Italian professor’s new book takes on the Mafia through fiction.

Prof. Robin Pickering-Iazzi’s newest book, The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature: Life Sentences and Their Geographies (University of Toronto Press, 2015), explores perceptions of the Mafia in Italian fiction and non-fiction. Read more about it here.

Rachel Skalitzky named an Earnest Spaights Plaza Honoree

Dr. Rachel Skalitzky, associate professor emerita of Comparative Literature and former chair of the Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature, was posthumously named an Earnest Spaights Plaza Honoree at the 2015 Fall Awards Ceremony on October 20, 2015.

New 5-year Integrated BA/MA degree program in French!

We’re delighted to announce that a new 5-year Integrated BA/MA Degree program in French and Translation has been approved, effective immediately! Through this program, students can earn a BA in French in three years and an MA in Language, Literature, and Translation (MALLT-Translation Concentration) …

Candles, Support at UW-Milwaukee for Terrorist Attack Victims

A report on yesterday’s gathering in support of victims of recent attacks around the globe, organized in part by  the French Program.

Gathering today in solidarity with victims of terror

This Monday afternoon November 16th at 4pm (at UWM’s Spaights Plaza)There will be a gathering in remembrance of those we have lost to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, Egypt, Tunisia and Syria. Please join us in reflection and solidarityIn Spaights Plaza …

Professor Keith Busby to Speak at UWM on Medieval French in Ireland

Keith Busby, The University of Wisconsin-Madison “The Norman Conquest of Ireland: Linguistic and Cultural Implications” In this talk, Keith Busby examines the use of French both before and after the arrival of the first colonists in 1169. He sheds new …