Welcome to the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota.
The Department offers undergraduate and graduate courses on the language, literature, and culture of France, the broader francophone world, and Italy. At all levels, our courses are designed to provide linguistic skills and to enhance the kind of critical thinking needed to explore other cultures, other historical periods, and to discover what makes them meaningful today.
In the Community
Lecture: Richard Millet, "Writing After Literature" (9/19, 2:30 p.m.)
Lecture: Andrea Frisch, "Moving History: Affect and National Memory after the French Wars of Religion" (9/12 at 2:30 p.m.) presented with the Theorizing Early Modern Studies (TEMS) collaboration
Emphasizing the enduring attachment to historiography's moral function in post-Machiavelli France, this talk will focus on the ways in which humanist national histories sought to "move" their readers before, during and after the Wars of Religion. Continue Reading