Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science

 

Welcome to Department of French and Italian 

 

Known for our particular intellectual atmosphere of exceptional quality and openness, we have long been recognized for our leadership in literary and critical scholarship, teaching excellence, and pedagogical research and training. We have a long tradition of internationalizing our curriculum, from our decades-old study abroad programs in Italy and the French-speaking world to our doctoral-level research exchanges to our professional master's curricula and required internships.  

 

  • Giant Christmas ornament illuminated at night in Nice, France
  • Ryan Schroth, graduating with a Ph.D. in French, takes a selfie with faculty advisor Nevine El-Nossery during Winter Commencement
  • It's all smiles in Professor Phillips-Court's Advanced Italian Language class!
  • Undergraduate Italian Student Harrison Glazier Receives Ciao! Scholarship
  • Donations collected by FRIT students, faculty & staff! Many thanks to all who contributed!
  • Italian Teaching Assistant Ugo Brisolese in action!

Latest News

January 11, 2017

Congratulations to Lauren Goodspeed who is the recipient of a 2017 Campus-Wide TA Award for Innovation in Teaching. Thank you for your contributions to the French program at UW-Madison, Lauren, and kudos on this well deserved recognition!

 

December 14, 2016

Congratulations to undergraduate Italian student Harrison Glazier who was recently awarded a Ciao! Scholarship to study abroad in Italy next semester! Harrison will study at the Bocconi Institute in Milan and is working towards a certificate in Italian and a major in Business. 

 

December 7, 2016

Congratulations to French graduate student Sarah Forzley whose article titled, "Silence and movement in Malika Mokeddem's L'Interdite" will be published in the journal Chimères! The electronic version will be available here on December 12!

 

November 22, 2016

Together, FRIT faculty, staff, and students collected 132 food items and 55 articles of winter clothing! All items will be donated to local charities. Sincere thanks to everyone who participated!

 

November 8, 2016

The FRIT Climate Committee is sponsoring a new charity initiative called FRIT Gives Back. Help us collect non-perishable foodstuffs and winter clothing through Monday, Nov. 21. More info.

  

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Outreach & Events

Mar 16, 2017
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Éric LE CALVEZ, Professor of French at Georgia State University

General topic title: "Et la lourde machine se mit en route.": L’analyse génétique de Madame Bovary

 

Mar 17, 2017
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Éric LE CALVEZ, Professor of French at Georgia State University

General topic title: "Et la lourde machine se mit en route.": L’analyse génétique de Madame Bovary

Professor Le Calvez’s particular specialty in genetic criticism: 2017 will be the year celebrating 160 years since the initial volume-publication of Madame Bovary.  He is currently preparing a monograph dedicated to the “avant-textes” & “brouillons” of this same novel.  Interaction with Prof. Le Calvez would provide our graduate students with a unique experience with this critical approach to literature that not only is asserting its importance in 19th-century studies, but to literary criticism as a whole.

Sep 15, 2017

French & Italian Department Picnic and FRIT cup Soccor Challenge! Bring a dish to pass and your own beverage. Plates, cups, siverware, napkins are provided. Guests are welcome!

Intellectual Endeavors

Waiting for Cinema: Jean-Pierre Bekolo's "Naked Reality"