News & Events

  • Lawrence Kritzman, the Pat and John Rosenwald Research Professor in the Arts and Sciences and a professor of French and comparative literature, has received the title of Commander of the Order of Academic Palms (L’Ordre des palmes Académiques) from the French government—the highest honor awarded to an academic in France, and one that is only rarely given to scholars who are not French nationals....

  • The Montgomery Fellows Program at Dartmouth, in cooperation with the Department of French and Italian, presents Intersectionality in the Age of Populism.  Presenters will include Montgomery Fellows Didier Eribon and Édouard Louis, and Roth Distiniguished Visiting Scholar Nancy Fraser will present in three panels, titled respectively "The Limits of Social Movements: Class, Age and Politics", "...

  • Last June, Lawrence D. Kritzman, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, was named by the dean of faculty to the Pat and John Rosenwald Resarch Professor in the Arts and Sciences.

  • A talk by Mehammed Amadeus Mack, Assistant Professor of French Studies, Smith College

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    4:45 pm-6:00 pm
    Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)

    In contemporary France, particularly in the banlieues of Paris, the figure of the young, virile, hypermasculine Muslim looms large. So large, in fact, it often supersedes liberal secular society’s understanding of gender and sexuality altogether. Engaging the nexus of race, gender, nation, and...

  • “TRE: Renaissance Cities,” an exhibit at Rauner Special Collections Library curated by students of Italian, is on display in the Class of 1965 Galleries through February 23rd, 2018. The exhibit examines a wide range of innovative modes of expression in three Italian cities of the Renaissance: Venice, Florence, and Rome. Students Tony DiPadova ’19, Camila R. Feltrin ’20, Daniela Jerez ’18, Madeline Killen ’18, Nicolle Salazar ’19, and Evan Strouss GR created the exhibit as their final project...

  • The conference "Selfies: autobiographie, autoportrait, autofiction" analyzes how the self is written, visualized and constructed in texts. It examines how autobiography, self-portraiture and autofiction take shape over time. All lectures are free and open to the public. 

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    Silsby 028

    Self-portraiture and paradox in Montaigne.
      Richard Scholar, Oriel College, Oxford University...

  • Professor Charles Forsdick, James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool, will present a public lecture on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm in Carson L01.  His talk draws on Édouard Glissant’s claim—in his Caribbean Discourse—of the need to ‘argue around Toussaint,’ and deploys this idea to explore past and present representations of the Haitian revolutionary. Reflecting on his recent...

  • Dartmouth has entered a new collaboration with the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris (CCIP).  Dartmouth is officially accredited by the CCIP and Dartmouth students can take the DFP (Diplôme de Français Professionnel - Français des Affaires) exam on campus after completing French 15, Business French, which is offered by the Department of French and Italian in Spring term, taught by Professor Brigitte Mosenthal.

    The Diplôme de Français Professionnel B1 certifies the...

  • On Sunday, February 26, 2017, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica published a special cultural insert, titled "Robinson", devoted to the Italian language. Tania Convertini, Language Program Director in the Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth, contributed to "Robinson" an article on the teacher and pedagogue Alberto Manzi and the lessons that we can still learn from his work today.  Professor Convertini is conducting research on the media educational impact of Alberto Manzi in the...

  • What do you get when you put together a hungry servant, a know-it-all Latin speaking doctor and a string of sausages? You get Pazzi Lazzi in Aria di Commedia – An Evening of Commedia dell’Arte and Italian Renaissance Music! You’ll giggle at Dottore's “little problem” and the beautiful Flaminia's long list of useless suitors. Enjoy classic Commedia dell’Arte tricks and double entendres with a few modern twists!
    Aria di Commedia is based on the idea of...