Louis
The Vanishing Line, Jacopo Mazzoni
Graduate School of Art Theses
This thesis is an exploratory effort to bridge the rift that political and monetary powers created between art and technology. In my practice, these socio-political motivations are exposed through the creation of non-utilitarian inventions that use different technologies as charged metaphors. I research mass media language and construct interactive pieces while borrowing strategies from the entertainment industry to make environmental, social, and political issues more palatable than documentary films or raw data could. In my work, technology is regarded as a semidivine entity with supernatural powers that can both elevate and reduce the human experience. My work functions differently according ...
In-Between: The Spaces Of Modernity, 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
In-Between: The Spaces Of Modernity, Elisa Fabris Valenti
LSU Master's Theses
During the past three years as a graduate student, I have experienced loneliness. Having recently emigrated from Italy, I have often asked myself why I am experiencing such hard times adjusting to a different country. My thesis explores this question. Referring to Marc Augé’s idea of non-place, I have chosen a geographical and spatial starting point to approach my work. Italian cities are built around the central piazza where social, political, and economic life revolves. In my thesis, I depict American spaces that lack specific location and create solitude within the urban corridors. Private feelings, such as loneliness, are ...
Signor Mio Carissimo: A Theatrical Analysis And Translation Of Michelangelo’S Love Letters To Tommaso Dei Cavalieri, Miles Edmonds Messinger
Senior Projects Spring 2018
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts and The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.
Naming Rape: The Social Practice Of Power, Agency, And Victimization In The Italo-Ethiopian War, 1936-1940, 2017 University of Dayton
Naming Rape: The Social Practice Of Power, Agency, And Victimization In The Italo-Ethiopian War, 1936-1940, Caroline Waldron Merithew
The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy
This paper, “Naming Rape,” shows how and when rape got named as part of the movement against the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1936. I show that activists used the term strategically at certain points and specific places of the struggle to sway opinion and move the international community to challenge fascist violence and expansionism. Naming rape was something new for antiwar activists at this time.
Paese Di Accoglienza: Il Successo Di Un Modello Innovativo Di Accoglienza Dei Richiedenti Asilo In Italia, Isabela Arena Secanechia
Senior Capstone Theses
This work discusses Italy's migrant reception system including its flaws and their effects. Furthermore, this work explores an alternative, sustainable model of migrant reception created in Riace, Calabria, that has been successful in varying towns across Italy. Ultimately, this work argues that this system, which is beneficial to both Italians and incoming migrants — specifically asylum seekers — can and should be implemented nationally to counter the current flawed system.
La Divisione Fra I Divisionisti, 2017 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut
La Divisione Fra I Divisionisti, Meijing He
Senior Theses and Projects
My thesis explores the philosophical and ideological divergence among the artists of the Italian Divisionism. Divisionism is a distinctive artistic phenomenon that had a short lifespan of twenty years from 1890 to 1910. Like the French Pointilism, it absorbed the influence of contemporary scientific theories on optical perception in relation to colors. Instead of blending colors in a traditional way, the artists of this style juxtaposed individual, broken strokes in primary colors to achieve the effect of maximum luminosity. Unlike the French neo-impressionists, however, their subject matter featured a strong involvement in social and political issues, idealized depiction of nature ...
Forget Me Not: Exploring The Rise Of The Anti Immigrant Right Through The Lens Of Historical Amnesia, Eliana Lucia Koenig Accomazzi
Senior Projects Spring 2017
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.
The Search For An Identity: The Merging Of The Past And Present To Form A Future In Italian Culture, 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder
The Search For An Identity: The Merging Of The Past And Present To Form A Future In Italian Culture, Olivia Witwer
Undergraduate Honors Theses
A country is often defined by its national identity and how it expresses the history of its cultural characteristics. For a majority of its history, the Italian peninsula was a land that was separated by multiple dukedoms and republics that were also marked by war and violence. When Italy became a unified nation in 1861 it struggled to bring its unique cities together under one government and culture. This type of unification had already been progressing throughout much of Europe, whereas Italy was just starting to forge a unified national identity. In order to form a true national identity that ...
Lingua Di Carta, Lingua Di Carne: A Translated Interview With Amara Lakhous, 2016 University of Connecticut - Storrs
Lingua Di Carta, Lingua Di Carne: A Translated Interview With Amara Lakhous, Amara Lakhous, Simone Puleo, Fabiana Viglione
The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal
Novelist and professor Amara Lakhous lives in the United States, where he has begun his third life—a new phase after his Algerian beginnings and subsequent Italian “adoption,” as he says. After having completed a degree in philosophy from the University of Algiers, Lakhous immigrated to Italy as a political refugee. In Italy, Lakhous would earn a doctorate in anthropology from La Sapienza, Rome. These days, Amara Lakhous lives in New York City and has been a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut. He is often invited by prestigious universities in the United States to discuss social and political ...
Viewing The Foundations: Italian Institutions And Mafia Through Short Stories And Film, 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Viewing The Foundations: Italian Institutions And Mafia Through Short Stories And Film, Xylina Marshall
Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects
No abstract provided.
