MLL graduate students at Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival in Bologna

MLL graduate students at Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival in Bologna

This coming summer, our graduate students Marta Cerreti (Italian), Sam Zawacki (Italian), Camille Roche (French), Verónica Ríos Savreda (Spanish and Portuguese), and Käthe Erichsen (Hebrew and Yiddish), with Professors Di […]

Professor Laura Di Bianco, AGHI Fellow

Professor Laura Di Bianco, AGHI Fellow

The Italian Section is delighted to announce that Professor Laura Di Bianco has been selected as an Alexander Grass Humanities Center (AGHI) fellow. During the 2024-2025 academic year, she will […]

Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Award

Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Award

The Dean’s Teaching Fellowship provides graduate students an opportunity to grow as educators and scholars by allowing them to propose, design, and offer an undergraduate seminar course. Silvia Raimondi, a […]

Dante Society of America’s Undergraduate Essay Prize

Dante Society of America’s Undergraduate Essay Prize

We would like to congratulate Holly Nelson (’23), who has won the 2023 Dante Society of America’s “Dante Prize” for her essay “Absolving Matelda: Engaging with Ecofeminism in Dante’s Purgatorio.”  […]

Samuel Zawacki Translator-in-residence at the Fondazione Ugo da Como, Summer 2023

Samuel Zawacki Translator-in-residence at the Fondazione Ugo da Como, Summer 2023

We’re excited to announce our fourth-year graduate student, Samuel Zawacki, has won the 2023 “Essays” Competition and will be a Translator-in-residence at the Fondazione Ugo da Como this summer! Sponsored […]

Charles Singleton Graduate Student Essay Prize

Charles Singleton Graduate Student Essay Prize

Congratulations to Marta Cerreti for winning this year’s prize!

Dante & Tarot

Dante & Tarot

Katherine Budinger, a sophomore majoring in Writing Seminars and English, is currently conducting a research project connecting Dante Alighieri’s narrative poem The Divine Comedy with tarot card meaning and symbolism. In an […]

Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking

Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking

The Italian section is delighted to announce that Professor Laura Di Bianco’s book “Wandering Women: Urban Ecologies of Italian Feminist Filmmaking” (Indiana University Press, December 2022) is now available for […]

MLN new Issue “Dante at 700: Singleton Revisited”

MLN new Issue “Dante at 700: Singleton Revisited”

In 1986, Giuseppe Mazzotta, addressing the legacy of the great Dante scholar Charles Southward Singleton, argued that the fairest way to confront the power of Singleton’s work was to avoid […]

Welcome to Prof. Arielle Saiber

A warm welcome to Professor Arielle Saiber, new Head of the Italian section and Director of Italian Graduate Studies. Saiber received her Ph.D. in Italian Literature at Yale University. She […]

Global Ecologies: “The Fiction of Colorblind Italy”

“The Fiction of Colorblind Italy and Orio Vergani’s Io, povero negro (1928)” A lecture by Professor Stephanie Malia Hom (Assistant Professor of Transnational Italian Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara). […]

Italian Graduate Cat Freddo Awarded Two Fellowships

Italian Graduate Cat Freddo Awarded Two Fellowships

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. […]

Italian Graduate Victoria Fanti Awarded Alexander Grass Fellowship

Italian Graduate Victoria Fanti Awarded Alexander Grass Fellowship

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. […]

Where are they now? News from our grads

Where are they now? News from our grads

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 […]

Welcome to the Italian Section

We are happy to welcome two new graduate students in our section. Silvia Raimondi comes from the most beautiful, magnificent city in the world, Rome. She earned a laurea (2015) […]

Special MLN Italian 2021: Elena Ferrante in a Global Context

Special MLN Italian 2021: Elena Ferrante in a Global Context

The board of MLN Italian is delighted to announce that its 2021 issue will be devoted to the work of Elena Ferrante. Guest editors: Professors Tiziana De Rogatis, Stiliana Milkova, and Katrin […]

Professor Di Bianco Awarded the Lauro De Bosis Postdoctoral Fellowship

Professor Di Bianco Awarded the Lauro De Bosis Postdoctoral Fellowship

Professor Laura Di Bianco was awarded the “Lauro De Bosis Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Italian Civilization” at Harvard University, for spring 2020, for her research project Crumbling Beauty. […]

New Book on Literary Forgery

New Book on Literary Forgery

Professor Walter Stephens and Earle Havens, Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books at the JHU libraries, recently published Literary Forgery in Early Modern Europe 1450-1800, a collection of 13 essays on the […]