Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities
Office Location: AC-3D09
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Rutgers University, NJ Italian 2005 MA University of Florence, Italy Italian Literature 1994
Areas of Expertise
- 20th-century Italian Literature
Italian as Second Language Acquisition
Books in Field Of Expertise
Samuel Ghelli. A Reference Grammar of Contemporary Italian for English Speakers. New York: Bordighera Press, March 11, 2013. 270.
Samuel Ghelli. AP Italian Language and Culture. New York: Barron's Educational Series, February 1, 2008. 448.
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Samuel Ghelli. "Lo Spot pubblicitario nell'apprendimento della cultura italiana." Voices in Italian Americana. Vol. 25.1 2014: 3-17.
Samuel Ghelli. "Da Scampia a Gomorra: Nell'archivio di Roberto Saviano." Esperienze Letterarie. XXXVIII/1 2013: 87-98.
Samuel Ghelli. "I fantasmi, le ragioni dell’anima e la riscrittura dei Ricordi di un Impiegato di F. Tozzi." Italica. 88: 3 2011: 395-411.
Samuel Ghelli. "Tozzi e Roma: scelta e rifiuto della città." NeMLA Italian Studies. XXXIII 2010-2011: 1-16.
Samuel Ghelli. "Roberto Saviano." The Literary Encyclopedia. January 28, 2011: 3.
Samuel Ghelli. "Intervista a Roberto Saviano." Forum Italicum. 44. 2 Fall 2010: 518-531.
Samuel Ghelli. "Storia di un'amicizia." Forum Italicum. 44.2 Fall 2010: 343-358.
Samuel Ghelli. "Attorno all’assenza degli animali: una ipotesi sul Cantico di Francesco." Italian Quarterly. Year XLIV, 171-172 Winter-Spring 2007 (Pub. March 2009): 5-15.
Samuel Ghelli. "La Favola di Machiavelli: Belfagor Arcidiavolo." Forum Italicum. 41. 2 Fall 2007: 285-296.
Samuel Ghelli. "Stefanino e compagni. Appunti per una rilettura del romanzo palazzeschiano." Studi Italiani. XVIII, 1 2006: 73-88.
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
"Annali di Italianistica" 2011 Vol. 29: 554-556.
"Annali di Italianistica" 2010 Vol. 28: 580-582.
"Nemla Italian Studies" Volume XXXII (2009 - 2010): 172-174.
"Italian Culture, The Journal of the American Association for Italian Studies" March 2010 Vol. XXVIII, No. 1: 79-81.
"Annali di Italianistica" 2008 Vol. 26: 433-435.
"Annali di Italianistica" 2008 Vol. 26: 577-579.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Il caso Gomorra " October 26, 2015: Alumni Lecture Series. Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ.
" Dal pdf. al formato digitale: un'esperienza didattica.Materiali originali e completamente gratuti a disposizione degli studenti " October 24, 2015: Italian Language and Culture Conference: New Directions in Teaching and Research. Georgetown University, Washington DC.
" Uno ‘spot’ per la cultura italiana " April 4, 2014: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
" There is nothing more American than ‘Italian style’ food " April 1, 2014: BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College). Invited by the Modern Language Department at the XVII Colloquium of the Modern Languages - From Farm to Table: The Global Culture of Food in New York City.
" Lo Spot pubblicitario nell'apprendimento della cultura italiana " October 19, 2013: Teaching Italian Culture Conference, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
" Skills, Strategies, and Directions for the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam " May 15, 2013: La Scuola d’Italia, NYC. Invited by Dr. Anna Fiore, School Headmistress.
" Why should I take the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam? " May 8, 2013: La Scuola d’Italia, NYC. Invited by Dr. Anna Fiore, School Headmistress.
" Da Scampia a Gomorra: nel laboratorio di Saviano " May 4, 2012: AAIS 2012 Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.
" Culture through Language and Language through Culture " January 25, 2012: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.
" L’Italiano nelle Università americane: l’esperienza di York College " January 19, 2012: ISTITUTO DI ISTRUZIONE SUPERIORE “PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA”, Arezzo Italy.
" L’Italiano come Lingua Seconda sul territorio nazionale: l'approccio, il metodo e le tecniche glottodidattiche " January 18, 2012: ISTITUTO DI ISTRUZIONE SUPERIORE “ PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA”, Arezzo Italy.
" Perché Saviano? " April 9, 2011: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, New Brunswick, NJ.
" Il Caso Saviano " October 21, 2010: Invited by Dr. Carol Vasserma, Chair of the Modern Languages Department at BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College), NYC.
" Insegnare Italiano divertendo " June 3, 2010: La Scuola d'Italia. NYCInvited by Mr. Michael Prater, Liceo Coordinator..
" Italian language: a mirror of a Country Identity " April 10, 2010: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Montreal, Canada.
" Mid-August Lunch (Preview) " March 4, 2010: Clearview Cinema, Great Neck, NY. Invited as Guest Speaker to present the movie and conduct the debate by The Great Neck Art Center..
" Understanding Italian Culture through the Italian Language " October 10, 2009: NYSAFLT (New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers) Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY.
" Italian proficiency across the three communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) " April 27, 2009: La Scuola d'Italia, NYC. Invited by Mr. Michael Prater, Liceo Coordinator.
" La Roma di Tozzi " February 28, 2009: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Boston, MA.
" Advanced Placement Italian: The exam " December 3, 2008: Garden City HS, Long Island. Invited by Ms. Lea Brunetti, Italian Teacher.
" Language and culture / Language is culture " November 15, 2008: “Ita• Italian Language and Culture Seminar at the Consulate General of Italy, NYC. Invited by Dr. Alfio Russo, Director of the Education Office.
" Words We Read, Words We Write " October 11, 2008: NYSAFLT (New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers) Annual Meeting, Saratoga Spring.
" From the Lira to the Euro: a journey through the History, language and culture of Italy " September 12, 2008: Syosset HS, Long Island. Invited by AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian).
" Conversation and composition methods and strategies for Italian " May 9, 2008: La Scuola d'Italia, NYC. Invited by Dr. Donald Maiocco, School Headmaster.
" Fra antico e moderno, scenario ideale per la generazione che si affaccia al Novecento " April 12, 2008: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Buffalo, NY.
" The Reading and Writing sections of the AP ITALIAN " March 29, 2008: NECTFL Conference, NYC. Invited by Dr. Alfio Russo, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General of Italy.
" Parole da leggere, parole per scrivere " April 1, 2008: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ .Invited by Dr. David Marsh, Italian language coordinator, Italian Department.
" Pasticciare con le parole: il gioco come sensibilizzazione linguistica " September 21, 2007: Invited by AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) - Syosset, Long Island.
" Sull’absentia degli animali nel Cantico di Francesco " May 5, 2007: AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies), Colorado Springs, CO.
" Stefanino di Aldo Palazzeschi e la terapia dell'Antidolore " April 7, 2000: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Boston, MA.
" La parabola familiare nei Ricordi di un impiegato di Federico Tozzi " December 4, 1999: University of Chicago: Ab Ovo - Textual Kinship and Genealogies in Italian Culture.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Accepted to Preparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty: January 2012.
Nominated mentor for the Faculty Online/Hybrid Course Program: Summer-Fall 2011-2012.
Accepted to York College’s first Online-Hybrid Course Development Program: June 2009.
Nominated for The Cross-Campus Mentoring Program: May 2009.
Nominated for Election to the Modern Language Association Delegate Assembly: Spring 2008.
PSC-CUNY Research Award Program, Centro Studi Palazzeschi. July 2010: 3.000.