Event Archives

October 9, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Violette Leduc Wounded at Birth: The Bastard, the Insult, the Writer

Lecture by Kaliane Ung, Visiting Assistant Professor of French
This talk on French writer Violette Leduc examines her particular take on the insult from the perspective of sociology and... View >

October 31, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Debauchery and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France

Lecture by Lisa Jane Graham, The Frank A. Kafker Professor of History at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. Hosted by the Early Modern Worlds... View >

September 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Book Launch Event | Royal Attachments in France and Eco-Archives in Haiti: New Books in French Studies

Join us as two faculty members from the Dept. of French & Italian present and discuss their books hot off the press: Chloé Hogg’s Absolutist Attachments: Emotion, Media, and Absolutism in... View >

June 19, 2019 - 8:00pm
Free Harris Theater screening of *Paisa'* (Rossellini, 1946)

Pittsburgh Filmmakers at the Harris Theater will be screening Roberto Rossellini's post-WWII (1946) masterpiece *Paisa'* (*Paisan*) on Wed, June 19 at 8pm. The screening is free and has been... View >

August 10, 2019 (All day)
Heinz History Center Italian American Collection 10th Anniversary Bocce Tournament

"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 delicious Italian food courtesy of Common Plea Catering and live music... View >

July 14, 2019 (All day)
Bastille Day Celebration at the Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh

Join the Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh as it celebrates Bastille Day. Details at the CFP website: https://sites.google.com/view/... View >

April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
Passages | Translating Homer's Odyssey: How and Why

Emily Wilson, University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Classical Studies, Translator of Homer’s Odyssey
What... View >

April 3, 2019 - 1:00pm
Passages Roundtable | Translation & Migration

Translation and Migration Roundtable featuring Moira Inghilleri (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), ... View >

April 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Passages | Translating the Landscape: The Visual Terrains of Migration

Moira Inghilleri, Professor and Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

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March 27, 2019 - 4:30pm
Passages | Cinema and television in Europe and beyond: a history of censorship and manipulation through translation

Lecture by Elena Di Giovanni, University of Macerata, Italy, Professor English Translation and Pitt Italian Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer... View >

April 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Italian Film Festival | Resina

Young cellist Maria returns to her native Alpine village where Quirino, a member of the local men’s choir, asks Maria to help the choir return to its former glory. Resina director... View >

April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Italian Film Festival | Una storia senza nome

Film Sponsor: Dante Alighieri Society of Pittsburgh

Valeria pens anonymous scripts for a successful screenwriter. One day she is approached by a mysterious man who gives her an unusual... View >

April 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
Italian Film Festival | Quanto basta

Arturo, a talented chef with a troubled past, is assigned to serve community time as a cooking instructor at a school for teenagers with Asperger’s syndrome. One of the students, Guido, has great... View >

April 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Italian Film Festival | Il vizio della speranza


Maria lives day to day, without dreams or desires, as she ferries pregnant women across the river, like a modern-day Charon. But hope will pay her a visit, in its most powerful form, as... View >

April 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Italian Film Festival | Balentes

A journey to expose the truth about NATO bombing ranges that have had devastating consequences on the local human and animal population of the once pristine island of Sardinia. (dir. Lisa Camillo... View >