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Matteo Garrone's Reality:The Big Brother Spectacle And Its Rupture, Anna Paparcone Bronner 2016 Bucknell University

Matteo Garrone's Reality:The Big Brother Spectacle And Its Rupture, Anna Paparcone Bronner

Faculty Journal Articles

In Garrone’s film, Reality, the protagonist Luciano Ciotola becomes obsessed with his participation in the reality TV show Big Brother to the point that his whole life turns into a spectacle. In Italian cinema studies no other scholar had yet analyzed this film, despite its success and the very engaging and up-to-date topic. In my article, at the diegetic level, I show that the spectator experiences an overlap and a (con)fusion between Luciano’s everyday reality and his life as a member of the reality TV show. However, keeping in mind Guy Debord’s seminal work The Society ...


Everyone’S Their Own Worst Critic Or How I Learned Not To Fear The End, Audrey Belle Rosenblith 2016 Bard College

Everyone’S Their Own Worst Critic Or How I Learned Not To Fear The End, Audrey Belle Rosenblith

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Jean Genet, author ofThe Balcony, and Dante Alighieri, author of Inferno, have more in common than you might think. For one thing, they were both obsessed with death.

The Vestibule (a devised theater piece) was made to examine this obsession with (and fear of) death further.

Art is a tool we can use to confront our fear of death. All people fear death.


The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner 2015 Marquette University

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


Vincenzo Has Died, Michael C. Vocino 2015 University of Rhode Island

Vincenzo Has Died, Michael C. Vocino

michael c vocino

Short story of life and a death in a Southern Italian town.


"Sometimes The Perspective Changes": Reflections On A Photography Workshop With Multicultural Students In Italy, Robin L. Danzak 2015 Sacred Heart University

"Sometimes The Perspective Changes": Reflections On A Photography Workshop With Multicultural Students In Italy, Robin L. Danzak

Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Publications

This article describes and evaluates an 8-week photography workshop, FotoLab, conducted in Italy at an afterschool-tutoring program for students acquiring Italian as an additional language. Seventeen students, age 8-17 and originating from 9 countries, participated. Co-facilitated by three international educator-researchers, FotoLab's purpose was to promote self-expression, collaboration, and visual literacy. Through a qualitative inquiry of the FotoLab curriculum, photographs and videos, field notes, and student questionnaires, this article reflects on themes of multiculturalism and multilingualism, collaboration, and visual literacy within a sociocultural animation framework. While expressions of cultural and linguistic identity emerged, findings emphasize the challenges and benefits of ...


Oral History: Kathleen Iannello, Abigail M. Finan 2015 Gettysburg College

Oral History: Kathleen Iannello, Abigail M. Finan

Student Publications

This research essay captures the reality of what it means to assimilate into American culture as an Italian and how the dynamic of identifying with a certain heritage has changed throughout the years. For my project I interviewed Kathleen Iannello, the granddaughter of two Italian American immigrants. By talking with Kathleen I was able to a gain a sense of the hardships and sacrifices her family made and connect them to the information I had learned in class.


Oral History: William Iannello, Andrew I. Dalton 2015 Gettysburg College

Oral History: William Iannello, Andrew I. Dalton

Student Publications

Research paper devoted to the life of my grandfather, William Iannello, a second-generation Italian American. His parents came to the United States during the first decade of the 1900s from Calabria, the southernmost region of the Italian mainland.


Beating The Odds: Teaching Italian Online In The Community College Environment, Giulia Guarnieri 2015 Bronx Community College

Beating The Odds: Teaching Italian Online In The Community College Environment, Giulia Guarnieri

Publications and Research

This study analyzes data collected from Italian language online classes during the course of four consecutive semesters at Bronx Community College in order to measure the impact that distance learning has on students’ retention and success rates in elementary courses. The results reveal that reconfiguring the online meetings to a lower percentage and implementing social pedagogies reduce course abandonment and favor the creation of strong learning communities. Furthermore, the data relative to the grade distribution shows no substantial difference between online courses and face-to-face instruction.


