This collection features books and book contributions written by faculty in the Department of Modern Languages & Literature at Fairfield University.
Jill Nemes, Jule Selbo, and Michelle Leigh Farrell
Michelle Leigh Farrell is a contributing author, "Cuban Women Filmmakers from 1959 until 2013".
Book description - Women Screenwriters is a study of more than 300 female writers from 60 nations, from the first film scenarios produced in 1986 to the present day. Each entry gives an overview of the history of women screenwriters in that country, as well as individual entries on its most influential. The scope and range of the book, then, is far beyond any existing coverage of the subject. The volume is divided into six sections by continent: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America, with entries from the more frequently written about nations such as the United States, United Kingdom, France and Australia, to nations such as Malta, Romania, South Africa and Switzerland, where a rich but rarely discussed tradition of female screenwriting has been unearthed.
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
In The Transatlantic Gaze, Mary Ann McDonald Carolan documents the sustained and profound artistic impact of Italian directors, actors, and screenwriters on American film. Working across a variety of genres, including neorealism, comedy, the Western, and the art film, Carolan explores how and why American directors from Woody Allen to Quentin Tarantino have adapted certain Italian trademark techniques and motifs. Allen’s To Rome with Love (2012), for example, is an homage to the genius of Italian filmmakers, and to Federico Fellini in particular, whose Lo sceicco bianco/The White Sheik (1952) also resonates with Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) as well as with Neil LaBute’s Nurse Betty (2000). Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga (2003, 2004) plays off elements of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Western C’era una volta il West/Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), a transatlantic conversation about the Western that continues in Tarantino’s Oscar-winning Django Unchained (2012). Lee Daniels’s Precious (2009) and Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna (2008), meanwhile, demonstrate that the neorealism of Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica, which arose from the political and economic exigencies of postwar Italy, is an effective vehicle for critiquing social issues such as poverty and racism in a contemporary American context. The book concludes with an examination of American remakes of popular Italian films, a comparison that offers insight into the similarities and differences between the two cultures and the transformations in genre, both subtle and obvious, that underlie this form of cross-cultural exchange.
Luis Gonçalves, Daniela Noguera de Moraes Garcia, Michelle Leigh Farrell, and Eric Salgado
Michelle Leigh Farrell , (with Daniela Noguera de Moraes Garcia and Eric Salgado) is a contributing author, "Trocas linguísticas e culturais no ensino de português/inglês: o Teletandem entre a Universidade Estadual Paulista e Fairfield University.
Book description: Estas atas reúnem vinte e três dos trabalhos apresentados no III Encontro Mundial sobre o Ensino de Português, que foi organizado pela American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese nos dias 1 e 2 de agosto de 2014, na Columbia University em New York. A comissão científica, formada por educadores das mais prestigiadas universidades de várias partes do mundo, selecionou setenta e um trabalhos de entre as cento e sessenta e quatro propostas recebidas.
Renato Ventura and Sara Diaz
Sara Diaz is a contributing author, "The Physiology of Masculinity in Dante’s Florence".
Proceedings of the 38th Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana Internacional Congress: Independencias: Memoria y Futuro
Gwen Kirkpatrick, Enrique Cortez, and Michelle Leigh Farrell
Michelle Leigh Farrell is a contributing author, “Enseñando la revolución: Una carrera alternativa en cultura bolivariana".
Gaetana Marrone and Sara Diaz
Sara Diaz is a contributing author, entries for "Giacomino da Verona", "Salimbene da Parma", "Agnolo Firenzuola", "Cassandra Fedele" and "Veronica Gàmbara".
Book description: The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.
Diana S. Sinton, Jennifer J. Lund, Kurt Schlichting, and Joel D. Goldfield
Kurt Schlichting and Joel Goldfield are contributing authors, "GIS and Sociology in Foreign Language Learning,”
Book description: Understanding Place is a reference for teachers who wish to deepen student involvement by using GIS technology to analyze, and visualize information. Using interactive maps, students in all disciplines have the opportunity to go beyond words to develop the skills and habits of seeing, thinking, and communicating with information-rich images. When students use GIS and mapping as tools to practice inquiry in their fields, they see more, understand more, and engage in a meaningful way with their subjects. Contributors candidly describe GIS-based teaching, learning, and research across the range of a liberal arts and sciences curriculum.