Event Archives

March 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
POSTPONED: Lecture by Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, "Of Shores and Waves, and Marine Tales: Islands, Oceans, and Fallacies of Colonial Geographies in the Indian Ocean"


Join us for this lecture on Francophone contexts in the Indian Ocean.

While colonial imagination has persistently... View >

February 13, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:45pm
Undergrad Lecture by Manon Garcia: What is a Woman?: Beauvoir’s Understanding of Sex as Situation

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's ground-breaking The Second Sex, Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will offer a lecture for undergraduates titled '... View >

November 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Gender and Sexuality in the L2 Classroom: A Round Table for Faculty and Grad Students

Moderated by Todd Reeser, Chair, Dept. of French & Italian

Presenters: Caitlin Dahl (French), David Tenorio (Spanish), Lorraine Denman (Italian), Brett Wells (French... View >

September 20, 2019 (All day)
Religion, Saints & Sex: A Symposium in Honor of Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

Presenters and Titles:

Gabriella Baika (Florida Institute of Technology), “The Wrath of Agobard of Lyon and Its Cosmic Implications”
Daisy Delogu (University of... View >

January 15, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
"The Horrid Beginning": Boccaccio's 'Decameron' as Archetype of Modern Post-Apocalyptic Narrative

Lecture by Alberto Iozzia, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian... View >

October 9, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Violette Leduc Wounded at Birth: The Bastard, the Insult, the Writer

Lecture by Kaliane Ung, Visiting Assistant Professor of French
This talk on French writer Violette Leduc examines her particular take on the insult from the perspective of sociology and... View >

October 31, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Debauchery and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France

Lecture by Lisa Jane Graham, The Frank A. Kafker Professor of History at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. Hosted by the Early Modern Worlds... View >

September 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Book Launch Event | Royal Attachments in France and Eco-Archives in Haiti: New Books in French Studies

Join us as two faculty members from the Dept. of French & Italian present and discuss their books hot off the press: Chloé Hogg’s Absolutist Attachments: Emotion, Media, and Absolutism in... View >

June 19, 2019 - 8:00pm
Free Harris Theater screening of *Paisa'* (Rossellini, 1946)

Pittsburgh Filmmakers at the Harris Theater will be screening Roberto Rossellini's post-WWII (1946) masterpiece *Paisa'* (*Paisan*) on Wed, June 19 at 8pm. The screening is free and has been... View >

August 10, 2019 (All day)
Heinz History Center Italian American Collection 10th Anniversary Bocce Tournament

"Come throw out the pallino and throw down for a worthy cause! Join us and sponsor a team, a court, or stop by to enjoy delicious Italian food courtesy of Common Plea Catering and live music... View >

July 14, 2019 (All day)
Bastille Day Celebration at the Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh

Join the Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh as it celebrates Bastille Day. Details at the CFP website: https://sites.google.com/view/... View >

April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
Passages | Translating Homer's Odyssey: How and Why

Emily Wilson, University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Classical Studies, Translator of Homer’s Odyssey
What... View >

April 3, 2019 - 1:00pm
Passages Roundtable | Translation & Migration

Translation and Migration Roundtable featuring Moira Inghilleri (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), ... View >

April 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Passages | Translating the Landscape: The Visual Terrains of Migration

Moira Inghilleri, Professor and Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

... View >
March 27, 2019 - 4:30pm
Passages | Cinema and television in Europe and beyond: a history of censorship and manipulation through translation

Lecture by Elena Di Giovanni, University of Macerata, Italy, Professor English Translation and Pitt Italian Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer... View >