The Grand Lodge of Florida has opened the door to a possible partnership with the Italian Studies Program at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Last January, at a special event hosted by the Sgt. F.M. Bonanno Lodge #2549 (Boca Raton, FL), a $1,000 check was presented to Dr. Ilaria Serra, Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies and the director...

Italy has wonderful representatives in the United States who tell its story, exalt its culture and language, narrate its traditions and innovations, its places and its beauties. To see them from Italy, where we are always ready to describe only our worst things, is exciting. One of the most competent people I have met in this field is also a person...

Ilaria Serra, Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies, recently published Italia cantata: Storia d’Italia attraverso le canzoni da Napoleone a Berlusconi, 1797-1997 (New York: Linus Learning, 2021). The volume is an Italian language and culture textbook for intermediate to advanced students. “I noticed that there was a lack of advanced Italian...

The International Symposium “Italy in Transit” organized by the Italian program at Florida Atlantic University, announces the program of its 6th edition. We return to an in-person event, even if last year’s virtual meeting was very successful. The symposium is preceded by a series of three film screenings to prepare the audience to the meetings wit...

Questa è una breve raccolta di immagini dall’album fotografico del cinema italoamericano. Ogni scatto offre un concentrato di significati. Provenienti dal corso di Cinema Italoamericano di Florida Atlantic University (autunno 2020), i pezzi sono scritti dagli studenti sotto la supervisione di Ilaria Serra. Nell’atto finale del film Big Night (1996)...

Florida Atlantic University launches the fifth edition of the International Symposium "Italy in Transit," this year more daring than ever. The annual meeting of students and scholars, organized by Ilaria Serra and the FAU Italian Program with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, starts with the Michele D. Serra Series in New Italian Cin...