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Lyon Summer Program
The program provides students the opportunity to live and study in France for seven weeks (corresponding to the first summer session), to develop French language skills and experience a different cultural environment. Students earn six credit hours for two courses.Learn More
Rome Study Program
An intensive language and culture program open to all registered undergraduate and graduate students. Italian families host students providing an in-depth experience of Italian lifestyle and language. Students spend six weeks in Rome and earn from 3 to 6 credit hoursLearn More
Parma Maymester Program
“Sustainable Cinema in Italy” is a maymester program directed by the Department of French and Italian of the University of Texas at Austin in cooperation with 24FPS, a community of filmmakers, artists, and educators in Parma, Italy. The program provides students the opportunity to live and study in Italy for three weeks and earn 3 credit hours.Learn More
Carl Blyth is an applied linguist with a background in interactional sociolinguistics, pragmatics and technology. His research lies at the intersection of language, culture and interaction, with a focal interest in L2 pragmatics. Currently, he is writing a monograph entitled "Languaculture: From Threshold Concept to Transformative Learning" (under contract, John Benjamins). The book aims to demonstrate the concept languaculture to specialists in foreign language learning and teaching.
In Fall 2023 he will be teaching a graduate seminar FR 392K: Multiliteracies.
Claudia Pisano is a fifth-year graduate student in Italian Studies. She is currently working on her dissertation which investigates the representation of Native Americans in Italian popular culture, in particular in comic books, with a focus on the 1970s. She is interested in the questions of race, whiteness, colorblindness, and Indigenous identities. She is also passionate about pedagogy and education, and she loves teaching Italian to her students.
In Fall 2023 she will be teaching ITC 330 Native Americans in Italian Media.
Rebecca Falkoff will be joining UT in Fall 2023 as Assistant Professor in Italian Studies. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at John Hopkins University and has previously taught at New York University and the University College of London. She is a scholar in modern and contemporary Italian Studies and Comparative Literature. She has published on hoarding, illegibility, materialism, and Elena Ferrante, and has translated works by Elsa Morante and Anita Raja.
Her research focuses on Italian female stardom, with particular interest on the negotiating power of actresses within the film production system.
In Fall 2023 she will be teaching ITL 321 Intro to Italian Lit: Love and Lies.