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language educator , writer

Joseph Luciano Laurenti, Luxembourg language educator, writer.


Laurenti, Joseph Luciano was born on December 10, 1931 in Hespérange, Luxembourg. Arrived in the United States, 1949. Son of Ernesto Carlo and Angelina Teresa (Dal Canton) Laurenti.


Bachelor in Spanish, French, Italian, University Illinois, Urbana, 1958. Master of Arts in Spanish, French, Italian, University Illinois, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish, French, University Missouri, 1962.


Instructor Spanish University Illinois, Urbana, 1959, University Missouri, Columbia, 1959—1962. Professor Spanish, Italian and German Illinois State University, Normal, 1962—2001. Retired, 2001

United States correspondent Quaderni Ibero-American, Torino, Italy, 1974—1993, AZB Revista de Cultura Internacional.

Corporal United States Army, 1952-1954.



Member of American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association (nominated prize for distinguished bibliography 2002), Illinois Association Teachers of Modern Languages, Midwest Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, American Association Professors of Italian, International Association Philogists, International Association of Hispanists, Association de Cervantistas (life), Association de Bibliografia Española (life), Sigma Delta Pi (chapter president 1958-1959, Medal of Order of Don Quixote).


Married Luellen W. Watson, June 10, 1967 (deceased June 2000).

Ernesto Carlo Laurenti

Angelina Teresa (Dal Canton) Laurenti

Luellen W. Watson