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Melissa Muldoon is the Studentessa Matta-the crazy linguist! In Italian, "matta" means "crazy" or "impassioned". Melissa has a B.A. in fine arts, art history and European history from Knox College, a liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, as well as a master's degree in art history from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has also studied painting and art history in Florence.

Melissa promotes the study of Italian language and culture through her dual-language blog, Studentessa Matta (studentessamatta.com). Melissa began the Matta blog to improve her command of the language and to connect with other language learners. It has since grown to include a podcast, "Tutti Matti per l'Italiano" and the Studentessa Matta YouTube
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Melissa Muldoon The best way to deal with writer's block is to write without inhibition. You have to give yourself permission to wander off the path. You can always…moreThe best way to deal with writer's block is to write without inhibition. You have to give yourself permission to wander off the path. You can always reign yourself back in through the re-writing stage. I find, simply sitting down and starting to write without agenda opens my brain and gives permission to explore new ideas I hadn't developed or thought of before. Often I find ideas spilling out of me onto the page I had no idea were inside me. I also find that my best ideas come to me while I am doing other things...walking my two beagles at night while listening to Italian music or lying in bed reviewing the story in my head before I fall asleep. Countless times I get up in the middle of the night and start writing because ideas come to me in my unconscious state. It is important to get these ideas down and then refine them later.(less)
Melissa Muldoon I have many favorite fictional couples. It is hard to choose just one. I think my first and most favorite however, would have to be Anne Sheridan and…moreI have many favorite fictional couples. It is hard to choose just one. I think my first and most favorite however, would have to be Anne Sheridan and Gilbert Blythe from the "Anne of Green Gables" series. Through L. M. Montgomery's writing we follow the development of these characters from childhood to young adult to middle age and the ups and downs of their relationship.

I also have to mention that as a young girl I was also a fan of Natasha and Pierre of War & Peace and Scarlett and Rhet Butler of Gone with the Wind.

But hands down, I have always loved Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. I have to make contact with them at least once a year and re-read Pride and Prejudice. They are quite dear to me, after all! (less)
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It’s been a while since I wrote a post on the Dreaming Sophia Art History Blog site. The first reason why I’ve been a little absent from this site is that for most of the summer of 2018 I was traveling in Italy. I spent the entire months of June and September, first in Montepulciano […]

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She thought, as she stepped back into the street, that if you looked hard enough, you could find beauty in the most unusual places.
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“He has come to lead me to that elusive place where promises take us and dreams carry us further.”
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“Still holding me close, she whispered into my ear, “But you know what, Soph? Italy is my destiny; it calls to me to return home.”
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