Dr. Friz-Morkin publishes in the journal, Heliotropia

February 5, 2014

Dr. Fritz-Morkin's essay, "Andreuccio at the Well: Sanitation Infrastructure and Civic Values in Decameron 2.5" was published in Heliotropia 700/10. A Boccaccio Anniversary Volume, edited by Michael Papio, published by LED Edizioni Universitarie).

Medieval Colloquium logo
Dr. Fritz-Morkin to present at Medieval Colloquium

February 5, 2014

Italian professor, Dr. Maggie Fritz-Morkin will address the 2014 Sewanee Medieval Colloquium with her paper, "If my color changes, do not be amazed": heavenly invective and St. Peter’s cosmic rage in Paradiso 27.

Foreign Language Yoga Classes at the Language Resource Center

August 12, 2019
Yoga classes will be every Friday afternoon in the Language Resource Center, Gailor 225. Students will have a low-stress kinesthetic language learning experience. Classes will be led by students or professors or simply following one of the many Youtube videos of yoga classes in a wide variety of languages. Please check with your professor to see if attending these classes can be used for culture points. Read more to find out when classes will be offered in YOUR language!

Sewanee Student to Study in Milan

April 23, 2019
Italian Studies student Xueqiao Li was admitted in the graduate program at the prestigious Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. She will be pursuing a Masters in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media, and Entertainment.

Soirée Pétanque
Bocce/Boules Tournament: French House vs. Italian House

April 3, 2019
The French House will compete against the Italian House in a tournament of a game traditional to both France (boules/pétanque) and Italy (bocce) on Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m on the lawn of the French House. Come play in the fresh spring air. May the best team win! You don't have to live in the French or Italian House to participate. French & Italian picnic fare will be served.

Movie Night at the Italian House

February 28, 2019
Please join us at the Italian House this Friday night at 7pm for a viewing of "La pazza gioia" or "Like Crazy." View more to see a trailer for the film.

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Apply to live in the Italian House

February 22, 2019
Every year, students have the opportunity to live in the Italian House, which is the center of Italian language and culture at Sewanee. The deadline to apply is March 3. Read more for more info

Sewanee Welcomes Dr. Alessia Martini

February 22, 2019
Sewanee is happy to welcome our new Italian professor, Alessia Martini. Alessia Martini is originally from Italy. Before moving to the US, she taught Italian as a foreign language at different levels, both in Italy and abroad (India and Albania). She specializes in 19th and 20th century Italian literature and culture, Italian cinema, and Italian American studies, with a particular focus on theories of space and place, and the “American Myth” in Italian culture. She is a doctoral candidate at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she will soon be defending her dissertation titled “Modern Trajectories: American Urban Space in Italian Travel Narrative of the 1920s-30s.”

Italian Students go to the Opera

October 3, 2018
Last night, Dr. Perna and a group of students of Italian went to a performance of Verdi's "La Traviata" at TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center) in Nashville.

Screening of "Call Me by Your Name"

April 2, 2018
Come to the Italian House for a screening of Call Me by Your Name, 2018 Oscar Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, by Italian director, Luca Guadagnino. There will be snacks and a discussion afterwards. Friday, April 6, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Italian Soccer- Party

November 9, 2017
Come cheer on the Azzurri (Italy's national soccer team) tomorrow, Friday, November 10 at 1:45 at the Italian House! They'll be playing Sweden in a World Cup qualifying match.

Italian Students Spend a Memorable Night at the Operal

October 11, 2017
A group of students went with Dr. Joe Perna to a performance of Puccini's "Tosca" at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville on Thursday, October 5.

Italian Table Set for Each Wednesday

September 28, 2017
The Italian Table will meet each Wednesday at noon on the balcony of McClurg. Meet with others who share an interest in Italian culture and the Italian language. You don't need to be fluent to attend. Just show up and listen to the music of the beautiful Italian language.

Dr. Perna Addresses Society of Cinema and Media Studies

April 14, 2017
At the annual 2017 spring meeting of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (in Chicago), Dr. Joseph Perna gave an address entitled, "Betting on the Future: Camerini's Rotaie."

Dr. Perna Speaks at 2017 MGF Conference

April 13, 2017
Dr. Joseph Perna gave an address entitled, "Camera Eye and Evil Eye: Rossellini's La macchina ammazzacattivi" at the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary conference, "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives" organized by the Mellon Globalization Forum, which was held at the University of the South, April 6-8, 2017.

"Thinking with Fuels: Toward Postcarbon and Other Futures"

April 3, 2017
All are welcome to attend a lecture by Karen Pinkus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Cornell University entitled "Thinking with Fuels: Toward Postcarbon and Other Future" on Monday, April 10 at 6:00P.M. at Gailor Auditorium

Italian House exterior view
Deadline Extended to Live in the Italian House Next Year!

March 2, 2017
Do you have a passion for the Italian language and culture? Do you want to be at the center of events dealing with Italian culture on campus, such as tortellini-making, Italian film screenings, do you want to watch soccer matches in Italian on Sundays? If you'd like to live in the Italian House for SY 2017-18, read more below to fill out the 2017-18 Italian House Application‌.

2nd Annual Karaoke Night a Big Success!

October 28, 2016
International Karaoke Night featured group and solo acts with songs from 9 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! We would like to thank the foreign language faculty, the Mellon Globalization Forum, the Center for Teaching, the E.L. Kellermann Language Resource Center, the Academic Technology Center, the Tiger Bay Pub, Sewanee Catering, and our judges: Linda Heck, Aaron Welch, and Jennifer Whitehead for making this event a success. Singers were judged based on voice quality, pronunciation, stage presence, and lyrical complexity. Read more to find out who won!

The Coliseum at Rome
Italy Study Abroad 2016

January 25, 2016
"To Rule Mankind and Make the World Obey. So the poet writes of the Roman Empire, subject of Sewanee's program in the summer of 2016. The many cultural riches of Italy-archaeological, architectural, artistic, etc. will be studied on site. Academic study of these sites will be rigorous, and balanced by healthy doses of "la dolce vita". Students will visit Naples, Pompeii, and Rome. There will be an information session on Monday, January 25th at 5:30pm in Gailor Auditorium

Bocce Tournament
Bocce Tournament a Success!

June 1, 2015
On April 22nd, The Italian and French Departments coordinated to have a Bocce/Boules tournament. The weather was gorgeous, and the homemade gelato was delicious! The focus was more on exposure to the game rather than competition. Many students learned how to play this classic Italian game, and will hopefully have an instant connection with the locals when they study in Italy.

Dr. Fritz-Morkin Addresses the International Congress of Medieval Studies

June 1, 2015
Dr. Fritz-Morkin presented a paper at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI on May 15, 2015 entitled "Nauseous Rhetoric: Petrarch’s digestion and regurgitation of a Ciceronian metaphor."

Italian YouTube Channel
Italian YouTube Channel

April 29, 2015
The students of Italian at Sewanee are posting some hilarious interpretations of classic Italian literature and music on YouTube

Puccini's La Bohème
Students Attend Puccini's La Bohème

October 2, 2014
Six students of Italian and Dr. Fritz-Morkin went to Puccini's "La Bohème" at the Nashville Opera, Saturday, October 11.

Italian House exterior view
A (very) Little Italy

September 20, 2013
The Italian House is ready for Occupancy