Call for Abstracts for an edited volume on Italian pedagogy

deadline for submissions: 
January 7, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Emanuele Occhipinti
contact email: 

Call for Abstracts for an edited volume on Italian pedagogy:

We invite scholars and experts in the field of language methodology and language acquisition to submit abstracts for an edited volume of original essays on new strategies for teaching Italian language and culture. We are looking for essays, with different methodological and hands-on approaches that focus on practical examples for faculty to reconfigure course syllabuses, andnew ways to deliver interesting and stimulating curriculum. This will be a project with a coherent and organized overview of contemporary Italian pedagogy from an international perspective. The volume will offer different examples and techniques for best practices and guidelines according to both the ACTFL and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The proposal will be submitted to Georgetown University Press that has indicated interest, upon selection of the contributors. Tentative date of publication is the end of 2021. Authors will be informed of acceptance by March 2021.

Possible topics include and are not limited to:

- Managing Italian Programs (online and in person)  

-Online Teaching

-Diversity in the Italian Curriculum

-Experiential-Learning Courses   

-Translation Studies 

-Theme-Related Teaching (Film, Music, Food Studies, Made in Italy, Art, etc.)

-Any other aspects relevant to Italian pedagogy

Interested  authors should submit proposals (in English)  that include the following:

  • Tentative Title of the Essay

  • Name(s) of Author(s), Affiliation(s), E-mail Address(es)

  • A Bio (One-page max) with a detailed list of publications

  • 500-Word Abstracts (excluding references) with a topic, a description of the article and a methodological approach, and a bibliography.

Deadline for submissions: January 7, 2021 

Please, make sure to send your abstracts to the editors:

Prof. Emanuele Occhipinti, Drew University (

Prof. Giulia Guarnieri, CUNY, New York (