Event Archives

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 >

March 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Italian Film Festival | Io c'e'

Massimo, owner of a dilapidated bed and breakfast, is over-whelmed by his tax burden. But he has an epiphany: in order to survive he must transform his B&B into a place of worship! Tax-free... View >

March 27, 2019 - 4:30pm
Passages | Censorship in Cinema and TV in Europe

Elena Di Giovanni, University of Macerata (Italy), Professor of English Translation and Pitt Italian Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer

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March 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
Opening Night of Italian Film Festival USA--Pittsburgh | Ti presento Sofia

Gabriele, a former rock band guitarist, is now the owner of a music store and the divorced father of 10 year-old Sofia. He is such a doting father that when his friends fix him up on dates, all he... View >

March 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to March 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
Undergraduate Research Conference: “Migrations of Cultures”

Join us for this second iteration of the “Migrations of Cultures” undergraduate research conference, featuring research presentations on a range of languages and literatures and a keynote lecture... View >

March 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to March 20, 2019 - 5:30pm
Journée internationale de la francophonie


Tuesday, March 19

Jessica Oublié and Marie-Ange Rousseau
Undergraduate Comics... View >

March 5, 2019 - 12:30pm
Passages | New Directions in Translation Studies

Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer Elena Di Giovanni will lead a discussion and workshop on New Directions in Translation Studies with Pitt... View >

February 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Pitt Italian Club | Cheese Night

Come to Pitt Italian Club's cheese night on February 27th in the OSC Ballroom from 5:30-7:00pm. We will be providing over 15 different kinds of authentic italian cheeses, paired with tasty... View >

February 12, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Passages | Undergraduate Workshop on Film and TV Titling

Subtitling, as Egoyan and Balfour (2004) put it, is cultural ventriloquism. It adds written text to spoken film dialogue, so that what is spoken can be decoded through what is written in the... View >

March 8, 2019 - 3:00pm to March 9, 2019 - 5:30pm
Graduate Conference | “Representations of Disaster”

The Department of French & Italian presents “Representations of Disaster,” an interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference featuring research on disaster narratives through literature, media... View >

March 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
Concert | The Diamante Ensemble with Music from France and Italy

Diamante is comprised of four musicians specializing in voice, clarinet, violin and cello, who will discuss their experiences living in Europe, playing music and speaking the language daily. The... View >

February 21, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Lecture | Juliette Cherbuliez, French, University of Minnesota: “In the Wake of Médée: Literature and the Arts of Destruction”

French tragedy is often considered as representative of the tragic form insofar as it addresses “big questions”:  the role of the hero, the place of the sacred, the conflict between private and... View >