News & Events

  • “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...

  • 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...

  • Yasser Elhariry, Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Italian, has received the Modern Language Association's 2016 William Riley Parker Prize for an essay he wrote that was published in PMLA, the Association's journal of literary scholarship.  Professor Elhariry's essay, "Abdelwahab Meddeb, Sufi Poets, and the New Francophone Lyric," which appeared in the March 2016 issue of the publication, forms part of his book, Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation, and the...

  • The Department of French and Italian offers rich life and learning experiences for sudents in off campus programs in France and Italy.  February 1, 2017 is the deadline for submitting applications for the programs.  We offer the following programs:

    Paris FSP plus optional internship - Fall 2017

    Paris FSP - Winter 2018, Spring 2018


  • Join us at the French and Italian café

    In the eighteenth century, French and Italian cafés fostered cultural, ethical, philosophical, and political debates. 

    They were the places where change began.

    The French and Italian Department at Dartmouth continues this tradition.  All levels welcome!

    4:00 to 5:00 PM, Bartlett Hall

    January 18, February 1 and 15, March 1

  • Students from Professor Convertini's Fall 2016 FRIT 93 course, Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Theory and Practice, share some fun and useful tips for learning a foreign language at Dartmouth.  Watch here: