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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures encompasses the study of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, and Yiddish-speaking worlds. More than 300 courses are offered every year, from introductory language classes to advanced graduate seminars in literature and theory.

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Italian Graduate Cat Freddo Awarded Two Fellowships

Cat Freddo in black and white

Catherine Freddo holds a B.A. in Italian language and literature from Smith College and a M.A. in History of the Italian language from Middlebury College. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate working on a dissertation tentatively titled “Vox Populi: Vernacular Politics in Early Modern Italy” which explores the intersections of civic and vernacular humanism from […]


Italian Graduate Victoria Fanti Awarded Alexander Grass Fellowship

Victoria Fanti

Doctoral candidate in Italian Victoria Fanti was awarded the “Alexander Glass Humanity Institute Graduate Research Fellowship” for spring 2020, for her dissertation project The New Killer Queens of Italian Renaissance Tragedy. Victoria’s dissertation studies how tragedians of the classical genre’s revival deployed new renderings of homicidal women during the Italian Renaissance. It argues that ‘new killer queens’ express genealogical […]


Where are they now? News from our grads

Brenna

Please join us in congratulating our alumnus Francesco Brenna, who received his PhD in spring 2019 and joined the Department of French and Italian at Indiana University Bloomington this fall as Visiting Lecturer in Italian. Ad maiora Francesco!