“Fixing The Italian Problem”: Archbishop Of New Orleans John W. Shaw And The Oblates Of Mary Immaculate, 1918-1933, 2016 University of New Orleans, New Orleans
“Fixing The Italian Problem”: Archbishop Of New Orleans John W. Shaw And The Oblates Of Mary Immaculate, 1918-1933, Emily E. Nuttli
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
In 1918, Archbishop Shaw invited the Texas Catholic religious order, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, to New Orleans to manage the St. Louis Cathedral and its filial parish for Southern Italians, St. Mary’s Church. This thesis will look at the personalities and preferentialism that affected this early 20th century transfer of religious power from secular priests to a religious order. Comparing the language used by Archbishop Shaw in correspondence with Oblate Fathers with the language he used with his secular priests will determine that Shaw displayed favoritism in his decision to invite the Oblates. This decision was affected ...
Production, Consumption, And Marketing Italian Wine Culture, 2016 Trinity College
Production, Consumption, And Marketing Italian Wine Culture, Shannon Farrell
Senior Theses and Projects
Wine has been produced and consumed for centuries and, therefore, reflects wide ranging social and cultural practices. In my study, I recount the story of wine in Italy, from the Greek influence on southern Italian viticulture to the present. I mainly consider modern production, the market for wine, government regulations, and the publication of popular wine "guides". Using Italian wine guides, we can track the developments in production and consumption over the last twenty years, when Italian wines began to enjoy greater international favor. By focusing also on recent marketing of different regional wines, we can also see how both ...
Storia Orale Di Immigrati Italiani, 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut
Storia Orale Di Immigrati Italiani, Stephen A. Falcigno
Senior Theses and Projects
While growing up in an Italian family, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to a different culture. I was told some of the most amazing stories about life in Italy as well as the journey it took to come to America. My grandparents, Salvatore and Lina Mangione, like many other Italian immigrants, have a remarkable story. For my thesis, I documented this story and connected it back to some of the historical data that we now have. Their story focuses on their journey to the United States including the trials and tribulations they faced. It also includes how they ...
Mose: Salvare Venezia, 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut
Mose: Salvare Venezia, Salvatore T. Siciliano
Senior Theses and Projects
Since 1900, the water levels in the Venetian Lagoon have risen almost 16 centimeters. In the same timeframe the city of Venice has gone from averaging 7 floods a year to over 100 in 2004 alone. It’s clear that in order for Venice to survive this problem a solution must be found. Fortunately, in 2003 MOSE (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico), a network of floodgates constructed at each entrance to the lagoon that prevents flooding during high tides, finally began its long awaited construction, that today is in its final stages.
When looking at MOSE from an engineering perspective, the mechanics ...
Export / Import: The Promotion Of Contemporary Italian Art In The United States, 1935-1969, 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York
Export / Import: The Promotion Of Contemporary Italian Art In The United States, 1935-1969, Raffaele Bedarida
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
Export / Import examines the exportation of contemporary Italian art to the United States from 1935 to 1969 and how it refashioned Italian national identity in the process. I do not concentrate on the Italian art scene per se, or on the American reception of Italian shows. Through a transnational perspective, instead, I examine the role of art exhibitions, publications, and critical discourse aimed at American audiences. Inaugurated by the Fascist regime as a form of political propaganda, this form of cultural outreach to the United States continued after WWII as Italian museums, dealers, and critics aimed to vaunt the new ...
La Letteratura In Gioco, 2016 Beykent University
La Letteratura In Gioco, Barbara Dell`Abate Çelebi
Un approccio ludico alla didattica della letteratura nella classe di lingua
In questo scritto si intende rivalutare l’impiego del testo letterario nell’insegnamento delle lingue straniere attraverso l’utilizzo di attività ludiche che permettano una piena ed attiva partecipazione del soggetto al processo glottodidattico. Il libro è diviso in due parti: una parte teorica (capitoli 1-2-3) e una parte operativa (capitoli 4-5). La parte teorica introduce il tema della didattica della letteratura da un punto di vista storico e metodologico. Nel primo capitolo si definisce il termine letteratura tracciando un breve quadro storico delle metodologie utilizzate da inizio secolo ...
Vincenzo Has Died, 2015 University of Rhode Island
Vincenzo Has Died, Michael C. Vocino
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Short story of life and a death in a Southern Italian town.
Crossing The Atlantic: Emilio Pettoruti's Italian Immersion, 2015 CUNY Graduate Center
Crossing The Atlantic: Emilio Pettoruti's Italian Immersion, Lauren A. Kaplan
The painter Emilio Pettoruti (1892-1971) was born to Italian parents in the Argentine province of La Plata. In 1913, he sailed to Florence for artistic training and remained in Europe for eleven years. This article focuses on this formative stint, during which Pettoruti studied Quattrocento masters, conferred with Italian Futurists, and met French Cubists. Ultimately, the painter became a paragon of civiltá italiana, a cosmopolitan culture born in Italy but meant for global dissemination. Upon returning to Buenos Aires in 1924, he exposing the Argentine public to this culture, strengthening the already robust bond between the two countries.