College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Modern Languages > Faculty > Italian > Caterina Mongiat-Farina
Caterina Mongiat Farina has been the Italian Program director since 2010. Dr. Mongiat Farina's teaching and research interests include Italian language and culture at all levels; early modern Italian literature; history of Italian language and the questione della lingua; the Italian coming-of-age novel; rhetoric and translation. She is the author of Questione di lingua. L’ideologia del dibattito sull’italiano nel Cinquecento (Longo, 2014) and the co-translator of Umberto Eco’s classic manual How to Write a Thesis (MIT, 2015). Her articles appeared in Rinascimento, Italica, Strumenti critici, and other journals. Dr. Mongiat Farina is currently conducting research on animal metaphors in Italo Calvino.