Tania Convertini

Research Assistant Professor
Director of the Language Program

I have been teaching language and culture in the US since 2002, experiencing a variety of different academic settings.  What I find in all language students, beyond their cultural background and their ultimate academic goal, is the desire to engage and to play with new languages.  I have found that bringing to class elements of culture, literature, film, theater and authentic readings, makes the learning experience meaningful and deep.

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I have researched and published on the use of film in the language class and I am working on a project considering the approach to the literary and cinematic texts from a multiple intelligence perspective.  I am committed to bringing social media and new technologies into the learning environment, and extending the class community beyond the classroom walls.  At Dartmouth I direct the French and Italian Language Program.

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Selected Publications

“Il caso Bevilacqua, da cronaca nera a scrittura della memoria: Lettera alla madre sulla felicità, Tu che mi ascolti, Lui che ti tradiva,Italica, 89.4 (2013), 532-545 

La difficile partita familiare di un padre e un figlio in “Anche libero va bene” di Kim Rossi Stuart, in Antonio Vitti (ed). Incontri culturali e cinematografici tra due mondi. Pesaro: Metauro (2012), 351-365 

“Chi ha paura del buio? La favola Sonora di Rosso come il cielo.NeMla Italian Studies, XXXIV (2012), 109-127 

I Want to be a Writer of Music: The Role of Music in Pasolini’s Film.” Studi Pasoliniani, 6. Fabrizio Serra Editore (2012), 53-66.

"Do You Want to Tweet? Better Be in Italian!  A Microblogging Project in Two Second-semester Italian Language Classes,"  Mosaic A Journal for Language Teachers, Edition Soleil Publishing (forthcoming 2012).

"From Ponticelli to Posillipo: A Child's Emotional War in Capuano's La Guerra di Mario,"  Cinemascope Independent Film Journal, 13 (2009).

"Insegnare lingua con il cinema: una prospettiva alternativa," Italica, 83.1 (2006), 22-23.