Carolina Ciampaglia

Carolina Ciampaglia received her degree in modern languages and literature from the Università La Sapienza Roma, Laurea in 1984. She has taught Italian as a foreign and second language, as well as Italian literature courses for the Rome-based programs of Cornell University, RISD, Dartmouth College, University of Washington, and the American Academy in Rome. She has also taught Italian cinema for both Cornell in Rome and DePaul University in Rome.

Ciampaglia was the administrative director of Italiaidea from 2000 to 2015, as well as the director of academic programs from 2006 to 2015.

Classes (Selected)

  • ART 3803 Art History: Italian CinemaThis course examines the cinematic representation of Italy with particular emphasis to the use of settings and space. We will explore how the visions of urban and rural spaces reflect the evolving cultural, social and political fabric of a nation in a period of rapid and often traumatic historical change. The course will feature screening of films set in several Italian locations, from Rome to Milan, from Naples to Venice, from Sicily to the Apennines, and represent different moments of Italian contemporary history. We will take advantage of the unique opportunity to study this cinema while residing in Rome and traveling in Italy, through the experience of the real settings that have figured so prominently in Italian cinema. Each session consists of an in-class lecture and a film screening. The course will also include one or two guest lecturers each semester.
  • ARCH 3117 Contemporary Italian CultureThis course examines the cinematic representation of Italy with particular emphasis to the use of settings and space. We will explore how the visions of urban and rural spaces reflect the evolving cultural, social and political fabric of a nation in a period of rapid and often traumatic historical change. The course will feature screening of films set in several Italian locations, from Rome to Milan, from Naples to Venice, from Sicily to the Apennines, and represent different moments of Italian contemporary history. We will take advantage of the unique opportunity to study this cinema while residing in Rome and traveling in Italy, through the experience of the real settings that have figured so prominently in Italian cinema. Each session consists of an in-class lecture and a film screening. The course will also include one or two guest lecturers each semester.

Publications (Selected)

  • Project coordinator, Radio Telelvisione Italiana production audio/video language courses titled I Montalcino – una famiglia italiana, Italian language courses (2000–02)
  • Project coordinator, with Alma Edizioni Firenze, of Italian Espresso, a textbook for the teaching of Italian as a foreign language (2004–13)
  • Moravia, il cinema, l'America, in Atti di Alberto Moravia e l'America Convegno Internazionale (Rome, 2011)