The Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies is housed in the Italian Program (Department of Spanish and Italian) at Montclair State University, New Jersey (USA) and is dedicated to the promotion of Italian language and culture through the design, organization and support of cultural programs, research activities, professional opportunities for teachers, as well as educational and pre-professional initiatives for students. In line with its transnational approach to cultural promotion, it has collaborated with several academic, governmental, and independent institutions both in Italy and the U.S.. Since the inception of this position, the Inserra Chair holder has been Dr. Teresa Fiore.
In its collaboration with Prescott Studio, the Inserra Chair and select faculty in the Italian Program such as Dr. Marisa Trubiano have provided: 1. Full translations of theater scripts and librettos; 2. Development and timing of surtitles; and 3. Quality control of existing translations and surtitles. The Inserra Chair has also opened a series of opportunities for students, professors, and professional experts through round tables, in-class presentations, and internships (Cooperative Education courses, post-BA assistantships, and internships in Italy).
> Inserra Chair webpage
> Italian Program webpage
> Translating Voices Across Continents
Collaborative project with Piccolo Teatro di Milano e Prescott Studio for Expo 2015
> Montclair Translates for Milan via Florence (Presentation)
> Monclair State Expands Titling Collaboration with Prescott Studio
> Reading Foreign Voices (Round Table)
> Back from a Summer Internship in Florence: Surtitling for Italian Opera Festival (2016)
> Surtitling for Opera di Roma and Maggio Fiorentino with Prescott Studio
> The Italian Translation Curriculum and Internship Project
Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies
Conrad J. Schmitt Hall Room 241D – Department of Spanish and Italian
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue • Montclair, NJ 07043, USA