The Department of French and Italian
Department of French and Italian

lsa logoPlease join us in congratulating Dr. David Birdsong whose article "Ultimate attainment in second language acquistion" has been included in the Linguistics Society of America's Best of Language: Volume III. This volume is made up of the 20 best articles of 500 written btween 1986-2016. Four of the selected articles were written by UT Austin Liberal Arts faculty.


Congratulations are in order for Italian Doctoral Student Elisa Valentini, who has been awarded the 2019 Graduate School Dissertation Writing Fellowship. The excellence she demonstrated in coursework and comprehensive examinations has given rise to an original and innovative dissertation project, "The Art of Science: Early Twentieth-Century Italian Futurism in the Context of Pre-Einsteinian (Meta)Physics." Engaging various disciplines and media, her dissertation explores the intersecting roles of science and occultism in shaping Italian Futurist visual and literary works before World War I and the popularization of Einstein's Special theory of Relativity. Brava!

Vasari's WordsCongratulations to Professor Douglas Biow on his most recent publication "Vasari's Words: The 'Lives of Artists' as a History of Ideas in the Italian Renaissance."In this book, Douglas Biow analyzes Vasari's Lives of the Artists —often considered the first great work of art history in the modern era— from a new perspective.  He focuses on key words and shows how they address a variety of compelling, culturally determined ideas circulating in late Renaissance Italy. Ben fatto!

colonialismeetRevolutionPlease join us in congratulating Dr. François Lagarde on his most recent publications Colonialisme et révolution Vol.1 and Colonialisme et révolution Vol. 2. Félicitations!

Mon

Mar 25

Il Circolo Italiano

  4:30 PM
  HRH 2.118 (FRIT Lounge)

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.

  • Department of French and Italian

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    Austin, TX 78712-1800
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