Dr. Paola Basile is an
Associate Professor of Italian and French Studies at Lake Erie College, she
joined LEC in 2005. She earned a Laurea di dottore (doctor degree) with honors
from La Sapienza- University of Rome, in Modern Languages & Literatures; a
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (summa cum laude) from Université de Montréal;
an M.A. in French Studies from McGill University (Montréal, Canada).
Dr. Paola Basile has
several years of teaching experience at Université de Montréal (6 years), at
Concordia University (2 years) and at the Italian Cultural Institute of
Montréal (over 3 years), Canada. She is currently the director of the Italian
Studies program at Lake Erie College, and is the organizer of the Italian
Culture Club, Il Convivio.
Dr. Basile was the
vice-president of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies (2008-11) and is
currently the book review editor for "Quaderni d’Italianistica” (the
official peer-reviewed journal of this society). She is also a member of the
American Association of Italian Studies, of the American Association of
Teachers of Italian, of the Italian American Cultural Foundation and she
directs the IACF essay selection process every year.
Dr. Basile has
organized Italian Studies conferences and sessions in the US, in Canada, and in
Italy. She has also organized numerous successful study tours to Europe, and
one to Montreal, Quebec, for the LEC students.
Dr. Basile authored three books: 1) Imparare
l’Italiano recitando: "La Locandiera”. Una versione creativa, published in
2013; 2) I folli voli di Ulisse,
published in 2006; 3) Battito d’ali,
published in 1995, and she has published numerous articles (in Italian, English
& French) in comparative literature, travel literature, Dante, Italian
cinema, contemporary Italian literature & culture. She
has also translated two books: one written by Bernard Moitessier from French to
Italian (Vela, mari lontani, isole e
lagune) that was published in 1996; and one written by Jimmy Cornell from
English to Italian (La passione per il
mare) that was published in 2007; she translated numerous articles as well.
Dr. Basile can speak
Italian, French, English, and Spanish, and has studied Latin and German.