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Dr. Marco Circelli on the New Geographies of the Made in Italy

On Thursday Oct. 29th Dr. Marco Circelli, Executive Director of the Italy-America Chamber of Greater Philadelphia spoke to Italian students about the New Geographies of the Made in Italy. After the 2008 economic crises, Italian companies and entrepreneurs have been devising new strategies to market their products in the US. The crisis brings new opportunities for productive US-Italy collaborations and for the students interesting possibilities of internships in Italian-American companies in the greater Philadelphia area and in Italy.

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Fantastic Rock Poetry Reading Turnout

What a crowd for the “Rock Poetry Reading” by Huang Xiang and Meng Lang. Some 60 students came, and the house was fully packed. Some even had to sit on the floor. A huge thanks to these two poets for giving an exciting and inspiring reading! Continue Reading

Alumna Ashley Shaffer’s Inspirational Words

I wanted to contact the TCNJ World Languages department to say thank you and give some exciting news that I feel is overdue in writing and that I owe partially to the department. This fall, I started as a PhD student of Spanish at Temple University with a specialization in Hispanic Linguistics. I am also teaching undergraduate Spanish… Continue Reading

Women’s Lives in the Renaissance

The position of a woman in society is often considered a test by which a civilization of a country or an age may be judged. A Renaissance woman had many duties and very few rights. Who could chose what to do? Who was truly free to make a choice? Was their life decided by their… Continue Reading

Professor Jiayan Mi in the Latest Issue of “Poetry Sky”

Professor Jiayan Mi (penname Jialu Mi) completed his M.A. in Comparative Literature at Peking University, and his Ph.D.s in English, Comparative Literature and Visual Culture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of California at Davis. He works mainly on Literature and Chinese Modernity, East-West Comparative Poetics, New Chinese/Asian Cinema and Asian… Continue Reading

Professor Simona Wright at the Intersections/Inters​ezioni conference

Intersections: Italy in Music, Art, Literature, and Cinema In a world that is made relentlessly more composite and multidimensional, the intersecting of art, cinema, music, and literature can help us re-configure rhythmically and synergetically the dissonant and discrete realities in which we are immersed. The mathematical concept of the intersection or the visual image of… Continue Reading

Congrats to Amy Wood

Amy Wood, Italian Teacher at Point Pleasant Borough High School Hosts First Annual Italian Film Festival. Ms. Wood is currently pursuing dual master’s degrees in Italian and Educational Technology; Miss Wood said that she modeled the festival after a graduate course she took at Rutgers entitled “Italian Cinema in the Classroom.” More information here. Continue Reading

Congrats to Kimberly Lynn Clark

Kimberly Lynn Clark, Ed. D.: Following graduation from TCNJ in 2002, with a bachelors degree in Spanish. Kim taught Spanish at Oakcrest High School for eight years. After earning her master’s degree in education from NSU and obtaining her administrative certifications through NJEXCEL, she joined the administration at Pinelands Regional School District as a supervisor… Continue Reading