Summer 2021

Letter from the chair

The year we are leaving behind has tested our skills and determination in countless ways while reaffirming our dedication to our research and teaching missions. More than ever, our courses on French and Italian languages and Francophone and Italian literatures, media, and cultures have offered multifaceted windows on the world thanks to innovative and exciting topics such as “Black Paris,” “Race, Immigration and the Pandemic: French Perspectives,” “Tales in a Time of Plague,” “The Good Mothers: Women in the Mafia and Antimafia,” “Cloak and Dagger,” “Humour and Wit in the Italian Renaissance,” and “New Italian Identities,” to name a few.

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