Call for Papers: Undergraduate Conference in the Modern Languages | "Migrations of Cultures"

Do you want to share your ideas with other undergraduate students? Or get feedback on a paper? Maybe you are considering graduate school in one of the modern languages and want to get some conference experience and practice your presentation skills? Consider sending an abstract to the exciting conference we are planning at the University of Pittsburgh. Abstracts should be sent to Professor Giuseppina Mecchia, at, by December 9 2016.  Deadline for submissions has been extended to January 6, 2017.

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The Mythic Voyage Resurfaces in Lina Prosa’s The Trilogy of the Shipwrecked

Sampsonia Way, the journal of Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum, sat down with the Sicilian playwright Lina Prosa for a wide-ranging interview during her March visit to Pittsburgh to present the bi-lingual public readings of her play Lampedusa Beach. Read the interview

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Italian BA alumna Margo Lynch was featured in the RagusaNews online newspaper of Ragusa, Sicily

Margo used the newspaper as a central resource for her thesis, “Dirty Work: Immigrant Exploitation in Italy. A Case Study: Sicily from 2007-Present,” part of her MA in Migration Studies through the Erasmus TEMA program, a collaboration of the University of Catania (Italy) and the Università Eötvös Loránd (Hungary). Read full article

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French PhD student Sylvia Grove has published an article, “Defining ‘Men with Good Taste’

Constructions of Masculinity, Consumption, and the Culinary in France’s New Food-lifestyle Magazine for Men” in Food Studies. An Interdisciplinary Journal 6.3 (2016): 27-39.

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2015 Graduate News

Anne Ganster, ABD in French, has published her first scholarly article, entitled « Le Premier Homme d’Albert Camus: l’individu de l’autofiction et de la Méditerranée » (197-211).


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Fall Semester Events in FRIT

From Queer identity in the Maghreb to the Jews of Italy; from non-binary language instruction to the poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini. Start marking your calendars now.

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