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Modern Languages Department: Italian

This guide is intended for students of Modern Languages as well as other members of the Carnegie Mellon community who wish to develop and maintain their language skills or simply have fun with languages and cultures

Liaison - English & Modern Languages

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Ethan Pullman
109B Hunt Library,
Carnegie Mellon University
4909 Frew Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Liaison Departments:
English, Modern Languages, & Philosophy
Additional Interdisciplinary responsibilities: Ethnic/Minority Studies, & Gender/LGBT studies
(412) 268- 5018

Reading, Reference and Research

If you're looking for scholarly studies of Italian history, literature or culture, start with the library catalog (Cameo) and databases such as MLA (language & literature), LLBA (linguistics), Historical Abstracts, Google Scholar,  full-text journal collections such as  JSTOR and Project Muse, or reference works such as Oxford Art Online, Literature Resource Center,  and Oxford Music Online.

Be sure to consult General Tips for Finding Resources in Different Languages on the Modern Languages guide home page. 

Many masterworks of Italian literature, primary source documents, and  images of Italian art and architecture can be found at websites such as these:

Explore Italian Culture

Learn Italian

Winners of Previous Polls

Favorite Italian city: Venice

Vote for your favorite Italian opera composer

Vote for your favorite Italian opera composer
Monteverdi: 0 votes (0%)
Rossini: 1 votes (9.09%)
Bellini: 0 votes (0%)
Donizetti: 1 votes (9.09%)
Verdi: 6 votes (54.55%)
Puccini: 2 votes (18.18%)
other (leave comment): 1 votes (9.09%)
Total Votes: 11