Tania Convertini

Academic Appointments

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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(603 )646-3271
314 Dartmouth Hall
HB 6087
French and Italian

Selected Publications

“The Italian Digital Classroom.” NeMLA Journal of Italian Studies XXXIV, Tania Convertini and Simona Wright (eds.), 2018.  Available on the NeMLA website

“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.