MemberArtemis Preeshl

Dr. Artemis Preeshl is a director, actor, and choreographer for stage and film in Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Columbia, Croatia, England, France, Indonesia, India, Italy, Kosovo, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, The Phillippines, The Ukraine, and Uganda. An International Acting Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe, she has taught theatre, directed, and/or choreographed at Elon University, Utah State University, University of West Georgia, Loyola University New Orleans, and Colorado State University/Semester at Sea Spring 2020. As a Fulbright Senior Researcher, Dr. Preeshl wrote and directed her Tamil film Pancha Ratna at Kalakshetra Foundation, “the Juilliard of India”, which received Honorable Mention in Best World Cinema in Hollywood’s DIY Festival in 2012. Artemis coached Aunjunae Ellis (Quantico) in a New Orleans dialect for Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2014. A Fulbright Specialist in Theatre, Dr. Preeshl screened her first film, Inachevé, based on Kate Chopin’s short stories such as A Respectable Woman, at Fatima Jinnah Women’s College in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2018. With Ripe Figs LLC, she directed Ripe Figs, winner of Best Short Film, at the Raleigh Film Festival, and Dr. Chevalier’s Lie, for which she was nominated as best director at the Southern States Independent Film Festival in 2019. As a Commedia dell’arte director and actor, Dr. Preeshl directed and acted in Commedia degli Errori at La MaMa Umbria in Italy. Routledge published her chapter, “Brighella: The Knave We Love to Hate”, in Commedia dell’Arte Companion (2014) and her books, Shakespeare and Commedia dell’arte: Play by Play (2017) and Reframing Acting in the Digital Age: Nimbly Scaling Actor Training in the Academy (2019).   MFA Drama, MA Dance, BA French and Psychology, Doctor of Education Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® Certified Laban Movement Analyst Actors’ Equity Association Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Alliance of Women Directors Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

MemberSimone Bregni, Ph.D.

…ssion “(Video)games, Gamification, and Game-Based Second Language Acquisition: Present and Future Approaches in the Classroom” at the AAIS Conference at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, 14-16 March 2019. Roundtable organizers: Simone Bregni, Saint Louis University, Brandon Essary, Elon University, Camilla Zamboni, Wesleyan University….
…entary/lower-intermediate textbooks, is about to be proposed to publishers (fall 2018). I am cooperating on this project with fellow faculty members in Italian at other US institutions, since the AAIS conference in april 2017. I am the main editor/first name, and my colleague Brandon Essary, Ph.D., Elon University, is my co-author. Our textbook is potentially translatable/adaptable/editable in all major languages.

3. “Gaming in Second/Foreign Language Acquisition” – A book project. This is a collaborative effort, currently being explored with colleagues in Italian, French, Spanish and…

I am an associate professor of Italian language, literature and culture with twenty-four years of teaching & leadership experience at the university level. My areas of specialization are Medieval & Renaissance Italian literature and foreign (F/L2) language acquisition. Currently, my focus is on the applications of technology and digital media to language acquisition, in particular video game-based learning (VGBL). In fall 2016, as a recipient of the Saint Louis University (SLU) Reinert Center for Innovative Teaching, I developed Intensive Italian for Gamers. The course was successfully taught in the SLU state-of-the-art Learning Studio in spring 2017. I have presented my research and results in workshops and presentations, at conferences and in publications (in print and forthcoming). I have an extensive and eclectic background in Classics (Greek and Latin, Philology, Literature), Ancient and Medieval History, Theology, Philosophy; but also in Cinema Studies, International Studies, Communications and Journalism. I definitely enjoyed the variety of my studies. I am a firm believer in multidisciplinary approaches to both learning and teaching.