About

Giovanni Minicucci is a Graduate candidate in Hispanic Studies at Syracuse University and Middlebury College where he also teaches Italian and Spanish. He is the coordinator of ITALengNY, with the support of the Italian Consulate in New York, where he has been coordinating a language exchange project between colleges and universities in the United States and Italy for almost four years.

Minicucci graduated with honors from the University of Pescara, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Italy where he studied Translation Studies, Linguistic Mediation, and Intercultural Communication in English and Spanish. He also studied for two academic semesters as an exchange scholar at Nazareth College (NY) and has had several experiences in the languages and linguistics field at American and Canadian universities such as St. John University (NYC, Queens), St. Thomas University (Miami), Occidental College (Los Angeles), and Niagara College (Welland, Ontario). He also graduated from Middlebury College Language Schools with a Master of Arts in Italian Studies.

He is currently the Secretary and Communication Officer for ITACNY: Italian Teacher Association of Central New York. He has presented on Italian, American and Spanish Studies at the MLA Conference 2022 in Washington D.C., the Mediterranean Studies Conferences, the Luci e Ombre Film Conferences 2020 & 2021, 2nd AISNA Graduate Conference hosted the US embassy in Rome, Italy, and many others.

His research interests are SLA (second language acquisition) in Italian and Spanish Studies, Border and Immigration Studies, Italian Medieval Studies, Early Modern Spain, Civil War and Generación del ’27.

Education

2021 – Present

Master of Arts candidate in Hispanic Studies at Syracuse University, NY, USA.

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. Expected graduation May 2023

2020 – 2022

Master of Arts in in Italian Studies at Middlebury College Languages Schools, Bennington, VT, USA. Expected graduation August 2022

 2017 – 2020

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistic Mediation and Intercultural Communication in English and Spanish Studies at Universitá degli Studi di Chieti e Pescara, ITALY.

Graduation grade: 110/110 CUM LAUDE.

Dissertation: The Language of American Newspapers

Advisor: Prof. Emanuela Ettorre

OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE  

2020

Exchange scholar at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY (U.S.A.)

Winner of the scholarship for the second exchange program with the partner, University of Pescara.

Spring 2020 Term GPA: 4.000

https://www2.naz.edu/connections/winter-2020/mover-and-shaker 

2019 – 2019

Language Tutor Training Course for the Emerson Language Lab at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY (U.S.A.)

2019 – 2019

Exchange scholar at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY (U.S.A.)

Winner of the scholarship for the exchange program with the partner, University of Pescara.

Spring 2019

2017 – 2017

Statement of completion: Niagara College at Welland, Ontario (CANADA)

English studies with concentration in Cultural Studies and English through the Arts.

2016 – 2016

Statement of completion: Niagara College at Welland, Ontario (CANADA)

English studies with concentration in Cultural Studies and English through the Arts.

2015 – 2015

Certificate of Attendance: Occidental College, Los Angeles (U.S.A.)

English studies in the four languages skills: Reading and Comprehension, Listening, Writing and Speaking.

2014 – 2014

Certificate of Attendance: The Language Academy in Fort Lauderdale at St. Thomas University, Miami (U.S.A.)

English studies in the four languages skills: Reading and Comprehension, Listening, Writing and Speaking.

2013

Certificate of Attendance: St. John’s University – Queens, New York (U.S.A.)

English studies in the four languages skills: Reading and       Comprehension, Listening, Writing and Speaking.

Publications

Minicucci, Giovanni. “Tonino Valerii, il western e il suo Abruzzo, prendilo è tuo!”. Rivista Luci e Ombre, November 2020, pp. 1-10. Online on Rivista Luci e Ombre 2020.

Minicucci, Giovanni. “Gabriele D’Annunzio e la sua mediterraneità. La bellezza come stile di vita, natura come oggetto del ricordo” in Mediterranean Encounters and Legacies Incontri e lasciti mediterranei, December 2021, pp. 163-172. ISBN: 978-1-59954-188-4

Minicucci, Giovanni. “La Vita Davanti A Sé”. Rivista Luci e Ombre, vol 8, no. 2, 2020, ISSN:2372-7500.

Minicucci, Giovanni. “Il mediterraneo dantesco e boccacciano: il profilo del viaggiatore nei personaggi di Brunetto Latini e Ser Ciappelletto”. In publication.

Blog Posts

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

2022

AATI Annual Conference in Lucca, Italy.

Giacomo Leopardi: lingua, traduzione e metafora in un poeta romantico.

2022

56th Annual SCOLAS Conference 2022, online.

Pandemia y dictadura. Miedo y muerte en la narrativa de Bolaño y Bellatin.

Memberships

Honorary member at the Cultural Italian American Organization at Auburn, New York in May 2019.

Gamma Kappa Alpha – National Italian Honor Society in the U.S.A.

AATI – American Association of Teachers of Italian.

MLA – Modern Language Association

LASA – Latin American Studies Association

AAIS – American Association for Italian Studies

AATSP – American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

SCOLAS – The Southwest Council of Latin American Studies

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