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Jul 14
Join the Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh as it celebrates Bastille Day. Details at the CFP website: 
Aug 10
"Come throw out the pallino and throw down for a worthy cause! Join us and sponsor a team, a court, or stop by to enjoy


Caitlin Dahl, graduate student in French, was awarded an honorable mention by the Early Modern Worlds Biennial Graduate Student Prize committee for her paper, “‘Une certaine mollesse…où nous retombons toujours’; la notion de ‘trans’ et l’expérience pré-transgendre chez les personnages secondaires dans l’Histoire de la Marquise-Marquis de Banneville”.

Browse our new fall-semester (2201) FRIT course catalogue to learn more about our course offerings, programs, study abroad options, and more: https://tinyurl.com/FRIT2201. As always, contact your advisor or ask your instructor for any questions you have about beginning or continuing your study of French or Italian.

Celebrations for the 300th anniversary of Giuiseppe Baretti's birth will officially open with an international conference on May 3-4, 2019 in Seravezza (Lucca), Italy. The Sirio Giannini International Center for European Studies has organized the events, with the support of the Municipality of Seravezza and the recognition of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, which decreed the establishment of a special national committee. Prof. Francesca Savoia is a member of the committee and will launch the conference proceedings.

Prof. James Coleman (Italian) has been awarded a year-long residential fellowship at the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence, for next academic year. During his time in residence at I Tatti Prof. Coleman will pursue research related to his second book project, "Reading Archipelagos: Italian Humanism and Renaissance Books of Islands," which examines textual representations of islands and archipelagos in the Italian Renaissance, placing the Renaissance Books of Islands (isolari) into the larger contexts of Mediterranean geopolitics and transcultural exchange.