Students earning a MA or PhD in a related field can add a graduate minor in Italian to their degree program.
The minor lends breadth to your program while deepening your understanding of the field of inquiry, theoretical engagement, and methodologies of Italian studies today. You will also advance linguistic skills necessary for advanced research in various disciplines, such as Art History, Architecture, French, Comparative Literature, History, English, and Music.
The minor program is shaped to suit the particular research needs and interests of each student. Courses are selected in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies of Italian Studies from courses at the 4-xxx, 5-xxx, and 8-xxx level courses. Students may also elect to do a Directed Readings course with faculty affiliated with Italian Studies. Students must plan to complete at least 6 credits in approved courses for a MA minor or 12 credits for a PhD minor. Coursework from the major field may not be applied to satisfy minor field requirements.
|Steven Ostrow||Art History|
|Michael Gaudio||Art History|
|Susanna Ferlito||French and Italian|
|Susan Noakes||French and Italian|
|Rick McCormick||German, Scandanavian, and Dutch|
|John K. Evans||History|
|Donna Gabaccia||History and Immigration History Research Center|
|Kelley Harness||School of Music|
|Peter Mercer-Taylor||School of Music|
|Nicholas Spadaccini||Spanish and Portuguese|
Director of Graduate Studies in Italian
The challenges—and rewards—of interdisciplinary work
Probing new frontiers is both difficult and rewarding. For Corbin Treacy, a graduate student in French whose work focuses on Algeria’s tumultuous public life following the country’s independence from France in 1962, crossing disciplinary boundaries means learning the landscapes of Algeria’s political climate, economy, and intellectual culture, in addition to theories of memory, transitional justice, and historiography.Continue Reading
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Congratulations to Mary Franklin-Brown:
The American Comparative Literature Association has awarded the 2103 Harry Levin Prize to Mary Franklin-Brown, Associate Professor in French and Italian, for her book Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age (University of Chicago).Continue Reading