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Rich in its array of reading selections, each chapter contains three carefully selected authentic readings. Authors represent different time periods (some are very young and recently published, others are well-known writers from the 20th-century “canon”) and offer a unique point of view on different socio-cultural aspects of that region’s life. Readings vary greatly in difficulty and length as well as in style and tone; they include unabridged and abridged short stories, excerpts from novels or plays, interviews, and newspaper articles. Male and female writers are equally represented.
Daniela Bartalesi-Graf is Lecturer in the Department of Italian Studies at Wellesley College. She holds an MA in Classical Studies from Tufts University. Daniela has taught courses in the Italian language and culture at all levels for over 20 years. Her research interests are in Italian language pedagogy and 20th century Italian cultural studies. She has published articles on visual literacy in second language acquisition and on Italian writers Carlo Levi and Margaret Mazzantini. She is also the sole author of two intermediate level language programs.
Colleen Ryan is Director of Italian Instruction at Indiana University. She received her MA from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. from Indiana University. Colleen’s research interests include Italian curriculum development, teaching foreign language through theater, graduate student training and professional development, Italian cinema, and Gender Studies.
2. Emilia Romagna
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