Gender Domination (And Submission) And The Current Issue Of G/S/I, Nicoletta Marini-Maio 2015 Dickinson College

Gender Domination (And Submission) And The Current Issue Of G/S/I, Nicoletta Marini-Maio

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

The editorial of g/s/i 2 contextualizes the call for papers on gender domination. The author argues that gender is a battlefield for domination and submission and focuses on institutional and social discourses that attempt to reorganize gender power relations around the heteronormative framework. Drawing examples from the contemporary social scene and media discourse, she claims that strategies and practices of gender domination have proliferated in Italy when the critical nodes of gender and sexuality are being reconfigured in many Western countries. The editorial also provides an overview of the articles published in the "Themed Section."


Lemonade, Scott Sheridan 2015 Illinois Wesleyan University

Lemonade, Scott Sheridan

IWU Authors Bookshelf

Translated from Italian into English, Sheridan said his greatest challenge may have been capturing the setting and tone of the novel. “It’s a period piece about early 19th-century England and written by an Italian,” said Sheridan. “I wanted to give it just a hint of Jane Austen without sounding old fashioned or archaic. The book is daring in many ways, from some of the controversial content to the experimental nature of the psychological narrative.”

Lemonade by Nina Pennacchi was published in Italian in 2014. The translated version by Sheridan is now available at amazon.com.


L’Immigrazione E Le Questioni Irrisolte: Gli Effetti Giuridici Sulla Condizione Degli Immigrati Nel Cinema Italiano, Ashton Elizabeth Fiucci 2015 Dickinson College

L’Immigrazione E Le Questioni Irrisolte: Gli Effetti Giuridici Sulla Condizione Degli Immigrati Nel Cinema Italiano, Ashton Elizabeth Fiucci

Student Honors Theses By Year

No abstract provided.


L’ “Infiltrata:” Il Caso Di Ksenia Rappoport, Una Donna Straniera Nel Cinema Italiano, Vivian Francesca Sicilia 2015 Dickinson College

L’ “Infiltrata:” Il Caso Di Ksenia Rappoport, Una Donna Straniera Nel Cinema Italiano, Vivian Francesca Sicilia

Student Honors Theses By Year

No abstract provided.


The Erosion Of Brianzolo: The Impact Of Standard Italian On A Dialect And A Cultural Identity, Regina Casey Thompson 2015 Student

The Erosion Of Brianzolo: The Impact Of Standard Italian On A Dialect And A Cultural Identity, Regina Casey Thompson

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study analyzes how the disappearing state of the Brianzolo dialect in Northern Italy plays an important role in maintaining regional identity/identities. Brianzolo is spoken in the provinces of Lecco, Como, and Monza-Brianza, where the three overlap. The current and past use of Brianzolo is examined, and how it represents the culture and its changes. The generational divide is analyzed amongst current speakers of the region, portraying different patterns in dialect-speaking over the years, and how Italianization is taking effect.


La Rappresentazione Delle Donne Nella Società Italiana In Tre Romanzi Di Elena Ferrante: L’Amica Geniale, Storia Del Nuovo Cognome, Storia Di Chi Fugge E Di Chi Resta., Sarah M. Stutman 2015 Trinity College

La Rappresentazione Delle Donne Nella Società Italiana In Tre Romanzi Di Elena Ferrante: L’Amica Geniale, Storia Del Nuovo Cognome, Storia Di Chi Fugge E Di Chi Resta., Sarah M. Stutman

Senior Theses and Projects

Questa tesi prende in analisi il ruolo della donna nella società italiana così come viene presentato negli ultimi romanzi di Elena Ferrante. Vorrei discutere le aspettative pubbliche e private e la realtà delle donne, in particolare vorrei esplorare come l’autrice presenta l’importanza dell’educazione, il ruolo delle donne nel mercato del lavoro, il corpo, la sessualità, la violenza, e il matrimonio nel periodo che va dall’infanzia all’età adulta seguendo l’evoluzione delle protagoniste femminili Lila e Elena.

