Italian Studies

This area of inquiry promotes the study of the language, literature, media, visual arts, and culture of Italy, past and present.

The Italian Studies area is one of the most active at NeMLA, featuring more than 40 sessions each year and involving a wide spectrum of faculty members of all ranks as well as graduate students. While we welcome session proposals on different periods in Italian literature, we strongly encourage those on medieval and early modern literature and culture, a period that has so far been underrepresented. At the same time, we welcome proposals on innovative approaches to teaching methodology. We also invite proposals for panels that will explore Italy’s current diversity and multiculturalism.  

Please feel free to contact the Italian area director for questions or suggestions.

Area Director

Tiziano Cherubini <>
Modern Languages & Cultures, Baylor University