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Maria G. Simonelli, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Italian and Latin

Department Coordinator of the Italian Program and Advisor of the Italian Club


Department
World Languages and Cultures
Office
Plangere Center 124
Phone
732-263-5612
Email
msimonel@monmouth.edu
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Maria G. Simonelli, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D., University of Naples, Italy

Research Interests

Italian Literature and The Socio-Cultural Evolution of Women in the Contemporary Neapolitan Hinterland

Publications

Presentations/Invited Talks

 “The Neapolitan Soul and Romantic Heart of the World.”  Georgia Southern University, Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL) Savannah, GA, 4/11-12/2019.

The Liberation of Women in Boccaccio’s Decameron.” Georgia Southern University, Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL) Savannah, GA, 4/05-06/24/2018.

“Frederick II, the Baptized Sultan of Sicily, bridge-maker between Italian and Arab Culture.” Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL) Savannah, GA, 4/23-4/24/2017.

“The Role of Reason and Love in Dante’s Divine Comedy.” Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL) Savannah, GA, 4/7-4/8/2016.

“The Modernity of Giordano Bruno’s Il Candelaio.11th Southeast Coastal Conference on Language and Literature at Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA, 2014.

“Paolo and Francesca, a True Tale of Love, Passion and Jealousy in Dante’s Inferno.” 62nd Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, 2012.

“The Neapolitan Mask of Pulcinella in the Italian Commedia dell’Arte and the Literary Origin of the Pizza.” 61st Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, 2011.

Historical Nostalgic Italian Patriotism: Psychological and Mystical Accounts in the Unpublished Vernacular Poetry of an Italian Immigrant at the Beginning of the XX Century.” 60th MIFLC at Radford University in collaboration with Virginia Tech University, the Roanoke and Conference Center, in Roanoke, Virginia, 10/7/2010.

“Boccaccio and the culinary art of the XIV century. With twelve original recipes.” 59th Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, 2009.

The problems related to the identity of Italian studies, in Italy and abroad, in the field of Italian Language and Literature.” Invited to Washington D.C. by the Italian Embassy, Georgetown University, New York University – Casa Italiana Zerilli-Merimò and by the Fondazione Sum per l’Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, together with the Universities of Naples and Florence in Italy, for the symposium of the “PROFESSORI ITALIANI D’AMERICA (USA E CANADA) LE SCIENZE UMANI E SOCIALI [Italian Professors of America (USA and Canada) The Social and Human Sciences]”, 4/13–4/14/2007

La redenzione del legno soprannaturale nella letteratura italiana.” 57th MIFLC at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 10/11-10/13/2007.

Gaspara Stampa, Search for Freedom.” 56th MIFLC at James Madison University in Harrisonburg,
10/12-10/14/2006.

Courses

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Advanced Italian: Composition and Conversation I (FI 303)
  • Advanced Italian: Composition and Conversation Ii (FI 304)
  • Elementary Italian I (FI 101)
  • Elementary Italian Ii (FI 102)
  • Elementary Latin I (FL 101)
  • Elementary Latin Ii (FL 102)
  • First Year Seminar (FY 101)
  • Intermediate Italian I (FI 201)
  • Intermediate Italian Ii (FI 202)

Recently Taught Classes

2020 Spring

2020 Summer A

2020 Fall

2019 Spring

2019 Fall

2018 Spring

2018 Fall

2017 Spring

2017 Summer D

2017 Fall