Dear students of Italian and residents of the Italian House,

BENVENUTI to the official blog of the W&M Italian House!
wmpic1My name is Stefano Olmastroni and I’m the new Italian House Tutor for the year 2015/16. I come from San Giovanni Valdarno, a small town close to Florence, in Tuscany., where I attended the university. I got my BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures at Florence University, in 2009. My honor thesis was focused on an analysis of a corpus of Spanish spoken language records.

In 2012 I got my MA in Theory and Practice of Literary Translation, again at Florence University. For my honor thesis, I translated the play Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Irish playwright Frank McGuinness.

After graduation I worked at the Accademia della Crusca, the leading institution in the field of research on the Italian language, as a website content editor and translator and collaborated with the Linguistic Advice board.

My interests include music – I’ve recently joined the W&M Middle Eastern Music Ensemble – poetry and theatre.

I am at your disposal for any question about linguistic and cultural issues.

Just write me an email at solmastroni@wm.edu

A presto!





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