Several archival resources on Italian Studies are available within the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections of the Indiana University Lilly Library, including Medieval and early modern manuscripts and books, as well as extensive works by and related to Italian filmmakers Federico Fellini and Giuseppe De Santis and the director and screenwriter Carlo Lizzani.
Faculty and graduate students interact in a variety of ways, from the classroom to informal mentoring, to meetings of the Circolo Italiano. Our students learn how to develop research techniques in all fields of Italian studies, give well-structured presentations, write professional research papers, and share their critical accomplishments in the classroom. Most of our graduate students are employed as associate instructors in Italian language courses, where they gain valuable teaching experience and funding to support their studies. They receive excellent training before assuming their teaching responsibilities and continued supervision throughout the academic year. Our best advanced associate instructors also receive the opportunity to earn experience in course coordination, professional editing, and co-teaching in literature and culture courses. Summer teaching is also available, both through our program in Florence and on the Bloomington campus.
Graduates of our program are well-rounded scholars whose research and teaching experience have served them well. Recent Ph.D. graduates of our program have obtained academic posts at superb universities and colleges such as Notre Dame, Ohio University, Fordham, Gettysburg College, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Gonzaga, Tulane, University of Connecticut, University of Washington, SUNY-Buffalo, Pennsylvania State University, and College of the Holy Cross.
Professor Marco Arnaudo
Director of Graduate Studies in Italian