Italian Studies


Italian has been taught at the University of Sydney since 1929, and the department of Italian is one of the largest in Australia.


Associate Professor Antonia Rubino, Dr Francesco Borghesi, Dr Giorgia Alù, Dr M. Cristina Mauceri

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Department of Italian Studies, School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)

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Academic staff have expertise in the areas of history, literature, film and culture, including topics such as Renaissance Florence, Italian sociolinguistics, language and migration, Italian literature and philosophy of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, history of ideas, and intellectual and philosophical debates in contemporary Italy. The resources available to staff and students in the University's Fisher Library are the most extensive in Australia, with comprehensive holdings and highest level electronic subscriptions in Italian language and literature as well as history, fine arts and the social sciences. Departmental research seminars are conducted regularly each semester. Research students present papers at this seminar on their work in progress, or workshop papers they are preparing for publication or for international conferences.

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language, migration, contemporary Italy, Italian literature, Italian film, Italian history, sociolinguistics, Renaissance studies, applied linguistics, history of ideas, textual criticism, medieval Italian literature, twentieth-century Italian and comparative literature

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 464

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