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Oct 20
Kris Knisely (U South Dakota) will discuss gender and
Oct 25
More than forty years after his brutal murder, how do we view Pier Paolo Pasolini now? People outside of Italy see him
Oct 27
The 2017 Kristeva Circle Conference will take place at Pitt on 27-28 October. Featuring keynotes by Jack Halberstam (


From Queer identity in the Maghreb to the Jews of Italy; from non-binary language instruction to the poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini. Start marking your calendars now.

Congratulations to the participants and organizers of the Migrations of Culture undergraduate research conference! Seventeen undergraduates traveled to Pitt on March 30 and 31 from across the US and Canada—joining an equal number of Pitt undergrads—to present their impressive research in modern languages, literatures, and cultures. Special thanks to keynote speaker Prof. Sheldon Lu.

We are delighted to announce that our colleague Todd Reeser is the recipient of the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize for Setting Plato Straight. This is the first time... 

French PhD students Paulina Tomkowicz and Jennifer Boum-Maké have been awarded a Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and a Lawler Fellowship, respectively, for the 2017-2018 Academic Year...