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Congratulations to Professor Henrike C. Lange

Congratulazioni! The Department of Italian Studies is delighted to announce Professor Henrike C. Lange’s promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. Professor Lange is a scholar of Italian and European medieval and early modern art, architecture, history, visual culture, and literature. She holds a joint appointment with History of Art, and is a vital member of our Italian Studies Department, where she has creatively revived some of our core courses by highlighting the vibrant interplay between literature and the visual arts in medieval and early modern Italy and beyond. We look forward to the publication of Lange’s monograph, Giotto’s Arena Chapel and the Triumph of Humility (Cambridge University Press), and her continuing contributions to our research and teaching in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Studies.

Congratulations, Professor Fuller!

Mia Fuller has been appointed as Gladyce Arata Terrill Distinguished Professor effective July 1, 2020. We add our warm congratulations to the Berkeley chancellor’s on this well-deserved honor, reserved for distinguished faculty members.

Annamaria Bellezza’s article published

Congratulations to Annamaria Bellezza on the publication of her article “Developing Performative Competence and Teacher Artistry: A Pedagogical Imperative in the Multicultural Classroom” in the L2 Journal, Volume 12, Issue 3 (November 2020). Please click here to read the article.

2020-2021 Barra Foundation Fellow at the American Philosophical Society: Diego Pirillo

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Diego Pirillo has received a Barra Foundation Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum. These funding opportunities provide 1- to 3- months of support for researchers in residence and are open to scholars in all fields who show a demonstrated need to use the Library & Museum’s collections for their project.

Please click here for more information about the Fellowship and this year’s cohort.

2020 Prytanean Faculty Award: Henrike Lange

Please join us in congratulating Assistant Professor Henrike C. Lange on receiving the 2020 Prytanean Faculty Award!

Since 1986, The Prytanean Honor Society Alumnae Association awards annually a financial grant to an outstanding woman junior faculty member on the Berkeley campus. Through a competitive process, the winner is chosen for her record as a distinguished teacher, her demonstrated scholarly achievement, and her success as a role model for students at the University of California, Berkeley.

Please click here for more information about the Prytanean Honor Society.

MLA’s Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies: Diego Pirillo

Please join us in congratulating Professor Diego Pirillo!

The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its tenth Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies to Diego Pirillo, of the University of California, Berkeley, for The Refugee-Diplomat: Venice, England, and the Reformation, published by Cornell University Press.

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Charles Hall Grandgent Award: Mariagrazia De Luca

Mariagrazia De Luca, Ph.D. Student in Italian Studies, has been awarded the Charles Hall Grandgent Award from the Dante Society of America for her essay “From Forced Readers to Freedom Writers: Responding to Dante in Postcolonial Somalia.”  The prize is offered for “the best essay submitted by a student enrolled in any graduate program in the US, US territories, or Canada.” Congratulations, Mariagrazia!