NeMLA Italian Studies (NIS)

NeMLA Italian Studies seeks to promote the study of Italian culture by publishing critical studies on Italian literature, cinema, culture, linguistics, and language pedagogy. Interdisciplinary and comparative studies are welcome. The journal includes sections dedicated to creative writing in Italian (primarily poetry or short-prose fiction), translations of contemporary and classical works/authors, cultural debates, and interviews. A section of the journal is dedicated to book reviews. NIS welcomes all scholarly methods, critical approaches, and theoretical perspectives.

Articles may not exceed 10,000 words. Professional articles (4,000 to 7,000 words) that address pedagogical theory in the teaching of foreign language, literature, and culture, practical teaching strategies, faculty/student collaboration, curriculum development, and the use of technology in the classroom are welcome. Book reviews should not exceed 1,200 words.

Editorial communications should be addressed to the Editor, Simona Wright, preferably via e-mail to, or mailed to the Dept. of Modern Languages, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, NJ 08628-0718. Manuscripts should be sent via e-mail attachment (Microsoft Word for PC) to Attachments should be marked with the last name of the contributor, followed by the name/subject of the paper (Dunne/Boccaccio — Dunne/Postmodern). All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter/message that includes the author’s relevant affiliations, a U.S. or international postal address, and an e-mail address. Contributors need to submit, in order, their name and work affiliation at the end of the article. NeMLA Italian Studies has a blind reader policy and the editorial staff will erase the personal information from the copy sent for evaluation to each of the readers.

NeMLA membership is not required to submit to NIS; however, membership is required for publication.