The Department of French and Italian
The Department offers innovative instruction and research in literature, language, and linguistics, as well as in cultural and visual studies.
The Department of French and Italian supports the following Faculty Council resolution on academic freedom and defends the right of all faculty to teach and write about race, gender, and social justice. Here is their statement:
“The Faculty Council resolutely rejects any attempts by bodies external to the faculty to restrict or dictate the content of university curriculum on any matter, including matters related to racial and social justice, and will stand firm against any and all encroachment on faculty authority including by the legislature or the Board of Regents.” The full text is available here.
Prof. Antonella Del Fattore-Olson
Antonella Del Fattore-Olson is from Rome, Italy. Antonella is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian where she has been working since 1984. She is the Director of the summer Rome Study Program. In Spring 2022, she will be teaching "Composition And Conversation (ITL 328)".Learn More
Sofía Aluma-Santos (Undergraduate)
A dual degree graduate with a B.A. in French Honors and B.B.A. in Marketing from McCombs, and a recipient of the James Stephens Memorial Excellence Departmental Scholarship in 2014. She completed a French honors thesis on the lives of the Maghreb women in France, as expressed through literature and starred in the French Department’s student production of Molière’s Les Précieuses ridicules.Learn More
Why Study Italian?
🇮🇹🌍 Why study Italian? Check out this video and explore course offerings in the department here.
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