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Welcome back for the spring 2015 term!

Read about some of our amazing current undergrads in French & Italian: Karen Lue, Ellen Connally, and Kaley Kilpatrick.


The Department of French & Italian was the featured department in the summer 2014 issue of the Panther Pride Dietrich School newsletter | PDF issue

Summer 2015 Course Schedules are now available: French | Italian


Events >>

The French & Italian spring term events schedule is coming soon.

Please join the Italian Program for our annual Tucci Lecture, this year featuring Pitt FRIT distinguished alumna Rebecca West, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, U of Chicago. Her talk, "Valentino's Vicissitudes of Identity," will take place on Wed Mar 18 in CL 602 at 6pm | PDF poster


Co-sponsored by the Pitt Alumni Association, the Humanities Center, the Film Studies Program, the Cultural Studies Program, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Alumni >>

Gabriella Baika (PhD French, 2007) has recently published The Rose and Geryon: The Poetics of Fraud and Baika Rose GeryonViolence in Jean de Meun and Dante (Catholic UP, 2014) and received tenure at the Florida Institute of Technology.



Marina Starik (PhD French, 2013) is now working for Smith College Abroad, welcoming their students to Geneva and teaching an accelerated French refresher there. Congratulations, Marina!


Send Us Your News!

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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