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News and Events


Welcome back for another exciting semester of events, screenings, lectures, and readings. Check this page often for updates on our involvement in the Year of the Humanities, our Mediterranean Metageographies series, the 4th edition of the Italian Film Festival USA, and an exciting new interdisciplinary seminar and speaker series on Versailles.

  Year of the Humanities


Spring 2015 Course Schedules are available here: French | Italian


Events >>

Campus Visit of LGBT Moroccan Writer Abdellah Taia

Versailles: Space, Power, Memory is a spring-term seminar and speaker series organized by the Architectural Studies Program and the Department of French & Italian.


The speaker series kicks off on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 6pm with Claire Goldstein (French, U of California, Davis), who will present  “Beyond the King's Eye: Observing Comets in the Age of Versailles." This and all Versailles events will take place at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater (4400 Forbes Avenue). Watch this space for regular updates | speaker series page | Goldstein talk flyer

Alumni >>

Pamela Pears (PhD French, 2001) has published her second book, Pears Front Cover IconographyFront Cover Iconography and Algerian Women's Writing with Lexington Press. She is Associate Professor of French and Chair of Modern Languages at Washington College in Maryland.


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Alumni and friends of the department are encouraged to send their news to for publication in the French & Italian Department Newsletter.

FRIT Alumni: update your contact information by visiting Registration is easy and free. Or call the Alumni Association at 1-800-258-7488, they would love to hear from you!




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