Assistant Professor of Italian
Office: 459 Maryland Hall
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A., Ph.D. Italian Literature
- Brigham Young University, B.A. Italian Literature
Research and Teaching Interests
- Italian Cinema
- Adaptation Studies
Recent Courses Taught at Loyola University Maryland
- IT 103 Intermediate Italian I
- IT 104 Intermediate Italian II
- IT 303
- ML 380
Lectures and Presentations
- “Zavattini Teorico: The Cinematic Theories of Cesare Zavattini” The American Association of Italian Studies Annual Conference. University of Pittsburgh. April 2011.
- “Adaptation by Degree: A Study of Vittorio De Sica’s Ladri di biciclette.” Impure Cinema: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Approaches to World Cinema, University of Leeds, Leeds England, UK. December 2010
- “‘Tainting’ the Creation: L’oro di Napoli as Epitext.” Literature/Film Association Annual Conference, Dickinson College, October 2009.
- “Multi-storied Films: Zavattinian Episodes in Amore in città and Siamo donne” Third Annual Robert Dombroski Italian Conference, University of Connecticut, September 2006.
- “Silvana and Gilda: The Femme Fatale in Riso amaro” Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, UNC-CH, March 2005.
- “Miraculous Methodology: The Adaptive Process of Cesare Zavattini in Miracolo a Milano ” Il Testo in Movimento: Themes and Techniques in Italian Film and Literature, Harvard University, February 2005.
- “A Bicycle, a Boy, and a Saint: The Religion of Ladri di biciclette” Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, UNC-CH, March 2003.
- “Various Uses of Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom” presented at Italian Language Instruction Workshop, UNC-CH, March 2003.
Service, Activities, and Memberships in Academic Societies
Service: College Activities (Representative assignments)
- Department Senator (current)
Memberships in Academic Societies
- Literature/Film Association
- American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS)
- American Association of Teachers of Italian
- Modern Language Association
“Adaptation by Degree: A Study of Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves” in Jerzlev, Anne and Lùcia Nagib, eds. Impure Cinema: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Approaches to World Cinema. (forthcoming)
- “A Bicycle, a Boy, and a Saint: The Religion of Ladri di biciclette” Incontri culturali da oltreoceano. ed. Antonio Vitti. Mauro: Rome, 2008. 91-102.
- “Miraculous Methodology: The Adaptive Process of Cesare Zavattini in Miracolo a Milano” Contemporanea: Rivista di studi sulla letteratura e sulla communicazione. 4 (2006): 109-16.