News & Events

  • Professor Lawrence Kritzman and the 2015 Institute of French Cultural Studies were profiled in the August 20, 2015 issue of Le Monde.   PDF iconifcdumonde.pdf

  • The Department of French and Italian is introducing an opportunity for students who participate in the Fall FSP in Paris to extend their cultural and language immersion while in Paris with a month-long internship position in business, the arts, education or government. The internships are offered only with the Fall Term FSP and participation in the internship program is optional. Internships will begin immediately after the conclusion of the Fall FSP and will be completed by December 20....

  • John Arthur Rassias, the William R. Kenan Professor of French and Italian, Emeritus, and creator of the Rassias Method of teaching languages, died December 2 at his home in Norwich, Vermont. He was an extraordinary pedagogue and equally inspiring human being, and he conveyed his passion for language and love of life in all he did. 

    These articles in the New York...

  • The Department of French and Italian sponsored a visit to Dartmouth by Italian rapper Amir Issaa. 

  • All activities will be held in DCAL – 1st floor of the Baker Library

    Virginia M. Scott - Vanderbilt University

    Virginia Scott received a B.A. from Eckerd College, an M.A. from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in French and Applied Linguistics from Emory University.  Since joining the Department of French and Italian at Vanderbilt University in 1988, she has served as Director of the French Language Program, Director of Vanderbilt-in-France, and Department...

  • Luke Katler '15 presents Accidental Death of an Anarchist, adapted from Dario Fo’s internationally-acclaimed farce Morte accidentale di un anarchico, as his senior thesis In Italian Studies. The play follows the Fool, a con-artist who stirs up mischief in the NYPD headquarters by using tricks and disguises to reveal the corrupt interrogation tactics and general incompetence police officers used in persecuting an innocent anarchist. The script has been translated, modernized...

  • A Cabinet of Curiosities

    Meraviglia in the 17th Century

    The seventeenth century was a period of wonder, anxiety, and discovery. This era, often referred to as the baroque, was one of change in the scientific, intellectual, and artistic realms. Careful documentation and new methods of classification examined exciting new discoveries and the everyday in unprecedented ways. The scientific revolution introduced new ways to understand and explain the natural world,...

  • Want to be a drill instructor for French and/or Italian?
    Try out to be an Apprentice Teacher for SPRING 2016 term.
    Applicants must attend ALL of the following sessions:


    Tuesday, April 5

    6:00-7:00 pm Orientation and Introduction to AT Workshop

    7:00-8:30 pm Training

    Wednesday, April 6

    6:00-8:30 pm Training

    Thursday, April 7


  • Professor Quaintance has been nominated for a Villa I Tatti Fellowship for post-doctoral research at the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti.  The center, which is located just outside of Florence, Italy, is devoted to advanced study of the Renaissance in all its aspects, including art, literature and music; social and economic history; the history of science, religion, and philosophy.  Each academic  year, Villa I...