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Sacramento State Faculty

Barbara Carle

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Name: Barbara Carle - Department of World Languages and Literatures - I T A L I A N - Faculty Page

Title: Professor of Italian (PhD Columbia University)

Office Location: Mariposa Hall 2057


Office Phone: (916) 278-6509, Fax: (916) 278-5502

Mailing Address: Sacramento State University -Dept. of World Languages and Literatures - 6000 J Street - Sacramento, CA 95819-6089

Office Hours: Spring 2017 TR 5:20-6:20 W 2:00-3:30 and by appointment

Benvenuti! Welcome!


Quant'è bella giovinezza

che si fugge tuttavia!

Chi vuol esser lieto, sia:

di doman non c'è certezza!

Lorenzo il Magnifico, Trionfo di Bacco e Arianna

Il club italiano di Sac State

Margaret E. Lavezzo Memorial Italy Travel Scholarship

for Italian Minors at Sac State

Deadline December 8th

Two Scholarships for $ 2,500 each

to be distributed by May, 2017


Spring 2017

- Italian 1B

 iLrn Heinle Learning Center

- Italian 2B

Sentieri Super Site

- Italian 104A Introduction to Italian Cinema

- Italian 131 The Italian Renaissance, Context and Trends: From Petrarch  to Michelangelo, Leonardo and the Poetesse


[…] seggendo in piuma

in fama non si vien né sotto coltre

 Dante, Divina Commedia, Inferno XXIV

Italian Program at Sac State

Consider a MINOR in ITALIAN

(coursework at the Sac State campus)

Most people know that Italy and its people have contributed

to the foundations of our Civilization

through art,

literature, music, political science, cuisine, sports and other areas,

yet few connect this illustrious past

with the fact that

Italy is one of the world’s top ten economies today.

Italian is  also one of the most spoken languages

in the United States. If you study Italian it will make you stronger

in art history, music, film, and literature.

It will help if you plan on a career in high fashion, culinary arts, design,

and museum curating.

Italian writers,

(from Dante to Umberto Eco) thinkers (from Leonardo to Machiavelli),


(from Giotto to Michelangelo

and the Futurists), and filmmakers (Fellini, Antonioni, Sorrentino and

the new women directors)

have long had a global impact unlike any other...

Students may  also complete a Minor in Florence or apply for the Special Major

i corsi


Language Courses: Gateway to the Minor

Italian 1A Elementary Italian
Italian 1B Elementary Italian
Italian 2A/B Combined 2nd and third semesters

Courses required for the Minor in Italian: (12 units or 4 (100 level) courses)

The Italian Minor combines courses on Italian CINEMA, LITERATURE, and CULTURE

Italian 102 Italian Advanced Conversation or Italian 104A
Italian 103 Advanced Grammar and Composition or Italian 130
Italian 104A  Introduction to Italian Cinema I (G.E. course)
Italian 104B 
Introduction to Italian Cinema II
Italian 110 Introduction to Italian Literature I DANTE
Italian 111 Introduction to Italian Literature II CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN POETRY
Italian 130 Italian Civilization The Dialogue Form (G.E. Course)
Italian 131 The Italian Renaissance and Its Influence on Western Civilization

Italian 180 Seminar Conducted in English
Italian 194 Field Experience/Internship
Italian 195 Field Work/Tutoring
Italian 196 Experimental Offerings in Italian
Italian 199 Special Problems


Italian Program in Florence

It's easier than you think to participate in the  S T U D Y  A B R O A D  program!

Amo l'Italia (View Reasons to Love Italy)

Barbara Carle: Poetry, Literary Translation, Criticism

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:  Creative and Scholarly Works

ITALIAN POETRY: Barbara Carle's Poetry

Dino Ignani: Fotografie di poeti Photographs of Poets

Ghenomena Edizioni

Contemporary Italian Poetry

Edizioni Il Labirinto

Edizioni Il Labirinto Videoclips of Poetry Readings: Carle reads Palmery in English

Journal of Italian Translation

Il Colosseo
enorme tamburo
con orbite senz'occhi 
Giuseppe Ungaretti