Welcome to the Department of Italian

Today's interconnected and interdependent world requires a deep understanding of cultures other than one's own. The Italian Department's goal is to prepare future scholars and informed leaders, knowledgeable about the enduring power of Italian Culture - Italy's greatest natural resource. Building upon Georgetown's strong tradition of international understanding and ethos of intercultural education, our curriculum integrates language studies with knowledge of Italian, literature, history, politics, and the arts.

The Italian Department's integrative approach prepares students to explore connections and understand the literary and cultural tradition from past to present. From the Gateway course to the Senior Seminar, all our courses are designed to introduce students to Italian culture in all its manifestations, to develop critical and analytical skills through intellectual dialogue in small class settings, and to provide an integrated overseas study experience that will give students new perspectives on world issues.

 

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

 ANNA DE FINA

definaa@georgetow.edu
(202)-687-5625

DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES

GIANNI CICALI

gc227@georgetown.edu
(202)-687-7178

ADMINISTRATOR

YULKIANA CRITCHFIELD

Yjc27@georgetown.edu
(202)-687-5681

LANGUAGE COORDINATOR 

LOUISE HIPWELL 

lfh5@georgetown.edu

(202)-687-5842

 

 

Upcoming Events

Announcements

  • Visiting Writer: Fall 2016
    December 16, 2016
    Next Fall semester, the Department will host writer Domenico Starnone, winner of the prestigious 2001 Premio Strega. Students will have the unique opportunity to take a course with him: "Love Relationships in the Novels of Italo Calvino."
  • Laura Benedetti: un’aquilana di Vaglia a Washington
    December 1, 2016
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