Our faculty members are collectively committed to working across disciplinary and national boundaries—and indeed to rethinking disciplinarity itself in innovative ways. As a department, we emphasize the global resonance of French and Italian Studies in addition to the impact of literature and film on cultural, political, social, and environmental contexts. The interests of our faculty range across contemporary literary theory and philosophy, Francophone cinema and culture, Italian and French modernity, Renaissance intellectual and cultural life, and early modern thought and narrative.