2022 Golden Lotus Award recipient: Keira Wood

We are delighted to announce this year’s Golden Lotus Award recipient, Keira Wood.

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Hiring Visiting Lecturer in French

VISITING LECTURER OF FRENCH: Academic year 2022-2023

The French Program of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a full-time visiting lecturer of... View »

New Course: FR0075 Global Fictions of Climate Change

As the planet gets hotter, a new genre has emerged to inspire action: climate fiction. In this course, students will read stories and watch television series and film that deal with the global... View »

Congrats to Undergraduates who are presenting their research at the 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

We want to recognize the undergraduates from Pitt and across the nation who are presenting their research at the ... View »

Italian Students are Recipients of Spring 2022 Honors College Fellowships

Alexandra Derubeis and Matthew Maida are recipients of University Honors College Research Fellowships for Spring 2022. Learn more >>>

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Congratulations to French Undergraduate Research Award Recipients!

We are delighted to announce our first undergraduate award recipients of the Antoni Kosinski and Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski Endowed Research Fund in French Studies (RBK Undergraduate Research Award). Let’s give it up for Danna Corsini and Regis A. Curtis!

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Congrats to Amanda Parent on Excellent Honors Thesis

Congratulations to senior French/GSWS major Amanda Parent. She defended her Honors thesis "Les négociations du travail sexuel dans les médias français contemporains" on Dec. 14 in front of her... View »

Prof. Flavia Cavaliere to teach new course as Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer

We’re delighted to welcome Prof. Flavia Cavaliere of the Università di Napoli—Federico II to the Department of French & Italian during the spring 2022 term. Prof. Cavaliere, a scholar of... View »

Ugrad Research Opportunities: Spring '22

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 2022 [and beyond]:... View »

Prof. Reeser receives Fellowship in Strasbourg

Congratulations to Dept. Chair Prof. Todd Reeser who received a USIAS fellowship at the University of Strasbourg, France, for spring term 2022.

He will be in residence in the Alsatian... View »

Tenure-Track Position Available: Francophone Studies (Black Africa/Black Diaspora)

Our department seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of French in the area of Black African Studies:

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh invites... View »

Parlotte/Tavola italiana: Practice French/Italian in a comfortable environment

La Parlotte - Bring your lunch. Speak French. Make friends! All levels welcome. Thursdays 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Schenley Plaza


Tavola Italiana - Mangia con noi! Come eat with us! Bring your lunch and chat. Thursdays 12 - 2 p.m. Schenley Plaza


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Congrats to PhD student Pat Nikiema!

Congratulations to Pat Nikiema on his appointment as tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami in Florida! Pat recently... View »

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski Paper Prize

Congratulations to French major Hannah Heisler who is the inaugural recipient of the Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski Paper Prize in French. Hannah's winning submission, titled Réflexions sur une vie,... View »

French Major Alison Chilcott Wins Fulbright to Senegal 2021-2022

French Major Alison Chilcott Wins Fulbright to Senegal 2021-2022

The Department... View »