I romanzi che analizzerò sono: L’Amica Geniale, Storia del nuovo cognome, e Storia di chi fugge e di ...


Gestures As Mimetic Forms Of Identity In Post-Secondary Italian As A Foreign Language Classrooms: A Sociocultural Perspective, Ilaria Nardotto Peltier 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Gestures As Mimetic Forms Of Identity In Post-Secondary Italian As A Foreign Language Classrooms: A Sociocultural Perspective, Ilaria Nardotto Peltier

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study investigates the use of mimetic gestures of identity by foreign language teachers of Italian and their students in college classes as a form of meaning-making. All four of the teachers were found to use a variety of Italian gestures as a regular aspect of their teaching and presentation of self. Students and teachers also were found to mirror each other’s gestures. None of the teachers had been video-recorded before the study and all were surprised to see the degree to which they appeared to be Italian, although at the same time all believed this to be an ...


Lost In Translation? Found In Translation? Neither? Both?, Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck, Alyson Waters, Roger Celestin, Charles LeBel 2015 City University of New York

Lost In Translation? Found In Translation? Neither? Both?, Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck, Alyson Waters, Roger Celestin, Charles Lebel

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

Translation specialists Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck and Alyson Waters respond to the TQC question:

“Lost in translation”; “Found in translation”: Are these just useless commonplaces or are they indicative of something relevant to your own practice?


Auctor In Fabula: Umberto Eco And The Intentio Of Foucault's Pendulum, Douglas Stephens IV 2015 Liberty University

Auctor In Fabula: Umberto Eco And The Intentio Of Foucault's Pendulum, Douglas Stephens Iv

Senior Honors Theses

Umberto Eco’s 1988 novel Foucault’s Pendulum weaves together a wide range of philosophical and literary threads. Many of these threads find their other ends in Eco’s nonfiction works, which focus primarily on the question of interpretation and the source of meaning. The novel, which follows three distinctly overinterpretive characters as they descend into ruin, has been read by some as a retraction or parody of Eco’s own position. However, if Foucault’s Pendulum is indeed polemical, it must be taken as an argument against the mindset which Eco has termed the “hermetic”. Through an examination of ...


The Worlds Of Russian Village Women: Tradition, Transgression, Compromise, By Laura J. Olson And Svetlana Adonyeva (Review), Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby 2015 University of Kentucky

The Worlds Of Russian Village Women: Tradition, Transgression, Compromise, By Laura J. Olson And Svetlana Adonyeva (Review), Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Il Fenomeno Dell’Apolide, Megan A. Fenrich 2015 Gettysburg College

Il Fenomeno Dell’Apolide, Megan A. Fenrich

Student Publications

This paper examines the phenomenon of stateless persons, including the definition of what it means to be stateless and two types of statelessness, de jure and de facto. Although statelessness is internationally recognized, by both the U.N. and individual countries, little is actually done for those populations and groups that hang in such an ambiguous state. Often times the root problems, such as statelessness through birth or government actions, are not addressed, and the groups face much discrimination.


Fantastique Contemporain : Une Esthétique Du Déraillement, Aicha Ennaciri 2015 University of Colorado Boulder

Fantastique Contemporain : Une Esthétique Du Déraillement, Aicha Ennaciri

French & Italian Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Scholars have long associated the word fantastique in literature with Todorov's theory. He defines it as a speculative moment in a realistic world, when the reader is confronted with the impossibility of making a decision as to what truly happened. Through his notion of "hesitation", Todorov gives birth to the fantastic as a genre. I argue, however, that Todorov's definition did not survive the passage of time and posit that, conceptualizing the fantastic as a morpheme whose specificities vary according to the times, offers more accurate engagement with the texts. Starting from this premise, I assert that contemporary ...


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