Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science


Student Data, LinkedIn, & Alumni Expertise

January 10, 2018

The Department of French and Italian would like to congratulate Professor and Chair Gilles Bousquet and PhD student Lindsey Smith on their presentation at the MLA National Convention in New York City in early January.  The presentation, which was part of a panel called World Languages and Humanities Majors: Career Trajectories and Advocacy, brought together scholars from Montclair State University, the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL), George Mason University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss how departments can lean on the expertise of alumni to support the career objectives of current students.  Using 15-year career data collected from LinkedIn by FRIT graduate students Caitlin Yocco and Sandra Descourtis, this presentation showed that graduates in the world languages are finding a wide variety of paths, and are especially well represented in the private sector.   


December 1, 2017

Congratulations to Associate Professor, Nevine El Nossery and Teaching Assistants Lindsey Smith and Hilary Emerson!  All three were selected as Fall 2017 Honored Instructors by University Housing through the Honored Instructors Program.  Each semester, University Housing residents have an opportunity to honor instructors that have impacted them positively - instructors that have challenged them, helped them learn, or inspired them. Nominations were made by a student living in University Housing currently enrolled in one of their instructor’s Fall 2017 courses.

Week of Italian Cuisine in the World

Chef "Marietta" leads a pasta making demonstration.

November 27, 2017

The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is an annual celebration of Italian gastronomy abroad. This year the focus was on quality, sustainability, culture, food security, right to food, education, identity, territory, and biodiversity. A series of events took place around the world and at UW-Madison. Food historian Massimo Montanari (University of Bologna) gave a well-attended public lecture on "Eating Italy: A History of Italian Food and Identity" and a series of pasta demonstrations at Slow Food UW and at Osteria Papervo restaurant drew large crowds. Students, faculty, and community members learned how to make homemade pasta from the Emilia-Romagna region and got to hear from chefs "Marietta" Barbara Asioli from Casa Artusi in Italy and Francesco Mangano, owner of Osteria Papavero. 

Outreach & Events

Apr 20, 2018
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Featuring Hilldale Lecturer Yves Citton, Sara Guyer, Frédéric Neyrat and Ullrich Langer. 

Please e-mail by April 15 to reserve a seat. 

Panel Discussion including Lunch.



Please e-mail by April 15, 2018 to reserve a seat