• 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 25 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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  • Our 2017 Alumni Newsletter is now available! Find out more about our international conferences, faculty achievements, and student honors of the past year.
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  • We are saddened to learn of Professor Emeritus William Trapnell’s passing. He was a scholar of 18th century French literature.
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  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Bondanella has passed away. As we mourn his passing, we remember his career and influential scholarly contributions.
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  • We have wonderful course offerings for Fall, ranging from Dante’s Divine Comedy to African diaspora writers in 1920s Paris.
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