Event Archives

April 6, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
French Colonialism and the Crusades: 14th and 19th Centuries

Dr. Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Distinguished Professor of French Literature and Culture, will present her Inaugural Lecture. This event is hosted by Provost Patricia E. Beeson; a reception will... View >

April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Between Haiti and Europe: A Literature of Migration

A Colloquium with Haitian poet and novelist, Louis-Philippe Dalembert with an introduction by John Walsh (FRIT) and a response by Felix Germain (Africana).

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April 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tucci Lecture

Jane Tylus from New York University will present the 2017 Tucci Lecture.  The title of her talk will be "Saying Goodbye in the... View >

April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to April 21, 2017 - 11:00pm
Italian Film Festival

Don't miss the final two films of the Italian Film Festival USA--Pittsburgh: The Last Will Be The Last on Thurs, Apr 20 and The Stuff of Dreams on Fri, Apr 21.

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March 30, 2017 - 8:30am to March 31, 2017 - 2:45pm
Migrations of Cultures: Undergraduate Conference in the Modern Languages


Dr. Sheldon Lu: "Words and Images Across Borders: Reflections on World Literature and World Cinema" 1:45-2:45... View >

March 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
International Francophonie Day 2017

Join FRIT for its celebration of International Francophonie Day. Author Leila Marouane will read a selection from her 2007 novel Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris from 2:00-3:30pm. Her... View >

February 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Mosaics: difference, diversity, assemblage

The French & Italian Graduate Student Organization presents their interdisciplinary conference “Mosaics: difference, diversity, assemblage,” featuring presentations from students around the US... View >

January 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Screening and Discussion: Luca Vullo's "The Voice of the Body"

Since its release, Luca Vullo's The voice of the body has been has been shown in many universities and Italian Cultural Institutes around the world. The University of Pittsbugh's community is... View >

January 19, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Workshop: Luca Vullo on Italian non-verbal communication

Luca Vullo - an award-winning Italian writer, director and producer - will conduct a lesson on Italian non-verbal communication for Pitt undergraduate students enrolled in the Italian Theatrical... View >

October 21, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Lecture: Gabriella Romani (Seton Hall U), "The Naitonalization of the Postal Service and Print Media in Post-Unification Italy"

The second event in the "European Literature Between Nation and Market" series, Romani's talk will explore the role of postal institutions and print media in the evolution of an Italian national... View >

October 21, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
French PhD Dissertation Defense: Karen Adams

Karen Adams will defend her dissertation, entitled “Reimagining Gender, Reimagining Kinship: Cross-Dressing, Sex Change, and Family Structure in Four Medieval French Narratives" in CL 1325 (Chair... View >

September 15, 2016 - 9:45am to December 2, 2016 - 9:45am
European Literature in the 19th century: Between Nation and Market

This fall semester the French and Italian programs will collaborate around the theme of ““European Literature in the 19th century: Between Nation and Market.” Francesca Savoia (who will teach “The... View >