The Department of French and Italian
danteDr. Raffa Featured on Dante Society of America
Dr. Guy Raffa's essay on Dante and Same-Sex love was written in response to the SCOTUS ruling this past summer on gay marriage and to a Dante-inspired memoir by a prominent conservative commentator--it appeared this week on the Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America and has generated quite a bit of discussion. Click on the link to view the essay. 

Cinzia Russi's BookCongratulations to Cinzia Russi! 
"Iconicity and Analogy in Language Change: The Development of Double Object Clitic Clusters from Medieval Florentine to Modern Italian," is published! Congratulations to Cinzia Russi and her co-author, Janice Aski, for their recent book in historical linguistics, published by a major press.  For more information, visit the publisher's website.

mabreyCongratulations to Beatrice Mabrey!
We are happy to announce that Beatrice Mabrey has successfully defended her dissertation, (Re)Membering the Past: WWII- The Years of Lead in Contemporary Italian Literature, Theater, and Cinema. Please join us in congratulating her on this great achievement!

DemosCongratulations to Melissa Demos! 
We are happy to announce that Melissa Demos succesfully defended her dissertation, Time and the Experience of Narrative in Italian Renaissance Art. In addition Melissa has already started a full-time position as a Visiting Instructor of Italian at Hamilton College!

David Birdsong,

Chair of French & Italian

David Birdsong,

The Department of French and Italian offers innovative instruction and research in literature, language, and linguistics, as well as in cultural and visual studies.

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