Italian Studies and Linguistics

The Italian collection supports teaching, learning and research through the Ph.D. level for Italian Studies, as well as Graduate Portfolios in Romance Linguistics, Romance Studies and Interdisciplinary European Studies. Italian Studies draws upon courses in Archeology, Architecture, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Radio-Television-Film, History, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Music, etc. to complement literature and culture courses in the Department of French and Italian.

The Harry Ransom Center (HRC) holds Italian manuscripts in the pre-1700 and Ranuzzi collections and early printed works in the Aldine and Medici rare book collections. Nineteenth century performing arts and modern manuscripts of Luigi Pirandello, Carlo Levi and Alberto Moravia are also available. See the HRC’s French and Italian holdings here.  With the Suida-Manning collection of Renaissance and Baroque art in the Blanton Museum of Art, many unique resources are available for Italian Studies.

Italian is the primary language of the collection. Literary history and critical works are acquired in the major European languages (French, English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese). Works on Italian dialects and English translations of literary texts are acquired selectively.

Italy is the primary geographic focus, though material on the literature and culture of Italian emigrants is acquired selectively.

Print is the primary format, though electronic books/databases and Audiovisual material (DVDs, videocassettes and streaming video) are also important for Italian Studies.

Contact Merry Burlingham, Subject Specialist Librarian

Related collections

Architecture and Planning
Art and Art History
Radio, Television, Film

Call Number RangeSubject
AG 35Dictionaries & Other General Reference Books. - Italian
AZ 680-689History of Scholarship & Learning. The Humanities. Italy
CT 1120-1138National Biography. Italy
PC 901-949Romance Languages and Literatures
PQ 4001-6000Italian Literature