You are invited to submit a workshop proposal for Teaching Italian: Symposium/Workshops for Instructional Materials. The theme of the 11th annual symposium is art at the core of the language curriculum. The keynote speaker of Teaching Italian XI is Dr. Annavaleria Guazzieri, Director, Education Office (Italian Consulate of New York).  Studies revea...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2018 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

In a little village in the center of Sicily there is a boy, Ignazio Bonaventura (Antonio Emanuele) working sporadic and, of course, illegal jobs, receiving unemployment benefits. Tired of his condition, he decides to write a book about Sicilians, thus setting out on a journey to interview Sicilians and many popular people (such as Maria Grazia Cuci...

American premiere of the documentary film "I Siciliani", will be screened at the Casa Italiana Zerilli  Marimò, New York, on April 9th. "I Siciliani", is written and directed  by Francesco Lama featuring among the most famous Sicilian artists such like Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Leo Gullotta, Tony Sperandeo, Ninni Bruschetta , Pietrangelo Buttafuoco,...

We must not lose Italian in Montclair High School! Sign this petition to tell Montclair Public Schools to keep Italian language and culture in our schools. A recent report by a World Languages consultant to the Montclair Schools recommended "decreasing the number of sections in these [Latin, Italian, German] languages at the least or eliminating La...

Lo scorso dicembre ho avuto la fortuna di partecipare alla presentazione di Pre-Occupied Spaces. Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies, l’ultima fatica critica di Teresa Fiore uscita per la Fordham Univeristy Press. I lettori de La Voce di New York non sono nuovi al nome della studiosa — le sue interviste per la nostra te...

A sister dies. And yet she stays. “We lose people, but they stay with us,” Teresa Fiore says. Fiore, the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University, was instrumental in bringing “Le sorelle Macaluso,” a play written and directed by Emma Dante, to Peak Performances, where it plays next week. A funeral for one...

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm - Where: Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business - RSVP required here by Tue. Nov. 14 - See flyer We are please to present a conversation with internationally acclaimed and multiple award-winning director Emma Dante on the occasion of the U.S. premiere of her play Le sorelle Macaluso (The Sist...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm. Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business - Montclair State University - 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, New Jersey. The third part of the "Critical Made in Italy" series, designed by the Inserra Chair in 2016, this episode looks at what can be considered the quintessential Made in Italy product: the Italian la...

Montclair officials and the township’s Italian-American community this Thursday will welcome a delegation from the municipality’s sister city in Italy, Aquilonia. The meet-and-greet will be held at 5 p.m. at the Municipal Council Chamber, 205 Claremont Ave. The Township Council officially recognized Aquilonia, Italy, as a sister city in January of...