Faculty Profile for Dr. Moira M DiMauro-Jackson
Biography and EducationI am a native Italian from Rome, Italy. I completed my PhD at the University of Texas at Austin in Italian, French and English Comparative Literature. My field of study revolves around French, Italian, and English Narrative and Drama of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, as well as Computer Assisted Language Learning Technologies. I speak 5 languages fluently, for now, and hope to learn more.
Since 1987, I have been teaching French and later Italian (since 2005) at Texas State University, from where I received a Master of Arts.
Teaching InterestsMy greatest joy is to teach Foreign languages & their cultures while in a fun and facilitated environment, while maintaining the quality of the immersion courses taught!
Research InterestsMy field of interest is metatextuality, that is, the tension between art and life, art and artifice, and the use of masks and masquerade in modern works. My major focus lies in the French decadent period, those works following D’Annunzio’s time in Italian Literature as well as various Irish writers of the turn of the century such as Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and Yeats. Francophone Literatures and Post-Colonial works.
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- DiMauro-Jackson, M. M. (n.d.). Book Review for CALICO. CALICO JOURNAL. Sheffield (UK), Europe, United Kigdom, EU: Equinox. Retrieved from https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/CALICO/issue/current
- DiMauro-Jackson, M. M. (2018). “D’Annunzio’s Il piacere: A Generational Gaze on New Values.” Forum Italicum : A Journal of Italian Studies, 51(2). https://doi.org/21595321
- DiMauro-Jackson, M. M. (2013). Postfazione di. In F. Colt (Ed.), Sanremesità, Volti e risvolti della cultura locale. Ventimiglia: Philobiblon.
- DiMauro-Jackson, M. M. (2010, October). Que y-a-t-il? Al Principio: Poesía Y Prosa. Sigma Delta Pi, Beta Epsilon Chapter.
- DiMauro-Jackson, M. M. (2003). Musicologia Texana. The Mellophonium: Periodico Saltuario Di Cultura Musicale, X.
- Award / Honor Recipient: College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Excellence, College of Liberal Arts. 2017
- Award / Honor Recipient: Student recognition, Study Abroad Student: Hope Arabie. 2017
- Award / Honor Recipient: The sponsorship of a table at the DAAD, William Steuer, First Secretary, U.S. Foreign Service Officer; BA International Studies, Southwest Texas State University; Masters of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College. April 2019 - Present
- Award / Honor Nominee: Boko award Student Organization of the Month, Texas State University. February 28, 2019 - Present
- Award / Honor Recipient: Graduating Student Recognition of Campus Support Program, Vice President for Student Affairs. 2019
- Davio, Rebecca Lynn (Principal), Dennison, Andrea B, DiMauro-Jackson, Moira M. Michael & Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health Caring Communities Create Capable Children: Mini-Grant Opportunity, Michael & Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $200. (Submitted: December 2017, Funded: January 2018 - May 2018). Grant.
- DiMauro-Jackson, Moira M (Other). Migration phenomenon of Italians to the USA, Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero (COMITES) of Washington D.C. and Houston (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas), Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale (MAECI). (Submitted: October 2016, Funded: January 2017 - March 2017). Grant.
Selected Service Activities
Italian Studies II - Literature panel at the South Central MLA Conference
Chair & organizer of a discussion panel at the International Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference
The Department of Geography at Texas State University and the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin ninth edition of the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference in Austin, Texas,
Organizing Committee Member (organizer)
XIII Conference of Italian Researchers in the World-Committee for Italian Residents Abroad (ComItEs)
January 2018-December 2018
Italian Consulate in Houston
University of Texas at Austin, Texas