Irina Markina, Double Major in Romance Languages (French and Italian), Minor in Art History

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Vittorini Prize Ceremony

College Palooza 2013

Join us for the yearly Vittorini Prize Ceremony to celebrate undergraduate excellence in the study of Italian language an culture, at Penn and beyond.

22 April 2014

Fabio Finotti Faculty Representative of Senate Executive Committee

The Italian Division and Center for Italian Studies are pleased to announce that Fabio Finotti has been elected to a 2-year term as representative of Faculty Constituency #7 (SAS/ Classical Studies, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages and Literatures) of the Senate Executive Committee and the University Council.

Fabio Finotti President of the National Fogazzaro Committee

Fabio Finotti has been elected President of the National Italian Committee for the publication of Antonio Fogazzaro's works. The election recognizes him as one of the foremost Italian Fogazzaro scholars. Read about it in Italian in Il gazzettino


There's a new publication of great interest for Italianists, the international online journal gender/sexuality/italy. The current issue includes an article by Stefania Benini, "Reframing Italy: New Trends in Italian Women's Filmmaking".

Andrea Gazzoni, Della Valle Langebartel Fellow 2013-2014

Andrea Gazzoni has been awarded a William and Imelde Della Valle Langebartel Fellowship for 2013-2014. Congratulations!

The Center for Italian Studies

The Center for Italian Studies assists Italian Studies students and others by offering access to a variety of resources. In addition, it fosters the study of Italian language and culture in an interdisciplinary perspective by sponsoring events like lectures, readings by Italian authors, and international conferences across and beyond the traditional spectrum of Italian Studies.

Academic Programs in Italian Studies

The University of Pennsylvania, strong in its interdisciplinary and international dimensions, supports a flourishing Italian Studies Program. The Program's distinctive configuration reflects our setting on the Penn campus and in the heart of Philadelphia. Students can choose a traditional concentration in language and literature or shape more individualized curriculums that connect to sister programs.