Dr. Esperanza Roncero
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French Language Instructors
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Mireille Le Breton
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German Language Instructors
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Learn More about Lisa Cerami
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Learn More about Birgit Deir
Professor Deir teaches German language. A native speaker of German, she received her Master of Science in 2004 from the Rochester Institute of Technology with concentrations in programming and databases. Professor Deir is also currently the Director of the College's Emerson Language Lab, specializing in technology and language acquisition.
Italian Language Instructors
Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander
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Learn More about Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander
- film screenings
Recent teaching awards include:
- The 1999 Ruth E. Wasley Distinguished Teacher Award from the NYS Association of Foreign Language.
- Citation from New York State Senator James S. Alesi for Dedication to Profession and Community in 1998.
- The 1998 Woman of the Year Award for outstanding Leadership, Devotion and Enthusiasm in Developing International Programs.
- Teaching Excellency Award from Nazareth College 1997
- F.L.A.T.R.A. Teacher Recognition Award for outstanding contributions in the teaching of Foreign Languages and Culture, 1996.
Learn more about Paola Quadrini
Books: Colori d'Italia Textbook for Italian Advanced Students. Co-authored with Alessandro Zannirato. Contract issued by Edilingua. Correcting the proofs.
Book reviews: Gino Tellini. Alle origini della modernità letteraria. Firenze: Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2013. Will be published in NeMLA Italian Studies, 2015.
Gabriella Romani, Postal Culture, Writing and Reading letters in post-unification Italy, University of Toronto Press: Toronto, Canada, 2013.Will be pubblished in Forum Italicum, A journal of Italian Studies, Spring 2015.
Bridging Italian language & literature in America: Using Elisabetta da Messina in the Language Class will be presented at the round table “Lecturae Boccaccii” – NeMLA
Convention, April 30 May 3, 2015. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario Il brigantaggio nel contesto postunitario italiano nel film “L'amante di Gramigna”di Carlo Lizzani: una prospettiva storica will be presented at the session: “La questione meridionale: Historical, Literary, and Cinematic Perspectives” – ACTFL/AATI Conference, November, 21-23 2014 San Antonio, TX
Il viaggio interiore di Carlo Levi attraverso l'uso iconografico del colore in “Cristo si è fermato a Eboli” presented at the Graduate Students Conference, July 27 2014 Middlebury College at Mills, CA
The Unity of Knowledge in the Pre-modern World: Petrarch and Boccaccio between the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance, June 11-12 2014, attended at Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
Lo sfruttamento delle classi indigenti e il loro desiderio di riscatto dalle condizioni di miseria da “I Malavoglia” a “La terra trema. Episodio del mare” presented at the session: “The Mediterranean in the Present and in the Past” –Mediterraneità e Alterità Mediterranee, International Conference, May 21-25 2014. Mediterranean Centre for Intercultural Studies, Erice, Italy
The Southern Question through “Cristo si è fermato a Eboli” in the Italian Classroom presented at the roundtable: "Teaching Italian Culture in a Language Classroom" – NeMLA Convention, April 3-6 2014. Susquehanna University, Harrisburg, PA
La questione meridionale presented at the NYSAFLT (New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers) Rochester Regional Conference, March 8 2014. Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Luchino Visconti’s “La terra trema. L’episodio del mare”: Renegotiation of the matters tied to the Italian southern issue, presented at the Italian Panel – French & Italian Graduate Student Conference Negotiation & Renegotiation, March 1-2 2013. Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Pier Paolo Pasolini's “Il Decameron” in the Italian-as-a-foreign-language classroom, presented at the Pedagogical Roundtable – Symposium on Contemporary Italian Cinema, April 14-16 2011. Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN&
L'italiano on-line: progetto della struttura di una scuola virtuale di italiano a stranieri, presented at the AAIS (The American Association for Italian Studies) Conference, May 3-6, 2007. Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Spanish Language Instructors
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Learn More about Hilda Chacón
Her first career is as a journalist and she worked on radio, TV, and press media in Costa Rica, her native country during the decade of 1980's. She obtained her Ph.D. in Contemporary and Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of Latin America at The Ohio State University (1999), with a dissertation on urban chronicles in Mexico post-NAFTA.
She has published in CiberLetras (online-USA), DataGramaZero (online-Brazil), Letras Femeninas (USA), LASA FORUM (USA), Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea (UTEP), Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura (University of Northern Colorado), Con-textos: Revista de Semiótica Literaria (Universidad de Medellín, Colombia). She has also published as a contributor to One Wound for Another: Testimonios Latinos in the US, 11 September 2001- 11 January 2002 (UNAM-CISAN), as well as to the second volume of this publication Speaking desde las heridas. Testimonios transfronterizos/ Transborder testimonios through Cyberspace (11 de septiembre de 2001-11 de marzo de 2007) (UNAM-CISAN, in print). She also wrote a book chapter, "Political Cartoons in Cyberspace: Rearticulating Mexican and US Cultural Identity in the Global Era", for the book Mexico Reading the US (Vanderbilt UP, in print).
Her areas of research interest are: testimonial narratives: facts and fiction; the Internet and contestatory cyberspace; mass media and cultural re-appropriations in the margins of postmodernity – including equivalent debates in Latin America; articulation of gender identities in the global era; Latina/o-Chicana/o literatures.
She also has some acknowledged creative writing and has been editor for Grafemas, the electronic bulletin of the Asociación Internacional de Letras y Culturas Femeninas Hispánicas, AILCFH (2004).
Chinese Language Instructors
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