The Department of French and Italian

Arianna Avalle


M.A. in Italian Studies; B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in European Studies, University of Texas at Austin;Texas Tech University

Assistant Instructor, Graduate student
Arianna Avalle

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Interests


Literary, Media-induced and Virtual Tourism, Travel Literature, Media Convergence, Transmedia Storytelling, Women's studies and Destination Marketing

Biography


Arianna Avalle is a third-year PhD student in Italian Studies pursuing a portfolio in Arts Management and Cultural Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. In May 2020 she received a Master of Arts in Italian Studies at the University of Texas. In May 2018 she graduated Summa Cum Laude and with the Highest Honors from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a minor in European Studies. Arianna wrote her undergraduate Honors thesis on the first novel of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet, My Brilliant Friend, analyzing the literary, marketing and legal aspects of the novel. In June 2020, Arianna received the “Emerging Scholar Award” from the Common Ground Research Network while virtually presenting her essay "The Ultimate Ferrante Experience: Convergence Culture, Literary Tourism and the Quest for Authenticity" at the Fifth International Conference on Tourism and Leisure Studies. This essay was published on the academic journal Italian Culture, Volume 39, Issue 1 (2021). Her research interests include media convergence, transmedia storytelling, cultural tourism, women and gender studies and destination marketing.

Courses


ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

37455 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 105
Hybrid/Blended
GC

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through in-class group activities: students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day PRIOR to coming to class; students should expect to spend at least TWO hours every day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week for homework.

This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor of the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

You must receive a grade of a C or higher (73% or higher) in order to continue on to ITL 320. A grade of a C- is not sufficient to go on to ITL 320.

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian-Wb

37040 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian-Wb

35875 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

 

 

Publications


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

(2021) The Ultimate Ferrante Experience: Convergence Culture, Literary Tourism, and the Quest for Authenticity, published in Italian CultureVolume 39 Issue 1,p.19-32.

Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01614622.2021.1938841


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