News

New Courses Coming next Year

Buckle up, undergrads! Our department has some new courses coming next year: 

ITAL 0085: Italian Cinema Icons (taught in English), fall 2021

FR 1039: Varieties of World French(es... View »

PhD Alum Sylvia Grove Translates French Graphic Novel

PhD alum Sylvia Grove's translation of Guillaume Long's French graphic novel, To Drink... View »

UTA/URA opportunities for FRIT undergraduates

FRIT faculty are currently inviting undergraduates interested in doing research or teaching under the mentorship of a faculty member in the following areas for spring term 2021 [and beyond]:... View »

La Parlotte: Spring French Conversation Club

Wednesday, 5pm, spring 2021. Hosted by PhD student  Pat Nikiema. Come speak French in a relaxed and informal way on Zoom. Chat with other French students,... View »

New Spring Courses: "Kings & Queens" and "Green France"

New Spring Courses: "Kings & Queens" and "Green France"

Please click here to view the .pdf course information flyer... View »

Rome. Paris. Study Abroad Digitally. In Spring Semester.
Congratulations on Retirement!

Francesca Savoia, Professor of Italian, taught her last course in April of 2020. She started teaching at Pitt in 1985, after having finished her PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles.... View »

Lina Insana co-convenes WHC Working Group on Mapping Italian Diaspora Archives

Italian faculty Lina Insana, together with Nancy Caronia (WVU) and... View »

Italian major awarded State Department internship in Milan

Hannah Svelling, a double major in Italian Studies and Communication with a minor in Economics, has been awarded a Spring internship position with

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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 »