Dear students of Italian and residents of the Italian House,
BENVENUTI to the official blog of the W&M Italian House!
My 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 email@example.com