Dr. Gina M. Miele, assistant professor of Italian and former director of the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.  While she specializes in 19th and 20th century Italian folktales, particularly those of Luigi Capuana and Italo Calvino, she teaches courses on various periods, authors and genres of the Italian literary tradition.  She has published in ItalicaMarvels and TalesFabula and Italian Quarterly, theGreenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, the Harvard College Journal of Italian American History and Culture, the Italian American Review, the Paterson Literary Review and Primo.  Dr. Miele is a regular instructor of hybrid courses and has experimented with Second Life, Elluminate, and Twitter in the Italian language classroom.


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