World Languages and Literatures
Director, Teaching and Technology Center
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., Smith College (English & Italian)
Clements Hall 234A
(Note: During Summer 2019 Clements Hall renovation, office location is Dallas Hall 320)
Aria Zan Cabot is the director of the World Languages and Literatures Teaching and Technology Center and an adjunct instructor of Italian. She holds a Ph.D. in Italian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has experience developing and teaching foreign language, literature, and culture courses in both traditional face-to-face and online formats. Prior to joining SMU, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian at Truman State University. She spent five years studying and working in Italy as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and as the Resident Director of a study abroad program in Florence, Italy.
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ITAL 1401, 1402, 1601, 2401
Early Modern autobiography; women writers from the Medieval through the Romantic period; travel writing in Europe from the Grand Tour to today; transvestism and gender identity in Early Modern literature; second-language aquisition and pedagogy; proficiency-based instruction; online curriculum development and assessment
“Sensibility, Self-Control, and Friendship in the Writings of the Princess of Carignano, Caluso and Alfieri” (in press). Arts et Savoirs. Entre le corps et l’esprit: langages et savoirs concurrents. (2018). Article.
“Autopsy-turvy: Representations of Women Readers in Eighteenth-Century Italy.” The 44th Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies: The Eighteenth Century in Perspective. Dallas, TX, 21-23 February 2019.
“Applying Best Practices in Online Course Design to Your On-Campus Courses.” Teaching & Technology Brown Bag Series, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University, October 9, 2018.
“Italian Conversation Partners in Online & Face-to-Face Courses.” ACTFL 2018 Convention, November 16-18, 2018. New Orleans, Louisiana. Roundtable presentation.
“Building a Post-Secondary World Languages Online Curriculum: A Case Study.” ACTFL 2018 Convention, November 16-18, 2018. New Orleans, Louisiana. Paper presentation.
“Global Approaches to Italian Studies: The Mediterranean and East Africa.” American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) Annual Convention, June 2018. Sorrento, Italy. Chair of panel.
“Incipit vita nova: The new life of De Sica’s Bicycle Thief in American Cinema and Television, from Amexicano (2007) to A Better Life (2011) and Master of None (2015-).” American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) Annual Convention, June 2018. Sorrento, Italy. Paper presentation.