Welcome to Italian Studies

  • Fall 2015 Colloquium Series

    Fall 2015 Colloquium Series

    Got to "Colloquium" to find out more about speakers and workshops!

  • Join our screening of a timely documentary

    Join our screening of a timely documentary

    An urgent documentary and a political act that sheds light on the experience of asylum seeking in EuropeOn the Bride's Side tells and enacts the story of a Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist who meet five Palestinians and Syrians after they fled Syria and entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa, and complete their journey to Sweden by faking a wedding in order to bypass the restrictions of European asylum laws. 

  • Brown in Bologna

    Brown in Bologna

    A glance of how you can STUDY ABROAD in Bologna, Italy!

    Click here for information.

  • Two Day Symposium Celebrating Pasolini

    Two Day Symposium Celebrating Pasolini

    Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922 - 75) was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual.

    Come join the dialogue and cinematic experience for two days of lectures by Brown's faculty - Ramsay McGlazer, Nicola Perugini, Massimo Riva, Philip Rosen, Antonella Sisto, Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg - and multiple film screenings.

  • Lecture by Barbara Spackman

    Lecture by Barbara Spackman

    Presenting lecture by Barbara Spackman from UC-Berkeley: "Accidental Orientalists: The Ethnomasquerade of Leda Rafanelli". Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Smitty-B Room 106

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Italian Studies at Brown teaches language and literature to its students. Rather than merely confirming a fixed canon or predetermined field of study, however, the department guides student research toward problems that are cross-disciplinary in both content and method. To investigate these problems, we can draw at Brown on traditional alliances with Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, History, Musicology, and Philosophy, but we also join forces with disciplines such as History of Science, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, and Gender Studies. Since the mid-1990s our department has been at the forefront of experimentation in the Digital Humanities.


Find out about upcoming Film Screenings and Public Lectures HERE.