Dear students of Italian and residents of the Italian House,

BENVENUTI on the official blog of the W&M Italian House.

My name is Giulia Manganelli and I am the Italian House tutor. I was the tutor last year too (2012-2013) and I am so thrilled to be back this year.

I am 27 years old and I come from Siena (Tuscany), one of the most beaSiena, Piazza del Campoutiful cities in Italy.

I got my BA from the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy) in 2009: I wrote my honor thesis on a contemporary writer from Zimbabwe, Yvonne Vera, focusing my research on postcolonial and feminist issues, and translating her short stories into Italian.

In 2012 I got my MA from the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy). My honor thesis was fUniFiocused on the Canadian feminist writer Margaret Atwood. I translated her book Good Bones (1992) into Italian and analyzed several aspects of the contemporary translation theories and cultural studies.


I was the Italian House tutor last year and I will be your tutor this year too. This job makes me feel really proud: I hope I will be able to help you improve your foreign language skills, but I also hope I will be the symbol of my country and culture, a point of reference for you to understand Italy beyond the stereotypical, superficial level that, I am sure, you are all already familiar with. I will be following you throughout your learning process, and I will be at your disposal both for linguistic and cultural issues.

Just get in touch, guys :) gmanganelli@wm.edu


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