Italian Language, Literature, and Theater Collection Library Subject Collection uri icon

subject description and guidelines

  • The collection encompasses: (1) fiction, poetry, drama, graphic novels, creative nonfiction, and other forms of belles lettres originating in Italy; (2) critical, theoretical, and historical writing on Italian-language literature; (3) general literary theory and criticism written in Italian; (4) scholarship on the history of the Italian language; (6) scholarly writing on Italian folklore; (7) biographies of canonical Italian-language literary figures; and (7) works on the art and craft of Italian theatrical performance; and (8) scholarly work on the Italian-language popular press and mass media.


  • The collection is intended to support the teaching and research needs of undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, and faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences, with particular consideration for the departments of Romance Studies; Theatre, Film & Dance; and Comparative Literature, as well as several related interdisciplinary programs, specifically: Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies; the Institute for Comparative Modernities; Medieval Studies; and the Society for the Humanities.