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Languages and Cultures

Metello Mugnai

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Languages and Cultures

Address:
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048


Dr. Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause
Acting Chair July 2018-June 2019

Metello Mugnai

Metello Mugnai

  • Assistant Professor of Languages
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Laurea quadriennale in Italian Studies, Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)


Research Interests

  • Italian Literature and Culture
  • 20th Century Novel
  • Film Studies
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Publications

  • “Fabrizio De André riscrive Edgar Lee Masters: la società italiana dello sviluppo economico in Non al denaro non all’amore né al cielo.” California Italian Studies 6.2 (2016).
  • "De André's Gospel: La buona novella?" Letteratura italiana e religione. Atti del Convegno internazionale. Eds. Salvatore Bancheri and Francesco Guardiani. Firenze: Cesati Editore, 2015: 355-63.
  • "Pier Paolo Pasolini's 'Mandatory Challenge': Jesus from La ricotta to The Gospel According to Saint Matthew." Italica 91 (2014): 437-49.

Book Reviews

  • Ciccarelli, Andrea, Mary Migliozzi, and Marianna Orsi, editors. Musica pop e testi in Italia dal 1960 a oggi. Longo, 2015. Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 71 (2017): 105-107.
  • Vettori, Alessandro. Giuseppe Berto e la passione della scrittura. Venezia: Marsilio, 2013. Italica 92 (2014): 845-47.
  • Cesaretti, Enrico. Fictions of Appetite: Alimentary Discourses in Italian. Modernist Literature. Bern: Peter Lang, 2013. Annali d'Italianistica 32 (2014): 668-70.
  • Fontanella, Luigi and Alessandro Vettori, eds. Giuseppe Berto: Thirty Years Later. Venezia: Marsilio Editore, 2009. Annali d'Italianistica 28 (2010): 600-02.
  • Ardissino, Erminia and Sabrina Stoppa. La letteratura nei corsi di lingua: dalla lettura alla creatività. Perugia: Guerra, 2009. Annali d'Italianistica 28 (2010): 576-77.
  • Truglio, Maria. Beyond the Family Romance: The Legend of Pascoli. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2007. Annali d'Italianistica 27 (2009): 499-500.

Recent Conferences

  • “Different Uses of Concept Maps in the Language Classroom.” AAIS/CSIS. Columbus, OH: April 20-22, 2017.
  • Organizer of "New Perspectives on the Italian canzone d'autore and Popular Music." NeMLA 2016. Hartfortd, CT: March 20, 2016.
  • Organizer of "Ri-Scritture: 20th Century Scriptural Palimpsests." AATI 2013 in Strasbourg (France): June 1, 2013.
  • "Mind Maps: New Perspectives." Italian Language and Culture Conference: New Directions in Teaching and Research, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.: October 24, 2015.
  • "Da Gesù al Suonatore Jones: Spoon River Anthology attraverso la Musica di Fabrizio De André." NeMLA. Toronto, Canada: April 30, 2015.
  • "Teaching Italian Culture Inside and Outside of the Classroom: The Use of VoiceThread." Teaching Italian Culture Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.: October 19, 2013.