April 2020 graduates accepted to the TAPIF program

Congratulations to our April 2020 graduates Madison Frank and Tyler Bokan who have been accepted to the TAPIF program in... View »

Faculty Statement on Recent Events

As a group of committed scholar-teachers, the faculty of the Department of French and Italian condemn the killing of George Floyd and the underlying culture of racism and racist violence that led... View »

Congrats to Dr. Maxime Bey-Rozet

We congratulate Dr. Maxime Bey-Rozet, who successfully defended his dissertation, “Irredeemable: Céline, Extreme Cinemas, and the Opacity of Trauma." His committee (Profs. Pettersen, chair; Reeser... View »

Italian faculty-grad student collaboration results in publication

Congratulazioni to MA student Eliza Jermyn and Visiting Assistant Prof. of Italian Alberto Iozzia for their contributions to the latest issue of Rutgers Italian Department journal La... View »

Congrats to French major Zeinab Abbas!

On April 21, 2020, French major Zeinab Abbas defended an Honors Thesis entitled, "Étude de cas: géographie et politique de la langue française dans les provinces des prairies au Canada" in which... View »

Congrats to Prof. Chloe Hogg

Congratulations to Chloe Hogg who was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Prof. Hogg will be on research leave in fall term for some much deserved time to focus on her second... View »

Take French and Italian in fall: Courses in English and French/Italian

Food. Fashion. Film. Creative Writing. Performance. Dante. French Kisses. One-credit conversation courses. We do it all! Check out our Flipbook for more info on our fall 2020 courses, and sign up today. 

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Pitt's Actions

Pitt campuses remain open, but the University is shifting classes to remote learning approaches, beginning March 23.  Please check this site for updates: ... View »

POSTPONED: Italian Film Festival USA of Pittsburgh

The film festival has been postponed until Fall 2020. Check back later for details.

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Congrats to Dr. Paul Wallace

Congrats to Paul Wallace who defended his dissertation titled "Enlightenment Assemblages: Mapping Material Relationships in 18th-Century France" on Feb. 28th. His advisor was Professor Chloe Hogg... View »

Rosina Roccamo wins Douglas Radcliff-Umstead Award

Rosina Roccamo, a junior majoring in Italian and Biochemistry, has won the Douglas Radcliff-Umstead Award to... View »

Mark D'Alesio awarded Frances & Sully Nesta Memorial Award

Mark D'Alesio, an alumnus of the Italian Program, presently in his first year in Medical School at Pitt, has won the... View »

Mellon Dissertation Fellowship Awardees

Congratulations to French PhD students Emma Ben Hadj and Emily Bryan for a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for AY20-21!

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Félicitations to French Major Kelsie Vander Voort

A French and neuroscience, major, Ms. Kelsie Vander Voort has won the French Nationality Room's scholarship to pursue professional language study in Paris this summer. There she will be able to... View »

Italian MA student Eric Johnson Accepted to CMU PhD

Congratulazioni to graduating Italian MA student Eric Johnson, who has been accepted with full funding to the PhD program in Second Language Acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University.... View »