News and Events
In the News. Congratulations to our colleague Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Medieval Adacemy of America, "in recognition of her distinguished contributions to medieval studies." This very prestigious recognition is reserved for a total of only 125 medievalists in North America | read more
In addition, we are hosting a number of short- and long-term guests this year: Natalie Cleaver (PhD Berkeley 2012) and Andrew Ryder (PhD Emory 2010), both Dietrich School Postdoctoral Associates (Fall and Spring); Aide Esu (University of Cagliari), Distinguished Italian Fulbright Professor (Spring); Annunziata Ugas (Fall), visiting research scholar | read more
The Department of Classics will present Class Acts: Exploring the Role of the Classics in Modern Performance on Fri-Sun Mar 21-23, 2014 in the University Club. Keynote speaker Distinguished Prof of Film Marcia Landy will speak on "Anti-Oedipus: Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Pasolini's Edipo re: The Uses and Disadvantages of Cinema as Counter-History" on Fri Mar 21 at 4pm in Conference Room A | program
Pittsburgh's second edition of the Italian Film Festival USA is set to begin on Thurs, Mar 27 at 7pm in Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (FFA 125) with Matteo Garrone's Reality (2012, 115 min). Check back for more details soon!
Listen to the French radio interview [in French] with alumna Allison Hall (BA French, '12; Assistante de langue 2012-2013) about her volunteer activities with UNICEF in her host city of Chartres, France.
Congratulations to alumna Hillary Gulley (BA Italian, '04), recipient of a 2012 PEN Center Translation Fund Fellowship for her translation of Marcelo Cohen's El fin de lo mismo (The End of the Same).
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