Introduction, Heather Flaherty, Curator of Education, The Trout Gallery Dickinson College, and Jodi Kovach, Curator of Academic Programs, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College
Part I: Foreign Language Programs within Academic Museums: A Relationship of Reciprocity
Chapter 1: “Student Benefits of Museum Visits as Part of the Foreign Language Curriculum.” Erin Díaz, Associate Professor of Spanish and Spanish Language Coordinator, Dickinson College.
Chapter 2: “Curating the Curriculum: Museums as Language Labs for Authentic Target-Language Conversations.” Preea Leelah, Assistant Professor of French in the Center for Global Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Williams College; Libby Murphy, Professor of French and Chair of the Department ofWorld Languages and Cultures, Georgia College.
Part II: Engaging with Museum Objects for Critical Applications of Language and Literary Concepts
Chapter 3: “Benvenuti al Museo!: Italian Classes at the Princeton University Art Museum.” Daniele De Feo, Acting Director–Italian Language Program, Lecturer, Princeton University; Veronica White, Curator of Teaching and Learning, Princeton University Art Museum.
Chapter 4: “Old Things Considered: Museum Objects and the Study of Nineteenth-Century Italian Literature.” Ellen M. Alvord, Weatherbie Curator of Education and Academic Programs, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; Ombretta Frau, Dorothy Rooke McCullochProfessor of Italian, Mount Holyoke College.
Part III: Transforming the Social Experience of Language Learning in the Academic Museum
Chapter 5: “The Art of Languaging: The Museum as Language and Culture Classroom.” Lucile Duperron, Associate Professor of French and Francophone studies Department of Romance Languages, Dickinson College.
Chapter 6: “The Audacious Aesthetic Practice of Foreign Language Learning in the Art Museum.” Jodi Kovach, Curator of Academic Programs, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College; Leo Riegert, Associate Professor of German, Kenyon College
Part IV: Expanding the Space for Language Learning
Chapter 7: “Museum Visits for Beginning Language Learners.” Heather Flaherty, Curator of Education, The Trout Gallery Dickinson College.
Chapter 8: “Writing with Your Eyes: Multiliteracies and Community-Based Learning in an Art Museum.” Rosamaría León, Senior Lector 1 of Spanish, Yale University.