Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

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Michelangelo La Luna

  • Professor of Italian
  • Swan Hall 159 - Office Hours: MF 4:00 PM-5:00 Pm & By Appointment
  • Phone: 401.874.5968
  • Email: laluna@uri.edu

Biography

Michelangelo La Luna is originally from Calabria, Italy. In 1991 he got his bachelor degree in Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Calabria. He has a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University (2001) and a Ph.D. in Albanian Language and Literature from University of Calabria (1997).

Education

B.A., University of Calabria: Classics major/ Albanian Language and Literature minor (1991)

M.A., Harvard University: Romance Languages and (1994) Literatures/Italian Language and Literature

Ph.D., University of Calabria: Albanian Language and Literature (1997)

Ph.D., Harvard University: Romance Languages and Literature/ Italian Language and Literature (2001)

Publications

Invito alla lettura di Girolamo De Rada. Castrovillari: Grafica del Pollino,

2004.

 

De Rada, Girolamo. Opera Omnia, Epistolario con N. Tommaseo. La

corrispondenza inedita tra Girolamo De Rada e Niccolò Tommaseo (1860-1874). Michelangelo La Luna, ed. Vol. XII, 1. Rende: University of Calabria; Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino Editore, 2006.

 

De Rada, Girolamo. Opera Omnia. Autobiografia. Michelangelo La Luna, ed. Vol. VIII. Rende: University of Calabria; Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino Editore, 2008.

 

De Rada, Girolamo. Opera Omnia. Opere letterarie in italiano. Michelangelo La Luna, ed. Vol. VII. Rende: University of Calabria; Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino Editore, 2009.

 

De Rada, Girolamo. Opera Omnia. Epistolario con A. De Gubernatis. La corrispondenza tra Girolamo De Rada e Angelo De Gubernatis. Michelangelo La Luna, ed. Vol. XII, 2. Rende: University of Calabria; Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino Editore, 2014 (in press).

Professor La Luna's principal contributions to the University of Rhode Island as a professor are the development of students’ skills and content knowledge through a methodology that aims at a constant interaction of the students in the class and a closer and more practical approach to the studying of the material (Italian Language, Literature, Culture, Civilization, etc.). Employing motivational strategies consistent with the national standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, he has opened up the classroom to the 5 C’s philosophy: Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections, and, the ultimate aim, Community.

Recent Course Offerings:
ITL 104: Intermediate Italian II
ITL 301: Civilizations of Italy
ITL 305: Advanced Conversation and Composition
ITL 326: Introduction to Italian Literature
ITL 395: Dante's Divine Comedy
ITL 455: Selected Authors: The Works of Dacia Maraini
ITL 481: The Works of Dante Alighieri

***Currently on sabbatical leave***

Personal website: http://www.uri.edu/international/italy.html

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