The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures encompasses the study of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, and Yiddish-speaking worlds. More than 300 courses are offered every year, from introductory language classes to advanced graduate seminars in literature and theory.
Doctoral candidate in Italian Victoria Fanti was awarded the “Alexander Glass Humanity Institute Graduate Research Fellowship” for spring 2020, for her dissertation project The New Killer Queens of Italian Renaissance Tragedy. Victoria’s dissertation, “The New Killer Queens of Italian Renaissance Tragedy,” studies how tragedians of the classical genre’s revivaldeployed new renderings of homicidal women during the Italian Renaissance. […]