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Department of French & Italian

Department of French & Italian.

Department of French & Italian

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

  • Sven-Erik Rose: Heideggerian Ontology and the Holocaust

    The Department of French & Italian along with the Center for Jewish Studies & the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch invite you to Sven-Erik Rose's talk entitled "Heideggerian Ontology and the Holocaust: Piotr Rawicz's Le Sang du ciel."

    Sven-Erik Rose is an associate professor of German and affiliate in French, in Comparative Literature, and in Jewish Studies at the University of California, Davis. His book Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany, 1789–1848 was published by Brandeis University Press in 2014. He has published articles on German, French, Swedish, and Yiddish literature and culture in journals including The Goethe Yearbook, French Studies, Eighteenth Century Studies, New German Critique, and Postmodern Culture. He was also the guest editor of a special issue of New German Critique:Ambivalent Sites of Memory in Postwar Germany, 2011. His current book project, The Holocaust and the Archive from the Cold War to Postmemory, examines the role of real and virtual Holocaust archives in shaping how the Holocaust has been understood and remembered.

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  • Heideggerian Ontology and the Holocaust

    Heideggerian Ontology and the Holocaust

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Graduate News

  • 10/6 SUNY Press: Proposal to Bookshelves by Dr. Beth Bouloukos

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