Department of French and Italian

Quebec Roots Band, Genticorum, performs at Vanderbilt in Sarratt Cinema, Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 8 PM Elsa Filosa has been awarded with the Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography to be held at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Andrea Mirabile’s new book explores the metaphor of blindness in Italian literature, art history, and cinema Holly Tucker’s newest book, “City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic and the First Police Chief of Paris” receives recognition 18th Century Book Exhibition in Central Library curated by Graduate Students Abby Broughton, Kathryn Devine, Bonnie Griffin and Cara Wilson Spend a semester at Vanderbilt in France! Click here for more information Virginia Scott’s article, “Multi-competence and language teaching” was published in the The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-competence. Congratulations to Elsa Filosa on the publication of her edited volume, Boccaccio 1313-2013 Elsa Filosa was named the Harvard University Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for 2015-16, a Villa I Tatti Fellowship for research on the Italian Renaissance Congratulations to Robert Barsky on his new book: Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Arbitrary Law: The Flight and the Plight of People Deemed ‘Illegal’ Congratulations to Lynn Ramey on her new book: Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages Welcome to the Department of French and Italian at Vanderbilt

Welcome to the Department of French & Italian. We offer a lively program of study that reflects the University’s commitment to excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching at all levels. Our diverse faculty includes scholars whose work explores the intersections of race, gender, law, and religion.

More than 300 students study French and Italian at Vanderbilt every semester. Many choose to begin their language here, while others build on what they have learned in high school.  Using internet technology and interactive materials, students at all levels study language, history, civilization, film, business, and literature.

Many students choose to study at Vanderbilt in France in Aix-en-Provence, or in Italy at the program in Sienna or in Florence.