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Dr. Chiara DeSanti, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

Dr. Chiara De Santi

Assistant Professor
Modern Languages
 desantc@farmingdale.edu
 631-420-2675
 Memorial Hall 215

Education

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., M.Res. European University Institute
Laurea (M.A. equivalent) Università degli Studi di Firenze 

Biography

Chiara De Santi is Assistant Professor in Italian Studies at Farmingdale State College. As a Lecturer, she taught courses in Italian language, culture, cinema, literature, and Film Studies at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she coordinated the Minor In Italian Studies from 2012 to 2017. She received her Ph.D. in Italian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011, and a Ph.D. in Russian history and a Masters of Research from the European University Institute, Italy, respectively in 2009 and 2004. Before beginning graduate studies, she earned her Laurea Magistralis (M.A. equivalent) in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Florence in 2001, specializing in Russian, French, and history. Her research interests include Italian, Italian American, and Hollywood cinema; Italian culture, gastronomy, modern literature, and history; Italian as a second language. She has been publishing and presenting at conferences in the U.S. and abroad.

Research/Publications

Research Interests: 
Italian, Italian American, and Hollywood Cinema; Italian Gastronomy; Travel Literature; Italian as a Second Language.

Selected Publications: 
2017    ““Eat First”: Martin Scorsese’s Mother and Italian-American Gastronomy, Family Values in Film” (April 28, 2017).

2016    “L’americanizzazione negli anni Cinquanta tra Roman Holiday e Un americano a Roma [The Americanization in the 1950s between Roman Holiday and Un americano a Roma].” In Cinema e storia (Rubbettino) Vol. V (2016): 97-110.

2016    “Alberto Moravia in Uzbekistan nel 1956 tra eurocentrismo, orientalismo e colonialismo [Alberto Moravia in Uzbekistan in 1956 between Eurocentrism, Orientalism, and Colonialism].” In Cultura e Comunicazione Vol. VI/09 (June 2016): 30-36, 88-90.

2015    “La coscienza linguistica dei parlanti nativi tra italiano e dialetto: il caso toscano [The Linguistic Awareness of Native Speakers between Italian and the Dialect: The Tuscan Case].” In Cultura e Comunicazione Vol. V/6 (2015): 10-15, 54.

2012    “Il Risorgimento di Roberto Faenza via Federico De Roberto: I Vicerè come specchio di un’Italia immobile [The Risorgimento of Roberto Faenza via Federico De Roberto: The Viceroys as a Mirror of an Immobile Italy].” In Fulvio Orsitto (ed.). Cinema e Risorgimento: Visioni e re-visioni. Da Noi credevamo a La presa di Roma. Rome: Vecchiarelli Editore, 2012. 273-294.

2011    “Between Novel, Biography, and Autobiography: The Father-Daughter Relationship in Anna Banti’s Artemisia.” In Ioana Larco and Fabiana Cecchini (eds.). Italian Women and Autobiography. Ideology, Discourse, Identity in Female Life Narratives: From Fascism to the Present. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 31-54. (REPRINTED in “Anna Banti.” Twentieth-Century Literature Criticism. Vol. 303. Farmington Hills, MI:Gale-Cengage Learning, 2014. 129-139).

Courses

Italian 121
MLG 300 International Cinema
MLG 306 Italian Civilization and Culture

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