The Department of French and Italian
Department of French and Italian

 In the Summer issue of the Quarterly Journal of Military History, Professor Guy Raffa published "Dante At Arms", a piece which connects Dante's own experiences in the Battle of Campaldino and the Siege of Camprona to his graphic and often brutal descriptions of sinners' punishments in Inferno. Dante fought on behalf on the Guelphs during their struggle against the Ghibellines for power in Florence, and Prof. Raffa unravels the depth of their impact as revealed in Dante's writing. 


utBarbara Bullock receives Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. This prestigous award recognizes an outstanding performance and a consistent level of excellence achieved in teaching students within the Department of French and Italian. Félicitations! 
utHerve Picherit receives Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award for the academic year of 2015-2016.  This award recognizes junior faculty within the College of Liberal Arts who exemplify a commitment to excellence and outstanding teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. 

David Birdsong,

Chair of French & Italian

David Birdsong,

The Department of French and Italian offers innovative instruction and research in literature, language, and linguistics, as well as in cultural and visual studies.

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