Italian

The UHM Italian program offers Elementary and Intermediate Italian language classes that include practice in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) but which focus particularly on developing students’ abilities to communicate. Students who wish to continue studying Italian at the advanced level may arrange an individualized program at a language school or university in Italy through the UHM Study Abroad Program (contact Prof. Fassiotto in Moore Hall 452).

Faculty

Guido Carlo Pigliasco

Guido Carlo Pigliasco

Moore Hall 459
1890 East-West Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-4183
Fax: (808) 956- 9536
E-mail: guido@hawaii.edu

Guido Carlo Pigliasco, a native of Milano, received his J.D. from the University of Milano and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i where he lectures at the Department of Anthropology and at the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas. He has conducted research in Sāmoa, Hawai‘i, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Rapa Nui, Fiji and in the rural Italian milieu on the cultural property and commodification of ritual performances. He uses visual images and technologies in research and has combined academic with applied work. Taking after a bibliophile father –a pupil of Benedetto Croce– and a mother whose literary talent was discovered by Dino Buzzati, he soon became a regular contributor with Italian newspapers, magazines and television, for which he has written ten film-documentaries on the Pacific region (R.T.I. Mediaset, 1992-1993). In 2000 he published Paradisi Inquieti (Torino: EDT), a collage of field notes deflating the touristic clichés associated with the iconic “South Seas” and unveiling the buried stories of the Italians in Oceania. A long-time member of the Friends of Italy Society of Hawai’i, he is the promoter and organizer of the Italian Cinema program at Mānoa.

 

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Nadia Inserra

Incoronata (Nadia) Inserra

Kuykendall 425
1733 Donaghho Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808)-956-548
Fax: (808) 956- 9536
E-mail: inserra@hawaii.edu

Born and raised in Napoli (Italy), Incoronata (Nadia) Inserra holds a PhD in English from UH
Manoa. Her interests include Italian folklore and cultural studies. She teaches courses in Italian
language, culture, and media.

 

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