• Florence skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo

  • Grand Canal, Venice

  • Chateau Haut Koenigsburg in Alsace France

  • Folio from Le Roman de la Rose, 1390

  • Ewa musicians in Mekoviade, Togo

Bienvenue and benvenuto! The Department of French and Italian at Indiana University-Bloomington offers courses ranging from elementary language to doctoral seminars, with topics ranging from French dialectology to Francophone media studies; from medieval manuscripts to the Mafia in Italian film. The expertise of our 23 faculty members covers the spectrum of French and Italian language, literature, culture, and pedagogy, and we also sponsor a rich program of co-curricular activities including music, lectures, cooking, and even sports in French and Italian. Discover all that FRIT has to offer!

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Current News

  • We are pleased to host an interdisciplinary workshop on the topic of Exemplary Affect in April
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  • Registration is now open for this year’s Italian film symposium, featuring director Vincenzo Marra
    Find out more here
  • The IDS reports on our annual French Club Mardi Gras celebration
    Check it out here
  • We have added an exciting new course on Italian cinema to our Spring 2018 schedule for the 2nd 8 weeks!
    View flyer here
  • IU Lilly Library to receive archives of Italian filmmaker Giuseppe De Santis.
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