Associate professor of Italian; Coordinator, Italian Studies Program, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Saint Louis University
Email: [email protected]
Ludic keywords: Video game-based learning, VGBL, Non-Serious games, narrative video games, VR, PSVR, Oculus, Assassin’s Creed, Quantic Dream, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Tomb Raider, serious games, mixed reality, portable gaming, consoles, console gaming, Switch, PS4, PS3, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox 365, Nintendo, Sony, Sega, Shenmue.
Language keywords: Italian, French, Spanish, Catalan, Latin, Greek, Ancient Greek.
Pedagogy keywords: FL/L2, Foreign Languages & Cultures, Italian, Literature, Medieval Italian Literature, Renaissance Italian Literature, Classics, Late Antiquity, Middle Ages, FL/L2 Practicum, Applied Linguistics.
Dr Simone Bregni, PhD is an Associate Professor of Italian and the Coordinator of the Italian Studies Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at Saint Louis University. He has published on video game-based learning in Profession, the Journal of the Modern Language Association, and in NEMLA XXIX, with more publications forthcoming. His research interests and publications also include Dante and Medieval literature; Renaissance Italian Theater, with a focus on the representation of sexual alterity; the Classical Tradition; and the application of media & technology to second/foreign language acquisition, and the teaching of literature and culture. His eclectic background in Classics, Theology, International Studies and Communications/Media has deeply influenced his interdisciplinary approach to scholarship.