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Phone: (413) 585-3427
Fax: (413) 585-3415

Hatfield Hall 313
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063, USA

Fall '12 schedule:

ITL 220 - Intermediate Italian

ITL 340 The Theory and Practice of Translation

Giovanna Bellesia
Professor of Italian Language and Literature
Department of Italian Language and Literature

I am originally from Milano, Italy. I moved to the United States in 1980 and I started teaching at Smith in 1984. Teaching is very important to me, and I do not see it as separate from my research work.

I am very interested in language pedagogy and I enjoy exploring how new technology can help students to learn more effectively.

My literary research work has centered on modern Italian women writers and migration studies. I have also continued to work on the theory and practice of translation.

  • Ph.D in Romance Languages, 1985 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  • Dottore in lingue cum laude, 1980 Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne, Milano (Italy).
  • Degrees in Translation and Simultaneous Interpretation, 1976 Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori, Milano (Italy). 



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