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

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Congratulations Marco Lepore!

Roberto Bazlen

Marco Lepore is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Penfield Fellowship awarded to students in “diplomacy, international affairs, and belles-lettres” whose research requires travel abroad. Marco received the fellowship to complete his dissertation research on Italian writer and critic Roberto Bazlen. Congratulations!

Guido Gozzano: Memory and Innovation

Felice Casorati, Il sogno del melograno

The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the poetry of Guido Gozzano (1883-1916) with an international conference to be held in Philadelphia October 29-30, 2015.

29 October 2015 - 30 October 2015

Dante and Music

L'Aquila, San Silvestro, Angelo musicante, photo di M. Jodice

The 750th anniversary of Dante's birth in 1265 will be celebrated by the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania with an international conference on "Dante and Music" to be held in Philadelphia November 5-6, 2015. New deadline to submit a proposal, August 30!

5 November 2015 - 6 November 2015

Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture

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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host an international conference to celebrate "Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture", 11-12 February 2016

11 February 2016 - 12 February 2016

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.