Ph.D. - Italian, M.A. - Italian;M.Phil. - Italian;
Drawing on a distinguished history initiated in 1825 by Lorenzo Da Ponte, celebrated librettist of Mozart's operas and first teacher of Italian at Columbia University, the department is known for providing broad coverage of Italian literature and boasts a faculty which represents a diverse spectrum of interests and critical approaches. In addition, students are able to take advantage of the rich cultural and scholarly programs sponsored by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, as well as the Paterno collection, a unique resource for the study of Italian literature, housed in Butler Library.
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