At Villanova

Courses Taught

* ITA 2314 – Italian Poetry (Fall 2019)

* ITA 1140 – The Phantasmagoric World of Italo Calvino (Spring 2019)

* ITA 2222 – Italians and America (Fall 2018)

* RLL 3413 – Italian Design. The 20th Century Renaissance (Spring 2018)

* RLL 3413 – A Century of Marvel. The Italian Baroque (Spring 2017)

* ITA 2221 – Italians. Explorers, Voyagers, Emigrants (Survey of It. Lit; Spring 2017; Fall 2018)

* ITA 3075 – A Visual History of Italy (Fall 2016)

* ITA 1140 – Faith, Love, and Politics in Alessandro Manzoni’s I promessi sposi (Fall 2016)

* ITA 1141 – Italian in business (Fall 2015; Fall 2017; Fall 2019)

* ITA 3412 – What is Italian Fascism? (Spring 2015); Italy in Between World Wars (Spring 2019)

* ITA 2212 – Survey of Italian Literature and culture (Spring 2015)

* ITA 1138 – The Pinocchio Effect. The Nation in a Puppet (Fall 2014, Spring 2018)

* ITA 3970 – Italian Modern – Research Seminar (Spring 2014)

* ITA 1140 – Italy and WWII: Beppe Fenoglio and the Literary Testimony of War (Fall 2013)

* ITA 1131 – Conversation and Composition I – Visions of Italy

* ITA 1132 – Conversation and Composition II – Italy by Vespa

* Introductory Italian, Intermediate Italian

At previous institutions:
The culture of Italian Industrialism
Italian Futurism in the European Context


Lecture Series Organized

2018 – Italian Fashion and the Pursuit of Beauty (Featured speakers: Ann Rosalind Jones, Emanuele Lugli, Eugenia Paulicelli, Nicola Guerini).

2017 – Italy and the Design of Modern Beauty (Featured speakers: Cristina Della Coletta, Giovanni Maddalena, Grace Lees-Maffei, Ara Merjian).

2015 – The Difference Italy Makes (Featured speakers: Marco DeCeglie, CEO of Pasta DeCecco; Carlo Alberto Beretta, CEO of Bottega Veneta; Ferdinando Aspesi, Vice-President of Group Quality Novartis; Arrigo Sadun, Former Executive Director of IMF).

2014 – Dante in Our World. 750 Years Later (Featured speakers: Simone Marchesi, Giuseppe Mazzotta, Mary Watt, John Welle).